16 AWG Enameled Copper Jump Rings - 1 ounce

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Sku: EC16


16g Enameled Copper (1.2mm Wire Diameter)
Inside Diameter Approximate
Rings Per Ounce 
4mm 5/32"  142
 4.5mm   131
4.75mm 3/16" 126
5mm   121
5.5mm 7/32" 109
 15/64" 102
  1/4"  100
6.5mm   96
7mm   91
  9/32" 89
7.5mm 19/64" 85
8mm  5/16" 81
 9.5mm 3/8"  69
10mm   65
  1/2" 57

Enameled Copper - Product Description
Enameled copper provides some of the brightest and most colorful jump rings you will find. They are made by coating the wire with an enamel that makes for shiny rings that are a pleasure to work with and wear.

Silvered enameled copper is made by plating the copper wire with a layer of pure silver before enameling, which creates a brilliant shine. Unlike niobium and titanium, copper rings must be colored before they are cut. This leaves the original copper wire visible at the cut. However, these are saw-cut rings, so if you close them well, no copper should be visible.

 As with all colored rings, some fading will occur over time, but we find that can add a nice dimension to your work. The actual colors may differ slightly from batch to batch, as each spool of wire can be slightly different. 

Enameled Copper - Specifications
Our jump rings follow the American Wire Gauge (AWG), also known as Brown and Sharpe (B&S). All sizes listed are inside diameter (I.D.), measured in millimeters which corresponds to the size of the mandrel onto which the wire is wound. Use these I.D.'s as a guide, not an absolute, as springback can occur.

Wire diameter may vary up to 0.03mm (0.0012”) larger or smaller than the listed size.

Over the last few months you may have noticed that some of our enameled copper rings have been out of stock (flag blue!). Since we have been supplying enameled copper we have always looked to provide our customers with top quality rings. Unfortunately within the last few years our supplier has made changes to the way that they manufacture the wire. We have been unable to get the same quality we once did and regret to inform that some rings will come with slight variances depending on the batch.

We suggest to always purchase as much of a color as you need for a complete project. From time to time we have received wire that tends to "peel". If one in 20 rings seems like it might peel, we will manufacture the rings, and this will be considered a normal occurrence with our enameled copper rings. Anything more than that, and we will not offer it to the public.

We must inform you that we can't accept returns based on rings that peel, or off color enameled copper rings. These slight defects are not ideal, but they are becoming a regular occurrence in order to still provide our customers with the enameled copper options. Quality is always our first concern and if we feel that there is a color that is not performing to our standards we may have to discontinue it. We apologize and regret that this is the case. Please contact us if you have questions about a specific color or size.

5 Reviews Write a review

  • Sharon Rubenstein


    Feb 19th 2024

    I do not use antique copper jump rings from other suppliers. Weave Got Maille is my go to place for all my wire wrapping needs.

  • Beverly Sigler

    16 AWG Copper Enameled Jump Rings

    Sep 29th 2021

    I’m new to Chainmaille but I am having so much fun and these Jump Rings are the absolute best! I love them!

  • Stacie Sweet

    Nice color selection

    Apr 2nd 2021

    I love the variety of color options

  • carina talmo


    Sep 26th 2019

    Quality is fabulous. So easy to work with. I will buy all of my jump rings here.

  • Jessica

    Nice material, disappointed in color

    Aug 3rd 2017

    I am impressed with the ease at working with the enameled copper. It opens easily with pliers but is strong. I am however disappointed in the Army Green color. I bought the enameled copper jump ring sample kit and loved the army green, but when I purchased the army green by itself the color was several shades darker and looks more like a moss colored green. I understand that lot colors will differ, but this is more than just a slightly different shade.