Bright Aluminum Jump Rings 16 gauge AWG = 3/64" (1.2mm) - Metric ID

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Sku: BA16


Our Bright Aluminum jump rings are alloy 5356. (16 gauge AWG = 1.29 mm)

Our jumprings 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 as springback can occur.

All rings are tumble polished for a bright shiny beautiful jumpring. 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 vendors use,

Please contact us for help before choosing your ring gauge.


Approximate Jump Rings Per Ounce Chart for Bright Aluminum Jump Rings

Approximate Rings per Ounce Chart (PDF)

Size 14g 16g 18g 20g
2.5        1691
2.75      1189 1576
3      1144 1466
3.25      1099 1366
3.5     1054 1266
3.75                 945 1191
4    583 888 1116
4.25    545 842 1066
4.5    519 794 991
4.75   502 758 941
5 266  480 732 891
5.25 252  466 707  866
5.5  242 440 668  841
5.75  236 424 674  816
6  228 415 621  801
6.25  224 395 608  
6.5  219 378 568  
6.75 210  363 560  
7 205  356 535  
7.5  194 354  501  
8  188 312  472  
8.5  179 298  445  
9  170 280  409  
9.5  152 265  393  
10 144  248  374  
10.5  138 230  357  
11  131 225  336  
12  123 216 315  
13  11 191 290  

7 Reviews Write a review

  • Julie

    Beautiful rings, exceptional customer service

    May 22nd 2019

    These were part of a larger order. They’re perfect rings and worked well with the niobium I got. Customer service was amazing. Vicki helped me figure out exactly what I needed for a particular piece and then made sure to ship everything that same day so I could get the rings in time for a rush order. I love this business and will get my rings here in the future.

  • Rachel

    Gorgeous result!

    Dec 8th 2017

    Bright Aluminum is one of my favorite rings to work with, love the look and the price too!

  • Karen

    bright aluminum jump rings

    Oct 1st 2017

    I ordered these for a specific project and couldn't be more pleased. They are easy to open/close, are nice and shiny, and have no burs that need attention. WGM definitely has the best products available.

  • Linda

    Great product

    Sep 14th 2017

    The rings have good clean cuts and great shine! Plus, no need to polish!

  • Melanie

    GREAT Stuff!

    Aug 10th 2017

    These are easy to work with and look awesome! The kid loves her Olympic themed pendant. They shipped fast and were perfect right out of the package. Will order from here again.

  • no-nonsense

    Jewelry quality jump rings

    Apr 13th 2017

    I've bought more JRs than I care to reveal, all from WGM.

    This is an excellent product. It is highly polished, bright, and looks like silver when made in to chain maille (better than silver as it doesn't tarnish).

    The JR ends are usually smooth and not rough edged.
    I have encountered very few misshapen JRs.

    I like that the JRs are provided in metric and English measurements, so you just buy the size you need and create.

    WGM appears to have the largest range of sizes available from my extensive web browsing.

    Price is decent. Which is to say, WGM seems expensive, but on a WEIGHT basis AND not having to worry about tumbling, polishing and deburring, the price is very competitive. Mainly the priciness comes from the number of JRs it takes to complete a project.

    In summary, if you are just starting with chain maille jewelry, the bright aluminum rings are fantastic. They look really good made into a project. Just wish I had more money to buy really large amounts.

    I like that they provide free ship with a minimum. That helps a lot.

  • David Davis

    Love these rings!

    Feb 3rd 2017

    For use in jewelry, and for a shiny material that is easy to work with and very affordable, and non-reactive on skin, these are my favorite.

    They do require a little extra work in closing the rings because the aluminum wants to retain its shape more than the steel or brass or silver, but the finished product is wonderful!