This listing is for a sterling silver claw ring blank.
This ring is made of high quality sterling silver materials. Use this ring blank to set your own raw stone or other stone to make your own ring!
The ring band is made out of sturdy sterling silver with a beautiful chiseled design. Band measures about 2mm wide. The claw prongs are made from your choice of 16g or 18g sterling silver to help keep your stone securely in place.
*BE SURE TO SPECIFY YOUR RING SIZE IN THE "INSTRUCTIONS TO SELLER" IN YOUR CART.
You can choose to have either 3, 4, 5, or 6 prongs. Prongs can be either 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", or 1" long. Prong length is measured from the center of the prong setting to the end of the prong.
You can choose between pre-formed prongs or flat prongs. Please specify if you would like the prongs pre-formed or flat in the "note to seller" section during checkout. If neither are specified, the prongs will come pre-formed.
These rings 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.
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.
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