Pictures, descriptions, and explanations on some of the most popular, common, and basic types of jewelry clasps.
Jewelry Clasps are one of the jewelry findings that are most common and most essential. Bracelet clasps and necklace clasps are the most popular functional jewelry fasteners around.
Functionally, clasps are merely fasteners that are used to connect and end off bracelets, anklets, and necklaces. However clasps do not just have to be only functional. They can be an integral part of the design; sometimes the focal point of interest.
These days, there are more and more decorative jewelry clasps available for purchase. Clasps can come in many designs, many different finishes, and made from various grades of materials. For top end jewelry, sterling silver, gold, platinum, rhodium are common materials used to manufacture these jewelry fasteners.
As specialist companies continue to produce new clasps designs, it is impossible to produce a comprehensive list of jewelry clasps. However it is still useful to know some of the basic and long-enduring types of clasps available. [Read more…]