Studio Hours:
11-7 M-F, 11-8 F-S, 12-6 S

Sizing and Measurements

When purchasing jewelry refer to this page on how to determine the proper size of jewelry. We want our customers to buy with confidence. Please be aware of our return policy. Sizes and weight may be listed in Metric (mm, grams) or Imperial (inches, oz).

Barbells

Rings and Circular Barbells

Nostril Screws

Ear Jewelry
Plugs, Eyelets and Large Hanging Jewelry

Gauge

• Gauge refers to the thickness of jewelry. We use U.S. standard wire gauge.
• Common sizes for piercing are 18, 16, and 14 gauge
• We carry jewelry from 20 gauge up through 2 inches and sometimes larger.
• Lower numbers refer to thicker gauges
• When buying jewelry to stretch, we suggest only buying the next available gauge down. For safety and proper sizing, we suggest you only stretch by going to your friendly neighborhood piercing establishment.
• Do not stretch piercings with organics or acrylic.
• If you buy from Tribal Rites we will insert or stretch piercings for free. Just bring your receipt and jewelry with you to one of our Colorado locations.

Balls and Ends

When measuring balls and ends we refer to diameter of the outside of the jewelry.

Weight

Weight refers to the total weight of the jewelry. Weight may be in ounces or grams

Conversions

Inches to Millimeters
1 inch = 25.4mm
Inches
Millimeters
1/32
0.79
1/16
1.59
3/32
2.38
1/8
3.18
5/32
3.97
3/16
4.76
7/32
5.56
1/4
6.35
9/32
7.14
5/16
7.94
11/32
8.73
3/8
9.53
13/32
10.32
7/16
11.11
15/32
11.91
1/2
12.70
17/32
13.49
9/16
14.29
19/32
15.08
5/8
15.88
21/32
16.67
11/16
17.46
23/32
18.26
3/4
19.05
25/32
19.84
13/16
20.64
27/32
21.43
7/8
22.23
29/32
23.02
15/16
23.81
31/32
24.61
1
25.40
 Millimeters to Inches

Size in mm
Closest equivalent 
in Inches
1mm
just over 1/32 of an inch
2mm
just over 1/16 of an inch
3mm
1/8 of an inch
4mm
5/32 of an inch
5mm
3/16 of an inch
6mm
1/4 of an inch
7mm
9/32 of an inch
8mm
5/16 of an inch
9mm
11/32 of an inch
10mm
3/8 of an inch
11mm
7/16 of an inch
12mm
15/32 of an inch
13mm
1/2 of an inch
14mm
9/16 of an inch
15mm
19/32 of an inch
16mm
10/16 of an inch
17mm
11/16 of an inch
18mm
23/32 of an inch
19mm
3/4 of an inch
20mm
13/16 of an inch

Guage

Millimeters

Inches
Decimal Conversion
20G
0.8mm
1/32"
0.03
18G
1.0mm
5/128"
0.04
16G
1.3mm
3/64"
0.05
14G
1.6mm
1/16"
0.06
12G
2.0mm
5/64"
0.08
10G
2.6mm
3/32"
0.10
8G
3mm
1/8"
0.12
6G
4mm
5/32"
0.16
4G
5mm
3/16"
0.20
2G
6-6.5mm
1/4"
0.26
0G
8mm
1/3"
0.32
00G
9-10mm
3/8"
0.36
-
11mm
7/16"
0.44
-
12.5mm
1/2"
0.50
-
14mm
9/16"
0.56
-
16mm
5/8"
0.62
-
19mm
3/4"
0.75
-
22mm
7/8"
0.87
-
25mm
1"
1.00

Locations

Boulder, Colorado
Longmont, Colorado
Westminster, Colorado

STUDIO HOURS

Mon - Fri: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri - Sat: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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