Last week I was thrifting and found I really interesting looking silver ring. It was pretty tarnished, and had lots of fibers from sweaters stuck in it.
A closer inspection and investigation revealed that this ring was produced by Beaucraft somewhere between 1947 and 1961, and is Sterling silver.
So I pulled out the fibers using a straight pin.
Then, rather than try to polish it the hard way, I used the old baking soda/aluminum foil trick (learn how it works here, although I didn’t bother with the vinegar).
What a transformation! The faux pearl in the middle ended up a different color, but I knew that was a possibility. I really like how it turned out.
I seriously considered keeping it…
But after wearing it for 3 hours, I started to get a rash.
So I’ll be sending it off to a metals buyer (yes, I know I’d get more from selling it on eBay, but I’m not doing that).
It was fun to go through the process of cleaning up an old piece of nice jewelry, even if I’m not keeping it. I hope you enjoyed seeing the transformation too!