When I was a young girl I help my father in his jeweler shop with picking up the pearls from the broken pearl strings. Most of the time the pearls are expensive and when the string break the pearls roll everywhere, in small places, where only very small fingers and short people can reach them. So when you asked me at that time ‘Is it wise to know your pearls?’ I would say YES YES!!!
My grandmother always told me that a great pearl necklace should be knotted. Period. I am from a jeweler family and my grandmother knows her business. But there are old Mikimoto pearls that are not knotted and in perfect shape. Is it a tradition to knot your pearls? Or are there modern solutions to keep your pearls safe and healthy? Why should you knot your pearls or shouldn’t you?