This brightly finished sterling silver component features an open teardrop shape with an arched profile and a pearl peg set inside the teardrop, fixed to one side. The peg accommodates one half-drilled pearl or gemstone bead up to 8mm diameter. Use jeweler's epoxy to secure a bead or pearl onto the peg. Add a jump ring to create an earring or a bail to complete a pendant. Sold as a left- and right-facing pair, these components are ideal as earrings.
• After setting your pearl in this mounting, finish or polish as necessary to complete your design.
• 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.