Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

October 2014 Blog Posts (1)

Cleaning Ottoman Silver

I wanted to share a method I have found for cleaning Ottoman low silver, that is silver which is 30-40% real silver content.  Many Ottoman jewels were made entirely or partially in this lower silver content.  For example, the buckle I will share has the filigree top in high silver, and the frame and chain/pin closure in the low silver.   However unlike a lot of supposed low silver which is not silver at all but nickel or tin, the Ottoman low silver pieces will have 30-40% silver content and…

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Added by Lynn Ardent on October 25, 2014 at 1:59 — 8 Comments

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