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Sizing Information

There are two main measurements for most body jewelry types: Gauge and Size

 

Gauge

This is the wire thickness of the jewelry. Most body piercing jewelry manufacturers, including us, use the Brown and Sharpe wire gauge (also known as the American wire gauge) to indicate the wire thickness. Remember, the bigger the number, the smaller the wire thickness. So, 20ga is the smallest gauge we sell and 2ga is much thicker. You can measure Gauge with our Dial Calipers.
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Measuring a Barbell's Gauge with Dial Calipers.Measuring a Barbell's Gauge with [a href="/tools-and-aftercare.html"]Dial Calipers, available here.[/a]Measuring a Ring's Gauge with Dial CalipersMeasuring a Ring's Gauge with [a href="/tools-and-aftercare.html"]Dial Calipers, available here.[/a]


Size (Length or Inside Diameter)

Size refers to the Length or Diameter of the jewelry. If the jewelry is round, like a ring, Size refers to the Diameter or, more specifically, the Inside Diameter of the jewelry. Length refers to the shortest distance between the ends of a piece such as a barbell, not including the balls or ends of the barbell. You can measure Length and Diameter with our Stainless Steel Ruler or our Dial Calipers.
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Measuring a Ring's Inside Diameter with Dial Calipers.Measuring a Ring's Inside Diameter with [a href="/tools-and-aftercare.html"]Dial Calipers, available here.[/a] Measuring a Barbell's Length with Dial CalipersMeasuring a Barbell's Length with [a href="/tools-and-aftercare.html"]Dial Calipers, available here.[/a] Measuring a Ring's Inside Diameter with a Ruler.Measuring a Ring's Inside Diameter with a [a href="/tools-and-aftercare.html"]Ruler, available here.[/a] Measuring a Barbell's Length with a RulerMeasuring a Barbell's Length with a [a href="/tools-and-aftercare.html"]Ruler, available here.[/a]

Measuring Tools

We sell tools for measuring your body jewelry if you're not sure what size you have or need. 
Click here to see our tools page.


Printable Sizing Chart

It shows gauge and size specifications for most types of body piercing jewelry. Also includes inch and millimeter rulers.

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Sizing ChartFor quick reference only - not to scale. For a full scale, printable version of this chart (PDF format) [a href="http://bodycircle.com/pdf/Sizing_Chart.pdf" target="_blank"]Click Here (opens in new window or tab)[/a]

Metric Conversion Chart

Also includes metric conversion formulae.

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Metric Conversion ChartFor a printable version of this chart (PDF format) [a href="http://bodycircle.com/pdf/Metric_Conversion_Chart.pdf" target="_blank"]Click Here (opens in new window or tab)[/a]


Not all jewelry made by different manufacturers is fully compatible. 

These are guidelines to measuring jewelry. We do not and can not recommend jewelry sizes or gauges. If you are not certain what size to order, please consult a competent, professional piercer. If you do not know where to find one, please visit the Association of Professional Piercers website.