I think gauge earrings can be really pretty, but don't want to give up regular earrings. When I learned about faux gauges- gauges that pull apart to have regular earring components inside- I immediately wanted to make some.
This instructable shows how to make the earrings via 3D print, but if you skip ahead a few steps and buy or make some real gauges, you should be able to make faux gauges without the 3D print component. 3D printing seemed good to me because I could make sure both sides were identical!
Printing was done at TechShop