This listing is for one sterling silver 5 prong claw setting.
This claw setting is made of high quality sterling silver materials. Use this claw blank to set your own raw stone or other stone to make your own pendant!
The claw is made from sterling silver and is sturdy enough to hold a small or large stone! Prongs can be either 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1.25", or 1.5" long. Prong length is from the center of the prong setting to the end of each prong. The neck on the bail prong will be the same length as prongs, plus an additional 1/4" for the bail. For example, if you order 1/2" prongs, the bail prong will be 3/4" long. If you need it longer/shorter, please message me before placing order.
(For longer prong lengths, please message me for a price quote and custom listing)
You can choose to have your pendant made from 16g, 18g, or 20g sterling silver (16g is a thicker,sturdier option).
Simply choose your prong length and gauge size from the drop down menu.
Choose between having the prongs sent to you either flat (you form the prongs yourself to shape to your stone) or pre-formed (as shown in the photos).
These claw blanks are handmade by me in my private studio and are made when ordered. They will be polished to a high shine and ready for you to set your own stones!
CLAW SETTING FAQ's
Do these claw settings come with stones? No they don't. These are only the blanks to be used with your own stones.
What types of stones can you use in claw settings? One of the great thing about our claw settings is that you can use a variety of stones in these settings! We've had customers use things like cabochons (flat back stones), raw stones, tumbled rocks, custom-made stones, and even faceted stones!
How do I know what prong length I need? In order to determine the prong length, you will need to know the dimensions of your stone, including the shape of the stone, the diameter, and height of the stone. Example: Round stone 1" diameter,1/4" tall (wall height). Measure from the center of the stone, which gives you a measurement of 1/2". Add the wall height of 1/4", then add a little extra for the prongs to wrap around the top (maybe an extra 1/4" for a stone this size). You would need 1" prongs for a stone this size.
What prong thickness (gauge) should I get? Armored Supply Co offers prongs in three different thicknesses. 20 gauge (.08 mm) great to use with smaller stones. 18 gauge (1 mm) works well for just about any stone! 16 gauge (1.3mm) is recommended for larger stones.