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 bead or 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.