Findings for Design – Chain and Bracelet Catches

29 August, 2013

From the marvellous Ganoksin knowledge base comes a pair of articles about the variety of Chain and Bracelet catch designs seen by their master jewellers over the past few decades.

Types of Catches Part 1
pinch clasp diagram
Types of Catches Part 2
safety latches box clasp

These serve as an excellent selection of alternatives to the common box clasp, bar and toggle, and lobster clasp most young designers fall back upon simply from lack of alternatives.


Jack Meyer

Bespoke jewellery designer, and specialist in jewellery CAD/CAM and emergent technologies that affect jewellery.

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