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    They could be laser attached

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milomade View Post
    That's what I thought initially, but not sure how I'd splay the rivet through hammering without damaging the earrings on the front of the piece.

    As for getting the pearls assessed - hardly worth it for a job like this as they want something made from the earrings as they are, not with the pearls removed.
    I wasn’t saying remove the pearls permanently but the hold up seems to be the pearls and whether they would be damaged if real on removal. The pearls remaining in situ limits what you can do without involving heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ57 View Post
    I wasn’t saying remove the pearls permanently but the hold up seems to be the pearls and whether they would be damaged if real on removal. The pearls remaining in situ limits what you can do without involving heat.
    Exactly. The pearls should be removed before any work
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    Mm how to do it, that is the question.

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    It's actually quite easy
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    Yes? Go on then Wendy.

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    Laser welder works beautifully well for warming the post and not the pearl.
    There's other methods too, of course

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    Always assuming the adhesive used is thermoplastic. Who knows what they used though, if they are old?
    Here is a discussion on the subject and the answer seems to be using boiling water (or a microwave) , or Attack solvent, or Isopropyl alcohol for plastic glue. But for antique pearls no suggestions.
    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/sh...glueing-pearls Dennis.
    Last edited by Dennis; 25-02-2020 at 09:01 AM.

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    It'll do shellac, epoxy, superglue - none of them are particularly resistant to heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Always assuming the adhesive used is thermoplastic. Who knows what they used though, if they are old?
    Here is a discussion on the subject and the answer seems to be using boiling water (or a microwave) , or Attack solvent, or Isopropyl alcohol for plastic glue. But for antique pearls no suggestions.
    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/sh...glueing-pearls Dennis.
    not microwave with metal - it would have a fit!! I have always had success with dunking in hot water to soften the glue....

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