18 AWG NuGold Jump Rings

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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.



11 Reviews Write a review

  • Chris Gulembo

    Love these rings!!

    Oct 7th 2020

    Love love love these rings!! They are soooooooo “silky”!!!!!!! Amazing staff!!!

  • Darcy

    I was trying to find solid bronze rings and thought these were they, but they are not. They are nice, just not made of bronze.

    Jun 18th 2020

    Thank you!

  • chris gulembo

    Love love love!!!

    Feb 28th 2020

    These rings are soooo smooth and shiny!! It’s almost like working with silk!!!

  • Chris Gulembo


    Dec 10th 2019

    New to this product and loving it! Such a pretty color and so easy to work with! Have bought twice so far and can see many future orders.

  • Kendall Robinson


    Jun 7th 2019

    I'd never even heard of this stuff before, but it's awesome! Definitely looks enough like gold to fool a casual observer.

  • Karen


    Apr 23rd 2019

    The gold color looks great out of the packaging but tarnished as soon as you wear it. Still looking for a nice gold color aluminum.

  • carol

    nugold jump rings

    May 29th 2017

    Nice to work with, color was good. I was very pleased with them. their workmanship is very good. Will always trust them for my orders. Products are of good quality.

  • Delee

    Very impressed with everything I have ordered.

    Jan 14th 2017

    The kits are very well done and easy to follow. I've really enjoyed my first attempts using Weave Got Maille.

  • 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!