Jewelry Size Guide
When it comes to ethnic jewelry, finding the right size is essential to ensure a perfect fit and comfortable wear. Different types of ethnic jewelry, such as earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces, require specific measurements to suit individual preferences. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you understand the sizing aspects of ethnic jewels:
- Standard Gauge: 20G (0.8mm) is the most common size for earrings.
- Thicker Gauges: Hoop earrings or tribal designs might have a thicker gauge, ranging from 18G (1mm) to 14G (1.6mm).
- Stud Earrings: Typically range from 3mm to 6mm in diameter.
- Hoop Earrings: Diameter varies widely, from small huggie hoops (10mm) to large statement hoops (50mm+).
- Dangle Earrings: Length can vary, but a common range is 1 inch (25mm) to 3 inches (76mm).
- Standard Gauge: Rings often range from 18G (1mm) to 14G (1.6mm).
- Thicker Gauges: Statement rings or ethnic designs might have a gauge of 12G (2mm) or higher.
- Ring Sizes: Follow standard ring sizes, starting from size 3 (14mm) for small fingers to size 12 (21.4mm) for larger fingers.
- Adjustable Rings: These can fit a wide range of finger sizes due to their open design.
- Standard Gauge: Nose rings typically have a thin gauge, ranging from 20G (0.8mm) to 18G (1mm).
- Hoops and Captive Bead Rings: Thicker gauges like 18G or 16G (1.2mm) are common for these styles.
- Hoops: Common diameters for nose hoop rings are around 8mm to 10mm.
- Studs: Nose studs often have a small visible part with a decorative end, ranging from 1.5mm to 3mm in width.
- Standard Gauge: Belly rings typically range from 14G (1.6mm) to 12G (2mm).
- Barbell Styles: The bar length can vary based on individual anatomy. Common lengths include 3/8 inch (10mm) to 7/16 inch (11mm).
- Hoop Styles: Hoop belly rings usually have a diameter of 3/8 inch (10mm) to 1/2 inch (12mm).
- Dangling Styles: The length of the dangle can vary, ranging from 1 inch (25mm) to 2 inches (51mm) or more.
When choosing nose rings and belly rings, it's crucial to consider the individual's comfort and anatomy. Always consult with a professional piercer to ensure proper fit and minimize the risk of irritation or discomfort.
Please note that these sizes are general recommendations, and individual preferences and body anatomy can vary. It's essential to measure accurately or seek assistance from a professional piercer when selecting jewelry for piercings.