Oxidised pandora charm

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Crafting
Not sure where to post this, I have been given a pandora charm which is two tone and part of the silver is oxidised for effect. Can I clean this off and if I do will it shine like the rest of the charm or will it spoil?

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  • PixieDustPixieDust Forumite
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    I don't think you will be able to get rid of the oxidisation without ruining the charm, to be honest. The oxidisation is part of what denotes a genuine Pandora charm, so if you do manage to get rid of it it will have no resell value except for scrap. :)

    Which charm is it? (I am nosey and love Pandora)
  • jetplanejetplane Forumite
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    It's the two tone rope twist, discontinued and quite black in the grooves :)
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  • PixieDustPixieDust Forumite
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    Nice, I like :D
  • jetplanejetplane Forumite
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    It is nice but looks dirty as I don't have any other oxidised charms. I have cleaned it with a silver cloth and it looks better, it's to go with my nautical themed charms and now Im tempted to shop around to see if I can find another in store for symmetry. Pandora is addictive
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  • PixieDustPixieDust Forumite
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    Oh my, yes! But don't look in the shops - far too expensive - look on fleabay, that's where I get mine from :)
  • jetplanejetplane Forumite
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    Oh there are too many fakes for me I use airports (friends going abroad) or even family in the USA and the sales to get charms at reduced prices. :cool:
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  • shegirlshegirl Forumite
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    Yes,you can remove the patina. You could use heat, boiling water with bicarb and aluminium foil, or polishing. The other methods will probably require polishing after anyway.

    The patina could also be sealed with a special coating making it a bit harder to remove.

    Personally I hate the oxidised look so don't blame you in wanting to remove it. I think it looks cheap.
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  • apusskiduapusskidu Forumite
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    Soda crystals, hot water and tinfoil are good for stubborn oxidation on silver jewellery.
  • PixieDustPixieDust Forumite
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    Did you do it......how did it work out? :)
  • jetplanejetplane Forumite
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    I googled the silver foil method but didn't have the confidence to try that in case I ruined it. Since using the cloth I have soaked it in a jewelry cleaner bath and used a soft toothbrush and it looks new but the original oxidised colour remains.:o
    The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. Steve Biko
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