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Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/restore damaged abalone shell


Barbara wrote at 2013-08-27 03:51:11
I came across this question yesterday while I was looking for help for my beautiful Abalone pendant which I put in liquid silver cleaner. Well it isn't beautiful anymore. I tried all sorts of harsh remedies and the final gentle one brought the colours back a little.

I soaked the whole thing in baby oil.

I know this question is from 2007, but perhaps it will help someone, who, like me could kick themselves for ruining such a lovely piece.

teresa wrote at 2013-09-04 19:25:37
thanks for the info.  a well-meaning friend cleaned my rings in silver cleaner and stripped the life out of some of the settings.  I just thanked her and didn't say anything.  I was dismayed at the change in so many of the stones.  I will definitely give this a try.  Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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Rolfe Foxwell


I will answer any questions regarding semi-precious stones or precious stones. I will answer questions regarding mounting both semi-precious and precious stones. I can also answer most questions regarding small manufacturing. I can not answer questions regarding casting or fine jewelry.


I am a small manufacturer of jewelry for semi-precious stones. I have been working in this area for 10 years. Our Major stones are Larimar (from the Caribbean) and Dichroic ( a man made crystal ). The majority of our work is in silver and 14k gold. We do not deal in fine jewelry such as diamonds..

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