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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