Ear Stretchers or expanders such as tapers, spirals and crescents come in a large range of sizes, colours, materials and designs. They are used to stretch piercings such as the earlobe, this increases the gauge (size) of the piercing. Ear Expander Tapers are available in acrylic from 1.6mm to 24mm gauge (US 14g to approx 1"). Ear Expander Spirals are available in a choice of designs from 3mm up to 12mm (US 8g to 1/2"). If you prefer 316L Surgical Steel jewellery we also have a range of ear stretching tapers and crescents in various sizes. For help with sizing please read our Sizing Guide. Please read our Body Jewellery Guide if you need more information about stretching your ears using ear stretchers.