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Topics: Finishing, Decorative Clasps

What type of clasp, preferably precious metal, do you recommend for 15-16mm pearls? I'd like to evoke a South Seas flavor.
- Maxine
The type of clasp you choose for a project depends on many factors, including the number of strands of the bracelet or necklace. Since you're working with fairly large pearls, be sure to use a clasp that is wide enough to visually balance with the rest of the necklace

To go along with your planned theme, you'll find many precious metal clasps with oceanic themes. Just gear your product search to ocean-themed terms plus the word ''clasp.'' The product search terms ''fish clasp,'' ''starfish clasp'' and ''shell clasp'' will give you a nice selection to choose from. Here are some examples:

Read the article ''All About Clasps'' to determine what type of clasp will work best for your particular project.


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