This sterling silver component mounting features a long, flared cup & peg mounting; it is ideal for mounting a vertical-drilled briolette or half-drilled pearl. Trim the peg length as needed, and use jeweler's epoxy to secure the stone or pearl onto the peg; the twisted peg provides more surface area for the epoxy, creating a stronger connection.
• 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.