SteelWeaver only uses saw cut rings in the creation of our chainmaille. This makes every ring close perfectly, with no burrs, gaps, or misshaping. All of these links are made in house.
Sterling Silver: What can you say. It’s silver. A staple in jewelry creation. This is the basic silver which is used in many cast rings, with “925″ stamped on them. This is 92.5% pure silver, and typically a few percent copper for strength.
Fine Silver: Fine Silver is 99.9% pure silver. This has a much more white looking appearance, and does not tarnish as fast as Sterling Silver. Slightly more expensive, but worth the extra cost. This is what SteelWeaver recommends for all Silver pieces.
Gold, Goldfill, and Platinum: Gold is not recommended for chainmaille except in certain cases, and then only in 10 or 14k. Goldfill is a common replacement to pure gold. Platinum makes lovely jewelry, and is really quite strong. These are available only on request. These metals fluctuate in price, so please contact me for the most recent market value.
Titanium: This is the stuff that dreams are made of. It is about half of the weight of steel, it is extremely strong, and has a grey-whitish shine to it. It is incredible for both jewelry and clothing. Titanium does not rust, will not oxidize, and has no reactions with human skin. It can be polished to shine like silvery hematite or left matte finish.
Anodized Titanium: Take the praise of regular Titanium and add colours! This is an electrically caused reaction of the metal. It will not wear off easily, will not chip off easily, and stays bright! The changing of the colour does not change it’s ability to have no reactions with skin.
Niobium: Niobium is a reactive metal. This means that it can be anodized to an array of beautiful colours, much like titanium only more vivid. In chainmaille, it’s most popular use is in adding a slight flair of colour, or used as an accent. It will not rust and is completely hypoallergenic. Niobium has a similar colour spectrum as titanium when anodized, only because of it’s brightness, there are a few more colours that can be achieved with Noibium.