The term “jewelry findings” refers to jewelry-making components that aren’t beads, gemstones or stringing materials. Findings are the bits and bobs that help you piece your jewelry together. Examples of findings include bails, clasps, jump rings, connectors or head and eye pins.
They are generally available in many different metal finishes, including gold tone, silver tone, antique silver, antique brass, copper and gunmetal.
Why are these little components called findings? Well, in historical times, jewelers had to make each and every jewelry piece by hand. In those days, jewelers would make findings from leftover bits of metal and eventually, these leftover components became known as findings.
LFNF = Lead Free Nickle Free SS = Stainless Steel SC = Silver Colour GC = Gold Colour AC = Antique Copper AS = Antique Silver ASC = Antique Silver Colour AB = Antique Brass BO = Black Oxide RG = Rose Gold SHG = Satin Hamilton Gold