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Hey all. I've been restringing pearls in Cincinnati Ohio for over a
decade. Not to brag, but I do a very nice job. My knots are tight
and even and I use French wire on the ends. I string pearls on silk.
I've recently been communicating with a web-based pearl seller hoping
to do their stringing. I've been charging $2 per inch wholesale for
several years now and have not had complaints from the stores that I
string for. I've also checked another trade shop (Jewel Craft) and
seen that they also charge this amount. My pearl seller said he was
told that this is more of a retail cost and that he has been told
that $8-$10 per strand is what he is finding wholesale. I figured
that would be around 50 cents per inch.
What have you guys found. either doing the work yourselves or having
had to pay others to do it? I guess I just want to know where in the
pricing spectrum I am? Thanks so much.