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Subject: Pearl


From: Deborah Rohan <deborah.rohan>
Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2004
This is a query on behalf of someone not on the DistList.

    A Victorian gold and enamel brooch has lost the pearl in its
    centre, a small, off-round baroque pearl rather larger than a
    grain of barley. Our local jeweller has told us that he cannot
    obtain exactly this size and shape; the nearest he has are small
    oval baroque cultured pearls which are bought in strings. Each
    pearl is pierced through the long axis, instead of half-pierced
    in the centre, as the original pearl was. One is approximately
    the right shape and size, but the holes would show if it were
    set on the brooch, and I would rather find a more suitable
    match. Is there a conservator of jewellery who would know of a
    source for one or two-off (keeping a spare would make sense)
    pearls of this sort in the U.K.?

Debby Rohan,
Cambridgeshire Archives Service

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:49
                  Distributed: Friday, January 9, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-49-021
Received on Tuesday, 6 January, 2004

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