This sterling silver tube setting holds one round faceted gemstone. Pre-cut seats provide a professional start to stone-setting and help ensure level setting. Due to the small size of this setting, the casting sprue cannot be fully removed before the setting is secured onto your workpiece; remove the sprue after soldering the setting into place. After setting your stone(s), finish or polish as necessary.
This style tube setting is cast with enough thickness to allow a seat for the gemstone to be cut into their interior walls. The setting is finished in roughly the same way as a bezel; the tube walls are pushed inward and burnished over the girdle of the stone to hold it securely in place.
• 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.