Dear Orchid members,
I am running low on what I’ve always termed "french pearl cement"
and I can’t find a supplier that has ever heard of it. (I purchased a
supply of it about 30 years ago, it does last quite a while if one is
not specifically in the pearl jewelry business.) This type of cement
is a solid off-white material similar to shellac. It is used by
heating pearl and mounting peg to the softening/melting point of the
cement, filling the pearl hole with cement and assembling the hot
pearl onto the hot peg. The melting point of the cement is rather
critical. Any help will be appreciated.