Announcement Check out our new shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlodynJewellery where you'll find sterling silver botanical jewellery with Floriography and a few new plug designs...
Check out our new shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlodynJewellery where you'll find sterling silver botanical jewellery with Floriography and a few new plug designs...
christinaerstiles on Apr 25, 2017
Love love love these plugs. They are light weight, super cute and look even better than the pictures. 10/10 recommend this shop and 10/10 buying again!
Natasha Mountford on Apr 25, 2017
Natasha Mountford on Apr 25, 2017
Such a beautiful item! Cannot wait to wear on my wedding day!
Blair McLaughlin on Apr 23, 2017
Bought for a gift and the recipient LOVED her new ear art!!!!
Welcome to Gauge Queen Plugs!
Here at Gauge Queen we hand make pretty plugs and darling dangles for gauge queens around the globe! Each pair is custom made to order at our studio in beautiful Beddgelert, Snowdonia, and shipped within 3 working days (1 - 2 weeks for real flower plugs).
Buy any 4 pairs & get a 5th for FREE! Please don't pay for the free pair, just add a note to seller at checkout with the name of the free pair which must be of equal or less value than the cheapest pair you buy.
We would love to see some pics of you all in our plugs, if you post a selfie on Instagram (profile needs to be public #gaugequeenplugs), we will send you a free pair of plugs with your next order! Make sure we can see your plugs and give us your best pout as by posting your photo you are agreeing to allow us to use it promotionally. T & Cs apply, please contact us before ordering.
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Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. Thanks for stopping by!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
Can i return my plugs?
We accept returns for refund according to distance selling regulations, please contact us for a return address within 7 days of receiving your plugs. We will then issue a refund on receipt (buyer covers postage). To be eligible for a return, your plugs must in the same condition that you received them. They must also be in the original packaging.
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
If the plugs were bought for you as a gift and you wish to return them we can only issue refunds to the account from which the purchase was made.
You should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
Terms of Business - All sales are subject to UK & EU law.
Additional policies and FAQs
Plug Potion is our way of saying thank you. We have created a gorgeous butter to keep your holes healthy and your plugs fresh. With Shea Butter, Olive, Argan, Almond, and Lavender Oil, our butter has moisturising, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti inflammatory properties.
Are your plugs sold as pairs?
All plugs are sold as pairs, we take care to ensure your plugs look great in your ears and mirror any pair where possible including real flower plugs and any images. If you would like a single plug or two different designs please contact us as this should also be possible.
I want to buy multiple pairs of your gorgeous plugs, how will the shipping costs be calculated?
You only pay for shipping once no matter how many pairs you'd like!
How long will my plugs take to ship?
We aim to ship most orders within 1 - 3 working days, however the real flower plugs take up to 1 - 2 weeks.
Once my plugs are shipped how long will delivery take?
The shipping time depends on the efficiency of customs and your local postal service. This usually takes between 3 and 14 working days internationally (we are based in the U.K) depending on your location, although it's usually about 5 working days worldwide. Unfortunately on rare occasions a package will be held up at customs and can take up to 35 working days. For this we are sorry and hope you understand but please remember once your order has left our hands we have no control over it!
If you need your plugs yesterday you can select the urgent shipping option during checkout, this usually takes 3 - 7 working days (although not guaranteed) and includes tracking. Please remember to take the production time into account as well.
How do i care for my new plugs?
Wipe clean with a damp cloth, rubbing alcohol can be used on bone, horn and surgical steel.
Only wear in fully healed ears.
Store away from direct sunlight, heat & moisture in a place your plugs can breath, your muslin bag is perfect.
Wear them and look fabulous!
Swim, shower or sleep in them.
Bone, horn & wood are organic, porous materials which are affected by extremes in temperature and moisture causing swelling and cracking, wrecking your beautiful new plugs.
What if my plugs are damaged in the post?
If your plugs arrive damaged we will replace them with the same size and design as ordered, covering all costs.
My plugs are too small / too big?
Ordering the right size is your responsibility although we will accept returns if the wrong size has been ordered. We will then issue a refund on receipt and you are free to re-order the correct size (buyer covers postage). Organic / hand carved plugs can vary in size so our plugs are digitally measured to within 0.50mm / 0.020 decimal inches of the stated size, if you are accidentally sent the wrong size, we will rectify the mistake at our cost.
Tell me about materials?
Our picture plugs are a bone and resin composite. The Buffalo Bone / Horn used to make our plugs is an animal by-product which is ethically sourced in Indonesia.
The steel tunnels are surgical stainless steel.
We collect as many of our flowers as possible here in the UK, either from the wild or our garden. We prepare and press them ourselves, which means stock is limited as flowers are seasonal. Each pair of plugs is individually hand made therefore may differ slightly from the picture. Please be aware, when working with real flowers (or any organic material) oxygen can be released during the curing process and the odd tiny bubble or imperfection may be present.
We use Crocodile wood on our hider / dangle plugs.Wood is porous so should only be worn in healed piercings, it is light, comfortable and breathable which keeps your lobes healthier and less prone to smells.
Where adhesive is used it is solvent free.
Our resin is jeweller's grade.
Due to the nature of organic material or handmade items, each one might be shaped, naturally marked or coloured slightly differently. We do our best to match the two most alike. Sizing may also vary slightly, however our plug wearing size (not including flare) is measured in the worldwide standard of millimetres with a digital calliper. They are within 0.50mm / 0.020 decimal inches of the size stated, along with it's approximate American Wire Gauge (AWG) equivalent.
4mm / 6g
5mm / 4g
6mm / 2g
6.5mm / 2g
8mm / 0g
10mm / 00g
11mm / 7/16"
12mm / 1/2"
12.5mm / 1/2"
14mm / 9/16"
16mm / 5/8"
18mm / 11/16"
19mm / 3/4"
20mm / 13/16"
22mm / 7/8"
24mm / 15/16"
25mm / 1"