Pearl Restorer

Peel, shape, smooth, and polish genuine pearls to remove surface defects.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pearl Restorers do?

Peels, shapes, smooths, and polishes genuine pearls to remove surface defects and attain uniform color, using knife, grinding stone, and abrasives: Peels outer layers to remove damaged areas and obtain natural, uniform color, using knife. Selects abrasive and grinding stone to produce smooth finish, utilizing knowledge of natural pearl structure, abrasives, and grinding operations. Shapes, smooths, and polishes pearls, using abrasives and grinding stone. Cleans surface of pearls, applying rag and oil mixtures.


Should I be a Pearl Restorer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Pearl Peeler, Pearl Peller

    How to become a Pearl Restorer

    Pearl Restorers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Pearl Restorer-related education!
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