Pearl Restringing at GMG Jewellers
“Pearl restringing” may seem like an exotic phrase to you; it may seem like nothing more than a method of repair for a piece of jewellery that happens in response to a bit of damage. However, pearl restringing is actually meant to be a protective form of maintenance for your pearl jewellery! Here at GMG Jewellers, we offer a wide variety of useful services that are performed in-house by our team of repair professionals! Our team is well-provisioned to ensure that your pieces, pearl ones included, are dazzling for decades to come. Whether it’s new pearl jewellery or antique; natural or cultivated; we’re more than capable of protecting it!
Why Restring Pearls?
Pearls are extraordinarily soft gemstones, due to the fact that they’re natural accretions produced by oysters, rather than hard crystals or metals formed in the earth. Because of this, they can’t be strung on chains, because even the softest metals will damage them. To that end, designers will often string pearls on lengths of silk. Silk is durable, stretchy, soft, and long-lasting, which makes them perfect for pearl jewellery. However, as an organic substance, silk will eventually begin decaying when it’s in proximity to the acid of human skin and the chemicals we experience on a daily basis.
It’s important to anticipate and intercept this decay: By regularly having pearl jewellery brought into GMG Jewellers to have the old silk strings replaced by new ones. Depending on how often you wear your pearls and the environment in which they’re worn (such as in proximity to saltwater), you may have to have your pearls restrung more often. It’s important to have a professional perform this! It’s not just a matter of having pearls placed on new strings. Small, carefully placed knots must be tied on either side of each pearl to ensure that even if the piece breaks, all the pearls won’t fall off.
Why Shop at GMG Jewellers?
The services we offer at GMG Jewellers are designed to ensure that our customers always leave satisfied. For over 30 years, we’ve been the place to go for those in search for pearl jewellery, as well as the talent to keep them maintained for generations to come! In addition to our pearl jewellery, you can also find collections made with other dazzling gemstones, as well as diamond jewellery, in our Saskatoon showroom. If you’re interested in learning more about the jewellery and services we offer, don’t hesitate to give our Saskatoon, Saskatchewan showroom a call today at (306) 665-8463!