The platings on antiqued ball chain and accessories is not as durable as our typical platings. Just like items with a natural patina, normal wear will lighten the high points, while the crevices will remain dark. In order to keep the clasps dark, we recommend coating them with a spray lacquer sealer before wear.
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Large 4.8mm gunmetal ball chain clasps, for use with 4.8mm bulk ball chain. These clasps hook both ends of the chain together, to make a necklace or a key ring. If the clasp appears too tight to fit on your chain, gently loosen the clasp with an awl or chain-nose pliers.