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The Pearl Girls create all of our jewelry and designs at our shop in Athens, GA. We also have a huge reknot and repair department. People all over the world ship us their pearls and beaded jewelry to reknot, repair or create into a new design. Along with our passion for pearls, we are passionate about creating jobs right here in our home base in Athens, GA. We provide many perks to our staff including childcare for our hardworking mothers! Thank you for supporting us so we can continue supporting others. And thanks for sharing in our passion!

Knot the Entire Strand of Pearls?

Thu, Jan 11, 2018 | Pearl Blog

Do we need to knot the entire strand of pearls?

So, your pearl necklace broke? What a bummer! The Pearl Girls © runs a nationwide (well, actually international) reknot and repair business so we deal with broken pearl strands everyday! So we know what a bummer it is that your favorite strand of pearls or beaded jewelry broke! 

knot the entire strand of pearls

But, I know you have questions. First of all... do we really have to knot the entire strand of pearls or can we just fix the part that broke? We understand! We offer amazing prices for our service but we know that repairs are sometimes an investment you just don't want to make! When I moved into my older home I was ready to renovate it! But first, we had to fix the roof and waterproof the basement. No fun! That wasn't exactly the new kitchen I was dreaming about (it came 10 years later!) Well, the same goes for beautiful jewelry! We know you just want to wear and enjoy your beautiful gems... and it is not always the most fun to have to pay to repair them!

Well, for us to do a top quality job, yes, we need to knot the entire strand of pearls. We have done "quick fix" jobs before but we do not recommend it and we cannot guarantee the longevity of your repair.

Next, depending upon how your strand was knotted, it might be poised for breaking. I remember a customer bringing in her strand from a  top notch jewelry store... and they had made a critical mistake! They had attached the silk thread directly to the clasp. This is a big no no! There is no faster way to break your silk than by tying it to metal! High quality pearl strands run the silk thread through a tubular wire and attached the wire to the clasp so metal is always on metal! 

I created a video to tell you a bit more about this repair. Tune in here. 





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