Steel Navel Body Jewelry Gauge and Size Reference Help
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.