This sterling silver ring mounting features an undulating S-shape shank and a twist pearl peg—set with one half-drilled 9–9.5mm (approx.) pearl or gem ball. The peg sits at the center of the ring, and the sides of the shank curve up and around the center mounting, appearing to gently hold the set pearl. 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 fine silver to ensure a bright white color and to help protect against tarnish.
• 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 silver by keeping it in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store metals in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.