This sterling silver festoon mounting features a horseshoe shape and a scaly texture with a pearl mounting at each end; each mounting accommodates one half-drilled pearl, 6–7mm diameter. Attach chain, cord or other stringing material to the two fixed rings; the festoon design ensures the pendant remains centered on the necklace. Use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the pearl on the peg. This pendant is oxidized to accentuate the detail.
• Pearls for cup and peg settings should generally be at least 2mm larger than the cup.
• 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 silver by keeping it in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store metals in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.