This handcrafted sterling silver ear wire features three drops that are prong-set with faceted labradorite stones—one oval 5 x 3mm and two round 2–4mm. A closed ring makes it easy to add an additional drop or dangle for a custom design. If desired, use a rubber ear wire guard (available separately) to keep the finished earring in place on displays and earring cards and as protection for customers against loss. Sometimes called French wires or shepherd's hooks, this classic style is easy to work with and simple to wear—ideal for a variety of designs.
Stone enhancement: None (N)
• 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 chains 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.