How many MM is a 6 gauge earring?

4 mm
Ear Gauge to MM Conversion Table

Gauge Millimeters(mm) Inches
6g 4 mm 5/32″
4g 5 mm 3/16″
2g 6 mm 1/4″
0g 8 mm 5/16″

How many mm is 7 16 gauge?

Convert Ear Gauge to mm and Inch

Millimeters (mm) Inches (“)
9mm 3/8″
10mm 3/8″
11mm 7/16″
12mm 1/2″

What are earring gauge sizes?

Here is how gauges compare to diameters in inches and millimeters:

  • 18 gauge = 0.04 inches or 1.0 millimeters.
  • 14 gauge = 1/16-inch or 1.6 millimeters.
  • 8 gauge = 1/8-inch or 3.2 millimeters.
  • 2 gauge = 1/4-inch or 6.5 millimeters.
  • 0 gauge = 5/16-inch or 8.3 millimeters.
  • 00 gauge = 3/8-inch or 9.3 millimeters.

What is a 6 gauge in MM?

Sheet Steel Gauge Conversion Chart

Gauge No Inch Metric
4 0.232″ 5.9mm
5 0.212″ 5.4mm
6 0.192″ 4.9mm
7 0.176″ 4.5mm

How can I tell what size my gauges are?

Try sliding your jewelry into the opening to see if it fits. If it fits perfectly and snuggly in the opening, you found the size! The gauge measurement is the number printed next to the cutout circle. Gauge wheels usually provide the measurement in the gauge size along with the millimeters or inches.

Which is bigger 6 gauge or 8 gauge?

The general rule of thumb is that the smaller the gauge number, the thicker the cable. The standardized method of measuring the thickness of a cable was established in 1857 in the United States.

What size do you start with gauges?

It’s often recommended that you start with 16 or 14 gauge when you first start stretching your ears. Stretching your ear larger than 2 gauge is often considered “the point of no return.” Once you stretch your ear to this point, you’ll likely need surgery if you want the hole to fully close.

What is bigger 16 gauge or 20 gauge?

It’s uncommon knowledge! Few people know why the thickness of steel diminishes as the gauge increases (ie: 16 gauge steel is thicker than 20 gauge steel). The explanation comes from the early development of a steel gauge measurement system in which the control measurement was based on a 1″ thick steel plate.