# What gauge are normal earrings?

20g

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## Beside above, how do I know what gauge my earring is?

The gauge is how thick your jewelry is. Jewelry gets thicker the smaller the number gets. For example, an 18 gauge nose stud is thicker than a 22 gauge nose stud. You will see gauge written like this: 16G, 16g, and 16 gauge.

Also to know is, which is smaller 16g or 14g? Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (see chart below). The higher the gauge number the
Gauge Millimeter Inch
16g 1.2mm 3/64″
14g 1.6mm 1/16″
12g 2mm 5/64″
10g 2.4mm 3/32″

16-20 gauge

## How many MM is a 10 gauge earring?

gauge inches decimal millimeters
12g 0.081″ 2.053 mm
10g 0.102″ 2.588 mm
0.125″ 3.175 mm
8g 0.129″ 3.264 mm

## Can I put a 14g in a 16G piercing?

14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. Yes, you can stretch you piercing to a 14g just make sure that the jewelry that you’re buying is suitable for a freshly stretching piercing. … It would just irritate the piercing even if it is fully healed.

## Is 16G thicker than 14G?

Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.

Gauge Inches Millimeters
18G .040″ 1.0mm
16G .050″ 1.2mm
14G .064″ 1.6mm
12G .082″ 2.0mm

## What’s smaller than a 14 gauge?

14 gauge = 1/16-inch or 1.6 millimeters. 8 gauge = 1/8-inch or 3.2 millimeters. 2 gauge = 1/4-inch or 6.5 millimeters. 0 gauge = 5/16-inch or 8.3 millimeters.

## What is the smallest gauge size?

The sizes range from millimeter measurements to inch measurements. The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch. The bigger the gauge, the smaller the numbers get.

## Why are butterfly back earrings bad?

Friction Backs – Also known as push backs or butterfly backs, these are the most common type. Friction backs use tension to grip the earring post. … You slide the earring back onto the earring post until it comfortably touches your earlobe. Cons: As with any spring, they eventually lose their tension and can fall off.

20-22 gauge

14G