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Recommended Metal Thickness for Jewelry making

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Recommended Metal Thickness 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

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