How It Works

The Add-A-Pearl Process

Starting the Tradition

Choose Your Necklace

Add-A-Pearl Necklaces are usually started with 1, 3 or more pearls on a chain. You can choose either a 14k yellow gold, 14k white gold or Sterling Silver chain.

pearl necklace on gold chain


With A Charm

Add A Pearl Charms

You may wish to engrave a date, initials, or nickname so she'll always remember the occasion.


With a Fancy Clasp

You can choose to add a beautiful clasp to make the necklace extra special. All necklaces include a standard spring ring-jump ring clasp adorned with the Add-A-Pearl name. You may elect to upgrade your clasp at any time in the future.

Add A Pearl Clasps

Receiving Your Necklace

Every necklace will arrive in our signature Add-A-Pearl Necklace box, including an attractive booklet along with information about the quality, pearls and time-honored tradition of Add-A-Pearl.

In addition, a padded envelope will be enclosed to protect her necklace when you are ready to send it back to us to add pearls.

Add-A-Pearl booklet

Adding Pearls

To An Existing Necklace

Additional pearls can be purchased to mark the special occasions in your favorite girl's life. From her first birthday to becoming a beautiful bride, pearls can be added one at a time or you may wish to collect several pearls to add in groupings at a later date.

To add pearls to her necklace, there are two options:

Traditional method & Pearls on-hold method

Option One for Adding Pearls

Traditional Gift Method

We'll send her gift of pearls in our signature Add-A-Pearl gift box with information on how to send the new pearls and necklace to us for stringing. Complimentary gift wrapping is available.

Add-A-Pearl gift box

Option Two for Adding Pearls

Pearls on-hold Method

With Pearls On-Hold, we will keep the pearls you ordered set aside for when we receive your necklace. If you select Pearls On-Hold, it lets us know that we aren't sending pearls to you at this time. Instead, you are sending your necklace directly to us for a pearl addition. You may choose to keep several orders On-Hold until you are ready to send your necklace to us for stringing.

With Pearls On-Hold, you have the option to send a personalized e-Gift message to your gift recipient to let them know they have pearls reserved especially for them. Your e-Gift message will be delivered to your inbox along with your order confirmation for you to forward as an email, print out for conventional mailing, or present as a gift in-person.

Pearls On-Hold e-gift message

There are several designs to choose from for a Pearls On-Hold e-gift message.

Pearls On-Hold gift box

Mailed gift messages are sent in a gift box with information about how to add pearls.

Choose a perferred method for adding pearls...


Your Necklace to Us

To send your necklace to us, please enclose the Send In Necklace Form so we have your contact information and any special instructions about your necklace. When we receive the necklace, we will string the additional pearls and perform a professional necklace inspection and cleaning.

Place your necklace in a padded envelope along with the completed necklace form and send to The Add-A-Pearl Company using either UPS or FedEx.

Send In Necklace Form

Not Sure What Size or Pearl

Type You Need?

If you would like to add pearls to a necklace but are unsure of what you need, we invite you to send your necklace to us using the Send In Necklace Form. Once received, one of our pearl specialists will be happy to contact you to discuss your necklace and provide options for adding pearl now and in the future.

pearls in clam shell

Our pearl experts

are ready to help


Her Necklace

Throughout the years, continue to add to her necklace as you celebrate special moments in her life. At any time, if you would like to complete her necklace, we welcome your call to one of our Add-A-Pearl specialists for assistance at


Add-A-Pearl pearl necklace
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