Stretched Out Pearl Necklace

Top Ten Reasons To Restring Your Pearls

  Pearls are the queen of gems. What’s not to love about pearls? Classic and classy, they are a staple in most every woman’s jewelry wardrobe. Many people don’t realize pearl jewelry needs special care.  While pearl jewelry is meant to be worn and enjoyed throughout the years, you will extend the life and the…

Gold tone French Wire Finish on Pearl Necklace by clasp

French Wire Finish for Your Pearls; It’s Stronger and Prettier

What’s in a tiny finishing detail in stringing like French wire finish? Have you ever wondered why some pearls or beaded necklaces break more quickly? Or why some just look great and others look like they’ve been “cheaply” strung? French wire finish may be the difference you’ve noticed.

Hand cut black glass beads. Knotted. Looks uneven

The Pitfalls of Pearl Restringing – What Might Happen After You Restring Your Pearls

  Donna’s pearls broke in the limo during her friend Stephi’s bachelorette party. I enjoy being a Santa Barbara Personal Jeweler because I love the jewelry stories I hear, like Donna’s. The Restring Job Donna dropped them off at a local mall jeweler and told the youthful sales girl to, “string em up!” “What jerks,”…

Pearl and sapphire beads Tin Cup style necklace

Ten Ways to Casual-ify Your Pearl or Bead Necklace

Sometimes the current design of your pearl necklace doesn’t suite you. Maybe it’s someone else’s taste, or maybe your have changed. Or that trend is in the rearview mirror. Asa (pronounced Osa) was given a gorgeous necklace by her daughter. She loved how beautiful it was. The problem was, she didn’t wear it. She’s in…

Large baroque fresh water pearls

Pearls Must Be Knotted! Or Pearl Restringing with Knots

  Tie the knot with your pearls. I love pearls. I live and do my Jewelry thing in Santa Barbara, right next to the ocean. I’m required by law to love pearls. I love that they’re organic and come from living creatures from the sea. No other gemstone is like a pearl. They’re totally unique….