This 24-karat heavy yellow gold-plated sterling silver lobster clasp features a swiveling ring mechanism ideal for bracelets and necklaces—this clasp is a great choice to keep larger, heavy or multi-strand designs from twisting or tangling. Complete the clasp with a plain or fancy ring on the opposite of the strand. One of the most common clasp styles, the lobster clasp offers a streamlined look and good security for all types of strands. Named for its resemblance to the action of a lobster claw, this clasp features a hook shape with a spring-operated closure. Simply press the ring at the opposite end of the strand against the closure, pushing it open enough to let the ring pass onto the hook (or press the release lever to open the closure). The spring holds the clasp closed until the lever pulls it open to release the ring.
Offer your customers both the beauty of 24-karat gold and the value of precious metal at a very affordable price. This satin-finish piece is made of sterling silver and heavily plated with a 1-micron thick layer of pure 24-karat gold—a far more substantial layer than traditional plating.
• Overall length indicates the length added to your strand by the clasp.
• Heavy-plated sterling items should not be machine-polished.
• Use care when soldering near springs or other movable mechanisms; the heat can damage these parts or alter the temper of the metal, reducing or destroying their effectiveness.