This piece has had quite a life! Ouch, the idea of people tearing apart NA Jewelry is never much but sad. I had not yet thought or heard of people removing what I call bobbers & selling them as I guess NA earrings? I am familiar with Jewelers removing gemstone grade turquoise from hand hammered coin silver. As they pieces are not selling,etc. Sad indeed. On a happy note, that's a wonderful job! I am interested in learning how to fix small jewelry. I have a feeling this is harder than I think as I have never welded. If I may ask, was a weld nescassary to add the back, or can one glue,etc?