This sterling silver ear wire features an art deco design with an open teardrop on the front and a pinch mounting behind the teardrop. The pinch mounting holds a drilled briolette or bead up to 4mm dia. Pinch mountings are easy to set; the prongs fit into the holes of most drilled beads and components. The ear wire is a breeze to put on and take off—it's an ideal starting point for a wide range of earring designs.
• 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.