Antique Jewelry Care and Cleaning Tips

Antique Jewelry Care and Cleaning Tips

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Antique Jewelry Care and Cleaning Tips

Before You Begin Cleaning Your Jewelry    Nothing beats the look of a bright and sparkling jewel, right!  Well stop right there. This may be fine for some new pieces of jewelry but the care and cleaning of Antique and Collectible Jewelry requires a little more thought.     It is important to know that removing the natural patina on gold and silver items that have developed over many years cannot be restored with the same results once they have been removed. Furthermore, some surface treatments used on 19th century and earlier jewelry such as depletion gilding (an acid treatment used...

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