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Conversion table from gauge to mm

Conversion table from gauge to mm

Converting Gauge to millimeters is an important topic in jewelry, as many jewelry supply measurements are given in Gauge . For those who don't know, Gauge is a unit of measurement used to measure the thickness of wires and metal plates.

However, in Europe, jewelers often use measurements in millimeters rather than Gauge. Therefore, it is essential to understand how to convert Gauge measurements to millimeters. The term AWG (American Wire Gauge) is used in jewelry to measure the size of metal wires used to create jewelry .

  • The AWG is a measurement scale that evaluates the size of a metal wire based on its diameter.

  • The AWG is based on a series of numbers, with each number corresponding to a specific wire diameter.

  • The smaller the AWG number, the thicker the wire. For example, AWG 18 wire is thicker than AWG 24 wire.

  • Jewelers often use metal wire in sizes ranging from AWG 10 to AWG 30 to create jewelry.

  • The mm equivalents for AWG vary depending on the wire diameter.

It is important to understand that Gauge and millimeters are not interchangeable units of measurement. For example, 18 Gauge wire is not exactly 1 millimeter thick. However, there are conversion tables that can help you convert Gauge measurements to millimeters.

    Here are some common equivalences:

    Here is a conversion table commonly used in jewelry:

    Gauge Millimeters
    20 0.81
    18 1.02
    16 1.29
    14 1.63
    12 2.05
    10 2.59

    This table is a good starting point for converting from Gauge to millimeters. However, it is important to note that different materials (e.g. silver, gold, copper, etc.) have different densities, meaning that the thickness of a wire or plate can vary depending on the material used. Therefore, it is always better to check the exact millimeter measurement of a specific material before using it in a jewelry project.

    • AWG wires are often used to create jewelry such as rings, necklaces and bracelets
    • Jewelers can also use different shaped wires to create jewelry, such as round, square, or flat wire.

    • Choosing the appropriate AWG wire depends on the type of jewelry being created and the manufacturing techniques used.

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