I order from R and T particularly for these clasps. They don't stick, the plating doesn't interfere with opening and closing. The plating does wear off of all these clasps eventually but that would be the same regardless of any base metal clasp. These are worth the extra cost for a quality end product. I use them on simple anklets and bracelets and always been happy with them, i've used these for a good 15 years. If you buy the crappier ones you will lose several to malfunction and poor opening - buy a better product for making a better product.