# What is 14g in jewelry?

With a barbell the gauge is going to be the thickness of the jewelry. And the length is going to be the distance from ball to ball which is the measurement following the gauge and it is usually in inches. For example 14g, ½”. Meaning the barbell is 14 gauge thick and the wearing surface is ½” long.

>> Click to read more <<

## Similarly one may ask, what does 14g mean in piercings?

Gauge refers to the thickness of the barbell going through your body piercing. The higher the gauge, the thinner the barbell. For example, a 22 Gauge (aka 22G) barbell is going to be very thin, and a 14G barbell is going to be thicker.

Furthermore, what is 14g in MM? 1.6mm
Gauge Millimeters Inches
14g 1.6mm 0.062″
12g 2.0mm 0.078″
10g 2.5mm 0.098″
8g 3.0mm 0.118″

## Simply so, can you put a 16g in a 14g piercing?

Yes all day you can. However, the 16g post is thinner than the 14g. Downsizing is not an issue unless you‘ve got a large collection of 14g jewelry that you wish to wear again. Downsizing to 16g is safe as long as it is healed.

## What is bigger 12 or 14 gauge piercing?

When discussing gauges, references to a “larger gauge” means bigger around, not a bigger number. That is to say that if you’re told that you need a larger gauge than 14, you need to look at 12 or 10 which are wider, not at 16.

## Is 18G or 20G smaller?

When choosing your items specifics from the drop down list, please note the following: 18G = 18 Gauge 20G= 20 Gauge 22G= 22 Gauge 14K= 14 Karat Solid Gold 18K= 18 Karat Solid Gold 24K= 24 Karat Solid Gold 1.5mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 1.5 millimeters in size 2mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 2 millimeters in size …

20G

## How do I measure my piercing size?

The length of your piercing jewelry refers to the wearable length of the barbell that goes through your piercing. It is measured from the top to the bottom of the straight barbell and does not include the balls or charms.

## Can I put a 20G in a 16g piercing?

yes you can. When learning about piercings sizes you will know that the bigger the number the smaller the gauge of the piercing so yes you may use an 18g. the 18g is smaller than the 16g. Just be aware though that sometimes user smaller jewelry could cause your jewelry to get accustomed to that size.

## How many mm is 22 gauge?

0.644

B&S Gauge Millimeter (mm) Inch (decimal)
20 0.812 0.032
0.795 0.031
21 0.723 0.028
22 0.644 0.025

## Is 14g bigger than 16g?

Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (see chart below). The higher the gauge number the smaller the wire is. A standard “earring” is usually 20 gauge. Jewelry gauges/sizes can vary between manufacturers.

Gauge Millimeter Inch
16g 1.2mm 3/64″
14g 1.6mm 1/16″
12g 2mm 5/64″
10g 2.4mm 3/32″

## Is 3mm bigger than 5mm?

3mm = almost 1/8 inch. … 5mm = just over 3/16 inch.

## What is smaller than a 16 gauge?

An 18 gauge, one of the smallest gauges, is actually smaller than a 16 gauge earring, with the largest gauges being 0, 00, and 000 gauge jewelry.

## 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

1/32 inch