This sterling silver ring mounting features a decorative split shank design with swirl and flower accents. A scalloped oval bezel mounting is surrounded by open petals. The ring mounting is oxidized to highlight the design details. Set one 18 x 13mm cabochon in the bezel mounting and push the walls inward over the stone to hold it in place. For added security, if desired, place a drop or two of jeweler's epoxy in the cup before placing the stone.
• After setting your stone(s) in this mounting, finish or polish as necessary to complete your ring.
• 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.