Soldering sterling silver jump rings for home jewelry making can be done with a small butane torch.
Silver solder is used to permanently join sterling silver or silver rings.
Silver solder can be purchased as wire, paste or sheet.
Sheet solder is generally cut into small chips called pallions.
Paste solder is more expensive than sheet or wire, it does not require flux as it is contained in the paste.
Three grades of solder are available for the above types of solder.
Hard: Generally used as a first step where multiple joins are to be made.
Medium: Used mostly where only one or two steps are required.
Easy: For attaching findings or as a final step.