THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX ...
|Grossular Garnet and Sterling Silver Bracelet ~ jQ jewelry designs|
Both functional and decorative, I've fallen hard for The Box Clasp!
And it's definitely my new favorite jewelry clasp ...
|Bracelet from jQ jewelry designs with Vintage Button Box Clasp|
|See how a box clasp is constructed HERE|
Unlike what is implied by the name - the shape of box clasps are not always square or rectangular like a box. Box clasp assemblies that are small are used for lighter weight necklaces such as pearls or small gemstones.
|Box clasps come in many shapes such as Oval and Pear-shaped|
Some jewelry designers use large, decorative box clasp assemblies that are set with gemstones or etched with decorative symbols. While simple clasps are usually worn in the back of the neck or the underside of the wrist, this type of box clasp is meant to be worn in front, in a pendant like fashion.
|From The Print Collection available at Nina Designs|
|Multi Gemstone Box Clasp available at bijoullery on Etsy|
|Vintage round one-strand pearl box clasp; circa 1940's - waytobead on Etsy|
Vintage French Enamel & Glass Button Bos Clasp - adrianasbeadsclasps
Vintage Bead Button Box Clasp