A Guide to Measuring Your Wrist Size for the Perfect Bracelet Fit

A Guide to Measuring Your Wrist Size for the Perfect Bracelet Fit

When it comes to buying a bracelet, getting the right size is crucial to ensure comfort and style. While bracelets come in various lengths and designs, finding the perfect fit often begins with measuring your wrist accurately. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to measure your wrist size for a bracelet, helping you make the best choice for your wrist.

*Please note this guide is for a bracelet that clasps, not for bangles.


Pearl Bracelet in Gold-Filled

What You'll Need:

  • A flexible measuring tape or a strip of paper, or string/dental floss
  • A ruler
  • A pen or a marker
  • A friend or family member to assist (optional)


Step 1: Prepare Your Tools

First, gather your measuring tools. If you have a flexible measuring tape, that's perfect. If not, you can use a strip of paper or a piece of string (dental floss works, too).


Step 2: Measure Your Wrist

Using a Flexible Measuring Tape:

  1. Wrap the measuring tape snug around your wrist just above the wrist bone, or where you'd typically wear a bracelet.
  2. Note the measurement in inches or centimeters, depending on your preference.

Using a Strip of Paper or String

  1. Cut a strip of paper or a piece of string.
  2. Wrap the strip around your wrist, just above the wrist bone or where you’d typically wear a bracelet.
  3. Mark the point where the strip overlaps.
  4. Lay the strip flat and use a ruler to measure the distance from the end of the strip to the marked point. This measurement is your wrist size.


Step 3: Determine Your Bracelet Size

The wrist size you've just measured is not the same as the bracelet size you need. To find your bracelet size, consider the following guidelines:

  • For a standard fit: Add 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) to your wrist size. This is a good choice for a comfortable, standard fit. For a more snug fit, only add 1/4in (0.68cm).
  • For a draped fit: Add 3/4 to 1 inch (1.91 to 2.54 cm) to your wrist size. This allows for a more movement and a “draped” look.

Remember that these are general guidelines, and your personal preferences also matter. The type of bracelet and the materials used can influence the fit, so it's important to consider how you want the bracelet to sit on your wrist.

garnet bracelet

Garnet Bracelet from the Birthstone Collection


Step 4: Shop for Your Perfect Bracelet

Equipped with your wrist measurement and desired fit, you're now ready to shop for the ideal bracelet. Since our bracelets are handmade to order, we are able to take exact size requests - just contact prior to ordering!

Here are the three general sizes we offer:

XS 5.75 - 7.25 inches

S/M 6.25 - 7.75 inches

L 6.75 - 8.25 inches

All of our bracelets are made with a 1 1/2 inch extender chain. This allows you to put on your bracelet easier as well as the option to adjust it when you desire.

If you are purchasing a bracelet as a gift, the S/M size of 6.25 - 7.75 inches will fit most standard wrists (women’s). 

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