At Juvelisto we use modern laser soldering in addition to traditional torch soldering techniques for fabricating and repairing jewellery. Also known as laser welding, this technology allows our skilled goldsmiths to fix delicate or complicated items that might otherwise be damaged by a torch.
A jeweller’s torch is used to heat the metal of a jewellery piece to a high enough temperature that solder will flow into a joint to create a bond. This high temperature can damage heat-sensitive gemstones or delicate design elements, such as filigree or engraving. We must often remove the stones, and then reset them once the repair has been safely performed or avoid the repair completely if there is no way to protect the piece.
A laser welder, however, uses a beam of amplified light to create a a small heat zone. Using precise heat in a small area enables us to work in close proximity to heat sensitive gemstones, pearls, and fragile design features, such as enamel, without doing any harm.