Stretching A Ring

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How to stretch a ring; get expert tips and advice on tools and techniques for resizing and repairing jewelry in this free instructional video.

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Hello, on behalf of Expert Village, my name is Joe Maughan. I own the Vug, local jewelry store in Salt Lake City, and I'm going to demonstrate on how to easily size a ring up just by simply stretching it. The basic concept is you've got a ring, any metal ring silver or gold, put it on a mandrel. This ring is showing approximately six and a half right now. Basically you just take a hammer and stretch the back of a ring. Generally you can usually stretch a ring up a size or so, depending on the width and the thickness of the ring. That stretched up a half size to a seven. Say that's all you need to go, basically after that you would file out the hammer marks, file the sides, cause it does, you know, make the sides roughed up. Take a round file and refinish the inside of the ring. Basically after that it's ready for polishing. After polishing that's it.

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