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Top 7 Types of Necklace Clasps

Most of the necklaces particularly those short necklaces come with clasps to allow you to easily get the necklaces on and off but the long necklaces can come without clasps because their length allows you to wear them easily by passing your head through them. There are short necklaces that do not require using clasps because they are made through using elastic material that can be stretched to be like long necklaces that slip easily over the head. You may ask yourself why do I need to know more about the types of clasps although it is not very necessary while purchasing necklaces? Getting more information about the types of clasps is important and essential for you if you are one of those who create their necklaces on their own instead of purchasing them. Choosing the best and most suitable type of clasps for your necklaces depends on your taste, what makes you comfortable while wearing your necklaces and what matches the design of your necklaces. To help you to decide the best type of clasps for your necklaces, we present to you the following diverse types of necklace clasps.

► Spring necklace clasps: These clasps consist of two rings with one ring at each end of the necklace. One of the rings at the end of the necklace comes with a small nub that is pressed to open and slip over the other ring at the other end of the necklace. Using this type of clasps is considered to be struggling for some people, however this type is still the most popular and also the most secure that provides you with a tightly fastened necklace.

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► Box necklace clasps: They are rectangular or square in their shapes and they consist of a groove and a tongue that slides into this groove. These clasps can be easily used even with just one hand and they also fasten your necklace tightly which makes this type of clasps popular and desirable.

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► Screw necklace clasps: Screw clasps consist of two pieces which are added to the ends of the necklace and are twisted to fasten your necklace. This type of clasps makes the necklaces strongly fastened but there are still some people who find that it is difficult to control these clasps especially when they are behind their heads which makes the clasps invisible.

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► Lobster claw necklace clasps: This type of clasps is given this name because the clasps look like lobsters’ claw. Opening these clasps depends on pushing a small nub downward and once you release the nub, the clasp will be closed again. Using this type of clasps requires adding a ring to one end of the necklace and a claw clasp to the other end as the claw clasp cannot work alone to fasten your necklace. This type of clasps is considered to be one of the most common types since it offers you a strong fastening to your necklace. Although this type of clasps allows you to get strong fastening, there are some people who do not like it because they need to struggle and suffer to be able to use these clasps since they are small in their size and are usually behind their heads which means that they are fastening the necklaces without seeing the clasps while being used. The only solution to this problem is to use larger clasps which are less elegant but easier to be used and controlled.

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► Magnetic necklace clasps: This type of clasps is considered to be the easiest for fastening your necklace as it is based on adding magnets to both ends of the necklace to fasten it when they come close to each other. Although this type of clasps can be easily used and does not require exerting a huge effort like the other types of clasps, it is not as strong as them because the magnets can be easily separated from each other which may lead to losing your necklace or at least it may suddenly fall.

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► Hook necklace clasps: They consist of a hook at one end of the necklace and a ring or link in a chain at the other end. These clasps can be easily used and can be also separated from each other easily which makes them risky for some people.

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► Toggle necklace clasps: Toggle clasps consist of a ring at one end of the necklace and a straight bar which fits through the ring at the other end. The straight bar can easily slip out of the ring which makes the necklace fall off easily of your neck and you may lose it. This is why this type of clasps is not highly desired like other types of necklace clasps.

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