It is dangerous in our house to leave any precious metal lying about as it is likely to be eyed up, chopped up and melted.
This is an example. Raking through the kitchen drawers I chanced upon an old pickle fork I had forgotten we had. It was very tarnished having been languishing in the back of the drawer unused and unwanted.
Well off to my workshop with it. After a quick polish to reveal the hallmarks, I checked them to make sure it was indeed silver and before I got caught I cut it into pieces. This was not un-calculated butchery, but well considered surgery.
|Rubellite cabochon pendant|
|Pickle fork bones :0)|