What is the correct way to measure your wrist for a Pandora Bracelet? Surely the simplest way to get fitted for a Pandora bracelet is to go to the jewelry shop and try different sized bracelets on, that way you’re sure to find one that is the best fit for you.
Bracelets range in size from 16cm to 23 cms in length. Common lengths are between 19 to 22 cm, that size range seems to fit most women.
When measuring the bracelet, you need to remember to leave enough room to add the charms. You can’t have the bracelet that snug fitting that there’s no room to slip on any charms. If you’re planning on adding a full set of charms then you will need to have even less slack on the bracelet itself. Again, the salespeople in the jewelry shops are trained to offer you the best advice on what will fit best, so you should follow their suggestions on the size of the bracelet.
Another thing to take into consideration is your preference for how tight you want the finished bracelet to be. Some people like their Pandora charm bracelets to fit snuggly around their wrist with not a lot of extra space or room to move. Other people like the bracelet to hang loose and even to be able to slip the bracelet off over their hand rather than undoing it. If that’s your preference you may need to try on some completed bracelets, with charms on them, to see what feels the most comfortable for you.
Because of the need to fairly accurately decide on the size of the bracelet itself, its not always so easy to order the actual bracelet on line, nor is it that easy to choose one for someone’s gift. Unless you’re very sure of the length of bracelet to get (you could always try on a friend’s bracelet to measure the size of the bracelet itself) it would probably be best to purchase the actual bracelet in a shop where you could try it on beforehand and get some expert advice on what would be best for you. Once you have your bracelet it’s very simple to then order different charms, as they come out, on line.
By the same token, its certainly much easier to buy someone charms to add to their already existing (and perfectly fitting) Pandora charm bracelets for a gift. While I’m not saying its impossible, I do think it’s much simpler to buy the beads to add to a bracelet–there’s much less chance of things going wrong if you do it that way.