## Most typical Question: Q. What is a gross?A. For any kind of item, one gross (often abbreviation "GR") is 12 dozen. 1 gross = 12 dozen = 144 piece (72 pairs). 1half-gross = 6 dozen= 72 pieces (or 36 pairs).Why a "gross"? We think this is because in the 1800s and early 1900s, numerous jewelry findings, such together filigree findings and also other usual jewelry-making contents were make in Germany, and also sold through the dozen or the "big" measurement, the gross. (Gross, in German, method big.)

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Most findings are packaged through weight. Although we use really accurate counting scales and also trays, small variations in each item average the really count can vary slightly over or under the marked quantity. We strive to placed the exact amount in every bag, back +/- 5% is the traditional in the jewelry it is provided industry. In ~ 5%, a 1-gross bag could vary end or under by 7 pieces. Smaller quantities will it is in exact; you have the right to expect a bag marked "1 dozen" to contain specifically 1 dozen pieces.