FAQ: 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Pearl Clasps

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When it comes to pearls, clasps are an important part of the jewelry-making process. In this blog post, we will answer 10 of the most frequently asked questions about pearl clasps.

Whether you’re a consumer looking for information on how to care for your pearls or a manufacturer looking for advice on which clasp is best for your design, you’ll find the answers you need here. So, let’s get started!

1. What are clasps for pearls?

Pearl clasps are a type of jewelry findings used to secure a pearl strand. There are many different types of pearl clasps, but they all serve the same purpose: to keep your pearls safe and secure. Learn also about diamond pearl clasps.

2. Where can I find clasps for pearls?

There are a few places where you can look for clasps for pearls. One option is to visit a local jewelry store. Many stores that sell pearl jewelry will also carry pearl clasps and other pearl jewelry findings. Another option is to search online. There are many websites that sell pearl clasps and other pearl jewelry supplies. Finally, you can also check with your local bead store. Some bead stores carry pearl clasps and other pearl jewelry findings. With a little bit of searching, you should be able to find the pearl clasps that you need.

3. How do I know what size clasp to buy?

When you are buying pearl clasps, it is important to know the size of your pearls. The pearl should fit snugly into the jewelry clasp, with no gaps. If the pearl is too small, it will fall out of the clasp. If the pearl is too large, it will not be able to close the clasp. Most pearl clasps are made for pearls that are 6mm-8mm in diameter. If you have a string of pearls that are a different size, you may need to buy a custom clasp. You can also find clasps that have an adjustable length, so they can accommodate a range of pearl sizes.

It is also important to consider both the size of the pearl and the desired look. For example, a small pearl may be lost in a large clasp, while a large pearl may look overwhelming in a small clasp. The type of pearl clasp you choose will also affect the overall look of the finished piece of jewelry. A simple clasp can provide a classic look, while a more ornate clasp can add a touch of glamour. Ultimately, it is important to choose a pearl clasp that complements the pearls and gives you the look you desire. Pearl jewelry findings are available in a variety of sizes and styles, so you are sure to find the perfect pearl clasp for your piece.

4. Do all clasps for pearls work the same way?

There are many different types of pearl clasps available on the market, each designed for a specific pearl-based jewelry application. The most common type of pearl clasp is the screw-back clasp, which screws into place to secure a pearl necklace or bracelet in place. Other types of pearl clasps include the box clasp, which snaps shut; the lobster claw clasp, which is similar to a box clasp but with a more secure closure; and the tension clasp, which uses pressure to keep pearls in place.

5. How do I attach a clasp to a pearl strand?

The process for attaching a clasp will vary depending on the type of clasp you’re using. Generally, you’ll need to open the clasp and then thread the pearl strand through it. Once the strand is in place, you can close the clasp to secure it.

6. Can I attach a clasp myself?

Yes, you can typically attach a clasp yourself if you have the right tools and know-how to do it. However, we recommend taking your pearl strand to a jeweler to have the clasp attached professionally. This will ensure that it’s done correctly and that your pearls are secure.

7. How much does it cost to have a jeweler attach a clasp?

The cost of having a jeweler attach a clasp will vary depending on the type of clasp you’re using and the jeweler you visit. Generally, it will cost between $10 and $30 to have a clasp attached.

8. What is the best type of clasp for pearls?

There is no “best” type of clasp for pearls, as each person has their own preferences. Some people prefer the look of a lobster claw clasp, while others prefer the security of a toggle clasp. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which type of clasp you like best.

9. Do clasps come in different colors?

Pearl clasps are often made from sterling silver, gold, or platinum, and they come in a variety of styles to match any pearl jewelry design. When choosing a pearl clasp, it is important to consider the size and weight of the pearls involved as well as the overall style of the finished piece. With so many different types of pearl clasps available, there is sure to be one that is perfect for your next pearl jewelry project.

10. I lost the clasp for my pearl strand. Where can I find a replacement?

If you’ve lost the clasp for your pearl strand, you can typically find a replacement at any jewelry store or online retailer. You may need to provide the jeweler with the size and type of clasp you need so they can help you find an exact match.


A world-leading manufacturer of gold pearl jewelry, KONIG Jewelry is renowned for its innovative and elegant custom pearl clasp designs, leading to its reputation as “The Clasp Source”. KONIG is a family-owned business established in 1986 that produces all its jewelry at its headquarters in Israel, using a blend of traditional and modern techniques to deliver uncompromising quality. 

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