While measuring a customers wrist at a market this weekend, I was reminded how few of us know our bracelet size which can be really frustrating when you want to buy one on-line without being able to try on - even worse if it's for a gift!
So here's my easy guide to getting a great bracelet fit..
First measure your wrist at it's widest point, ie, your wrist bone. You can use a flexible tape measure, even a piece of fabric or string (then measure the string on a flat ruler to get the length).
|measuring at my wrist bone my measurement is 16.5cm|
|measure as shown|
Note: If you prefer a snug fit to your bracelets only add 1.5cm (1/2 an inch), if you like a loose fit add 3cm or a little more (1 1/4 inch).
When buying a bracelet on-line make sure the description talks about the inner dimension of a bracelet - it may measure 18cm when stretched out on a ruler, but if it has bulky beads and components, the inner dimension will be much less than this when worn on a real live wrist!
And if you're buying a bracelet for a gift and don't know the recipients wrist size I suggest two things :
- Try on one of their favourite bracelets yourself and if it's a good fit on you chances are they have a similar size wrist and you can go by your own measurements.
- Buy them an adjustable bracelet - one with an extension chain or links is a fabulous idea!
Interesting fact.... a 'medium' adult women's wrist size is around 19cm or 7.5inches.