This sterling silver component features two prong mountings joined vertically and adorned with gallery wire around their edges. The 4-prong oval mounting accommodates one 8 x 6mm faceted stone; the 3-prong pear mounting accommodates one 7 x 5mm faceted stone. This component has a closed ring and is ideal for earring and pendant designs, providing many design possibilities—mix or match stone colors or stone types. Cut a seat in the prongs to accommodate your stone, then burnish the prongs over the stone to secure it in place. The design is oxidized to highlight detail.
• 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.