Galvanized steel is mild steel with a zinc surface layer. The zinc prevents rust even if the metal is scratched, however a powdery white corrosion will appear if it gets wet. The metal will turn from a shiny silver to a dull gray over time. Galvanized steel is magnetic.
Our wire is stronger than standard hardware store galvanized wire.
WARNING! Do not attempt to strip the zinc layer from galvanized steel AND DO NOT SAW CUT IT!!!
Zinc fumes are very deadly. If you want mild steel buy mild steel.
It is not appropriate for jewelry!
Please read this before you decide to cut your own rings
WARNING! Galvanized steel should never be saw cut - Zinc fumes are very deadly.
Even hand cutting requires special tools and setups and the costs to cut only a few rings are higher. I highly recommend you read the following FAQ post before deciding to cut your own rings
Making vs Buying rings - Bottom line is we have a business making rings in large amounts at great prices. The vast majority of the time it doesn't pay to make your own rings - and you will get better cuts buying pre-made.
For extreme details on all materials and comparisons please click to see our materials page!
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