18 AWG Niobium Jump Rings with Metric ID

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$29.99
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Sku: NB18

Description

Niobium Jump Rings - Product Description

Niobium is a reactive metal. It receives its color due to anodizing with electricity. Batches of Niobium can be slightly different colors, just like dye lots, so be sure to purchase enough rings at one time to complete your project. We anodize the rings after they are cut, so the color completely covers the ring, even the cut end. However this also means that different sizes (both gauges or diameters) of the same color may not match exactly, since they are anodized at different times.  Yet, this makes our Niobium Jump Rings for Chainmaille uniquely different in the industry, making them durable and reliable throughout the chainmaille process.  Along with ensuring you are happy with the outcome of your niobium chainmaille project.

There can be a variation of color occurring in varying amounts from ring to ring and from batch to batch with Niobium. This color variation is a feature property that adds to the beauty of Niobium.

Niobium Jump Rings - Cleaning 

Oils from the skin can make your Niobium seem dull.  To clean Niobium, use a window cleaner to polish.  Rinse and dry your piece completely to bring back the shine. 

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

 

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.
 

11 Reviews Write a review

  • Rob Merolla

    4
    Only one negative...

    Nov 6th 2018

    Colored Niobium is a fine basis for weaving earrings, bracelets or necklaces. Colors are strong and bright, the metal malleable as sterling and the end product saleable.
    The one negative is that it cant be polished.

    I make many of these items but the color dulls an fades in a year or so.Which does not make for happy customers. S I give the Niobium jewelry as gifts to people who understand that it has a limited life depending on how often it is worn...

  • ROB

    5
    finally

    Dec 18th 2017

    I HAVE BEEN AVE BEEN LOOKING FOR NIOBIUM BLK JUMP RINGS FOR SEVERA; WEEKS - FINALLY FOUOND THEM HERE T WEAVE GOT MAILLE.
    MAKING UO CHRISTMAS ORDERS NOW WITH NIOBIUM AND GOLD AND SILVER INSTEAD OF ALUMINUM OR COPPER. MUCH PRTETTIER AND GREATER VALUE.

  • Janette L Kirchgessner

    5
    Exquisite

    Jun 22nd 2017

    If I had to choose one word to describe the Niobium jump rings, it would be, "stunning." My daughter-in-law may have a metal allergy so I bought a few colors and a few different size Niobium jump rings to make stacking bracelets. Happily, I should have enough to make a few bracelets for myself as well! They close beautifully, the colors are lovely, and the unanodized is perfect as well.

  • Linda Paine www.fantastikjewelrystudio.com

    5
    Clarity and color of WGM's niobium is excellent !

    Apr 14th 2017

    The shine and quality of color in the 18 gauge rings from WGM has consistently been outstanding. I like the slight variation within the colors which allows for blending of a light and darker shade of the same basic color. Usually the rings are very shiny which I like - only one order came with a much duller rose shade which I had to be sure to use separately. I am always blending colors, so slight variations which is expected does not concern me. I would highly recommend WGM, and their customer service is outstanding. I usually weave with gold and silver, so this is my first year working in niobium.

  • Rachel

    5
    Nice color, easy to work with.

    Nov 18th 2016

    I've used the unanodized rings and they have a really nice appearance - darker than silver but with a nice shine. They are easy to open and close but don't break or warp.

  • Happy Customer

    5
    Beautiful Color

    Aug 12th 2016

    The Sapphire Niobium is absolutely beautiful! Color is consistent and quality of the cut is perfect.

  • Kate

    5
    Beautiful, hypoallergenic quality

    May 12th 2016

    The beautiful colors make up for the limited selection of any metal because of allergies. I asked customer service to advise me in selecting a cool (purple leaning instead of warm) blue and I ended up with Dusty Blue, which looks gorgeous next to silver and has a nice depth. Definitely hypoallergenic and I'll be using much more of this.

  • Jacki Flade

    4
    Sapphire Nobium Jump Rings

    Apr 6th 2016

    Color of the jump rings is exactly what I was looking for. Rings appear to be consistent in size and shape. I haven't had a chance to use them yet. Arrived quickly, would order again.

  • Laurel

    5
    Niobium jump rings

    Apr 1st 2016

    As always.....THE BEST place to buy jump rings. Wish they came in multi colored ounces!