Kat, don’t give up without trying this one! Wrap a pair of parallel
pliers jaws in a soft material with a bit of “bite” to it such as
vellum or chamois leather.
Clamp the pin firmly in the jaws of a vice, and I do mean firmly.
Protect it if you need to with another piece of leather.
Bunch up the leather in the pliers so as to form a good connection
with the pearl and clamp down hard. Now TWIST it. Don’t be gentle!
PULL and PUSH as you twist.
You might shatter the pearl but you are far more likely to get the
pin out. After all JUST HOW VALUABLE IS THE PEARL? Don’t let it beat
you! What are you, a woman or a wombat?
Just keep on going! That’s it!!!
We’re all rooting for you!
Gold and Stone