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Bracelet Size Guide

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Bracelet Buying Guide

Bracelets are always appropriate gifts for a woman or a man. In choosing a bracelet, consider the body size and type of the person you are purchasing for. Wrist diameter varies with body type. Bracelet styles include gold, sterling silver, titanium and stainless steel metal bracelets, ID bracelets, diamond tennis bracelets, gemstone bracelets, bangles, charm bracelets, rope bracelets, toggle clasp bracelets and pearl bracelets.

What makes one bracelet cost more than another?

The same size of bracelet can have different cost depending on the exact style, including number, size and quality of the gemstones, type and total gram weight of metal used and special adornments such as beading, carving, etc. Additionally, bracelets created by famous designers will typically cost more. When comparing diamond tennis bracelets in a similar setting, you must pay particular attention to the size and quality of the diamonds included in the bracelet. Two 3 carat total weight diamond tennis bracelets with the same quality of diamonds but with different size stones would have significantly different costs, since larger stones cost more. Likewise, the same 3 carat total weight bracelets would have a different cost if one were in platinum vs. white gold. Finally the amount of metal in a bracelet would affect its cost; so you need to see the total gram weight of the bracelet. The more gold or platinum, the more it will cost.

Standard Bracelet Sizes

Women's Standard Bracelet Size

7" standard. (depending on style and manufacturer)

Men's Standard Bracelet Size

8" standard. (depending on style and manufacturer)

Does One Size Fit All?

For most people, yes, most bracelets are manufactured to fit most people's wrists. Many styles also have clasps that can be adjusted by the wearer. However, there are always exceptions for wrists that are much larger or much smaller than the standard.

For smaller wrists, some bracelet styles can be made smaller by an expert jeweler by removing some links if it is a bracelet with link styles. If you do have a bracelet shortened, be sure to save excess links in case you want to add them or need them for repair later on, as replacement links can be rather expensive for fine jewelry.

Please discuss your sizing options with your Jewelry Discount House sales associate when you chat with an online representative via our toll-free number or live chat.

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Measuring Your Wrist Size

Only for customers who believe their wrist size may be outside the standard range for most bracelets, you can get an approximate measurement of your wrist for custom orders to by using a soft seamstress-style measuring tape. If you don't have a soft measuring tape but have a yardstick, ruler or stiff metal measuring tape, you could wrap a ribbon around your wrist at the wrist bone, mark the spot where it meets, and then lay it against the yardstick or metal measuring tape to determine your approximate wrist size.

If you do not have a measuring tape handy, we have provided a printable Jewelry Measurer.

NOTE: To view this type of document, you will need to have the free industry standard Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer to read this PDF file (If you click on the icon and the document does not open properly due to unrecognized file type, you will probably need to install this reader. To get a free, safe download from Adobe, go to Adobe's website and follow the instructions for your computer, platform and language.)

To correctly print out this sizing tool to the right size, make sure your print options are set to print the page at 100% normal size, with no Shrinking or Expanding of page to fit the page. Since screen resolution and printer settings vary for every user, these measurements are only approximate.

Not sure where to measure on your wrist?

You simply print out the size tool, cut it out, and tape it together to form a measuring tape. Then you simply wrap it around your wrist at the wrist bone and mark where it meets to get your approximate wrist measurement. Usually, wrists at or within 3 inches less than the standard bracelet diameter will fit most standard bracelets.

Bracelet size on wrist

Note that certain styles of bracelets without clasps must fit over the widest part of the hand, and you should measure at that part of the hand accordingly. To get the perfect fit, measure your wrist at the wrist bone. See graphic for illustration.

Determining Your Approximate Bracelet Size Range

After you have measured the basic diameter of your wrist, add 3/4" to 1" to that measurement in order to give you some movement and flexibility. Remember that some bracelets fit differently. This measurement should be within the size range of the bracelet. Note that depending on the style of clasp; some give you a trifle more space. Also, if the beads, pearls, gemstones or other adornments are very large, the room for your wrist may decrease.