This sterling silver pendant mounting features a flower design with a bezel mounting in the center and four 3-prong pear-shaped mountings alternating with leaf designs. The pendant accommodates one 8mm round cabochon and four 6 x 4mm pear-shaped faceted stones. A hidden attach bar on the back allows the pendant to hang directly from a chain or cord or to become one element in a larger design. Use jeweler's epoxy to secure the cabochon or flat back stone in the center mounting. Cut a seat in each prong to accommodate your faceted stones, then burnish the prong over the stone to secure each in place. This pendant is oxidized to accentuate 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 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.