How to Measure Bracelet Size


Here's what you'll learn in this post:

  • How to Measure Bracelet Size
  • Bracelet Length Guide
  • How to Measure Bangle Size
  • Converting Circumference to Bracelet Diameter
  • How Should A Bracelet Fit?



When measuring your wrist for a bracelet, it is important to be precise in your measurements. There are a few different ways to measure your bracelet size, such as using a tape measure or a piece of string or ribbon. Whichever method you choose to measure bracelet size, make sure to add or subtract the appropriate amount to ensure a snug fit, comfort fit, or loose fit.


How to Measure Bracelet Size:

Bracelet Measuring Tools:


  • Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Rope


Measuring Steps:


1. To measure your bracelet size, measure an even 2-3" below your wrist bone using a flexible measuring tape.

2. If you're using a strip of paper, ribbon, or rope, make sure it's long enough. Mark the end of the strip and then use a ruler to measure the length. This measurement is your wrist size.

3. To find the perfect bracelet fit, take your wrist measurement and add or subtract as indicated below in our bracelet length guide section to allow for a snug fit or make room for a relaxed, loose fit.


How to Determine Bangle Bracelet Size:

Bracelet Measuring Tools:


  • Paper
  • Measuring Tape


Measuring Steps:


1. Bring your thumb and little finger together to find your bangle bracelet size.

2. Using a strip of paper or measuring tape, measure around your closed hand at the widest point, pulling the tape snug against the skin. If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark the paper with a pen, then measure the strip with a ruler. This measurement is the circumference of your hand.

3. To ensure the perfect bracelet fit, first, measure your hand circumference and choose a bracelet with a bracelet diameter at least 1/4" larger than that measurement.


Converting Circumference to Bracelet Diameter

7-1/2" is approx. 2-3/8" dia. (small)

8-1/4" is approx. 2-5/8" dia. (medium)

8-5/8" is approx. 2-3/4" dia. (large)


How Should A Bracelet Fit?


A. Cuff Bracelets

Because cuff bracelets don't have a clasp, they're simple to put on. Because the metal used is often flexible, you can press on either side of the cuff bracelet to adjust its tightness or looseness.

Even if you choose a snug fit, removing the cuff bracelet is pretty simple. All you have to do is stretch the cuff loose by holding each side of the opening.

Cuffs are fantastic because they are one-size-fits-all so that you can grow with them.


B. Bangle Bracelets

When it comes to bangles, the fit is largely a question of personal preference.

Some people prefer their bangles to be snug so they don't move about too much when their arms are elevated.

On the other hand, the jingling of bangles makes some people joyful. However, as a rule of thumb, get a bracelet that you can slip one or two fingers underneath since the bracelet must pass through the wrist bone.


C. Tennis Bracelets

The rule is the same as it is with a regular bracelet. A finger or two should be able to slide between the tennis bracelet and your skin. It won't slip off your hand this way, and it won't be too tight to obstruct your circulation.

If you buy or receive a tennis bracelet that is too long, you can shorten it by removing a link or two.

However, keep in mind that some people believe a loose fit on a woman's hand is more attractive. So you're good to go as long as it doesn't fall off.


D. Watch Bracelets

The thing about watch bracelets is that they have to look well fitted. It's too loose if a watch bracelet moves about your hand, wrist, and arm.

It's also important that the ideal fit doesn't leave any markings.

After wearing your watch, see whether you can fit your pinky finger between the wrist and the watch to determine if the size is correct. If you can't, the timepiece is too tight.


Wrapping Up


No matter which method you choose, it is important to be precise in your measurements when determining your bracelet size. By following the steps above, you can find the perfect fit for your new bracelet.