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Everything you need to know about necklace chain and clasp

Thinking of customizing a unique personalized necklace, but not quite sure which kind of chain and clasp should be chosen? Then you should read this article. It just takes several minutes but will provide you multiple choices.

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🔹 Chain type for necklace

There are many kinds of necklace chains out there. To help you choose a suitable chain for your custom necklace easily, we will list the most common types of necklace chains here. Please take a look.

1) O Chain

It's one of the most common types of chains, consists of multiple O-shaped circles, which can be used for different styles of pendants. There are various of O chains on the market. The most classic ones are plain O chain and flat O chain, which is more sparkling.

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2) Box chain

To zoom in on the picture, you will see that each segment looks like a small box. The box chain is machine-woven and hollow out. It looks heavy but very light.

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3) Snake chain

The snake chain is also machine-woven. The overall shape looks like a snake's body. It's delicate, seamless and sparkling, but difficult to repair once broken.

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4) Ball or bead chain

With round bright surfaces, ball or bead chain reflects the light in all directions. It looks stunning and lovely, could wear without pendants.

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5) Seeds chain

Each segment of the chain looks like a usual sunflower seed, thin, long, and simple in shape, which could help make your face look slimmer. It is especially suitable for girls with round faces. Perfect match to business wear.

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6) Tile chain

Each part of the tile chain looks like roof tiles. It's very artistic and mostly used in gold necklaces. There are different types of tile chains, such as flower double tile chain, rice tile chain, twist tile chain and etc.

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7) Skein chain

Skein chain is more complicated than all chains above. It is a typical representative of the woven chain and is interlocked like twisted skein. This one is probably the easiest to match clothes. Can be worn by women in the summer to perfectly highlight the neck.

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8) Chopin chain

For Chopin chain, each buckle is interlocked. This design makes the chain more three-dimensional, and also adds a tough feel to the necklace. It is strong and generous, naturally revealed a calm atmosphere of charm. Best choice for women with a round face. It could create refined definition and contour.

Chopin chain is one of the most popular types on the market. It's glossy, strong and easy to match clothes. Suitable for all kinds of gemstone jewelry.

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9)Babysbreath chain

Lots of small discs are connected vertically and horizontally. The chain looks lovely and shining like the stars in the sky. It can be worn without a pendant.

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🔹 Necklace chain length & width guideline

Besides chain type, another question you may concern is how to pick the right chain size for a woman's or man's necklace. Here is a chain size guide for your review.

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🔹 Clasp

Clasp is also a very important part of the necklace. It's small but indispensable. There are many types of clasps on the market. Appended below are some classic types for most of the necklaces.

① Spring ring clasp

This kind of spring ring clasp is very common. There are many styles available. It controls the opening and closing of the clasp by using a spring-loaded mechanism. It is very convenient to wear.

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② Lobster clasp

It looks like a lobster. That's how it gets its name and widely used. There are many shapes and types for your options. They are made of various metals. This kind of clasp is generally used in bracelets. It is convenient to adjust the size. In fashion jewelry, it is widely used by designers. The disadvantage is that it is not beautiful enough, and basically not used in high jewelry.

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③ Insert ball clasp

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④ Turn clasp

The quality of this spiral clasp is still guaranteed as long as the metal itself passes the test. However, it looks not fashionable, so won't be used on fine jewelry.

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⑤ Fashion clasp

For fashion jewelry, if the clasp is plain, it will affect the overall effect. So a variety of fashion clasp will be used.

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⑥ ‘W’ & ‘S’ Clasp

‘W’ & ‘S’ clasp is often used on gold jewelry and platinum jewelry. Gold and platinum are both relatively ductile metals, which are matched with such kind of clasp perfectly. To prevent the necklace from falling off, one side of ‘W’ & ‘S’ clasp is welded on the necklace, and the other side is used to open and close.

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Last and importantly, there are still a lot of chain & clasp types out there, which are not listed above. Considering the words limit, so much for today. Anyway, we will collect new items and add them to this article in the future if necessary.

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