Posted 7 years ago
Kyratango, can you please chime in on this ;) And anyone with any suggestions. They will all be appreciated.
Unfortunately, this pair of Trifari TM got damaged. Do you recall my story of a trunk load of jewelry? Well, because the jewelry was in the trunk and the trunk, that was in the garage by the way, started to rust. The only part of the vehicle that rusted...right where the lady had put all her jewelry! She must have had a jug of water that spilled in there too, that's the only thing that makes sense why it rusted.
Now here's the real crazy part...this is what I did because quite a few pieces had rust and or corrosion and the rest was filthy. I came home with all of it, got the biggest pot I had and poured straight ammonia in there, threw the jewelry in and said...Make it or don't!
I have to tell you most of it did make it and 90% of the pieces were from around the 30's to the 60's, only some were newer. There is your proof positive that they really did make things better back in the day! I know, crazy. I think that was about 20 yrs ago and I also think, no, I know I would not do that today if all that jewelry came my way again!!!
Here's a warning just as a precaution: People, please don't do this at home!
Anyway, I think this pair still may have some hope and I was hoping kyratango may have an answer for me as her and I spoke a while back about enameling. This was the pair I had in mind and they've resurfaced so I thought I'd ask since I'd like to pair them with a 50's Trifari necklace I have.
So what do you think? Is there any way to remove the rest of the enamel???
Thanks for any help from your ever lovin' crazy CW friend, Sue.