Clasps are an essential part of most jewelry making, not only for their design but more importantly for their functionality. Some clasps are better suited than others for certain designs and use. A popular clasp is the spring ring clasp because it blends easily in with most designs. It is strong yet delicate, so it can be used on heavy necklaces to lightweight bracelets, but a downside to that can be it is harder to manipulate and fasten for the user. Another popular clasp is the lobster clasp, which resembles a lobster’s claw. This clasp is self-closing in its design but it too can be cumbersome like the spring ring.
A great and more easy to use alternative to these popular clasps are magnetic clasps. Magnetic clasps use attracting magnets to lock two ends of a piece of jewelry together. Medium strength magnets are typically used to provide security when the piece is snapped together, but not too much force to make it impossible for the wearer to pull it apart. This is especially useful for bracelet wearers who have access to only one hand while putting a bracelet on. Not only do everyday jewelry wearers benefit from the simplicity of a magnetic clasp but the elderly and people with limited dexterity do too. There are also some who believe magnets aid in arthritis and joint inflammation, so they wear magnetic jewelry for its therapeutic purpose. Magnetic clasps have also become trendy in the athletic community as a safer option than the typical clasp. If the jewelry piece were to become hooked or caught on something it could unclasp quickly without doing harm to the person wearing it, or the piece itself.
Due to the above reasons, many jewelry supplies wholesalers have come to recognize the need to offer magnetic clasps in their jewelry findings. Sterling silver magnetic clasps are very fashionable today but more metal options, sizes, and styles are being introduced as designers incorporate them into more jewelry pieces.
At AZ Findings we offer an attractive sterling silver magnetic clasp toggle. It is ball-shaped with a smooth and shiny finish. You can find it at the following link: