Vintage Clasp Samples Card Box Clasps aka Tab Insert Clasps aka Tongue and Groove Clasps Decorative box clasps can add so much to a necklace, especially if your hair is short or in an up-do.
Hattie Carnegie necklace, the clasp is a focal point Hattie Carnegie Miriam Haskell, the clasp is a focal point at the front of the necklace Miriam Haskell bracelet, the clasp is a huge focal point Hook clasps are often stamped with country of origin or designer's name Wide Hook Clasp on Silver Bracelet from Mexico Fold-Over Clasps snap shut for added security Spring Ring Clasps work with a tension mechanism is pulled back to open and released to close This Napier spring ring clasp has a bar running across the inside with the Napier hallmark stamped on it Spring ring clasp marked gold filled The patented Miriam Haskell clasp is a type of spring ring clasp Lobster Claw Clasps are variations of Spring Ring Clasps Smaller lobster claws, with round levers date to the 1970s and the larger ones with the flat levers are newer Toggle Clasps are simple designs; the bar fits into the ring and piece closes Sister Clasps work by threading both parts over a jump ring Pin Clasps aka Pin & Groove Clasps aka Slide Clasps Pin Clasps work with a bar that slides into grooves on both sides of the jewelry Barrel clasps are sometimes called Torpedo Clasps, they are barrel shaped when screwed close Found in ancient jewelry; rarely seen today Fish Hook Clasps or Box and Hook Clasps can be confusing.
consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry.Pin stems, screw-back earrings findings, safety and plain catches. Dual ring guards, child's ring chains, earrings guards, safety chains, cord bracelet guard chains, Benj. Exclusively Wholesale, 1950 shown here was patented in about 1894, though these earrings originally had a different style back for pierced ears.The ends of the original ear wires can be seen at the top of each earring.As its name implies, this jewelry fastener is circular, or ring-shaped, with a small nub poking out of it.