Repairing Silver Jewelry

by John Asher

I have a silver ring with a set stone, and the ring became bent.

What is a good way to straighten it without risking the setting?

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Bent silver ring
by: Aimee

This is what has worked for me in the past, mind you the band was thin.

Place the ring on a non-grooved ring mandrel and slightly hammer it with a leather or nylon hammer until the shape comes back.

Just don't wack it, because it could crack the band. Yeah, I did that once, lesson learned. Hope this helps.

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