The Various Kinds Of Precious Jewelry Loops and Clasps


Talking to suppliers' offerings and with the extremely experienced salesmen at my work, I could find no particular "name" for a necklace like you described. Numerous designs of necklaces do incorporate a clasp as part of the ornamental lower part however these are not what you are trying to find. These are the "lariat" styles in which one end of the chain is longer than the other, fitting through the shorter end.
My tip for a front installed clasp and pendant:

Any proficient jeweler must have the ability to customize a chain to do like you desire. The catch to the clasp circumstance is having an appealing clasp plan so all works together to look good on the neck. If looks are trivial, then any strong clasp will work, such as a 'lobster claw' or a durable 'spring ring' clasp.
One alternative to the regular clasp styles is the folded metal wire 'hook style' clasp. The wire is bent into a loop so the open end is a little against the other side, making for a neat friction fit where the pendant loop is slid into. Look at the clasp.
Using this design of clasp, a pendant may be completely connected to one end of the same style (with the hook soldered shut) and after that the other side might be slid onto the pendant loop to fasten the chain together.
Using Spring Ring and Lobster Claw Clasps: These are the normal clasps utilized in pendants. The lobster claw style is exceptional in strength.
For clasp like this to work effectively, the pendant will require a loop going the right instructions. Imagine that the cross pendant is put flat on a table surface. The loop on the pendant ought to lay flat. To put it simply, the front view of the pendant will show the 'checking out the hole' view of the loop on the pendant.
One side of the chain is attached completely to the loop (left versatile, obviously, attached with another loop of metal) and the clasp will be connected to the loop. With the loop on the pendant dealing with as I explained, all will hang effectively. Certainly, if the loop on the pendant faces the other way, like it would to merely slip over a chain, the pendant will be pulled sideways when the clasp is attached.
As an option to altering the loop already on a pendant, an extra loop might be formed and soldered shut, going through the pendant loop. This will provide the pendant more 'movement' when worn and will take care of the direction problems.
Ask a jeweler: As I said in the past, any jewelry expert proficient adequate to solder sterling silver must easily be able to take a chain of nearly any design and customize it to have a 'front' closing clasp which on one method or the other connects to the loop(or loops) of the pendant. The attractiveness of the overall piece will depend on the clasp utilized.
It is possible to use 2 clasps of a decorative design with one on each side of the pendant loop. The hook design clasps work rather well visually but are not as protected as spring packed types like the lobster claw. Still, the hook style may be best for appearance sake. These solutions will keep the clasp and the pendant in front without the problem of 'roaming clasps' that wind up someplace on the collar bone approximately when worn.


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Lawson Straarup Talking to suppliers' offerings and with the extremely experienced salesmen at my work, I could find no particular "name" for a necklace like you described. Numerous designs of necklaces do incorporat

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