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Steel Teardrop Plugs with Abalone
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Brilliant green-blue abalone shell makes these teardrop shaped plugs truly pop!

All measurements are approximate:

  • All sizes have an 8.5mm wearable
  • The overall length measures 11mm
  • The flares measure 1.5mm larger than the gauge size
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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Customer Reviews (5)
4 Posted on 12/28/2022    by Jean
Verified purchase 9/16"  Steel (pair)
These are very nice. The only thing I would change is a more weighted teardrop. The abalone is only on the surface, so they have fallen out a few times just due to weight on the front end. Either way, still a great purchase.
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5 Posted on 6/22/2022    by Alina
Verified purchase 1"  Black (pair)
I just love these!! They're so light I even forgot I had them on and fell asleep! I don't recommend sleeping in these lol but they're so comfy!
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5 Posted on 4/10/2022    by Tiffany
Verified purchase 7/8"  Black (pair)
Second pair of these I've purchased. Different sizes because they're so pretty. The abalone is very bright and colorful, it is covered by a clear film to protect it which I appreciate. The teardrop shape is a bit more oval than some of the other teardrops, like a lot of the stone plugs have a similar oval shape. These are a real statement. Great quality, fit true to size.
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5 Posted on 9/14/2021    by Catherine
Verified purchase 12mm  Black (pair)
Nice and reflective abalone. Lightweight with the thin walled tunnel. Great for everyday wear.
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5 Posted on 6/7/2021    by Tiffany
Verified purchase 3/4"  Black (pair)
These are gorgeous!! They are hallow back metal teardrops with an abalone inlay that's covered with a clear cover. Really lightweight, fit great.
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