How to Measure for a Perfect Fit

Do you know your actual wrist measurement? I would hate for you to purchase a bracelet that is too big or too small for you. Because the style of the bracelet and the diameter of the beads affects how it sits on your wrist, by giving you the actual length of the bracelet, it would be hard for you to judge if it would fit you correctly. That’s why my descriptions tell you the actual wrist size the bracelet was designed to fit, which means that no matter which style you choose, I’ve added the appropriate amount of ease so the bracelet will fall at the correct point on your wrist. (If you prefer your bracelets to fit looser or tighter than usual, take that into account.)

In the first photo below, the red line shows where to measure your wrist. A tape measure will be most accurate, but if you don’t have one available, use a ¼ – ½ inch strip of something non-stretchable, such as paper, mark where the two ends meet and then measure that against a ruler.

The red line shows where to measure to learn your actual wrist size.

Bangle Bracelets

To measure for a bangle bracelet, hold your hand as if you were putting on a bangle, with all your fingers together and your thumb and little finger touching. Measure around your hand at the widest point. On average, this measurement is approximately two inches larger than the wrist measurement. If yours varies from that average, please take that into consideration when reading the “designed for” size in my bangle bracelet descriptions.