This sterling silver ring mounting features an open-shank design with one 4-prong mounting on each shank end. The mountings are pre-notched and hold one 3mm round faceted gemstone. A classic choice, the 4-prong setting supports the gemstone on four sides; pre-notched prongs provide a professional start to stone-setting with perfectly level stone seats already cut into each prong. This open-shank ring design allows you to make minor size adjustments, if necessary, to ensure a good fit for your customer. Mix and match faceted stone types and/or colors to create a variety of ring choices or create a custom ring for individual customers, allowing them to choose their stones.
Set your stone into the prongs and check the fit. If necessary, adjust the seat to best accommodate your particular gemstone. To secure the stone in place, burnish the prongs over the stone and finish as needed.
• 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.