Posted 7 years ago
This is a beautiful 1.75" swordfish pin/pendant I found years ago - it was filthy (like now) but 6 yrs ago I got too cleaner-happy and scrubbed off the black patina as shown in pic #2 near the tail. I wanted to ***!@?! myself when I realized what I'd done. Disgusted - threw it in a box and years later most the black has returned but will never be the same.
The mark is R sterling Mexico - and yes it is missing the pin. Any other advice about cleaning sterling? I know most of the "jewelry cleaning solutions" are pretty rough. I won't EVER dip again.
5/19/18: Posted this last picture of my swordfish. It has oxidized in 5 yrs. - not perfect, but I wear it now. Looks "almost" back to original.