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    Default What is this metal component called? And, is it necessary?

    Been eyeing on a couple round pearls and thinking of making this style (web pic). However, I don't know the name of this metal component so I don't know what word to search. After browsing pages over pages on Rio and Etsy, I thought I should probably ask here. Besides, is it necessary? Will the gliding pearl be fine after years of wearing without its protection? I am talking about everyday wear. Love to hear the answers. Thanks!Name:  Screenshot 2021-01-13 230124.jpg
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    Professional Rethreader Senior Guide Member Bernadette's Avatar
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    Hello StarryPearl
    These are called Grommets, and readily available online. They make a very neat clean finish on these larger holed pearls.

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    Bead core, bead eyelet, bead grommet. Some reinforcement of the hole would be advisable for everyday wear of a pearl on a chain, since the metal is harder than the pearl and could ultimately cause damage.

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    Thanks a lot, Bernadette and la_corsetiere! I didn't even know this word, LOL! Glad I asked.

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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    Me neither! I learn new stuff everyday
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    Me neither! I learn new stuff everyday
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