Jorg Heinz Clasps

Jorg Heinz designs and makes technically brilliant necklace clasps which are also pieces of jewellery in their own right.

He realised many years ago that the fastening or clasp of a necklace is a practical detail that many of us would overlook or dismiss, but which in fact can make or break an otherwise beautiful pearl or bead necklace or choker.  The clasp could be termed the ‘Achilles Heel’ of the jewellery world – regarded as a functional neccessity, but often designed as an awkward, and sometimes impossible release mechanism requiring a second pair of hands to operate!

Jorg Heinz’s German company has created a whole galaxy of clasps with an ingenious interchangeable bayonet system that is simple to close and open and which can also be alternated between necklaces and chokers bringing a choice and versatility to one’s jewellery wardrobe.

As well as the classic clasps in gold or platinum with various finishes and gemstones, there is the wonderful assortment of intriguing ‘Mystery Spheres’ – the clasps that go that one step further and transform with a quiet ‘click’ from a plain gold exterior to reveal a hidden diamond or pearl. all faultlessly executed using both 21st century technology and painstaking craftsmanship.

Furr & Company are one of the few stockists of these magical clasps in the United Kingdom.