Many of you wonder… how much does it cost to restring pearls?
At The Pearl Girls © , we reknot and repair pearls and beaded jewelry from all over the world. Since we create new jewelry, it was a natural transition for our artists to move into repairing and reknotting your broken pieces. But, many customers wonder, how much will it cost to restring my pearls?
I hope this gives you a better idea of the investment in your pearls and gems. It seems that women all across the country are looking for a reputable company that can reknot and restring their fine cultured pearls, imitation pearls, beaded jewelry and more. We are so privileged and honored that you trust us with your fine, meaningful gems. Feel free to order a Jewelry Return Kit from us or, if you are in the Athens, GA area, stop by our shop!
A Lost Art
Thank you. And for the many of you who send us your pearls immediately after they have been restrung at your local jewelry store, we are so sorry that you have had a bad experience with other jewelers. We have come to believe that knotting pearls is another lost art. Many jewelers do not know how to create a well-crafted knotted pearl necklace or bracelet.
So, many of you wonder, how much does it cost to restring pearls? The labor charge is exactly $3 per inch to knot your beads or pearls. This means we tie a knot between each bead. This $3 per inch is based on the length of your piece of jewelry. If you have an eight inch bracelet, we will charge you $24 in labor (8 x 3 = 24). If you have an eighteen inch necklace, we will charge you $54 in labor (18 x 3 = 54). We also charge $8 for the silk and supplies and a $10 handling fee. Return shipping is $5, unless you choose to upgrade shipping or add insurance.
In this example, the total cost for reknotting an 8″ bracelet, covering supplies and mailing it back to you is $47. The total cost for reknotting an 18″ necklace, covering supplies and mailing it back to you is $77.
If you have a twenty inch necklace, we will charge you $60 plus $8 for silk and $10 for handling. Many of you have reached out to us saying you have imitation pearls you want knotted or glass beads, in either case, the piece will cost $3 per inch.
This is based on an average to large size pearl or bead.
To Knot or Not to Knot?
Now, not all jewelry is knotted, right? If you have pearls or beads that are simply strung the cost to restring pearls, without knots, is $1.50 per inch. Again, we will charge $8 for the silk thread and $10 for handling.
And we do not just string and knot pearls! We can restring any of your beaded jewelry including jet, coral, jade and more.
Size does matter. If you have a necklace with small pearls or beads, it takes us longer to knot it for you. Get out the measuring tape! If there are more than four pearls or beads per inch in your necklace, your investment will be $0.75 per knot. And, again, $8 for the silk and $10 for handling.
Need a new clasp? No problem! Buy a clasp and send it to us or see what clasps we offer HERE!
Return shipping is always $5 unless you ask for upgraded shipping. Insurance is $1 for each $100 of coverage.
Are you interested in using our highly skilled pearl knotters to reknot or repair your pearls or beads? Awesome! Feel free to order your jewelry return pack or send your pearls directly to us. We have never had a single customer who is not happy with their pearl knotting service with us. Find us on Facebook to read our amazing reviews! Give us a try!
The Pearl Girls
548 Hawthorne Ave
Athens, GA 30606
I am a modern day treasure hunter who travels the world for gorgeous pearls and amazing adventures. I own a pearl jewelry and jewelry repair business, ThePearlGirls.com, with a cute retail store in Athens, GA.