Can a jeweler shorten a pearl necklace?
To make a strand longer you only need to add a few pearls which we can match for you, and restring into the strand. If you would like to shorten the necklace we would remove a few and restring them. You can use the extra to craft other matching pearl jewelry such as earrings or bracelets.
Can you cut a pearl in half?
When cut in half, you will see a real pearl’s true nature. Natural pearls are made of layering nacre. When man-made pearls are cut in half, the coating tends to flake away from the cut. You can dye genuine or faux pearls by using commercially available fabric dyes.
What does it cost to have pearls restrung?
Pricing. The cost of getting your pearls restrung may vary depending on the jeweler’s experience, length of your necklace and the materials being used in the process. We charge anywhere from $75 to $150 (depending on how many pearls there are).
How much does it cost to shorten a necklace?
To shorten a regular chain, the service is around $30-35. For thick chains in Cuban, curb, or Figaro style, the jeweler has to spend more time and labor to remove the links, so expect a corresponding increase of $20 or more in price.