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Everything you need to know about necklace clasps.

Everything you need to know about necklace clasps: A personal guide

If you're like me, you love to keep expanding your jewelry collection and discovering new pieces. But have you ever wondered how important a necklace clasp is? I've embarked on a journey to learn about the different necklace clasps and want to share my findings with you. Here's a comprehensive overview of the most common necklace clasps and what makes them so special.

1. Spring ring closure

The spring ring clasp is one of the most common clasps and is often used on lighter necklaces and bracelets. It consists of a small round ring with a spring inside that holds the ring open when you pull the small lever. Once you release the lever, the ring closes again. This clasp is reliable and secure, but can sometimes be difficult to use, especially if you have long nails or a smaller, dainty chain.

2. Carabiner clasp

The lobster clasp is a sturdy and secure choice for many necklaces. It works similarly to the spring ring clasp but has a more elongated shape that makes it easier to grip and open. Lobster clasps are ideal for heavier and more valuable chains because they are very reliable. They also come in different sizes so they can fit almost any type of chain. I really like using the lobster clasp the most and have had my own lobster clasps made to fit NARROW. You can easily find necklaces with my lobster clasps under necklaces.

3. Magnetic closure

Magnetic clasps are a great invention and perfect for those who are in a hurry or have difficulty using traditional clasps. They consist of two magnetic ends that simply attract and hold each other together. These clasps are particularly practical and easy to use, but they are better suited to lighter chains as they could come loose if pulled too hard.

4. Box closure

The box clasp, also known as a sliding clasp, is often found on more elegant and high-quality necklaces and bracelets. It consists of a small box into which a flat hook is pushed. An additional safety bar ensures that the hook does not come loose accidentally. This clasp is not only secure, but also aesthetically pleasing and blends seamlessly into the design of the chain.

5. Hook and eye closure

The hook-and-eye clasp is one of the oldest clasp types and offers a simple and elegant way to close your necklace. It consists of a hook that hooks into a loop or ring. These clasps are often found on handmade or antique necklaces and give them a charming, rustic look. However, they are less secure than other clasps and are better suited to shorter, lighter chains.

6. Toggle closure

The toggle clasp is both functional and decorative. It consists of a bar (toggle) that is passed through a round or oval ring. Once the bar is perpendicular to the ring, the chain remains securely closed. This clasp is easy to use and offers a beautiful, decorative component. It is ideal for eye-catching, fashionable necklaces and bracelets.


Choosing the right clasp for your necklace can make a huge difference in terms of comfort and security. Whether you're looking for something practical, elegant or sturdy, there are a variety of options to suit your needs. Next time you're shopping for or designing a necklace, pay attention not only to the design of the necklace itself, but also to the clasp - it's the invisible detail that holds everything together.

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I hope this guide has helped you better understand the world of necklace clasps. Which clasp style is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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