It is a fact of life that at some point your pearl necklace will eventually break. Through wearing your pearls, the silk string is exposed to abrasion from bead holes, body oils, cosmetics and simple wear and tear. That said, it is important to have your jewellery restrung from time to time, to avoid the strands breaking in an inconvenient setting or time. If your necklace is knotted, it will return slightly shorter after re-threading.
Each and every string will stretch over time; this is especially true with knotted threads. Whether they are silk, nylon or any other material, the knots make the problem worse: they loosen and stretch and elongate your necklace even more. When it comes back from the workshop, store your pearl necklace lying flat rather than hanging; it reduces stretching and stress of the cord. We will count and record the amount of pearls on the repair paperwork when you leave your necklace with us, this is for your security and peace of mind.