Uses a torch with a high heat flame to join metal together. Most of the time this method is safe and is frequently used in jewelry procedures where two metals have to be joined.
Fuses two metals together with a focused light beam. There are outstanding benefits to using a laser in jewelry repairs; the small amount of heat generated at the melt point allows the jeweler to weld heat sensitive areas, protecting fragile gemstones, thinning areas, and plated costume jewelry. It is hard to detect the repaired area in most cases. A laser is used extensively to preserve and protect antique and precious jewelry pieces and their value.
Connectors can wear down and split; these may require soldering or replacement, depending on the severity of the damage.