Finding used to join two or more pieces of chain or other findings.
this refers to the ring that passes through the suspension ring on top of the award. The ribbon normally goes through the jump ring.
A metal ring used to connect two or more chains or jewelry components, including other findings. Often made weak to be the "failure point" in a necklace or bracelet to prevent injury.
A circular wire loop that is cut at one point to allow connection with other wire loops or jewelry components.
a round metal circle used mainly as a part of the clasp closure.
Wire loop that can be opened and closed, using pliers to join components. Can also be soldered to form a complete link.
A small ring made of wire which is used to link various jewelry components.
a circle of wire with a break in it
a circular ring of metal
a metal finding that is round
an oval or round ring of metal wire used at the end of a chain to which a clasp or securing system is attached
a singular loop, split in one place, so you can twist the ring open to slide in the loop
A small wire ring, not soldered shut, used to link elements of jewelry.
Jump Rings have many uses, they can be used to attach Fastenings to Collot Crimpers to attaching Eye Pins to Earring Findings and so on. The soft metal rings can be opened gently by hand, while the harder metal rings need to be opened using Flat Nose Pliers. When opening a Jump Ring, twist one side forward and the other side backwards. This will stop the distortion which can occur from prizing them straight apart.
The wire ring that connects a charm or pendant to a chain. karat(Kt.) A unit of measuring fineness of gold. 24 karat gold is pure gold; 18 karat is 18/24 (75%) gold; 14 karat is 14/24 (about 58%) gold; 12 karat is half (50%) gold; and 10 karat is 10/24 (about 43.5%) gold.
A jump ring is an oval or round ring of metal used as an attachment loop on charms or belly rings, as a pendant bail, or as an end ring on a chain.
A ring that has a square edged cut across it. This finding is used to attach charms, clasps, and other items to Jewelry. Many time it is used to make bracelets longer and to provide a weak point. A weak point is the place you would want the bracelet to come apart when snagged.
Wire circles used to connect jewelry pieces.
A jewelry term for a wire ring. Usually butted closure, but can be soldered for some applications. Virtually indistinguishable from a standard ring used for making maille.
A small metal ring that joins things. To open, hold with 2 pair of pliers, one on each side of the opening. Spread opening sideways, not apart. This allows it to be re-closed without leaving a gap.
Small round wire rings with a split in them used to attach clasps, pendants, charms, and other jewelry components.
A jump ring is a circular metal ring with an opening. It is used to attach two other rings or links, and is then soldered or pressed shut. All About Jewels: Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry Click on an underlined word for more information on that subject. If the jewelry term you are looking for is not in the dictionary, please e-mail me and I'll add it. Enchanted Learning® Over 20,000 Web Pages. Sample Pages for Prospective Subscribers