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    Smile Rolled Gold Jump Rings - heavy gauge

    Hi All.
    I'm RUBBISH at making jump rings but need:

    1.5mm (ish) 14/16Gauge gold filled 8mm jump rings! Can anybody point me in the direction of a supplier?

    I am currently making my own jump rings, but whilst I am slowly getting there, I am dreadful at getting them good enough to solder closed, perfectly round & regular sizes! Am still practicing, but buying ready made would be MUCH easier!!

    Really grateful for your help - even if somebody can make me some?!!
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    Look for gold filled rather than rolled gold (which is rarely used as a description now). BUT, and it's a big but, you won't be able to solder them as the gold layer will simply burn away, leaving you with a nicely soldered brass ring.

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    Thank you - I actually meant gold filled Is gold filled not possible to solder at all? I 'thought' I had managed it with some I have managed to make, they still looked the same colour as the gold filled wire ..... However, if the gold was burnt away, I'll just close and not solder!

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    When newly polished, gold and brass are very close in colour, you will know the truth of it by rapid tarnishing, within a few days. Do the experiment and find out.
    The mystery to me is where does the gold go? I doubt that it vaporises. More likely it burrows into the core to form a new alloy. Dennis.

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    The Curious Gem does 8mm gold-filled jump rings in 16 gauge.

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