If the clutch is to be seen the nicest kind to make is a jabot pin clutch. Easy to put on and take off, quite secure, depending on the strength of the spring, and the exterior can be made into any ornament you like.
I’ve attached a diagram.
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A goldsmith with whom I work is creating a custom 18k gold stick pin (a custom design). For the closed clutch end, we need the expertise of Orchid jewelers here: what is the best way to create a durable clutch that grips the end of the stick yet comes on and off easily? We have heard about cork…Experienced guidance much appreciated!