In order to find a bracelet that fits well, there are two measurements that you need to know: the circumference of your wrist and the inner circumference of the bracelet.
The circumference of your wrist is how big around your wrist is. When you know that number, it’s easy to know what size of bracelet you want. For comfort, it is usually suggested to wear a bracelet that is about ½” (1.2 cm) bigger than your wrist. This will give you a bracelet that isn’t super tight around the wrist, but that won’t be travelling from your wrist to your elbow every time you move your arm.
Now for the bracelet – the critical measurement for a bracelet is the inner circumference of the bracelet, not the length of the bracelet. Why is that? Often, those two numbers don’t match up. For example, as you can see, the length of this bracelet is 9" (23 cm),
but the inner circumference is only 7 1/4" (18.5 cm).
The materials used in the bracelet affect this ratio. The chunkier the materials, the bigger difference there will be between the two numbers. But even materials that don’t appear very large can lead to a difference between the two numbers, as you can see here.
|The length of this bracelet is 8 1/2" (21.5 cm)|
|The inner circumference of this same bracelet is 7 1/2" (19 cm), which comfortably fits a 7" (18 cm) wrist.|
What if, like me, your wrist isn’t average size? Don’t give up on bracelets! Look at handmade bracelets. Even if you don’t find the correct size right off, sometimes the maker of the bracelet can adjust the size of the bracelet if asked, or even custom make a bracelet in a specific size for you.
With all this talk of bracelets, it’s now time to look at a few, don’t you think?
|Golden Amber Bracelet by Erika Price|
|Beadwoven Bracelet - Acid Lime Green by Gwen Beads|
|Flower Mixed Metal Disc Bracelet by Paintin by Faith|
|Tiger Eye and Goldstone Bracelet by J3 Jewelry|
|Sterling Silver Black Leather Macrame Knot Bracelet by Wickwire Jewelry|
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