Attaching Charms

An open jump ring in sterling silver (or gold, for gold charms purchased) is provided with every charm we dispatch, in order that it can be added to a charm bracelet. Although it is customary, and advised, for a jeweller to professionally solder new additions to a charm bracelet, and this service is still offered by many traditional jewellers, there are a variety of alternative methods for attaching charms and we offer the following, all in sterling silver:

Link Lock The charm link lock is a locking jump ring measuring 5.5mm by 4.0mm. To fit, simply place your charm and bracelet link into the link lock, as you would a jump ring, and with a pair of pliers press the two ends together and push down the flap to permanently secure the barrel of the link lock.

Split Jump Ring Just like a mini keyring, this 5mm (diameter) split jump ring makes for easy attachment of charms and replaces the existing jump ring that comes with a charm (and can be easily removed). To attach your split jump ring, we offer for sale split ring tweezers, or simply press the ring of the charm against the end of the split jump ring to pop it open. The opening of the split ring can then be hooked onto the charm bracelet and then into the loop of the charm, before sliding the ring around until it closes, having reached the other end. Be mindful to angle loops so that as small an opening as possible is achieved. Any gap that has resulted from having been stretched should be closed shut to keep your charm secure. 

Lobster Clasp The lobster clasp, which is very similar to a parrot clasp, is a secure attachment that allows for easy movement of your charms around your bracelet and enables the interchanging of charms to suit your mood/the occasion. If you purchase charms and lobster clasps which you would like attached (not soldered) free of charge, please note this in your order on checking out. Our lobster clasps are 11mm x 6mm.  

Charm Link The charm link is designed to allow the combining of traditional charms with the modern spacer style charms and beads that are designed to slide and spin on their chain. The spacer bead has a ring onto which your charm can be easily attached, before sliding it onto the bracelet. If you purchase charms and charm links and would like them attached (not soldered) free of charge, please note this in your order on checking out. At 4mm, with a 5mm diameter hole, this link is sized to fit most Pandora style bracelets. 

Sterling silver charm attachment accessories