Dating vintage clasps
If you have a piece of jewelry with a more modern clasp that you believed to be an older period piece, then take a good look at the clasp and links surrounding the clasp.
For information on valuing your jewelry, click HERE.On most fine antique gold jewelry pieces, you will notice the links are individually soldered (a practice only a few high-end makers such as Tiffany & Co. If you have a fine item like this with a replaced clasp, look at the links that connect the newer clasp to the older links.The replaced links are not usually soldered like the rest of the piece.We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made.We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill.
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The ends of the original ear wires can be seen at the top of each earring.
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You can find vintage jewelry clasps for almost any kind of necklace or bracelet.
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