Posted 2 years ago
I'm into late 1800's early 1900's silver jewelry. I'm kind of shocked at the great prices I can find on ebay if I just hunt long enough.
The first item I bought was a very tarnished ring. I over-polished it I think. It's still beautiful, but I wonder if I made a mistake.
I have a Victorian era chain that was very very tarnished that cleaned up really nicely. I can't imagine anyone thinking it shouldn't have been polished. I'll include pictures of that.
This flower chain I just bought though- I'm hesitating. Tell me, should I polish this? If it were meant to be polished very likely the seller (a retired jeweler) would have polished it to make it more appealing to buyers, am I right?
This is why I'm checking with aficionados on CW: Does the seller just not care or does the seller know something about antiques that I don't? I'm new to antique silver jewelry.