During some recent posts on the subject of removing a pearl from a
setting, the product ‘Attack’ was mentioned. Please would someone
tell me what this is and where it can be purchased (specialist
jewellery suppliers or hardware stores ?). Does anyone else have
any other tips for removing difficult pearls from settings or
glued in silk/thread in drill-holes (pearls from the end of
necklaces where the silk or thread is glued to seal the knot). The
usual methods used, as far as I am aware, are re-drilling the
pearl to remove the silk/thread and gently heating the mounted
pearl to loosen the adhesive and then carefully twist the pearl to
remove it. Doesn’t always work that easily though and wondered if
’attack’ was of great help. It is also handy to note that 'attack’
does not damage the pearl, so therefore it cannot be acidic.
Comments would be appreciated. Thank you.
(Bahrain - Hot and getting hotter!)