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Stainless Steel Jump Rings

Stainless steel rings are very strong and can give a piece some nice weight, shine and durability. Stainless steel is a very versatile high quality metal. It does not rust and outperforms gold and silver. Our rings are tumbled to a beautiful shiny finish. Alloy 304. As of May 2017 all stainless steel wire has been annealed to create rings that are easier to work with. While they are easier to bend, stainless steel jump rings are still our toughest (strongest) rings to work with.

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 as springback can occur.

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.
 

 

Approximate Jump Rings Per Ounce Chart for Stainless Steel Jump Rings

Approximate Rings per Ounce Chart (PDF)

Size 14g 16g 18g 20g
2.5        
2.75        
3     316  
3.25     314  
3.5     290  
3.75     270  
4    166 250 452
4.25   156 240 432
4.5   152 230 414
4.75   145 214 395
5   138 211 362
5.25   132 200  313
5.5   127 188  299
5.75   120 182  
6   116 176  
6.25   110 168  
6.5   108 160  
6.75   104 156  
7   100 152  
7.5   97 143  
8   90 134  
8.5   85 131  
9   80 128  
9.5   76 110  
10   72 100  
10.5   69    
11        
12        
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