Geometric Earrings, 316LVM Surgical Stainless Steel, Made in the USA, Unique, Handmade, Handcrafted, Hypoallergenic, Allergen Free, Minimalist, Fashion, Dangling, Style, For Women, For Girls. With crystal, pearl, and glass beads. 16 gauge is suitable for most piercings. 14 gauge is slightly thicker and best suited for piercings that are more than 3 years old or age 12+. Younger piercings may not be worn or stretched enough to comfortably accommodate this thicker gauge. For initial insertion dip end of earring in Vaseline or oil based balm, this will make it easily slide in.