In fact, repairing jewelry with a laser beam permit to reach all components of the jewelry, regardless of position, shape or thickness, for all sorts of interventions. Lasers can therefore reach areas of the jewel that are difficult to reach with other welding systems.
Additionally, lasers allow you to act very selectively on jewellery, as the beam's shot diameter is very small and can be adapted to the specific needs of each intervention. In this way, the surface that is heated and melted by the laser beam is very limited, allowing the creation of invisible welds while avoiding possible damage to the gemstone.
Another advantage is the easy handling of the laser to reach each part of the jewel in a punctual and safe manner that means the possibility to carry out welding operations without removing the gem set in the jewel.
In fact, when working with traditional welding techniques such as micro-flaming, it may be necessary to remove the gem from the jewel to avoid damaging it and to enjoy freedom of movement during repair.
However, removing set stones is not a risk-free process. Even with the utmost care, there is always the possibility of damaging the stone during removal. At worst, it can even happens to break stones. Even if the procedure is carried out without damage, the process can take a considerable amount of time, especially when removing many small gemstones.
For all these reasons, it is always better to avoid removing gems unless absolutely necessary. Lasers have proven to be a great ally in this sense. In fact, laser welders can be easily adjusted in terms of frequency, power and size of the focal diameter, so they can be very precisely positioned on the specific location of the jewel you wish to treat. It can act on easily in close proximity to gemstones or in hard-to-reach places.
For this reason, the use of lasers in the jewelry sector can significantly reduce processing times. Laser welding itself is a very fast process and the use of lasers also avoids manual intervention in series production such as not removing gems from their site, operation that can cause a significant increase in intervention time.
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