Gauge Earrings – Why Choose Wood?

Gauge earrings have been used for centuries throughout the world but became especially popular in mainstream culture about twenty years ago. Though many people of all walks of life enjoy these offbeat accessories, one drawback for many is that styles have long been simplistic, repetitive and boring. In today’s jewelry marketplace, however, there are more options than ever before for the lover of gauged ears.

One of these options is the use of wood in creating modern designs, a trend that is catching on among wearers worldwide. Why do people love wood gauge earrings? Let’s look at some of the many benefits of this gorgeous, organic material.


Retailers of gauges and plugs for the ears will warn new converts to the style – these things can be heavy! Wood is naturally lightweight, giving the ear less weight to contend with and the wearer more freedom to consider adding embellishments to their piece.


Naturally breathable and porous, wood offers unparalleled ease of upkeep and prevents a great deal of the buildup that can occur with the regular wear of gauges and ear plugs. Additionally, oiling wooden plugs to maintain their beauty is simple and quick, and helps keep accessories looking newer, longer.


Wooden designs can be some of the most interesting and attractive in the jewelry industry. Owing to the unique and beautiful patterns in natural woodgrain, wood gauge earrings are one-of-a-kind, every time. For those looking to stand out from the crowd, wooden plugs and gauges are an excellent choice.


In addition to being beautiful to look at, wood is a renewable resource. Many companies even offer customers a look at where their piece was sourced from, giving buyers a feeling of connection to the earth that they live in and the jewelry they wear.

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