28 Aug 2017

Why You MUST Restring Your Pearls

Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend overlooked the other significant gem in every woman’s life - pearls!

Sophisticated, romantic and oh-so- elegant, pearls are a must-have in every woman’s jewellery collection. Pearls are also often passed from one generation to the next and carry with them a rich history and lots of sentimental value.

But time tends to take a toll on these beauties, They actually need treatments to keep them secure and looking their best. Whether your pearls are a family heirloom or just an all-time favourite, they should be restrung as often as once a year.


As pearls are worn, the delicate silk string between them gets worn out and frayed. Pearls may also rub against each other, causing wear, scratches and the loss of their natural lustrous shine. Frequent use may even cause the strand to tear. Restringing is the process in which a professional replaces the old string with new silk, and ideally knots each pearl into place by hand.

Reviving Old Pearls

Restringing also offers an opportunity to restyle your pearls and breathe new life into older strands. A good cleanse will make your pearls shine brighter, and restringing them in a new style is another great way to update your jewellery collection in an affordable way. 

Perhaps you’d like to shorten a necklace and use the extra pearls for a bracelet or a few pairs of earrings, or combine several pieces to make a double or triple strand. Clasps are also a beautiful way to add character and charm to any jewellery item. Pearl necklace clasps come in a wide range of stunning styles: glamorous gold clasps, clasps with diamonds, subtle silver clasps and clasps in intricate shapes. Each style will make your pearl strands more unique, helping you stand out at any event or party. Some clasps are even perfect for dressing up everyday outfits.

If you are planning a wedding, you are likely hoping to wear pearls. A set of pearl earrings, necklace and bracelet are the perfect choice for any bride, and coordinating clasps are essential. You may want to consult with a reliable pearl jeweller to discuss style options, restringing and cleaning your pearls before the big day.

Classic and Clean

If you have a traditional set of pearls and like them just the way they are,  just give them a good polish and pair them with some new outfits for a fresh twist on a classic look. Sundresses and floral patterns make pearls really pop, and the dazzling white will also help you show off your summer tan. 

If you’re looking for a day-to- night style, add pearls to your usual office wear and your look will change dramatically with minimal effort. Pearl studs or necklaces both make bold statements that go well with a large variety of outfits, Add a bold touch of lipstick, a pair of strappy heels and you are good to go. Think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Pearls have never looked so stylish!

Whether you’re looking to try something new or to preserve your favourite pearls, restringing is a crucial yet simple part of caring for your special strands. Be sure to work with a professional who will treat your gems with care.

Disclosure: Collaborative post

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