FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2000

LASER SURGERY NOW AVAILABLE FOR JEWELRY

ST. LOUIS – Many jewelry repairs have been near impossible or too expensive until now. Curt Parker Jewelers is the first in St. Louis to offer a miracle cure for broken jewelry with the new StarWeld laser welder for jewelry

Recent advances in laser technology have enabled Curt Parker Jewelers to restore and repair vintage jewelry, create new modern jewelry and safely work on heat sensitive pieces with the new StarWeld laser welder. The laser welder uses amplified light instead of heat and fire to safely repair jewelry. Common laser welding applications include the assembly of complex, multi-colored jewelry pieces, replacing prongs, sizing rings, assembling diamond tennis bracelets, repair stone settings, and attaching settings to ring shanks. Gold, platinum, silver, and titanium alloys all produce excellent welds. The resulting weld is considerably stronger than a traditional solder joint. Laser-welded connections are 260% stronger than solder and 95% as strong as the original metal.

There are many benefits of working with the StarWeld laser including lower labor costs, no discoloration of metal, and invisible seams. Because laser welding uses amplified light instead of heat, it is unnecessary to remove precious stones. Laser welding eliminates the common bending or thinning of ring shanks after soldering.

Many of the repairs made with the laser welder can be completed within 24 hours. "We’re not your grandfather’s jeweler," said Curt Parker. "We are up-to-date in design and technology."

First example:  Click here.

Second example:  Click here.

 

 

 
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rev. January. 2017