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Brighton silver is also home to a full jewellery workshop, where Ronel, an independent artisan/jeweller visits to work on repairs and alterations for the business, as well as creating beautiful commission pieces and one-off designs for the public of Brighton and beyond. This means that our jewellery can be resized and altered on the spot where possible.
Ronel, Alterations & Repairs Manager
A fantastic independent jeweller in her own right, Ronel works with brighton silver, taking care of repairs and alterations, alongside her various commissions and design work. If you have ideas for a piece let her know.
She enjoys camping, adventures, cycling and being out and about in the woods or the fresh air.
Adjusting your adjustable ring
The main thing to keep in mind when adjusting your ring, is that silver is a very maliable material, therefore, if it is bent in one place lots of times, it will become weak. Hence, when adjusting your ring to a larger size, ensure that you use something cylindrical and tapered to push the ring down slowly so that it opens with equal pressure across the circumference of the inside band. This will make sure there is equal pressure on all parts of the silver and stop the band from weakening in a particular place.
When making the ring smaller, the same principle applies, except you push the ring together around a slightly narrower part of your cylindrical object. Make sure you apply equal pressure around the band at all times.
Household objects (tapered versions) you could use are: Hairbrushes, make up brushes, kitchen utensils, tools, etc. If you wish to get all professional on us, then use a mandril. This is a special tool used by jewellers to size and resize rings.