Getting a Knot Out of a Gold Necklace?

I just tried the baby powder method with a very small knot in a very thin gold necklace and ended up with the original small knot and at the other end a very large knot. Other ideas?


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By Emily (Guest Post)
November 21, 20072 found this helpful
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The baby powder method didn't work for me. What I've found is the easiest way is rubbing the knot between your thumb and forefinger gently to loosen the knot, then picking the knot apart (either with your fingers or sewing pins) It only took me about 2 minutes and the necklace has been knotted up for at least 2 years.

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September 12, 20180 found this helpful

I used oil and sewing needles. It was really knotted. Can you be leave it took me it took me 3 hours to finally get the knots out. As soon as the last knot came out I said its about time. Held it up and the chain broke



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By cindy (Guest Post)
December 21, 20072 found this helpful
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I put olive oil on my thumb and index finger and then rubbed the know slowly between the two fingers. I took two safety pins and was able to loosen two knots in a very thin chain. Thanks for the suggestions - they were extremely helpful.

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By Samantha Jones (Guest Post)
August 9, 20081 found this helpful
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Absolutely brilliant! The oil and pin trick. I'd spent the best part of 30-40 minutes trying get to my little knot out of a new necklace that i hadn't even worn yet, I was so frustrated. Then I came on here and in less than 30 seconds, it did the trick.
Thanks so much - I will pass that little snippet on. :*)

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December 30, 20131 found this helpful
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Canola oil and tweezers! Then I gently rubbed the knot with my middle finger and thumb. Then put a paperclip through the hole (circle) - then I was able to get the knot out and this was all under 45 seconds!


Thanks for the tip!

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By george (Guest Post)
January 12, 20080 found this helpful

The olive oil worked great. I used a microscope and 2 pins and in less than 3 minutes, the knot was out and this was an ultra fine link "chain within a chain" design.
The OLIVE OIL is the key. It permits the links to slide over each other effortlessly. Thanks for the help.

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By Pam (Guest Post)
February 20, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks for the help. I will try the oil method.

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By Kim G. (Guest Post)
December 17, 20080 found this helpful

Wow! The olive oil and two needles worked perfectly! Within 2 minutes the knot was gone from a very thin white gold chain! Thanks everyone!

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By Gwen (Guest Post)
February 22, 20090 found this helpful

Just wanted to say I've spent 2 days trying to get the not out of a silver neck chain. I tried olive oil and didn't need any pins.


The links loosened up in less than a minute I got the knot out.

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By Heather (Guest Post)
February 23, 20090 found this helpful

Oil and pin. Worked in one minute. Thanks!

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October 29, 20130 found this helpful

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I had a very slim gold chain disentangled by the olive oil and pin trick from your website, however I used a sharp tooth pick. It was really effective. Thank you


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September 6, 20150 found this helpful

Do not use oil because I tried it and I broke my necklace it was the last thing my grandma gave me!

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July 18, 20170 found this helpful

Olive oil and two pins and in minutes a very fine chain came out of the knot. Had worked on it about 1/2 hour. Would have never gotten it loose because without the olive oil even if a pin is inserted in the knot it cannot move it.

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November 20, 20170 found this helpful

Yes!! Yes!! The massage between two fingers to loosen the knot just worked beautifully on two knots In a gold chain w/using a safety pin to pick out the knots

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