Know the Types of Necklace Clasps

Often overlooked, a clasp is the piece that holds your necklace together, making it an important criteria to keep in mind when buying your next necklace. Adorning your attire with a glamorous necklace can soon backfire if you find yourself awkwardly fiddling with the clasp to remove the necklace by the end of the day. We all know the experience – hands hurting, neck aching, mind breaking experience, which makes getting the right type of clasp extremely important.

The abundance of options available can seem intimidating, so we've listed the most common types available in the markets:

Spring Ring Closure

Starting off with the most common type of clasp in the Indian market, this clasp design is probably familiar to you. Light in weight and dainty in size, it is a versatile fastener, making it easily accessible and frequently used in various types of jewellery - from bracelets to necklaces.

Due to its size and weight, it’s considered ideal for lightweight necklace pieces. Although, it can be difficult to operate if the size is too small. Individuals with big hands, delicate nails or any dexterity issues should look another way.

Lobster Claw Clasp

Another common variety is the rightly named lobster claw clasp. Providing more security and a longer lifespan than the previously mentioned spring clasp, this type works the same way for the user. The comparatively bigger size can make it easier to operate than the spring clasp, but the difference is not significant enough to aid the people that struggle with the former.

Magnetic Clasp

Perfect for the procrastinators and ones with dexterity issues, this clasp just snaps into place, making it top the usability charts. While not as secure as the previously listed types, it is secure enough for casual wear and can provide a long lifespan when taken care of. Keep in mind to not pair it with a heavy piece and to not have it soldered when attaching it to the chain since the heat can decrease the magnetic strength of the clasp. For individuals with small children or pets who may tug on the necklace and pull it off, a more secure clasp for be suitable.

Toggle Clasp

This simple stick-and-circle design is a stylistic option among those looking for something different. Its unique look adds to the design of the necklace. However, getting the perfect one can be tricky. Due to the design, it must be paired with a weight-appropriate necklace for optimal security. If the weight is too much, its strong pull on the clasp can make it come undone. On the other hand, a lighter than required necklace will not be able to provide enough weight to keep it down. This makes it important to find an experienced jeweller to attach it to the necklace. Once perfected, the clasp provides a good amount of security along with its unique charm. Though, maybe don’t run while wearing a necklace with this clasp.

Box Clasp

Common for bracelets, this clasp is also used for necklaces sometimes. It has the most complex design among others in the list, making it a good option for security. It’s a simple slide to insert design that clicks into place, highly suitable for people with dexterity issues. Its bulky look makes it suitable for heavier necklaces, with the added benefit of an endless look as the box can be made to merge into the design of the necklace.

Torpedo Clasp

Often paired with pearls and necklaces with antique or rustic design, this reliable clasp has a simple design that twists into place, giving it the top spot in the matters of strength and security. It is ideal for individuals looking for a clasp with an antique style and those who are tired of losing their jewellery.

Fishhook Clasp

Lastly, another option for ones looking for a secure clasp with intricate design for their lightweight jewellery, this fittingly named clasp has a hook that loops and attached into the leaf shaped closure. The narrow design of the leaf shaped closure gives the neckless a seamless look by blending into the chain.  

Now that you know about these common types of necklace clasps, take a minute to think before to get you next necklace. With just that, you’ll prevent the future frustrations that come with an unsuitable clasp.  In fact, why wait? Check out these exquisite sets of necklaces and don’t forget to pay attention to the clasp type!