16 AWG NuGold Jump Rings - 1 Ounce

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Sku: NG16


NuGold Jump Rings are sold by the ounce.  To see approximate number of rings per ounce, visit our NuGold Jump Ring Chart.

NuGold is a brass alloy that has been specially formulated for jewelry and is also known as "Red Brass," "Merlin's Gold," and "Jeweler's Bronze." It has a rich warm color and if polished resembles gold without the high cost of gold. Nu Gold contains 85% copper and 15% zinc and no nickel. It tarnishes considerably slower than copper, and is easy to clean.

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. Rings are sold by the ounce (oz). Occasionally you might get a misshapen ring or an end cut half ring. To account for this, we put extra rings in every bag. If you need to know outside diameter or need the ID in inches, please contact us.


AWG Wire Measurements
Size Inches (Imperial) Millimeter (Metric)
20awg (Aluminum) .035" .9mm
20awg (Other Metals) .032" .8mm
18awg .040" 1.0mm
16awg 3/64" 1.2mm
14awg 1/16" 1.6mm
12awg .079" 2.0mm
If you are used to SWG (Standard Wire Gauge) sizing that some other vendors use.
Please contact us for help before choosing your ring gauge.




7 Reviews Write a review

  • Barbara L Fetherolf

    NuGold 16 AWG

    Nov 14th 2021

    I was hesitant to get these because I wasn't sure about the color. Yellow golds are hard to find a good color. These are gorgeous! I immediately ordered more. It is a pretty gold color and the rings are a breeze to work with.

  • Emilynn Wettengel

    Great product!

    Oct 18th 2021

    These have been by far my favorite rings I’ve worked with. It is stupid easy to bend and gets nice easy closures. Highly recommend. My customer was super pleased with the end product!

  • Brandi

    Tarnish very quickly

    May 14th 2019

    They’re very bright and shiny right out of the package, but after making a bracelet they looked very dull as if they’d been worn for years. I wasn’t very excited about that.

  • Carole

    Love Nugold

    Apr 23rd 2018

    I use these to make men's Byzantine bracelets. They are perfect. They line up perfectly and stay shiny. They look amazingly like 14k gold.

  • Janet Hagen


    Nov 7th 2017

    Hi: I loved the shine a qualify of these jumprings. My project turned out so nice, I ordered more.

    Thank you

  • David Davis

    Good to work with, not for long term

    Feb 3rd 2017

    The NuGold looks bright and shiny to start with, and is VERY nice to work with, however, it starts to lose some of its color fairly quickly and has a strong odor of copper and zinc (like smelling a stack of pennies).

    If I use this is the future, I will have to find a way to clear coat it for the long term.

  • Pam Asberry

    Great substitute for gold-filled!

    Dec 2nd 2016

    I used these combined with silver-filled rings to make a Byzantine Rose bracelet. I love the look of the mixed metals and it was way more affordable than gold filled and sterling silver. High quality and a pleasure to work with. I won't buy jump rings anywhere else!