How to measure body jewellery

Gauge Chart

Body Jewelry is sold in the following sizes. Please find a conversion chart below for those of you using the metric system.

Gauge

Inches

Millimeters

18g

.040"

1.0mm

16g

.050"

1.2mm

14g

.064"

1.6mm

12g

.082"

2.0mm

10g

.102"

2.5mm

8g

.125"

3.0mm

6g

.162"

4.0mm

4g

.204"

5.0mm

2g

.250"

6.0mm

0g

.312"

8.0mm

00g

.375"

10.0mm

How to Measure the Lengths and Diameters of Piercing Jewelry

Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Rings are measured from the largest inside diameter.

Captive Bead Rings are also known as C.B.R.'s, B.C.R.'s & Ball Captive Rings. They come in many variations, shapes, sizes, but the same measuring rule applies. Always measure the largest inside diameter of the circle.

We carry captives in gauges 16G-
2G

Barbells

Measure the length of a barbell between the two balls along the length of the bar, as shown in the diagram.


We carry barbells in gauges 16G & 1
4G

Circular Barbells / Horseshoe Barbells

Circulars / Horseshoes are measured from the largest inside diameter.

We carry circulars in gauges 16G & 14G

Curved Barbells

Curved barbells, commonly used for belly button rings and eyebrow jewelry, are measured in a straight line from the inner length between the two.

We carry curved barbells is gauges 16G & 14G.

Nose Rings

Nose Twists are measured from the base of the ball / charm to the beginning of the twist, as shown in the diagram. Measure nose bones to the end of the shaft, before the beaded tip. Nose fishtails are measured from the base of the ball / charm to the end of the barbell.

Standard gauge for nose rings is 20 Gauge.
We carry nose rings in 20G-22G in many designs

Labrets

Labrets / Monroes are measured from the base of the ball to the top of the flat disc. Standard size for labrets is 8mm.

Plugs

Ear Plug length is measured from the inside edge of the horizontal line, as shown in the diagram. The same measurement applies of Earlets, Tunnels.

Plugs are manufactured in many different materials, designs, and variations. We carry plugs, earlets, and tunnels in
2mm – 24mm.