This 14-karat yellow gold pendant features a tapered bail and a pearl cup and peg mounting that holds one half-drilled pearl or gemstone bead. The bail is set with three diamonds in graduated sizes—one .5-pt., one 1-pt., and one .125-pt. (I1/ G-H color; 2.75 pts. TW). Use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the bead or pearl on the twisted peg; the twisted peg provides more surface area for the epoxy, creating a more secure hold.
• Pearls for cup and peg settings should be at least 2mm larger than the cup size.