This listing is for 120 handmade-to-order stainless steel square wire jump rings in 16 gauge 5.5mm ID (Inside diameter), On Edge. They are perfect for chainmaille artisans and all jewelry artisans who are looking for something better than what is available commercially.
16 gauge = 1.29mm
They are made from fine quality square wire. They are wound on a mandrel, taking into consideration spring back, and saw cut with 0.008" rotary slitting saw blade-this means that only a very small amount of the ring is removed which gives you a nice round ring with a very smooth parallel cut.
Next they are tumble with shot, washed with detergent and hot water and dried at low temperature; each are hand inspected.
We loved making jewelry but were unable to purchase jump rings that met our standards, so we invested in the equipment and started making them ourselves. Over 40 years engineering experience paid off! We love them! Our customers love how they look and feel when they pick up our products.
Converting a round wire chainmaille project to square - a good place to start is to use a known round ring size and multiply its Actual Inside Diameter by 1.133. The same size will work in all three shapes that are found in this listing.
What grade do we use?
16 gauge = 304 (not magnetic)
Questions? Contact us, we are happy to help!