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 size 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 Wrist Size:


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 even ribbon. Whichever method you choose to measure bracelet size, make sure to add or subtract the appropriate amount to ensure a snug fit, a comfortable fit, or a loose fit.



Bracelet Measuring Tools:


  • Strip of 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, string, 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 tight fit or make room for a comfortable fit.



How to Determine Bangle Bracelet Size



Bangles will naturally move around more than clasp bracelets, which should fit more snugly.


Also, keep in mind that if you like to stack your bangles, the tighter they are, the better they will stay in place, and the looser they are, the more likely they will get tangled.



Bracelet Measuring Tools:


  • Paper Strip
  • Measuring Tape



Measuring Steps:


1. Bring your thumb and little finger together to determine 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 right bracelet size, first, measure your hand circumference and choose a bracelet with a bracelet diameter at least 1/4" larger than that measurement.


Converting Circumference Size to Bracelet Diameter:


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

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

8-5/8" circumference 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 around your wrist, the fit is largely a question of personal preference. You can go for a loose, relaxed fit or a snugger one depending on your style.


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 others joyful.


However, as a rule of thumb, get bangles that you can slip one or two fingers underneath since the closed bracelet style must pass through your entire hand and 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. This will also affect the fit, so make sure to try it on before making any alterations. You can always have a jeweler add links if you find that the bracelet is too short.


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 it's the right size. If you don't have wiggle room, 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. A well-fitting bracelet will be comfortable to wear and won't fall off your wrist. And, of course, it will look great!


We hope this guide was helpful in finding the perfect bracelet size for you or someone you know. If you have any other questions about how to measure bracelets or need help with finding the right size, please feel free to reach out to us. We're always happy to help!