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Legend - Key to Abbreviations

By Aislyn Bryan September 13, 2014 8694 Views 3 comments

We use abbreviations in our product descriptions in order to convey a lot of information in a small space. This legend spells them out.

Shapes

RD = Round, refers to the shape of the wire used to make the ring.

SQ = Square, refers to the shape of the wire used to make the ring.

DI = Diamond, refers to the shape of the wire used to make the ring.

TW = Twisted, refers to the shape of the wire used to make the ring.

HR = Half Round, refers to the shape of the wire used to make the ring.

MS = Multistrand, refers to the multiple strands of wire used to make the ring.



Metals -- Comparing the Metals

SS = Traditional Sterling

AG = Argentium Sterling

PDS = Palladium Sterling

PTS = Platinum Sterling

GFY = Gold Filled, Yellow

GFR = Gold Filled, Rose

SF = Silver Filled

CP = Copper

BRZ = Bronze



Wire Gauges (AWG)

Round

mm

in

24g

0.51

0.0201

22g

0.65

0.0254

20g

0.81

0.032

18g

1.02

0.0403

16g

1.29

0.0508

14g

1.63

0.0641

12g

2.05

0.0808

10g

2.59

0.1019

08g

3.26

0.1285

Square

mm

in

24g

0.00

0.00

22g

0.00

0.00

20g

0.00

0.00

18g

0.00

0.00

16g

0.00

0.00

14g

0.00

0.00

12g

0.00

0.00

10g

0.00

0.00

08g

0.00

0.00

Half Round

mm

in

20g

0.00

0.00

18g

0.00

0.00

16g

0.00

0.00

14g

0.00

0.00

12g

0.00

0.00

10g

0.00

0.00

08g

0.00

0.00



MTO = Make to Order

RPI = Rings per Inch

RPO = Rings per Ozt

Ozt = Troy Ounce, traditional unit of measure for precious metals, weighs 10% more than the regular (avoirdupois) ounce.


Let us know in the comments if we missed anything.

Victoria ONeill June 14, 2015 at 10:15 PM
Hello,

I'm very new here. I just ordered and made my first Byzantine bracelet and it turned out beautifully! So - I came back to see about ordering some rings to do a different chain. Looking at the rose gold rings by the inch for the flower chain, I see "Flower Chain RD (a)" on one sized ring and "Flower Chain RD (b)" on another one. What do the (a) and (b) mean?

Thanks!
Aislyn Bryan June 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM
Hello, Victoria, it's nice to meet you. :) Byzantine requires only one ring size, but Flower Chain requires two, hence the (a) and (b) packs. If you're making 7 inches of chain, you'll need to put 7 as the quantity for both packs, unless you're using some rings you already have on hand. We list the packs separately so you can mix metals, if you like. Let me know if you have more questions.
Victoria ONeill June 16, 2015 at 6:54 AM
Thanks! I didn't realize that. I found the tutorial (thanks for that as well) and have just ordered my rings. I'm sure my Flower Chain bracelet will turn out just as pretty as my Byzantine bracelet. Thanks again!
 
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