This sterling silver component features walls modeled from gallery wire and holds three faceted gemstones in 4-prong mountings, one 8 x 6mm oval, one 7 x 5mm oval and one 7 x 5mm pear. Mix and match stone types and/or colors to create eye-catching an earring drop, pendant, or use the component as one element in more complex necklace designs. Cut a seat in each prong to accommodate your stone, then burnish the prong over the stone to secure it in place. This component is oxidized to highlight the detail.
• 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.