I handcrafted, shaped and textured this ear cuff for an organic rough look. Ear cuff is 3/8", 26 gauge. Metal is bendable, you have to open it and play with it, tight to snug to cartilage. Ask me about custom or personalized items. This is a sterling silver ear cuff. I purchase my silver from Rio Grande, reputable Company doing business since 1944. .925 Imprinted inside of cuff.