BRACELET SIZE GUIDE
To measure your wrist for a cuff bracelet, link bracelet, or any style of bracelet that opens and does not need to fit over your entire hand:
For this type of bracelet, you will just want to know the circumference around your wrist. Hold your arm with your hand relaxed and fingers gently outstretched.
With your other hand, wrap a soft measuring tape around your wrist where you would like to wear the bracelet – don’t pull it tight, just measure at a comfortable tension and there is your wrist measurement!
Any bracelet that is at least as many inches in length or circumference will fit, and it is up to your personal preference if you like to wear something a bit larger for “wiggle room”.
If you do not have a flexible measuring tape, you can use the same method with a piece of non-stretchy ribbon or string, mark where your size is (where beginning of the ribbon hits the part that is wrapping around), then lay flat and measure the length with a ruler.
To measure your hand for a bangle or expandable bracelet (one that must fit over the hand and does not fully open):
Hold your hand with your fingers outstretched and cupped as if you are about to slide a bracelet over. Your thumb will be tucked in towards your other fingers and your palm. Now wrap a measuring tape around your knuckles at the widest point. That will be the measurement you need to know – the minimum circumference of a bangle or expanded bracelet that will fit you. You can also use the ribbon or string method explained above to take this measurement if you don’t have a flexible measuring tape.
Some designers may offer further, more specific guidance about the sizing of their bracelets. For example, Ed Levin uses this measuring method and then explains whether your measurement is a small, medium, large, etc. in their collection.
We hope this is helpful to you when choosing your next bracelet! Please feel free to contact us on our website chat if you have any questions.