Encrusted Silver Heart

KENTUCKYWONDER

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I found this while metal detecting the beach at Gulf Shores. It rang up silver and at first glance I thought It was a rock or a piece of melted metal until I turned it over and saw that it was a heart pendant encrusted from being in the Gulf for some time.
I looking for suggesting on how to remove the build up w/o damaging the find. I'm thinking electrolysis.
Has anyone else found an encrusted item and were able to free it from its bonds?
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Digger RJ

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I found this while metal detecting the beach at Gulf Shores. It rang up silver and at first glance I thought It was a rock or a piece of melted metal until I turned it over and saw that it was a heart pendant encrusted from being in the Gulf for some time.
I looking for suggesting on how to remove the build up w/o damaging the find. I'm thinking electrolysis.
Has anyone else found an encrusted item and were able to free it from its bonds?
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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

billb

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I found this while metal detecting the beach at Gulf Shores. It rang up silver and at first glance I thought It was a rock or a piece of melted metal until I turned it over and saw that it was a heart pendant encrusted from being in the Gulf for some time.
I looking for suggesting on how to remove the build up w/o damaging the find. I'm thinking electrolysis.
Has anyone else found an encrusted item and were able to free it from its bonds?
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Congratulations on your nice recovery
 

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