Worse than setting stones. Took apart a 1941 Cadillac hood ornament., a photo by chloe & ivan on Flickr.
I was afraid. Very afraid.
Couldn't scratch the chrome piece behind, couldn't let unknown brass crack. Couldn't bend anything.
It had to come apart to replate the Cadillac insignia gold.
I have a few ideas about why it is copper now, but it is supposed to be gold.
It is going to the platers in the morning before I get to work, I left a big note.
Most of jewelry works 7-3:30. Kinda cool in the Summer, they have time to go to the beach.
Whereas the rest of us, the so called talent, are there later and don't get to go to the beach after work because we stumble in so late in the morning
A few days later, shiny new plating is back from the platers.
Chrome for the wings and gold for the emblem. Now to put it back together and get the color back in.