Posted 5 years ago
Even if described as blackened sterling tested and guaranteed, it has rust! (See pic #4, just after cleaning of more than a century of grime...)
I had to use chemical oxydation remover on the chain, and of course, it was rather dull after this treatment, and some rust remained between some links...
Kyratisation had to be done!
Dark grey permanent marker on all the chain (but not on the pearl set balls!), then a good buff with insect wax (used as treatment on jade for final aspect).
Chain is 127cm long!
Lorgnette is 11.3cm by 2.7cm.
The 14k mark together with the Carter Howe maker's mark is only inside the dogclip.