Solid 14K green gold Elgin

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Solid 14K green gold Elgin

#1 Post by coronado » Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:52 am

There's just something about the way green gold turns different colors over time. This ladies' Tonneau Engraved from the 1920s has acquired a deep orange patina with violet highlights.
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Re: Solid 14K green gold Elgin

#2 Post by tictic » Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:18 pm

Yes very nice.
Would be a shame to take a rouge cloth to this, wouldn't it?

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Re: Solid 14K green gold Elgin

#3 Post by SFC » Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:59 pm

From what I have seen.. the patina on gold cases takes a long time to develop. And its not about being "unpolished" but about not being handled whatsoever. Patina won't develop if people are putting their hands on the case. This is my belief anyways. I have yet to see strong patina on a gold case that isn't a low mileage watch with a crispy case.

So yes it would be a shame to remove the patina. Its quite attractive.

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