Sterling Silver Round Wire -   1 ozt / 31.10 grams

Sterling Silver Round Wire - 1 ozt / 31.10 grams

  • $32.44


Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper.  The reason silver needs to be combined with other metals is that it is very difficult to make great designs with just pure silver, which is very soft and malleable. A bit of hardness has to be introduced, by adding other metals such as copper. 

Recommended Metal Thickness

We recommend using sterling silver materials that are approximately 20%–25% thicker than the same materials in 14K gold to achieve comparable strength characteristics.
 

For

Use

Rings and wedding bands

16-gauge (for women’s rings)
14-gauge (for men’s rings)

Bezel material

32-, 30-, 28-gauge

Ear wires

22-, 20-gauge

Bracelets

18-, 16-, 14-gauge

Repoussé

24-, 22-gauge

Jump rings

22-, 20-, 18-gauge



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