Fixed Captive Bead Ring
These fixed captive bead rings are a versatile and simple necessity to any jewelry collection. Enjoy this design in polished stainless steel, or assorted pvd plated steel.
The below measurements are approximate:
- Captives 20g through 16g include a 3mm fixed captive bead
- 14g captives include a 4mm fixed captive bead
When opening these rings for insertion, it is best to twist the two ends away from each other rather than opening the ring as one would do with a clicker ring. The second method will distort the shape of the ring.
These rings come pre-twisted to the side for easy first insertion.
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.
5/16" (~8mm) diameter 3/8" (~10mm) diameter 1/2" (~12mm diameter)