INSTALLING FINGER MATE IN
YOUR OWN SHOP
What makes one QUALIFIED?
Any jeweler who can remove and replace a plain solid shank with a new one by gas soldering in the normal manner, is qualified to attach Finger Mate shanks.
In fact, Finger Mate shanks are easier to attach because Finger Mate provides a special clamping tool to aid the jeweler in the various cutting, filing, fitting and soldering steps.
This special clamp assures that the jeweler will cut the bridge portion of the Finger Mate shank accurately and match it properly to the cut-off portion of the ring being converted. The clamp then holds the ring in perfect alignment with the male hinge portions of the Finger Mate shank so that they may be soldered without fear of anything moving.
In order to guaranty uniformly high quality workmanship and to protect the reputation of the product, we limit the sale of Finger Mate shanks to those jewelers who:
Install Finger Mate shanks according to the procedure described in the instruction booklet that accompanies the clamp.
Do so in the high quality workmanlike manner established by the factory.
Use the special clamp for each and every conversion in the manner prescribed.
Do not order shanks as findings unless you or your trade shop have the clamp, or unless you are ordering the clamp along with the shanks. Our records indicate all accounts who have the clamp.
If you do not have your own repair department, but want to have your local trade shop attach Finger Mate shanks for you, we must first determine if this trade shop has the special clamp and indicate that in our records for you.
Or, you may call us, and we will be glad to refer you to a trade shop in your area who is installing Finger Mate shanks.
A TYPICAL INSTALLATION OF A FINGER MATE SHANK
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