hey all! i'm new here and this is my first post, so please be gentle! i've been LOVING this jewelry subforum because i'm in love with jewelry at the moment! anyway, i have a question for all you pearl experts: i have a pearl necklace that belonged to my late grandma, and while i have no idea if it's worth a lot, it means a LOT to me. it's old and the clasp isn't real gold, so i was thinking of getting it re-strung and adding a sterling silver clasp instead of the old fake gold one. does anybody know if this is doable? and if so, can a regular jeweler do it? i live in a teeny tiny town where we only have one jeweler, so i don't have a whole lot of choice. what kind of price would i be looking at? i was thinking about getting it done as a present to myself for christmas and doing the bracelet done at the same time. thanks!