Thanks for all the fast answers! I kinda thought acids and pearls
didn't mix. duh!
I soaked the pearl in a small jar of finger nail polish remover
(acetone), sealed the jar and set it in the ultrasonic to get rid of
the glue. This works really well to get most crazy glue and zap-a-gap
off without a lot of hazardous materials or possibly burnt
If the post was protruding even in the least bit I would try to laser
on a new jump ring, but it is about 1mm below the edge.
It's a rather expensive teardrop South Sea and I won't be able to
hide a second drill hole. Nor can I just buy a new pearl to match the
other. So, wish me luck I am going to drill.
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