Over time the metal on your rings is worn away by daily wear. Over several decades this can lead to a very thin ring (or shank as they are known)! Sometimes rings get caught on things and break, or are damaged in other ways necessitating what we call a re-shanking.
Recently we had a ring come in which needed a Full Shank done. The old broken shank was removed, and the new metal was gathered in preparation for repair.
The new shank was formed and soldered onto the original head of the ring, thought at this stage it is much to wide and needs refinement.
Using files, sanding discs, and emery paper, the dimensions are refined and made to match the existing portion of the original ring. These are blended together before polishing.
Finally the ring is polished and everything checked to make sure the match is identical! And voila, a ring reborn!