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    Question Rose gold clasps?

    Does anyone know a source of rose gold or rose gold vermeil clasps, suitable for pearls? I'm really wanting something a bit more decorative than a boring old lobster clasp (of which I have many in my workbox) or an 'S' clasp made of bent wire! A ball, box or fish-hook clasp would be nice. Also, I'm not keen on rose gold coloured base metal. Happy to pay postage/shipping cost from anywhere in the world, though.

    Thanks for any advice!

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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    Bella Findings-- I used Google, searched using the terms: "rose gold ball clasp" and clicked to see images.
    These rose gold vermeil ones came up but you have to sign in to see prices. (I copied them below.) You can create an account even if you are not in the trade.

    All four are magnetic.
    I could not find any fish hooks or box clasps in rose gold. Stuller has 14K rose gold toggles but they are wholesale.

    http://www.bellafindings.com/jewelsc...dProduct=20468

    Price per item after Discount:
    1 to 9 Pieces $17.94
    10 to 49 Pieces $16.94
    50 to 500 Pieces $15.94


    https://www.bellafindings.com/jewels...l-magnet-clasp


    Price per item after Discount:
    1 to 9 Pieces $11.23
    10 to 49 Pieces $10.61
    50 to 500 Pieces $9.99


    https://www.bellafindings.com/jewels...magnetic-clasp


    Price per item after Discount:
    1 to 9 Pieces $11.23
    10 to 49 Pieces $10.61
    50 to 500 Pieces $9.99


    https://www.bellafindings.com/jewels...mer-ball-clasp


    Price per item after Discount:
    1 to 9 Pieces $15.30
    10 to 49 Pieces $14.45
    50 to 500 Pieces $13.60
    Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 02-24-2013 at 10:45 PM.

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    Great - thanks! In fact I think I found that site in my travels, but I thought they were just 'gold plated'. I now see that at the top it says 'vermeil', so thanks again.

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    Oh, some of them are GORGEOUS!

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    I've never used Vermeil clasps before..is there much of a problem with wear? How long does the gold last on a clasp like these?

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    I've got a vermeil clasp on the pearls I wear nearly every day and that's over two years now with no sign of the gold wearing away, even where I might have expected rub-away.
    With gold prices being stratospheric now vermeil is a good alternative m'thinks. certainly increasing in popularity in the last year or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katbran View Post
    I've never used Vermeil clasps before..is there much of a problem with wear? How long does the gold last on a clasp like these?
    I think it depends on your skin. I can wear most vermeil down in a matter of weeks so I use gold filled as the wear doesn't show as much.

    - Karin

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    I like vermeil, but have huge problems with beads and sometimes clasps oxidizing. I still prefer solid gold.

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