1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Filled Wire - Half Hard & Dead Soft - Perfect Sterling Alternative - 10% Silver Bonded to White Brass - You Pick Gauge
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
I have been looking for alternatives to solid sterling silver every since prices skyrocketed a few years ago. I offer several; stainless steel, fine silver with a copper core....and now Silver Filled!
I have tried OTHER Silver Filled wire and found them to have: visible copper core, soft, thin coating, inconsistent sizing, fragile
I love Unkamen wire for my stone wrapping/jewelry making. The quality and price are very consistent, and I love the nickel free stainless steel/silver filled wire. The online shopping is a breeze, and my supplies are always shipped quickly. You can tell they take pride in their product. Truly uncommon. ;)
Every product is perfect and delivered in a timely manner. Their customer service is great too
I love this dead soft silver filled wire with white brass core! The finished product looks like sterling and there is no tell-tale copper or yellow brass core. Beautiful and a delight to design with.
always a pleasure doing business with the Helmrich family ! Great products=great creations !