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Georgian Period Jewelry58 of 120Snake, human hair and gold necklace 1819/1838.Carved Georgian Coral Lariats
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Posted 1 year ago


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At last I found what I had long been searching. This beautiful 18th century Silesian meshwork necklace with wonderful iron meshwork cross /pendant. The color of the cross and chain are silvery gray. And it must have been a tremendous work to make it. This can be seen clearly on the cross pendant but also the links of the chain are completely twisted. Both are considered their age in a very good condition.
Here and there are some rust spots. In the book; Cut Steel and Berlin Iron Jewellery by Ann Clifford.
I read the advise from the writer how to improve those spots namely; pick off the rust with a soft brush and then rub the spots with a cloth with oil.
To find more on this topic I advice you to read the article written by
Senior Editor Ben Marks together with me. You can find it here:

I therefore ask each of the readers / collectors or maybe they know an even better way to tackle these rust spots??

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Moonstonelover21 thanks for your quick respond and loving!
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    aghcollect thanks for loving
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Sarahoff thanks for your support
  4. Aimathena, 1 year ago
    Stunningly beautiful
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Aimathena thank so much for your comment and loving
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    BelleEpoque thanks !
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Vetraio50 thanks for your attention and loving.
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Tom61375 thank you for your interest and loving.
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    sarahoff thanks for your attention and loving !
  10. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
    This is absolutely extraordinary Agram! So intricate and beautiful.

    Maybe CLR or a rust converter might help?
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Racer4four thanks for your nice comment.
  12. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    A piece of jewelry history...
    I have a tip for the rust spots!
    Google for fiberglass brush pen, is is used too for watches.
    Be careful in using it as fibers break if left too long...
  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Kyratango thanks for your loving and for your very useful advise! i will take a look and surely take care because i'm aware of the historical vakue.
  14. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Agram, don't worry for the steel, it is only the glass fibers which will break!
    Definitely don't use any chemical on it!
  15. Newtimes Newtimes, 1 year ago
    A real treasure!
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    kyratango, to day I showed it on a real professional antique jewelry who advised nothing to do only put a little natural oil on the rust spots. I think that I can do at this moment with no harm, I'll hear your advise, no chemicals. THANKS I appreciate your good advise!
  17. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Newtimes, thanks for loving and your compliment!!
  18. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Valentino97 thanks for loving
  19. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
    Very museum like, intrigued by it. You always show such interesting and nice jewellry and I envy you knowledge! I'm struggling yet with the most simple questions when it comes to my own pieces. If you have the time, I would be greatful if you could have a quick look at a little onyx pendant that I posted recently? I wonder if it is a mourning piece?

    I so want to learn more about jewellry, the styles, eras and such. Do you know of a good book to get me started? Thankyou!
  20. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Thanks for your compliment and loving. I will try to give answers on your questions at your site.
  21. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    pops52 thanks for loving.
  22. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
    Thankyou Agram.m!
  23. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    DrFluffy, freiheit, Belltown thanks for your attention and loving!
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    Bratjdd thanks for your interest and loving
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    Stillwater thanks for interest and loving.

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