Puzzle rings by Pepi
Instructions for reassembling your 6 band puzzle ring

This method of assemble was developed specifically for the wide banded rings because of the lack of space left to manipulate the “middle bands” after the wide bands are placed into position during assemble. This procedure is really exactly like the “one band at a time” method used to assemble our other rings and most many banded rings [6-8-10 bands] can be assemble much more quickly using this method.

Photo 1

Photo 1

Ring assemble procedure


Photo #1 shows your ring together. Before taking it apart study the ring to see where the bands cross over each other and notice that each band has a corresponding notch in the band that it crosses over. Now carefully take your ring apart,one band at a time, while studying how the bands interlock and the position the bands need to be in to reassemble the ring,

Photo 2

Photo 2

Photo #2 shows the ring bands in the perfect position for reassembly. After the ring is apart, search for the one band that has “sterling” [or “14K” for gold rings] stamped into the flattened part of the band. Grasp this band with your right hand and position it so that the wide notched portion is facing downward and so that the ”Sterling / 14K” stamp is facing you. The stamp needs to be facing you at all times during this step.
Hanging from the ”Sterling / 14K” band are the bands we call the “Middle bands”[#1,2,3,and 4] because they hang between the “Sterling/14K” band and the “Pepi” band in this step. At this point in the procedure the bent portions of the “middle” bands must be positioned so that the bent parts are facing away from each other as in photo #2. If one or more of the bent / notched portions of the bands are facing toward the center of the ring you must lift that band up and over the ”Sterling / 14K” band and down on the other side so that the bent portion is now facing away from the center line of the ring assemble just as in photo #2.

Photo 3

Photo 3

The next step [shown in photos 2,3,and 4] is to interlock the “Sterling/14K” band with the bottom wide band stamped with my name, “Pepi.” As with the “Sterling/14K” band, the “Pepi” stamp needs to be facing you at all times during this step. With the wide part of the “Pepi” band facing upward [toward the downward facing “Sterling/14K” band] locate the deeply indented notch “A” on the left side of the “Pepi” band. This step is to place this notch “A” into the corresponding notch “B” on the right side of the “Sterling/14K” band. This step is really the secret of the puzzle.To accomplish this step, grasp the “Pepi” band with your left hand and with the “Pepi” stamp facing you at all times lift the”Pepi” band up on the left and place notch “A” into notch “B” and allowing all other notches on the bands to fall into place as well.

Photo 4

Photo 4

Photo 4 shows the two bands in place and photo 5 shows the view from below. Notice that the “Sterling/14K” and the “Pepi” bands form a figure 8 and that the “Middle” bands go in one hole of the figure 8 and out the other. If you are not careful to keep both of the stamps facing you then a figure 8 can be made were the “Middle” bands are outside of the figure 8 and you must start over.
Though the interlocking of the “Sterling/14K” and the “Pepi” bands is the heart of the Puzzle Rings secret, the placing of the “Middle” bands into position in the Wide rings is as difficult. This method allows you to put all the “Middle” bands into place at one time. This requires perfect alignment of the bands and notches so that everything is able to fall into place all at once. Be careful to arrange everything exactly as in the photos and be aware of the bands and the corresponding notches as the ring comes together. If the ring is not going together and there is an empty notch, then the bands are in the wrong position and the assemble should be restarted.

Photo 5

Photo 5

Placing the “Middle” bands [photos 5,6,and7]

Important points: notice how the tips of the bent portions of the “Middle” bands have to be positioned over the center of the figure 8 formed by the interlocked “Sterling” and “Pepi” bands [photo 6.] The notched tips are exactly over the crossed part of the 8. The “Middle” bands are alternated from one side then the other side much as the cards in a deck being shuffled. Holding the “Middle” bands as pairs is important. Photo 6 shows how the tips are held and shows the order in which the bands need to be to assemble the ring.

Photo 6

Photo 6

 

As in photo # 6, all the tips of the “Middle” bands must be carefully positioned within the figure 8 created by the “Sterling/14K” and the “Pepi” bands. You will probably have most of the “Middle” bands notched tips outside of the figure 8 and will, at this time, need to rotate and wiggle these bands until you get the tips into the position shown in photo #4. With the limited space, this step can be hard so you may need to slightly open the “Sterling/14K” and the “Pepi” bands [while still keeping the figure 8] to give more room as you rotate and wiggle the “Middle” bands notched tips into the figure 8 on the left hand side [opposite the notches A +B.] Be sure the tips are exactly in the center of the figure 8 and that the notched tips are kept as pairs, [ the smaller within the larger, as shown in photo #2, #5 or #6.]Now, hold the interlocked “Sterling/14K” and the “Pepi” bands with the wide “Crown” part facing downward and the “Pepi” stamp facing toward you. Grasp the “Middle” band on the side facing you [“Middle” band #1] and wiggle it up and over the pair of two “Middle” bands [#2 and #4] that are on the opposite side of the ring assemble. It is very helpful if you can hold the pair of “Middle” bands [#2 and #4] that hang from the back side of the ring assemble part way up with the third or fourth finger of your left hand as in photo #6 [ though the fingers are not shown.] Once “Middle “ band #1 is in place, you now need to wiggle the tip of band #3 between the pair #2 and #4 making the “Middle” bands positioned like a deck of shuffled cards. #1 on top, next #2 from the opposite side , then band #3, and lastly band #4.

Photo 7

Photo 7

If the tips are correctly alternated and the notches in the bands are aligned, then the “Middle” bands will fold up, one pair on each side [photo 6 +7] and the ring will “click” together as the notches fall into place.
Congratulations!!! You have successfully reassembled your ring [I hope!!.]

Remember, never force any band into place. If there is resistance, something is wrong. Check for unfilled notches and realize that if a notch is unfilled that there is at least one band out of place. Start again from a point that you know is right or from the beginning. Reassembly is tricky but once you master this method you can do all our rings this way and do it very quickly. Best of luck and don’t give in to frustration.

Give up? If all else fails you can send the ring to us and we will be happy to reassemble it for you. Please include a $5.00 check or money order for shipping, handling, and assembly.

Puzzle Rings by Pepi are individually hand crafted by our skilled Artisans in the United States. Each ring is made with the highest standard of quality and is 100% guaranteed against defects in craftsmanship.


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