This variation stemmed from a great customer of mine and her request for a pair of Abalone plugs. They turned out so lovely that I had to add them to my line. Abalone is a type of shell, also known as "paua". It is a dark kind of pearlescent and shimmers beautifully. They fit right in with the rest. These classy flared gauges of solid abalone are lined with sterling silver. The range of colors complement each other so well. The abalone shell is flush with the silver on two of the four faces. On the other side, it is silver. Slight flare with the silver and small groove in the middle fit to the gauge size.
Keep in mind, all shell is unique. I will do my very best to use only the most quality pieces of abalone to complement each of the pairs I make. They will always be slightly different because these are made to order.
These gauges have a simple and elegant contrast and look great with anything.
Comes in pairs of two.
(Shown in pictures is size 0g plugs)
The width of the plugs is 1/2"
Sizes range from 6g to 3/4 inch.
Please have a look at my reviews. Many mention the high quality and craftsmanship that go into each piece I make.
*[Why 0g is more expensive than 00g]: I use silver sheet to make these gauges. It is very hard to make an 8mm tube using 18g sheet. It normally requires about twice the work, in the end, as 00g and larger with the intricacies.
[Why 2g, 4g and 6g are more expensive than 00g]: Making such small pieces requires a lot more attention to detail and a lot more work (not to mention patience). In watching the small details, it takes a little longer than my average set of gauges.
Feel free to ask any questions.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Feel free to request slight changes to width/diameter of plugs/gauges. I happily adjust, but going a size up will have an additional cost.
Yes! I definitely could make 8g size plugs! The hole in the silver face will be pretty small, so it won't always look perfect with certain options. The best options would be the ebony options, the crushed stone options and synthetic opal. They will have a different look to them, so feel free to request some photo examples and/or a custom order.
Most of the time, YES! But please ask ahead and don't assume that I can get it to you quicker. I make every item to order and by hand. Sometimes I have all the materials needed to crank out a piece with high priority. So feel free to ask, but know that I usually charge a tiny bit extra to rush the making process. And feel free to request expedited shipping. It will be an extra charge for whatever shipping option you choose, but I would be happy to make it happen.
Nov 26, 2020
this was a nicer expensive purchase for me and I was super satisfied. the plugs came packaged very nicely and shipping was quick. the quality makes sense for the price as well! :)
Nov 2, 2020
A while back I had purchased a pair of abalone plugs from... somewhere. I loved them and wore them until all the abalone flaked off. Disheartened, I set about looking for a more durable pair of abalone plugs, and came across these. I could not be happier with my purchase! The craftsmanship, attention to detail and exquisite artistry of these plugs has blown me away! Absolutely worth paying a little more for the quality and durability! I would give more than 5 stars if I could! :)