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    We sent my wife's new strand out to replace the puny clasp with the one from my mother's imitations. I think they look great with the clasp (almost anything would have been better). The knots seem to be far tighter/smaller than what they had before. Which is more "correct"? Please excuse the photography, I haven't figured out how to adjust the camera to get good shots at a distance and close ones are hard to focus with present setup.
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    Wonderful results! Love it!

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    How perfect the new clasp is on the necklace! There are many stringing materials, silk, nylon, polyester and many sizes of threads for the stringer to choose from. Of course, the size of the drill holes influences the stringer's choice, too. Did the larger clasp add a little length to make up for the smaller knots? The knots should not pull into the pearls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    How perfect the new clasp is on the necklace! There are many stringing materials, silk, nylon, polyester and many sizes of threads for the stringer to choose from. Of course, the size of the drill holes influences the stringer's choice, too. Did the larger clasp add a little length to make up for the smaller knots? The knots should not pull into the pearls.
    The measurement is exactly the same as before, 24.5". Is it possible for the stringer to adjust their "style" the maintain the measurement or is it coincidence? The knots are proud of the drill holes so I guess the job is a good one. I don't know who they were but I think that the local name brand jeweler would use someone very proficient and a week early no less!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    Wonderful results! Love it!
    Thanks very much! These pics are in a light box as opposed to the old ones under overhead flourescent's with I don't know what type of bulbs. What would you say is closer to actual color from your experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by massrog View Post
    The measurement is exactly the same as before, 24.5". Is it possible for the stringer to adjust their "style" the maintain the measurement or is it coincidence? The knots are proud of the drill holes so I guess the job is a good one. I don't know who they were but I think that the local name brand jeweler would use someone very proficient and a week early no less!
    Well, it seems you absolutely had a proficient stringer, who uses good materials. Some necklaces are so stretched out they are considerably shorter when restrung, but that wasn't the case here. Flourescent bulbs can make the pearls appear more yellow than they actually are.
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    Beautiful results & the clasp is gorgeous with the pearls!!

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    Thank you very much! There was one unforeseen hiccup, the Pearls are quite a bit larger that what the clasp was on so now when worn at the side the clasp rocks as she moves. I am considering having some gold added to the back of the clasp in the form of a small band cut in half and soldered to the clasp top and bottom. I'm going to consult with my jeweler later today about heat generated near both the Pearl and the Opals.

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    What a beautiful clasp. The pearls looks gorgeous now.

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    Oh, that clasp is lovely and a beautiful combination!

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    Fantastic, love that clasp, so nice to see these beautiful pearls and clasp together.
    Look forward to the neck shot!
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    That’s gorgeous. The person who restrung them did a beautiful job. You’re a kind husband. I know your wife will love this special piece.

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    Massrog, the jeweler could glue the metal to the clasp, and then heat would not be an issue. Just a thought. Jewelers glue things all the time.

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    That clasp looks wonderful and the knotting is an excellent job !

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    I have a lot of clasps that roll over when strung with pearls because the back of the clasp doesn't have enough mass. For those clasps, I wear the clasp behind my neck, but I have short hair, so the clasp shows. Then I keep looking for a better clasp. But your redo is very nice and the knots look good.

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