This listing is for a double band sterling silver freeform claw ring blank with 6 prongs. This claw ring has a double ring band, each ring band is 16g.
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 freeform claw prong setting is made from 18g sterling silver and is sturdy enough to hold a small or large stone. Prongs can be either 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", or 1.25" long. The prong length is from the outer part of the circle to the end of the prong. The circle in the center measures 8mm.
Choose between having the prongs sent to you either flat (you form the prongs yourself to shape to your stone) or pre-formed (prongs formed slightly upward). Just specify this in the "instructions to seller" during checkout. If nothing is specified, the prongs will be 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!
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.