Hi. I am stretching my ears from a 14 gauge to a 10 gauge, and I was just wondering if coconut tusks/talons are stronger (alot stronger) than bone tusks/talons. I bought a pair of 10 gauge bone talons to stretch my ears and one of them broke the first time that I tried to put them in! And they didn't feel any bigger than a 14 gauge, either! Any help is appreciated. Ben.