Do you have any beaded / pearl necklaces that are borken, stretched, or just need a new lease of life? Then why not get them re-strung?!
We have a couple of options here - fully knotted on silk thread (recommended with pearls!) or strung on nylon-coated steel cord.
FULLY KNOTTED - this means that each pearl/bead is separated by a knot; this keeps them from rubbing on eachother (particularly helpful for fragile gemstones such as pearls, which can wear easily), but also means that should the string ever break the remainder of your pearls/beads will stay put, rather than leaving you scrabbling on the floor hoping you find them all! This is done using high-grade silk thread (I have black, white and grey in stock, though other colours are available upon request) and a choice of silver/gold plated protectors at the ends where they join to your clasp. New clasps are also available upon request, charges vary depending on style.
STRUNG - This means that the beads/pearls are threaded onto the jewellery-grade, nylon-coated-steel wire alongside eachother (no knots). The ends are secured using "crimp beads" (I have silver in stock, though gold crimps are available upon request), and your own clasp - unless you choose to purchase a new clasp also.
Please note, this cost is without shipping; if you require return postage give me a shout. You will also need to get your jewellery to me - if you are posting, I would suggest sending it in an appropriate manner (ie, special delivery would be insured and tracked; it would be solely your responsibility to get your items to me safely).
The "British Pearl Association" recommend re-stringing your pearls on silk thread each year (though, if not worn often, I personally think you can get away with doing so far less often, just keep an eye on them!! The cord stretches over time, as well as weakening and possibly breaking).
Prices vary, please see list below and select from the appropriate menu.
FULLY KNOTTED silk thread:
bracelets - approx 7.5 inches - £20.
necklaces - approx 16 inches or less - £35.
For longer lengths, please add £4 per additional 2 inches to the rates above. (For example, a 20 inch necklace would be £43); in which case please select "necklace" for checkout and we can organise the additional charges when I receive your jewellery for re-stringing.
bracelets - approx 7.5 inches - £5
necklaces - approx 16 inches or less - £8
For longer lengths, please add £1 per additional 2 inches to the rates above. (For example, a 20 inch necklace would be £10); in which case please select "necklace" for checkout and we can organise the additional charges when I receive your jewellery for re-stringing.