Daily Wire Tip March 24: Scratched Pearls

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
March 24, 2010


I used an osmena pearl to make a ring which turned out really pretty but somehow I put a scratch on it.  Is there something that I can put on the pearl to cover the scratch up.


Ouch! Hate it when something like this happens. Unfortunately there is no way to remove a scratch from a pearl. If this ring is for you, you could use a pearl nail polish to cover the scratch and wear it proudly as a sample of your work, but if it is for sale,  I am sorry to tell you that you really should replace the pearl.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    March 24, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I had that happen to me while making a necklace, so I just took a very small faceted gemstone and used a tiny drop of E6000 and glued it to the face covering the mar and making a unique necklace for myself. A Happy accident.=D

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    Annette Andres

    April 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    pearls and osmena pearls are made up of layers of nacre. The nacre is usually thick enough to be able to polish a shallow scratch off. I have polished scratches on pearls using my buffing machine or flexshaft and muslin buff with a bit of Zam polish. I’d bet this would also work on the osmena pearl. I hope this person didn’t discard the pearl as it may very well have been able to be saved with a little polishing.