Definitions Of Jewelry Closures For Necklaces, Bracelets And Earrings

The following are the definitions of the different types of closures that are used to fasten your necklace, bracelets and earrings together:

BOX RING – A circular clap called a Bolt Ring is used to fasten necklaces or bracelet chains.

BOX CLASP – A box like hollow housing with a groove into which a tongue clicks into place to securely shut the clasp is called a Box Clasp.

BUTTERFLIES – A component used in earrings called the Butterflies attaches the earring to the ear by being slid down the post of the earring that pierces the ear.

CARIBINER – A clasping system similar to the bold ring called Caribiner is used for fastening chains.

FOLDOVER CLASP – A clasp where the hinged part opens, passes through a ring and snaps shut holding the ring securely in place is called Foldover Clasp.

FRENCH BACK – An earring system for non-pierced ears is called French Back whereby the earring is attached to the earlobe by means of tightening a screw.

JUMP RING – A Jump Ring is an round or oval ring of metal Chrome Hearts Pants wire used at the end of a chain to which a clasp or securing system is attached.

LOBSTER CLAW CLASP – A jewelry fastening or clasp called Lobster Claw Clasp is shaped like a lobster claw. It has a spring-loaded arm to keep the clasp securely closed are used in necklaces and bracelets.

OMEGA BACK – A hinged fastening clasp called Omega Back closely resembles the Greek letter, Omega. Used to secure earring msn posts to the ear.

POST – A pin-like component of an earring called a Post passes through the pierced earlobe. A post is held in place by a fastening system behind the lobe, such as the “Butterfly” clasp.

SAFETY CATCH – A secondary fastening used for securing jewelry is called a Safety Catch. Usually seen as a hinged loop that snap closes one side of a clasp to another. Guarantees the safety of the jewelry should the main fastening break.

SCREW BACK – A Screw Back is a highly secure earring fastening system whereby a nut screws onto a threaded earring post.

SNAP BAR CLOSURE – A hinged, straight bar that lifts up and down to secure or release earrings is call Snap Bar Closure.

TOGGLE CLASP – A Toggle Clasp consist of a ring at one end of a bracelet or necklace and a short bar on the other end. The bar passes through the ring to sit across it, securely fastening the two ends together.


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