Current order production wait time is 6-8 weeks, plus shipping time. **LARGE ORDERS WILL TAKE LONGER!** PLEASE NOTE: As a result of the continued rise in precious metal prices, I am having to raise my prices. I am so very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
This listing is for one sterling silver claw bracelet blank.
This bracelet is made of high quality sterling silver materials. Use this bracelet blank to set your own raw stone or other stone to make your own bangle!
The bracelet is made from sturdy 14g sterling silver and the prongs are made from 16g sterling to hold your stone securely! Prongs can be either 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1.25", 1.5", 1.75", or 2" long. Simply choose your prong length from the drop down menu. Prong length is from the center of the prong setting to the end of a prong.
Prongs will come pre-formed (bent up, as pictured) for this bangle. If you would like your prongs to be flat, please message me before purchasing.
Sizes are as follows: X-SMALL - 6" around outside (2" inside diameter) SMALL - 7" around outside (2.25" inside diameter) MEDIUM - 8" around outside (2.5" inside diameter) LARGE - 9" around outside (2.75" inside diameter)
How to measure for bangle size: STEP 1: Position your hand as if you are putting a bangle, with your thumb extended across your palm and reaching towards your pinky finger. STEP 2: Using a strip of paper or tape measurements, wrap it around your hand at the widest point. (If using strip of paper or string, be sure to measure paper strip or string with ruler) STEP 3: That will be your hand circumference (bangle inside diameter).
These 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.