Gauge Sizing

Our plugs, tunnels, and hangers are measured in mm.  Customers often size their ears in gauges or inches.  Below is the conversions from mm to gauge / inch.  Please note that we hand carve each pair of our plugs.  Since each plug is unique you could see a difference of +/-0.5mm.

If you are measuring in gauges the higher the gauge the smaller size the plug.  So 12 gauge = 2mm and 0 gauge = 8mm.

Here are the most common sizes.

  • 2mm = 12 gauge
  • 3.2mm = 8 gauge
  • 4mm = 6 gauge
  • 5mm = 4 gauge
  • 6mm = 2 gauge
  • 8mm = 0 gauge
  • 10mm = 00 gauge
  • 11mm = 7/16"
  • 13mm = 1/2"
  • 14mm = 9/16"
  • 16mm = 5/8"
  • 19mm = 3/4"
  • 22mm = 7/8"
  • 25mm = 1"