This sterling silver ring mounting features a split shank that curves up and around a center cup & twist peg mounting—the cup size is 6mm. Mountings that aren't designed for specific pearl sizes accommodate a wide range of pearl diameters. For best results on mountings with a cup, choose a pearl at least 2mm larger than the cup diameter. Use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the pearl on the peg; the texture of the twist provides a more secure hold for the epoxy. This ring is plated with rhodium to ensure a durable, tarnish-resistant finish.
• Pearls for cup settings should generally be at least 2mm larger than the cup size.
• After setting, 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.