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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I’ve just received this today and really need some help. I think the age is around 1900, I have my fingers crossed that it could be Artificer Guild. The necklace does need some enamel repairs as you can see from the photos I’ve posted. So do I do it myself or get a professional repairer.
    Any help would be extremely appreciated

    Many thanks for looking

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    1. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 2 years ago
      1. doh!

      2. not Artificers Guild, don't know maker

      3. leave it until you can find an expert
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Hi Jewels1900, I was thinking of maybe putting a black opal in the middle setting so it could blend in with the peacock enamelling. I’ve been phoning around for an enameller waiting to see if anybody gets back to me. As always thanks for your comment.
    3. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 2 years ago
      Hi Jean, if you can't get it replaced with an enamel, I'd go for mother of pearl. To my mind you'd more likely see mother of pearl than an opal in that space and with that colour enamel. Would also likely be cheaper.

      I'd not noticed which is probably a good thing.
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Yes I think the mother of pearl would be a good option, it would certainly stand out more with the peacock blue enamel settings on either side. I did ring a person yesterday and asked if they could Enamel the one setting, he hasn’t got back to me but it sounded that it would cost a fortune to do.
    5. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 2 years ago
      I'm no expert but I think a bit of cold enamel would be the best option. The real trick is matching the colour.

      Shouldn't cost a fortune. Let me know how you go.
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      I will Jewels1900, thanks for your help.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Jean! you got a very nice necklace!

      Jewels is right, as always ;-))

      Mother of pearl is the best option, plus I think it was originally... Can't be sure only from the pic, but the white stuff in the empty bezel looks like the plaster/glue mix used to hold pearls before the modern glues :-)
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Hi kyra, first of all thanks for your comment. I did wonder what the white substance was in the bottom of the setting, and it makes sense what you say. I’ve had a word with my friend who restores my pieces and I’ll tell him what you have said, he always does a good job so I think I’ll let him do the work as he always does an excellent job. Yet again thanks for your help.
    9. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      De nada, Jean ;-)
      This old plaster/collagen glue dissolve easily in water when you want to remove it!
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Many thanks

    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      My friend recently repaired this pendant and added lapis stone to the middle setting.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Many thanks


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