Fox Fine Jewelry strings all types of bead and pearl necklaces and bracelets, including graduated and multistrands, and bead designs or patterns.

Silk cord stretches over time, allowing the pearls to move between the knots. This collects dirt and weakens the silk.

Pearl necklaces and bracelets should be strung every few years, even if worn occasionally.  When pearls are cleaned and restrung, they are more secure, and can look like a new strand!

Tahitian and akoya pearls strung with knots between each pearl; freshwater pearls strung with no knots.

Knots, No Knots or Occasional Knots?

Knots are generally placed between each pearl to give beauty, definition and security, although pearls can be strung without knots or even occasional knots.

  • Knotted: Recommended for more valuable beads and pearl strands. If your pearls break, the most you will lose is just one bead or pearl! Larger pearls usually look better with knots also.
  • Occasional Knots: For smaller beads or pearls, or as a design element. When an occasional knotted strand breaks, you may lose up to several beads or pearls.
  • No Knots: Frequently chosen as a design element. Some strands, especially with a variation in beads, look best without knots!
Pink bead necklace and matching bracelet

Silk or Wire?

Heavy beads or beads with sharp edges cut through silk quickly. For these, we recommend a stringing wire.

We have many options for silks and wires. We match the color and weight as close as possible to your beads or pearls. This will give you the best look and longevity of wear.

An intricate floral Victorian seed pearl hair pin missing pearls and coming apart, with the after of it restrung and restored.

Your Jewelry is Secure

At Fox Fine Jewelry, we photograph, describe, and insure your pearls at take in. Your receipt includes this detailed record.

Cleaning your pearls or beads and stringing with knots is generally around $100 - $150, although it may be a bit more or less.

We look forward to stringing your beaded bracelets and necklaces!

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Two bracelets that reads "The Photo the client provided Fox Fine Jewelry. The Bracelet we created. It was for her wedding!"


" Cannot praise them enough! I had my vintage squash blossom re-strung and cleaned and I couldn’t be happier!"

Pete Ackerman, Google, August 2022

Important Stringing Note

Knotted pearls that are stretched out have space between each pearl. When we restring them, they will be perfectly tight, with each pearl right up against the knot. Therefore, even though you have exactly the same number of pearls, your strand will be shorter. How much shorter depends upon the number of pearls and how loose they are.