When shopping for the right bracelet for yourself or someone else, it helps to know one’s wrist size. Bracelets come in all sizes and to improve your chances of selecting the right one, you need to take size into consideration while you are looking at the different styles that are available from Shutterfly.
You want any bracelet you own to fit properly. Most women typically go for bracelets that are 7 inches to 7.5 inches in length. That is also the standard size for wrist jewelry. A bracelet that size typically hangs just below your wrist bone.
How to Size Your Wrist
In order to measure your wrist, you’ll need a measuring tape. Start off by wrapping it around the lowest part of your wrist bone where it is the widest to measure how thick it is. The number you get is your wrist size which will be used to determine your bracelet size.
How to Get Bracelet Size
To get your bracelet size, you’ll need to add a quarter inch up to 1 inch to your wrist size. The more inches you add, the lower the bracelet will hang around your wrist.
Take the measuring tape and place the beginning end of it right above your wrist bone, in the direction of your elbow. Take that measurement and add a quarter inch to 1 inch to that number. Most people prefer a half inch. You can always use string to measure your wrist if you can’t get your hands on some measuring tape. If you use the string, be sure to use a marker to mark where the string meets when it is wrapped around your wrist.
Why it’s Important to Know Bracelet Size
It’s very important for you to know your actual bracelet size before you go shopping for jewelry. It’s not the actual length of the bracelet that you need to be too concerned about, it’s the circumference of it when it is worn on the wrist. The inside circumference is much smaller than the outer one and is the area that fits around your wrist. The inner measurement is the one that you will use to determine if the bracelet is going to be too big or too snug.
Don’t use other bracelets, especially ones that have charms and beads on them to measure your wrists. These items only interfere with your ability to get a true measurement.
Below is a size chart for standard bracelets:
• Extra small bracelets fit wrists less than 6.5 inches and smaller
• Small sizes fits wrists 6.6 inches to 7 inches
• Medium fits wrists 7.1 inches to 8 inches.
• Large fits wrists 8.1 inches to 9 inches.
• Extra-large fits wrists 9.1 inches to 9.5 inches.
Bear in mind that if you want any bracelet to fit a certain way. Also, if you are giving someone a bracelet, they may certain fit. What feels comfortable and looks stylish to one person, may not be ideal for another. Use the following guidelines to determine a comfortable fit.
• To make a bracelet fit snugly, add ¼ inch to ½ inches to the wrist measurement.
• To ensure a loose fit, add 1 ¼ inches.
• To ensure a comfortable fit, add ¾ inches up to 1 inch.
Bracelets like the Silver Rachel Bracelet are made of small chains and look best when they are worn snugly on the wrist. Other bracelets like the Gold Vivienne Bangle should be worn with a comfortable fit. Bracelets that have large beads should be worn loosely to prevent discomfort.
Picking the Perfect Sized Bangle
If you are interested in shopping for bangles, here is how you can find the right bangle size. Act as if you are putting on a bangle by bringing your thumb and pinky finger close to each other. Take a piece of string or a tape measure and wrap it around the widest portion of your hand. Take the measurement and find which measurement below it corresponds with.
• Diameter of the bangle is 2 ⅜ inches fits a small wrist that is 7 ½ inches or smaller.
• Diameter of the bangle is 2 ⅝ inches fits a medium wrist that is 8 ¼ inches or smaller.
• Diameter of the bangle is 2 ¾ inches fits a large wrist that is 8 ¾ inches or smaller.
Once you have found your bangle size, take your pick of Shutterfly personalized bangle bracelets.
Knowing your bracelet size enables you to make good decisions about the types and styles of bracelets you can wear, giving you greater flexibility to improve your personal and gift-giving style.