This listing is for 1/2 TROY OUNCE of half hard or dead soft temper SILVER FILLED wire that we hand oxidize just for you. This is the same wire that we use to make our customers jump rings and findings such as ear wires, bails and clasps! This wire is a great alternative to sterling silver, but will look the same and last 30+ years. You have your choice of a grey tone for an instant old/antique look or a black tone for a unique look!
10 gauge (2.59mm) - 1 foot - ONLY Dead Soft
12 gauge (2mm) - 1.5 feet - ONLY Dead Soft
14 gauge (1.5mm) - 2.5 feet
16 gauge (1.29mm) - 4.5 feet
18 gauge (1mm) - 7 feet
20 gauge (0.8mm) - 11.5 feet
21 gauge(0.7mm) - 14 feet
22 gauge (0.6mm) - 18 feet
24 gauge (0.5mm) - 30 feet
26 gauge (0.4mm) - 45 feet
28 gauge (0.3mm) - 60 feet
30 gauge (0.25mm) - 100 feet
What is "SILVER FILLED"?
-meets the same legal requirement of "gold filled" as it is 10% sterling silver which is bonded to a white brass core...this is 30x's thicker than any silver plate
-it is half hard and will work harden
-the white brass core is barely noticeable when you look at an open ring-picture 2, and not noticeable at all when properly closed...and "heals" to a good degree when cut with cutters as in picture 1
-tarnishes, oxidized, polishes just like sterling silver
-can be hammered, soldered, textured
-has the identical look and feel of sterling silver
-is HALF the price of sterling silver
-is Made in the USA
We have been looking for alternatives to solid sterling silver every since prices skyrocketed a few years ago.
We offer several; stainless steel, fine silver with a copper core....and now Silver Filled!
Materials: does not contain nickel or lead, silver filled wire.