Jewellery Gauge/ThicknessThis measurement tells you the thickness of the post or bar.
1.2mm/16 gauge is the most common size ears are initially pierced with. However piercings can shrink over time if you’ve only worn thinner earring since then.
|Gauge/Thickness ||Jewellery |
|0.6mm (22 gauge) ||Continuous rings |
|0.7mm (21 gauge) ||Blomdahl titanium stud earrings, earring hooks, Ti2 titanium earrings |
|0.8mm (20 gauge) ||Blomdahl hoop and drop earrings, Caflon earrings, Element 41 earrings, earring hooks, Invictus labrets, nose studs, Korbar labrets, continuous rings, Studex Sensitive earrings, Studex Tiny Tips earrings |
|0.9mm (19 gauge) ||Blomdahl medical plastic stud earrings |
|1mm (18 gauge) ||Nose studs, labret studs, Industrial Strength labrets, Invictus labrets, Korbar labrets, cartilage studs, continuous rings, heart rings and BCRs |
|1.2mm (16 gauge) ||Labret studs, Industrial Strength labrets, Invictus labrets, Korbar labrets, BCRs, continuous rings, cartilage earrings, spirals, heart rings, Studex Plus piercing studs |
|1.6mm (14 gauge) ||Belly bars, labrets |