It’s All About Knowing Your Bracelet Size
Your Bracelet Size
Shopping for bracelets is much straight forward if you know your correct wrist size. When you shop for bracelet you really want it to fit properly.
Majority of women feel really comfortable wearing a bracelet that is 7 to 7½ inches in size, which is actually the standard size.
Bracelets are meant to hang between your hand and wrist bone, which is the most attractive position.
Your Wrist Sizing
Below is a step by step instruction on how to measure your wrist properly so you can be sure your bracelets are of accurate fit.
When measuring for bracelets, measure tightly where your wrist is the broadest. Measure your wrist with a flexible, soft tape
measure just below the wrist bone (below the wrist bone is the area between your hand and the wrist bone). This is your actual
wrist size, not your bracelet size.
Add approx. ¼ inches up to 1 inch (½ inch is average) to your actual wrist size, this is your approximate bracelet size. The more
you add to your wrist size the more your bracelet will hang lower to your hand.
Using a flexible measuring tape*, Measure just above (towards elbow) the wrist bone, then add approx ¼ inch to 1 inch (½ inch is
average) depending on how tight you like your bracelets to fit. That is the size bracelet you would wear.
*Tip: If you don’t have a tape measure handy, use a strip of paper or thin string, and mark it where it overlaps on your wrist. Then
lay the strip flat to measure up to the mark using any ruler.
Why it’s important to use a flat tape measure or small string or strip of paper?
With bracelets the actual length is not what is a concern, it’s the inner circumference when latched shut. That’s because the beads
themselves take up space on the inside circumference. That makes making the inside measurement smaller than the length when
laid out flat. What is needed to actually wear a bracelet or anklet is for the inner measurements to match the outer circumference
of your wrist or ankle. That’s why it is important use a tape measure, strip of paper, or small string — it’s not bulky, so the inner
circumference is virtually the same as the lengthy when laid flat.
Using bulky things to measure (like large beaded bracelets and thick chains, etc.) causes the problem. The length when laid flat
not being the same as the inner circumference when worn.
Standard Bracelet Sizes
6.5 inches = Small Woman’s Wrist
7 inches = Average woman’s wrist
8 inches = Average man’s wrist or woman with large wrist
9 inches = For man with large wrist
9.5 inches = For man with a very large wrist
1 inch = 2.54 cm
When measuring for bracelets that roll over your hand, measure tightly where your hand is the broadest.