Posted By: Messina
Durable JumpringOctober 20, 2011
I purchased these jumprings as I was looking for something large enough to use with my handcrafted hook clasps and I needed the rings to be open yet strong. At 18 ga these are indeed very strong and will not open up accidently in a finished piece of jewelry.
However I found that the brushed satin finish does not look quite right with the shiny gold wire that I fashion my clasps from. Though the color of the gold is a match the tone of the shiny and the matte doesn't really work together. I think these would work up beautifully in a chain maille necklace or bracelet where all the rings are the same Hamilton gold finish. Also being of such a heavy gauge they are a little harder to open and then realign, which I guess is to be expected.
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