Silvered Enamelled Copper is copper wire that is SILVER PLATED And then coated or enameled in a plastic coating of colour. This wire is dead soft, so easy to manipulate. We used to use this exclusively as the best colour option for Chainmail, but in 2010 there were changes to the wire by the companies than make it... it's no longer available in bright beautiful colours, and the coating isn't as strong and dependable as it was. We have quit ordering wire - but were ording such large quantities that we still have A LOT of rings on hand. Our current stock is NOT affected by the new lower quality wire - we returned the bad wire to the maufacturer. We will sell these rings until our stock is gone... Currently we have some selection left in 18g (19g) and LOTS of stock in the 20 gauge sizes!!