10 Necklace Clasps Designs and How they Work

Mar 17 14:57 2014 Mohit Jain Print This Article

Necklace clasps have a very basic functionality in necklaces that is to securely connect the two ends of the necklace.

Necklace clasps have a very basic functionality in necklaces that is to securely connect the two ends of the necklace. You would be amazed to see what a big range of these clasps are available at online wholesale jewelry supplies stores. The basic clasps are just for the functionality whereas some bold clasps are attached to necklace to give a bold look to the overall necklace. Here are the details of the wide variety of necklace clasps sold by a number of wholesale jewelry supplies shops.

Lobster Claw

This clasp has a small spring in it that keeps the arm closed unless you push its lever. These clasps are secure,Guest Posting easy to use, and are commonly used in necklaces, bracelets, and anklets.

Magnetic Clasps

These clasps have a strong magnet in them that keeps the two ends of the necklace together. This is handy for those who find it difficult to use the other kinds of clasps.

Toggle Clasps

The toggle clasps have two pieces. One end has a circle or some other shape, having an open center while the other has a thick bar "T" shaped bar that is passed within the circle to hold the both ends together. These clasps however, aren't as secure as other kind of clasps.

Swivel clasps

These clasps are similar to lobster clasps in look but also have a small rotating part at the bottom of the clasp.

Key Clasps

One end of the key clasp is a round or other shape which has a small lever which is pressed to insert the other end having a hole.

Box Clasps

One end of the chain has a box having an opening that is notched on the top of the box. The other end comprises of a flat metal piece that is folded over to make a spring having a knob at its end. This knob end is inserted into the opening of the other end to lock.

Spring Clasps

One end of these clasps have a ring that opens when a little lever on it slides on it. Once it is open the other end having a loop is inserted to lock it in the chain.

Screw Clasps

As the name says, these clasps have a screw at one end that is rotated to fit at the end of the chain.

Hook and S-Hook Clasps

These necklace clasps have a hook in "?" shape or "S" shape that fits on the end having a hole.

Interlocking Clasps

These clasps have circles on both ends among which one of these slides to allow the other circle gets in to lock it.

There are other kinds of clasps as well, including the slide lock clasps, watch band clasps, snap lock clasps, twister clasps, leather cord clasps, snap clasps, and bayonet clasps. All the above defined clasps as well the few named above different qualities, shapes, material used, and finish. Some of the most commonly used material, finish, and metal color is given as follows:

Material: Brass, alloy, stainless steel, ally & enamel, alloy & rhinestone, iron, plastic, porcelain, gemstone and others.

Finish: Lead Free & Nickel Free, Nickel Free, Lead Free, Cadmium Free & Lead Free, stainless steel, cadmium free, etc.

Metal color: golden, silver, platinum, black, red copper, antique bronze, rose gold, Unplated, mix color, stainless steel color etc.

There are a number of online wholesale jewelry supplies store that offer these necklace clasps at the most economical rates. There is a huge variety of these and you must take time out to do a thorough research on which clasps will suit your necklace designs the best before you buy any of these in bulk.

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Mohit Jain
Mohit Jain

The article is penned by Nick William. Nick has been in the business of jewelry making and sales for the last 5 years. He has undergone jewelry making training and holds a degree in gemology. Nick now likes writing on tips and ideas for jewelry making and shopping. In case you are looking for attractive yet inexpensive jewelry supplies then he recommends you visit wholesale jewelry supplies site . 

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