It’s one of the most underappreciated and unnoticed features on a piece of jewellery, but jewellery clasps are very important! Without a clasp, your necklace or bracelet would be forever doomed to a life inside your jewellery box! That’s because jewellery clasps are the mechanism which lets you take your jewellery piece on and off. But did you realise that there are many different types of clasps? Let me introduce you to 8 popular clasps, including our favourite – the lobster clasp!
8 Popular Jewellery Clasps for Necklaces & Bracelets
Our NZ made range of jewellery, including our Peapod necklaces, Peapod bracelets and Love Yourself jewellery range use lobster clasps. Other jewellery designers also have their favourites, one of which may be:
- Lobster Clasp – we love the lobster because it is easy to use and makes a highly secure connection. There is a small spring in the lever which helps open and shut the clasp.
- Spring Ring Clasp – very popular, to work you push a small lever backwards and the spring ring clasp opens. Used often on necklace chains.
- Toggle Clasp – a toggle clasp is easy to use, but not very secure. It works by pushing a bar through a large loop and twisting the bar.
- Fishhook Clasp – a very delicate clasp, it works by putting a hook into an oval casing.
- S Hook Clasp – a very old, traditional clasp, the S hook is a simple S shape which hooks two ends together.
- Magnetic Clasp – often used by people with limited finger dexterity, a magnetic clasp simply connects with magnets.
- Box Clasp – like a fishhook clasp, a box clasp works by putting a tab into a decorative box.
- Barrel Clasp – this clasp has two metal pieces which when screwed together and closed, look like a barrel.
Caring for Your Clasped Jewellery
Your jewellery is precious and by following our Care Instructions, you will get plenty of wear from it! One of the best things you can do is close clasps of individual pieces when storing them. This not only prevents tangles occurring, but also prevents breakages and knots. If you have long chains, close the clasp and hanging them on is a good way of storing them. For more information on how to care for your jewellery, check out our Care Instructions page.