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Lobster clasps (also called lobster claw clasps) may not need an introduction. They are one of the (if not the) most popular style of jewelry clasp on the market today, used for everything from fastening necklaces to hanging charms. Find a lobster clasp made of just the right materials for your custom creations including 925 sterling silver, silver fill, karat gold fill, solid stainless steel, plated brass, and plated zinc. Platings are available in several colors.
Sizes range from 9mm to 22mm, meaning you can use lobster clasps for everything from delicate necklaces and bracelets to chunky, heavy chain. When available, you will find wholesale prices listed next to each item.
About the Materials
Sterling silver lobster clasps are a great choice for finishing the ends of necklaces and other jewelry. Choose from several styles of 925 silver clasps, including the standard lobster claw shape plus heart shaped clasps, an infinity shaped clasp, and more. Double-push lobster clasps work at the the push of a button with no pesky levers to pull!
Stainless steel lobster clasps are corrosion resistant and stain resistant, making them an excellent choice for making durable jewelry that will last for years. They're constructed of solid 304 stainless steel, one of the most popular grades of stainless steel. Sizes range from 10mm to 13mm long clasps, plus a large stainless steel swivel clasp.
Gold fill (also called gold overlay or gold-filled) is made by using heat and pressure to apply a layer of karat gold to a base of less costly metal. This produces a surface with karat gold. The minimum layer of karat gold must equal at least 1/20 of the total weight of the item.
What's the Difference between Gold Plate and Gold Fill? Gold fill is 50 to 100,000 times thicker than normal gold plating, and 17 to 25,000 times thicker than heavy gold electroplate (sometimes stamped 14kt HGP). See illustration for more info.
Silver filled is essentially the same thing -- except our silver filled beads and findings are 1/10 silver filled, meaning that 1/10th of the entire component is silver. Silver filled toggle clasps are a perfect alternative to pricier solid sterling silver components, especially when sterling prices spike.
Choose from a variety of plated lobster clasps from 10 to 20mm, with a durable brass core or an economy zinc core. White plated lobster clasps are a popular choice for jewelry clasps when you want the look of silver without the maintenance! White plate displays a color that's similar to silver, but slightly more gray. It's more durable than silver and generally will not tarnish. Using gold plated jewelry findings allows you to achieve the look of karat gold without the hefty price tag.
Get a wholesale price break when you buy any single style in bulk quantities.