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Sizing Information - Body Piercing Jewelry by Body Circle Designs
Sizing Information

Click here for our printable Sizing Chart (Adobe PDF format).

There are two main measurements for all body piercing jewelry types:
1.
Gauge
(ga)

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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picture to
enlarge:
Dial Calipers - Ring Gauge
measuring
ring gauge
  Dial Calipers - Barbell Gauge
measuring
barbell gauge
2.
Size
(length or
diameter)
This 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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picture to
enlarge:
Stainless Steel Ruler - Ring Diameter
measuring
ring diameter
  Dial Calipers - Ring Diameter
measuring
ring diameter
  Stainless Steel Ruler - Barbell Length
measuring
barbell length
  Dial Calipers - Barbell Length
measuring
barbell length

We sell tools for measuring your body jewelry if you're not sure what size you have.
Click here for tool details.
You can also consult your local body piercer. If they are competent, they will be able to tell you what gauge and size you are wearing and be able to make jewelry recommendations.

Click here for our printable Sizing Chart (Adobe PDF format).
It shows gauge and size specifications for most types of body piercing jewelry.

Not all jewelry made by different manufacturers is fully compatible.
Most are measured by the same standards and can be converted into their metric equivalents.

 


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