A jewelry wire table covering the main sizes used in chain maille weaving.
Gold, platinum, sterling silver, argentium silver, brass, bronze jewelry wire is now available for turning into rings.
Aluminium and titanium, copper and niobium (non allergenic) are also available in a wide range of anodized or colored rings.
Wire comes in different shapes and sizes (gauges), ranging from round to triangular, square to half round.
Traditionally round wire has been used to produce the rings for chain maille; however, there are now rings on the market using square, diamond, twisted and half round shapes to great effect.
Non round wire requires the use of special mandrels and cutting jigs.