16 AWG NuGold Jump Rings - 1 Ounce

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Sku: NG16



16g NuGold (1.2mm Wire Diameter)
Inside Diameter Aspect Ratio 

Rings Per Ounce 

3.5mm 9/64"   162
4mm 5/32"   152
4.25mm     142
4.5mm     136
4.75mm 3/16"   129
5mm     123
5.5mm 7/32"   117
6mm 15/64"   111
6.25mm     105
6.5mm     99
6.75mm 17/64"   96
7mm     93
  9/32"   91
7.5mm 19/64"   89
8mm 5/16"   83
10mm     67

If you are used to SWG (Standard Wire Gauge) and need help choosing an
AWG (American Wire Gauge) ring size, please visit our FAQ.

NuGold Jump Rings - Product Description
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. NuGold contains 85% copper and 15% zinc and no nickel. It tarnishes considerably slower than copper, and is easy to clean.

NuGold Jump Rings - 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.) 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.

The wire used to make our jump rings is of extremely high quality and made using an IOS-Certified production process. However, like all wire, there may be slight tolerances in size. Wire diameter may vary up to 0.03mm (0.0012”) larger or smaller than the listed size.

Occasionally you might get a misshapen ring or an end cut half ring. To account for this, we put extra rings in every bag. 

 **Important Notice: Orders with more than 2 packs of an item may be bulk packaged at WGM's discretion. However, sizes will not be mixed in a bag.


8 Reviews Write a review

  • Lynn Heiser


    Nov 13th 2023

    Love the color, love the weight and brilliant shine.

  • 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!