A spring clasp, also known as a spring ring clasp, is a type of jewelry clasp commonly used to secure necklaces, bracelets, and sometimes anklets. It consists of a metal ring with a small spring-loaded lever mechanism attached to it. The clasp is usually circular or oval-shaped and has a small opening on one side.
To use a spring clasp, you need to insert the small tab or jump ring on the opposite end of the jewelry piece into the opening of the clasp. Once the tab is inside, you release the lever, and the spring mechanism closes the clasp securely, holding the jewelry in place.
Spring clasps are popular due to their simplicity and reliability. They provide a secure closure for jewelry while being relatively easy to operate. They are commonly made of metal, such as sterling silver, gold, or stainless steel, and can vary in size depending on the type of jewelry they are intended for.
It’s worth noting that spring clasps might be small and delicate, so they may not be ideal for people with limited dexterity or those who struggle with manipulating small objects. In such cases, other types of clasps like lobster clasps or magnetic clasps might be more suitable.