This sterling silver pendant mounting features a twisted fishhook design with a pearl peg sitting inside the curve at the base of the design. The peg accommodates one half-drilled pearl or gemstone bead up to 8mm dia. Use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the bead or pearl on the peg. The pendant has a hidden bail. This pendant is oxidized to enhance the details.
Hidden bails are tucked out of sight at the back or sides of the pendant design; this bail style helps to highlight the pendant by removing a possible distraction point for the viewer's eye.
• After setting your stone(s) in this mounting, finish or polish as necessary to complete your pendant.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.