Vintage Turquoise Sun Eyelet
The below measurements are approximate:
- 2g has a 15mm front flare.
- 0g has a 17mm front flare.
- 00g has a 20mm front flare.
- 7/16" has a 21mm front flare.
- 1/2" has a 24mm front flare.
- 5/8" has a 27mm front flare.
The visible front flare is made from plated base metals, but the wearable of the eyelet is PVD plated steel. The turquoise cabochons are synthetic.
Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (see chart below). The higher the gauge number the smaller the wire is. A standard "earring" is usually 20 gauge. Jewelry gauges/sizes can vary between manufacturers. There is no universal regulation on companies to make a standard size in body jewelry. A big part of this is that some jewelry is made overseas and measured in millimeters. And in the USA jewelry is measured in inches/gauges. So many times jewelry can be anywhere from .5mm to 1mm different.