3/23/2022 UPDATE: Current order production wait time is 3-6 weeks, plus shipping time. Large orders may 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 pair of gold filled claw stud earring blanks. You can choose from yellow gold filled or rose gold filled.
Each pair of earrings are made of high quality gold filled materials. Use these blanks to set your own stones to make a beautiful pair of earrings!
The earring post is made from standard 20g gold filled. Choose the gauge you'd like your prongs made in. You can choose from 16g, 18g, or 20g gold filled (16g is a thicker option. 20g is the thinnest option)
Prongs can be either 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", or 1" long. Simply choose your prong length, gauge size, and metal type 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 item. If you would like your prongs to be flat, please message me before purchasing.
Ear nuts are sold separately and can be purchased from my shop!
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.