Your question: What does 20 gauge jewelry mean?

Is 20 gauge small or big?

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20 gauge
Bullet diameter .615″ (15.62 mm)
Shoulder diameter .684 in (17.37 mm)
Base diameter .697 in (17.70 mm)
Rim diameter .766 in (19.46 mm)

What does 20 gauge mean in piercings?

What Gauge is an Ear or Nose Piercing? At Pagoda, ear piercing is done using 20 gauge piercing earrings. These are among the smallest sizes and are designed to create small holes sized for standard pierced earrings. This is the gauge commonly used for nose piercings as well.

What does 20G mean in jewelry?

A gauge number denotes a thickness on a standardized scale which, for most purposes, starts at 20g (0.812 mm thick— often used for the posts for nose studs), and increases in thickness (as the gauge number decreases) to 0g, then 00g, and rarely goes any further as these thicknesses come closer and closer to 1⁄2″.

What gauge is a smiley piercing?

The smiley piercing is performed using a 16 or 18 gauge needle AFTER your mouth has been properly disinfected through the sanitation procedures of your chosen piercer. As far as aftercare goes, it’s going to be pretty much the same as any other type of oral piercing such as the tongue or lip.

Can you go from 20G to 16G?

If your ears were pierced properly at a professional piercing studio, your ears were most likely pierced at 16g, but you should ask your piercer to make sure. You will stretch to a 14g if you are starting at 16g.

Size Guide.

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Gauge Millimeters Inches
20G 0.8mm 1/32″
18G 1mm 5/128″
16G 1.2mm 3/64″
14G 1.6mm 1/16″