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Need help...6mm or 8mm gold stud earrings?

Started 1303878973.203 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1303911483.71 by lavenderjunkie
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I'm buying my MIL a pair of simple gold stud ball earrings for Mother's Day. I can't decide between the 6mm or 8mm size. I can't picture the size difference when on the ears. Which size should I get? Thanks!

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pixiedust1303880164.037929 PostsRegistered 8/7/2005

Does she normally wear petite jewelry or something more substantial? I'm leaning toward suggesting 8mm just because they will show up more but do 6mm if she only wears delicate pieces of jewelry.

chianti1303880663.947620 PostsRegistered 3/23/2006
On 4/26/2011 pixiedust said:

Does she normally wear petite jewelry or something more substantial? I'm leaning toward suggesting 8mm just because they will show up more but do 6mm if she only wears delicate pieces of jewelry.

Thanks pixiedust! I think I'll go with the 8mm.

NovaStar1303882551.391323 PostsRegistered 11/9/2010
On 4/26/2011 chianti said:

I'm buying my MIL a pair of simple gold stud ball earrings for Mother's Day. I can't decide between the 6mm or 8mm size. I can't picture the size difference when on the ears. Which size should I get? Thanks!

There are about 25mm per inch. So 6mm=1/4" & 8mm about 1/3". I measured a lead pencil & it is 7mm. Hope that helps you visualize the size.

chianti1303882861.1620 PostsRegistered 3/23/2006
On 4/26/2011 NovaStar said:
On 4/26/2011 chianti said:

I'm buying my MIL a pair of simple gold stud ball earrings for Mother's Day. I can't decide between the 6mm or 8mm size. I can't picture the size difference when on the ears. Which size should I get? Thanks!

There are about 25mm per inch. So 6mm=1/4" & 8mm about 1/3". I measured a lead pencil & it is 7mm. Hope that helps you visualize the size.

Thanks NovaStar. Very helpful. Now why didn't I think of actually measuring? {#emotions_dlg.blush}

bigsister1303892937.815435 PostsRegistered 5/15/2010Southern California

Chianti, I would definitely go with the 8 mm. The 6 mm would be too tiny, IMO.

1mamaj1303899245.6171572 PostsRegistered 10/24/2007Georgia

definitely the 8mm; I have 7mm white gold studs and 8mm yellow gold studs and the 8's look so much better to me. They show up really well, yet do not look over the top. I am perfectly comfortable wearing these with jeans or when I want a dressier look.

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lavenderju­nkie1303911483.7112804 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I agree, go with the 8mm. They are a much nicer size for most women and will also look like a more impressive gift. 8mm is a very classic size, so unless your MIL wears the smallest and most delicate earrings generally, the 8mm will work nicely.

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