One of the most frequent jewelry related questions we receive is “Will this bracelet fit?”. Generally, most people are comfortable with a bracelet circumference about an inch larger than their wrist circumference. The guidance given below, and the bracelet sizing given with each bracelet, will help determine the bracelet fit.
The first step in determining whether or not a bracelet will fit is to measure your wrist.
Peoples’ wrist sizes vary greatly. Generally, most women’s wrist sizes range from 5-3/4 to 7-1/2 inches. Most men’s wrist sizes range from 6 to 8 inches. If you are giving as a gift, and don’t know the recipient’s wrist size, please scroll down for our guidance on estimating the wrist size.
For bangle and chain bracelets, the bracelet circumference is just the measurement around the bracelet, the devolved length. A few of our bracelets, such as the Woolly Mammoth Ivory Bracelet, are adjustable.
For cuff bracelets, the bracelet circumference is the devolved length of the bracelet plus the gap width. With most cuff bracelets, the gap width can be adjusted slightly for a customized fit.
Generally, people like about a one inch difference between wrist and bracelet circumference.
A few of our bracelets, such as the #N744B Raven Bracelet are quite wide. Customers with hour glass shaped wrists might not find these comfortable.
Some of our bangle bracelets have no clasp and are slipped onto the wrist. In these cases the circumference around the hand, at the widest part should be measured. This hand size must be less than the bracelet circumference in order to wear the bracelet.
Slim wristed people have one additional challenge with cuff bracelets. If the cuff bracelet gap is greater than the wrist width, the bracelet might slip off.
We give the bracelet size in all our bracelet descriptions. There will be a little variation, especially with the gap measurements of cuff bracelets, as all our bracelets are hand crafted. Most of our bracelets are sized to fit moderate wrists but we do have some for slim wrists and some for large wrists.
Bracelets for Slim Wrists (less than 6 inch wrist size)
Bracelets for Moderate Wrists (6 to 7.5 inch wrist size)
Bracelets for Large Wrists (greater than 7.5 inch wrist size)
Buying as a gift?
If you are buying a bracelet as a gift, and do not know your recipient’s gift size, the likely wrist size can be approximated from the US body frame size chart:
|Gender||Height||Body Type||Wrist Circumference||Bracelet Size|
|Female||Under 5’2″||Small||less than 5.5″||Slim|
|Female||Under 5’2″||Medium||5.5 to 5.75″||Slim|
|Female||Under 5’2″||Large||greater than 5.75″||Moderate|
|Female||5’2″ to 5’5″||Small||less than 6″||Slim|
|Female||5’2″ to 5’5″||Medium||6 to 6.25″||Moderate|
|Female||5’2″ to 5’5″||Large||greater than 6.25″||Moderator or Large|
|Female||over 5’5″||Small||less than 6.25″||Moderate|
|Female||over 5’5″||Medium||6.25 to 6.5″||Moderate|
|Female||over 5’5″||Large||greater than 6.5″||Moderator or Large|
|Male||over 5’5″||Small||5.5 to 6.5″||Slim or Moderate|
|Male||over 5’5″||Medium||6.5 to 7.5″||Moderate|
|Male||over 5’5″||Large||over 7.5″||Moderator or Large|