Vintage Zinc Gem Mouth Rings
Vintage gem mouth canning rings, perfect for general use or preserving with Gem jars.
Fits all gem mouth jars (78mm).
Expect variations in color and level of distress, you can see the range of variations in the first picture.
Notice the difference between aluminum and zinc lids in the pictures. Zinc lids are older, thicker and heavier than their aluminum counterparts.
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We have gem jars and some rings have become badly corroded. I do not know what the metal composition is. I am interested in the rings you offer but want one that is resistant to this. Thank you.
In our experience zinc corrodes faster than aluminum. Aluminum corrodes but slowly (or in the dishwasher) but it can be scrubbed to a shine using S.O.S. pads. Bernardin makes new gem jar lids and bands, but these can rust. Unfortunately, due to the limited demand for Gem jars, there are no plastic or other commercial accessories made for this size that we are aware of. If you find any please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. :)
How Many rings do you get for the price?
The price listed is for one Vintage Zinc Gem Ring. If you're looking for a more affordable option click at the bottom of the description for Vintage Aluminium Gem Lids for $3 each. :)