Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help

Looking for gauges for your ears? You came to the right place! Here at Steel Navel, we call gauges plugs and eyelets. Check out our complete line of plugs and eyelets.

Here's everything you need to know to pick the right size body jewelry for your piercings.

You may also be interested in our FREE Gauge Reference Card which will help you determine the gauge and size of your jewelry.

SIZE HELP FOR CIRCULAR BARBELLS

Circular barbells are measured across the inside diameter of the barbell similar to captive bead rings. The gauge is the thickness of the wire.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Circular Barbell

SIZE HELP FOR CURVED BARBELLS

Curved barbells are measured in a straight line between where the lip of each ball meets the bar on the inside of the curve. Measure the distance between the top and bottom holes of your piercing to determine the length you need. The gauge is the thickness of the wire.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Curved Barbell

SIZE HELP FOR EYELETS

The wearable area of eyelets and flesh tunnels is the distance between the flares or flare and the o-ring. The gauge is the diameter.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Single Flared Eyelet
Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Double Flared Eyelet

SIZE HELP FOR FINGER RINGS

If you don't know what size ring you wear, wrap a string around your finger then measure how long it is.  Match that up with the inside circumference in millimeters.  Then you can view your ring size in the other columns.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Size Reference Help Finger Ring

SIZE HELP FOR LABRETS

Labrets are measured from the disk to the ball along the length of the bar. The gauge is the thickness of the material.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Labret

SIZE HELP FOR NOSE BONES

The length of nose bones is measured between the outside end and the small bulb.  The gauge is the thickness of the jewelry.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Nose Bone

SIZE HELP FOR NOSE SCREWS

The length of nose screws is measured between the bend and the end. The gauge is the thickness of the jewelry.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Nose Screw

SIZE HELP FOR PINCHERS

The diameter of pinchers is measured as the inside diameter. The gauge is the thickness of the pincher at the thickest point (top).

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Pincher

SIZE HELP FOR PLUGS

The wearable area of a plug is the distance between flares or flare and O-ring. The gauge is the diameter of the plug.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Single Flared Plug
Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Double Flared Plug

SIZE HELP FOR ALL TYPES OF RINGS

The diameter of all types of rings is the inside diameter of the ring. The gauge is the thickness of the jewelry.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Ring

SIZE HELP FOR STRAIGHT BARBELLS

Straight barbell length is the linear length of the bar between the balls. The gauge is the thickness of the wire.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Straight Barbell

SIZE HELP FOR WEIGHTS

Like all jewelry, weights have a gauge; however, it works a little differently. The gauge of your stretched lobe or the inside diameter of an eyelet, you wish to hang the weight from, must be as large or larger than the stated gauge.

Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help Hanging Weight

GAUGE REFERENCE

The gauge is the thickness of the jewelry (Usually the thickness of the material the jewelry is made from but may also be the diameter of a plug or eyelet).  From 20 gauge to 00 gauge, the smaller the number is, the thicker the jewelry is. After 00 gauge, the diameter of body jewelry is usually measured in fractional inches as shown below; however, some manufacturers make 000 gauge and 0000 gauge jewelry.

Millimeters are rounded to the first decimal.

Gauge Millimeter Inches
20g 0.8 mm 1/32"
18g 1 mm 3/64"
16g 1.3 mm 3/64"
14g 1.6 mm 1/16"
12g 2 mm 5/64"
10g 2.6 mm 3/32"
8g 3.3 mm 1/8"
6g 4 mm 5/32"
4g 5 mm 3/16"
2g 6.5 mm 1/4"
0g 8.2 mm 5/16"
00g 9 mm to 10 mm 3/8"
000g 10.5 mm 13/16"
  11.1 mm 7/16"
  12.7 mm 1/2"
  14.3 mm 9/16"
  15.9 mm 5/8"
  19.1 mm 3/4"
  22.2 mm 7/8"
  25.4 mm 1"
  27 mm 1-1/16"
  28.6 mm 1-1/8"
  30.2 mm 1-3/16"
  31.8 mm 1-1/4"
  33.3 mm 1-5/16"
  34.9 mm 1-3/8"
  36.5 mm 1-7/16"
  38.1 mm 1-1/2"
  39.7 mm 1-9/16"
  41.3 mm 1-5/8"
  44.5 mm 1-3/4"
  47.6 mm 1-7/8"
  50.8 mm 2"

FINGER RING SIZE REFERERENCE

Inside Diameter (mm)

United States Ring Size

15.70 5
16.10
16.51 6
19.92
17.32 7
17.73
18.14 8
18.54
18.95 9
19.35
19.76 10

 

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