Pearl Restringing

The Finest Jewellery Repair Services in Malaysia

Pearls are threaded on a silk thread, and over time the silk thread becomes worn. What was once a tightly formed necklace will start showing a little bit of slack and distance between each pearl, so by introducing a knot between each pearl you will prolong the life of the strand. Also, the pearls won’t be rubbing up against the next – this causes friction, which can weaken the integrity of the silk thread. By also having a knotted strand, you will safeguard your pearls – should the strand break, you are most likely to only lose one bead as opposed to a handful of them. To prevent strand breakage, it’s a good idea to have a strand restrung periodically, this, of course, depends on how frequently you wear your pearls.

The pearls delicate nacre is easy to scratch and damage with hairspray, perfumes, cosmetics, body oils and perspiration. It’s best to apply makeup, perfume and hairspray before putting on your pearls as all of these will strip the pearl of its lustre, dull its beauty and its luscious shine.

Storing pearls alongside your other pieces of jewellery, and items such as diamonds will increase the risk of scratches and damage. Diamonds are the hardest gemstone with a Mohs Hardness of 10 while a pearl has a low rating of 2.5 – 3. That’s quite a difference in durability.

Cosmetic products and body oil can build up over time on your pearl necklace. By using a damp cloth and gently wiping your pearl strand with it, you can keep your pearls looking their absolute best for decades. In fact, you can also wash the pearls with a small amount of water and mild soap along with a soft cloth periodically to remove any accumulated build-up – it’s best not to do this too frequently though as this can also affect the integrity of the silk thread.

Because of their delicacy, store pearls separately, away from hard jewellery items, to prevent scratches or other damage. Moreover, storing them in a pouch or wrapping them in a soft cloth and storing them in a jewellery box will prolong their beauty.


  • Gently wipe pearls with a soft, microfiber cloth after wear.
  • If required, use warm soapy water (pure soap only) to remove any makeup, then ensure pearls are completely dry.
  • Avoid wearing pearls in water (salt or fresh water) as it will perish the silk.
  • Water will perish the silk they are strung on or the adhesive used to attach them to earring fittings. The chemicals used in chlorinated water will permanently damage the finish of the pearl. Resulting in a dull pearl with no lustre.
  • Store pearls in a pouch and box supplied. Avoid storing pearls with other jewellery. This is to prevent rubbing against other pieces that may cause scratching on the surface of the pearl.
  • Check stringing of pearls and restring when necessary. Pearls should be restrung every 24 months depending on the frequency of wear. An indication if pearls need to be restrung is by assessing the knots between each pearl. If they appear to be stretched or frayed, it’s time to restring.
  • Avoid direct contact with perfume, makeup, tanning and lotions to avoid tarnishing, marking or discolouring the pearls. If the pearls are exposed to any of these, you may wipe them over with a soft damp cloth.

A little bit of care goes a long way towards ensuring your precious pearls remain lustrous in the years to come.

Pearl Stringing & Restringing Services

Do you need help restringing your pearl necklace in Malaysia? We are the country’s preferred jewellery repair store in Malaysia where our expert jewellers provide services such as restringing and repair to all our customers in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

You will never have to worry about restringing your pearl necklace again. This is because our jewellers know the best way to tie a knot to prevent your strings from breaking.

If you use our services, our jewellers can also advise you on how to take care of your pearl necklace, so that it can last longer without having to restring it so often.


Time To Get Pearl Stringing Services?

Not sure if it’s the right time to restring your pearls? Well, the best time to know is if you notice the silk thread becoming thinner, worn over time, or if the strand looks like it’s about to break. That’s when you’ll know it’s time to see a jeweller.

You will notice the string becoming thinner and thinner. This is because when it is worn often, the pearl’s friction against the string causes it to become thinner and not as strong as before.

To prevent strand breakage, it’s a good idea to have a strand restrung periodically, this, of course, depends on how frequently you wear your pearls.