Wrist Sizing for Charm Bracelets
Buying bracelets is much easier if you know your correct wrist size. When you order a bracelet you want to fit it properly!
Most women feel comfortable wearing a bracelet that is 7 to 7½ inches in size, which is the standard size. The bracelet will hang between your hand and wrist bone, which is the most attractive position.
These simple instructions tell you how to measure your wrist properly so you can be sure your bracelets will fit right.
When measuring for bracelets, measure tightly where your wrist is broadest.
Measure your wrist with a flexible, soft tape measure just below the wrist bone (below the wrist bone is the area between your hand and the wrist bone). This is your actual wrist size, not your bracelet size.
Add approx. ¼ inches up to 1 inch (½ inch is average) to your actual wrist size, this is your approximate bracelet size. The more you add to your wrist size the more your bracelet will hang lower to your hand.
Using a flexible measuring tape*, Measure just above (towards elbow) the wrist bone, then add approx ¼ inch to 1 inch (½ inch is average) depending on how tight you like your bracelets to fit. That is the size bracelet you would wear.
*Tip: If you don’t have a tape measure handy, use a strip of paper or thin string, and mark it where it overlaps on your wrist. Then lay the strip flat to measure up to the mark using any ruler.
Standard Bracelet Sizes
Extra Small XS ~ fits 6.5 inches = small woman’s wrist
Small S ~ fits 7 inches = average woman’s wrist
Medium M ~ fits 8 inches = average man’s wrist or woman with large wrist
Large L ~ fits 9 inches = for man with large wrist
Extra Large XL ~ fits 9.5 inches = for man with a very large wrist
1 inch = 2.54 cm
When measuring for bracelets that roll over your hand, measure tightly where your hand is the broadest.
Finger Measurement for Rings
The most important factor when purchasing any ring, is making sure it fits eLuxé Jewelry provides you with the most comprehensive way, (maybe the only way) to measure your finger.
- Wrap a piece of string or paper string around the base of your finger.
- Mark the string or paper where it overlaps to form a complete circle.
- Measure the length of the section of string or paper where it overlaps around the finger.
- Compare your measurement with this chart to determine your ring size.
The chart below can be used to take your existing rings and place them on the circles to see which one best fits.
Compare your measurement from a string or tape measure to the chart below to determine your ring size.
Tips for Accurate Ring Finger Sizing
1. Since time of day can, heat, eating, and drinking can affect your finger size, it is important to measure your finger a few different times throughout the day. If you will measure a ring as we describe above, be sure it fits well throughout the day, not just in the evening.2. Wide rings will sometimes not fit well unless you order a 1/4 size larger. If you love to wear very wide rings, it is common to wear about 1/4 size larger to allow your finger to “breath”.3. Using the string method can be inaccurate if not done PERFECTLY. If you do not have an existing ring, going to a professional is always best.
Try Findmyringsize.com to help you better calculate your actual ring size.
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