This sterling silver hook & eye clasp is fabricated from 18-gauge wire and features a simple wire hook and two-ring eye. Double-ring eyes allow you to tie off the strand using one eye, leaving the other eye clear for easy attachment to the hook component. The clasp has a smooth bright finish, making it an ideal choice for a simple, unobtrusive clasp. A hook & eye clasp is a two-part clasp that closes by simply sliding the hook through the eye. This clasp tends to be larger than other clasp types and is ideal for larger designs, bead strands or bib-style necklaces; it relies on the necklace having enough weight to keep the clasp secure.