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Abalone and Mother of Pearl Plugs
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Adorn your ears with these unique screw back plugs, which have an abalone and mother of pearl shell inlay.

The below measurements are approximate:

  • The wearable area measures 5.8mm
In our drop-down menus for adding to cart, we show the gauge of the item you are ordering, then the length/diameter, then the ball size if it has any:

Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (conversion chart below). The higher the gauge number the smaller the wire is. For reference, a standard "earring" is usually 20 gauge. Jewelry gauges can vary between manufacturers. There is no universal regulation on companies to make a standard size in body jewelry. This is because some jewelry is made outside of the USA and measured in millimeters. And in the USA jewelry is measured in inches.

GAUGE CONVERSION CHART:
Gauge Millimeter Inch
20g .81mm
18g 1mm
16g 1.2mm 3/64"
14g 1.6mm 1/16"
12g 2mm 5/64"
10g 2.4mm 3/32"
9g 2.7mm
8g 3.2mm 1/8"
7g 3.5mm
6g 4mm 5/32"
4g 5mm 3/16"
5g 4.5mm
2g 6mm 1/4"
1g 7mm
0g 8mm 5/16"
00g 9mm to 10mm 3/8"
  11mm 7/16"
  13mm 1/2"
  14mm 9/16"
  16mm 5/8"
  19mm 3/4"
  22mm 7/8"
  25mm 1"
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Rings

Rings are an essential item that can be worn in many piercings. They come in various styles:
  • Captive bead rings - These use tension to hold a bead in place.
  • Clickers - These use a hinge to open and close the ring.
  • Segment rings - These have a "segment" that comes completely out of the jewelry similar to removing a bead. But it looks like a completely seamless piece of jewelry.
  • Seamless rings - These rings require bending to open & close.
How to measure rings
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the ring itself.
  • Diameter/Length - Measure directly across the inside center of the ring.

Straight Barbells

Straight barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects, nipples, and tongue piercings.
How to measure straight barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post/bar itself.
  • Length - Measure directly across the post between the ends.

Double Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure double flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between where the flares start.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure the distance from the side of the plug to where the flare ends.

Single Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure single flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between where one flare starts and where the o-ring starts.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure the distance from the side of the plug to where the flare ends. (see image of double flare plugs)

No Flare Plugs / Eyelets / Gauges

Commonly worn in earlobes, but can be worn in other stretched piercings.
How to measure no flare plugs
  • Gauge - Measure the size of the plug across the middle.
  • Wearable area - Measure straight across the side of the plug between the o-rings.

Teardrop Shaped Plugs

Worn in earlobes
How to measure teardrop shaped jewelry
  • Gauge - Add the height + width and then divide by 2. Then use the conversion chart to get the closest gauge.
  • Wearable area - Measure directly across the plug between where the flares begin.
  • Flare size / rise - Measure from between the flares to the edge of where the flares end.

Curved Barbells

Curved barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects & eyebrows.
How to measure curved barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post/bar itself.
  • Length - Measure directly across the post between the ends.

Circular Barbells

Circular barbells are commonly worn in various ear projects, septums, nipples, and lips.
How to measure circular barbells
  • Gauge - This is the thickness of the post itself.
  • Diameter/Length - Measure directly across the inside center of the circular.
JEWELRY THREADING TYPES

Externally threaded

Internally threaded

Threadless
SIZE COMPARISON GUIDES
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5 Posted on 2/28/2022    by Cailie
Verified purchase 2g  6mm Gold (pair)
Very pretty although one of mine is prettier than the other. I struggle with these screw on backed ones, but that's my own problem. I'm happy with them!
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5 Posted on 9/21/2021    by Meridian
Verified purchase 9/16"  Black (pair)
A great pair for work and everyday
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5 Posted on 9/7/2021
Verified purchase 2g  6mm Gold (pair)
I wear these all the time. These plugs are simply gorgeous. I especially like the screw back. I kind of wish all my jewelry was screw back.
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5 Posted on 6/15/2021
Verified purchase 0g  Gold (pair)
Beautiful plugs! I first had them when I was at 6mm, and decided to buy them again when I got to 8mm.
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4 Posted on 1/27/2021    by Sarina
Verified purchase 0g  Gold (pair)
These are absolutely gorgeous, however I find that the faces are rather soft and scratch easily. I'm not sure if it's some type of uv resin, but I have yet to figure out how to polish the scratched out. Overall it doesn't affect the appearance of the plugs much, but it is something to consider, they may end up dull over time due to the soft resin over the shell.
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