Recommended Metal Thickness

See recommended metal gauges for the most common types of jewelry, including rings, jump rings and bezel material.

Last edited: 9/26/2019
We recommend using sterling silver materials that are approximately 20%–25% thicker than the same materials in 14K gold to achieve comparable strength characteristics.
For Use
Rings and wedding bands 16-gauge (for women's rings)
14-gauge (for men's rings)
Bezel material 32-, 30-, 28-gauge
Ear wires 22-, 20-gauge
Bracelets 18-, 16-, 14-gauge
Repoussé 24-, 22-gauge
Jump rings 22-, 20-, 18-gauge