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    Question What Thread/Line in Mikimoto's new Comme des Garcons necklaces

    Hello, Does anyone know what thread/line Mikimoto is using for the new Comme des Garcons necklaces . They don't look knotted. Whatever they are using must be strong. TIA.

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    Hello Dowzer!
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    Welcome Dowzer,

    You ask a really good question! Here's a link to the necklaces:

    The silver endcaps don't give much of a clue either. As the pieces are being marketed to mostly men, it's possible a heavy nylon covered stainless steel cable is being used. Types of pearls mentioned are SS and Akoya.

    I've seen one Paspaley SS strand in person, worn for some years by the owner, still strung very tightly, I couldn't see knots inbetween the pearls at all; it didn't have any drape and maintained a curved shape. Fascinating.
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    Thank you for the information Pattye!
    First time I've heard of this line of men's jewelry.
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    Hi dowzer, I have had a look at the necklaces that you mentioned- all of the strands have been "finished off" via the pearls with thread, definitely no cable used, including the one with the “end caps”.
    The caps look like they have a top ring to hold the chain, with a bar inside to enable the stringer to finish off via the pearls.

    As for not being able to see any knots, there are various techniques for creating hidden knots - I know of two techniques. Alternatively it could be an unknotted strand, yes this is safe when done properly.

    You cannot easily tell by the finished necklace the specific type of thread used. BUT - if this style of necklace came to my work bench for stringing, I would be able to tell if the thread was either silk, polyester or nylon thread. ( Tis an experience thing)


    Paspaley are very proud of their in-house stringing technique - which does include the use of hidden knots. They also offer their customers a free of charge annual restringing service.

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