This is my first post to the forum! I hope somebody can help me. I
have made a sterling silver chain with labradorite briolettes. The
briolettes are not wired to the links, but put in a thin circle,
which is soldered (I hope my explanation makes sense). I have
carefully pickled the silver, so the gems wouldn’t touch the pickle.
I want the chain to be shiny. Here’s my question. I usually put the
finished jewellery into the tumbler to polish, however I am not sure
how to do this considering that the gemstones are already attached.
Is there any way of polishing this type of jewellery? Also, as the
pickling was a very time consuming process (I was holding the brios
with my fingers, so they don’t drop into the pickle), is there a
different way of doing pickling or another pickle formula (I
currently use ‘safety pickle’ bought from a jewellery supply