Sometimes the small and seemingly insignificant things in life make the largest impact. If one gives a simple glance at a strand of pearls, they may notice the magnificent luster, the size and the unique color of the pearls. Rarely does one pay attention to the way the pearls are strung. However, quality stringing of pearls can make all the difference in how the pearls look and in how long they last. If you’re curious how to restring pearls properly or why it’s important, you’re not alone. Read on to see how this sensitive work is done.
Materials Used for Pearl Restringing
Pearls can also be strung with any number of rondels to enhance the look of your pearls. Rondels are only used on single strand pearl necklace and bracelets. They are used for decorative purposes and sometimes to increase the length of a strand.
If someone has multiple strands of pearls, a divider bar can be inserted to help keep the pearls together. Divider bars come in all different designs with diamonds or it can be a simple gold bar. Many of the clasps can be made into a divider bar as well. It is important that the pearl restringing be done by a professional so that all the pearls line up when adding a divider bar. Adding divider bars to pearls is usually more a question of style than function. Some people like having their pearls hang tightly together as they do with a divider bar while others like when they are not bound so tightly. On a multiple strand necklace, bars can be very helpful to ensure that the pearls lay straight on your neck. Most people will use a center piece clasp worn in the front and then 1 or 2 divider bars on each side of the clasp.
When stringing a multiple strand necklace, it is important to think about if you want the pearls nested or not. For example, if you had a triple strand necklace, do you want all the strands to be 18 inches or would you rather have 17, 18 and 19 inches? For the stringer, this decision is very important and will determine how the pearls are restrung. The stringer has to make sure that the pearls lay inside each other and it is not always as simple as just taking away a pearl. Sometimes you need to make a larger knot, or a smaller one. This requires a great deal of expertise to make sure that your pearls lay right if you want your pearls to be nested.
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