This is one of those bails about which you must really heed the advice, "open and close carefully, do not do it more than one". I find the bail to be somewhat asymmetrical (and I love symmetry) and find that the finish peels off very easily.
This type of bail I can use to easily dress up a piece or dress it down. I never get tired of this style.
Simple and elegant, but best of all, it works. There's enough gap for a sizable pendant and the jaws stay closed. Love it.
good value and good quality
This antique brass bail is great. The price is right, it works with almost any design, has a rich, vintage look, so popular now.