Unlike precious metal necklaces and bracelets, Pearl and gemstone bead jewelry is strung on silk thread and needs regular maintenance to stay strong and stable. If you wear your pearls often, you should have them restrung annually to prevent accidental breakage and loss. Even if you only wear them occasionally, it’s a good idea to have them restrung every two-to-three years, especially when you notice space between the knots that allows the pearls to move freely. This is a sign that the silk thread is stretching and weakening. You may also want to consider restringing if the knots are beginning to look soiled or frayed.
Correct pearl and bead stringing in an art form in itself. Pearls should be strung on fine silk cord that is knotted between each pearl. Individual knotting keeps the pearls from rubbing against each other and from scattering should the thread break. Our experts have years of experience in handling the finest pearls and gemstone beads. Bring your precious pearl and bead jewelry into Heller Jewelers for a free restringing estimate.