This sterling silver component mounting (also called a screw eye) features a peg and is ideal for creating a pearl pendant or pearl earring drops. Set the mounting with one half-drilled pearl or bead. Use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the bead or pearl on the peg; the twisted peg provides more surface area for the epoxy, helping to create a stronger connection. This component is plated with rhodium to ensure a durable, tarnish-resistant finish.
• Pearls for cup and peg settings should be at least 2mm larger than the cup size.
• This screw eye features a base metal peg; the pegs are not manufactured in precious metal because that portion of the screw eye will be enclosed in the finished product and is considered an exempt item under Federal Trade Commission standard #67-38.
• 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.