The Lady Emerges

Bracelet story continues – first thing after seeing the condition I realized I had to do a major cleaning and get all the grime and oil off without hurting the patina. This involves water, a soft toothbrush and a mild castile soap (I use Dr Bronners although Ivory probably works just as well) It hadn’t been mentioned in the auction, but I thought that one of the hearts looked like a locket, so with much prying (and a broken nail) I got it open to show this lovely lady – the original owner? Naturally it had to come off to be cleaned with dry rub, since she’d not stand up to a bath.

the opened heart locket

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