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How to Measure a Bracelet Size at Home

29 July 2022
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This blog will help you be sure you measure your wrist size correctly so that you’re ready to find the perfect bracelet.

When trying to find the perfect bracelet, measuring your wrist is a key step that must be taken as part of the bracelet buying process.  While most jewellers offer this service as standard, many people like to measure their wrist size at home to be better prepared when going in-store, or to make a well informed online purchase.


Luckily, finding your bracelet size at home is a very simple process. Our latest blog will help you make sure you get the right measurement so that you’re ready to find the bracelet of your dreams.


How To Measure Bracelet Size

The most effective way to find your bracelet size is by using a soft measuring tape and wrapping the measuring tape around your wrist bone. However, if you do not own a tape measure, a great alternative is to wrap a strip of paper around your wrist, mark the end of the strip and use a ruler to measure the strip up to the mark.


Something to take into consideration is that most British jewellers tend to measure bracelet size in inches.


Not All Bracelets Are The Same

Measuring for a bracelet that you remove sliding it off your wrist - such as a bangle or other expandable bracelets, is a slightly different process. Expandable bracelets require an additional measurement so that you know you will be able to put it on and take it off. 


To measure for an expandable bracelet, hold your fingers outstretched and bunched together and hold your thumb against your index finger, as if you are getting ready to slide a bracelet off. Wrap your soft measuring tape or a strip of paper around the widest point of the hand and note down your hand/knuckle measurement.


Now that you know your wrist size, you can feel more confident purchasing online. However, it is still always better to visit a showroom and get some hands-on experience with the piece. This can also allow you to see in person the way that the bracelet is going to look on your wrist on a day-to-day basis.


Why Should I Measure My Wrist?


Comfort should be the main factor to consider when measuring for different bracelet types as you’ll know that the bracelet isn’t going to slide off or restrict any movement. A general rule of thumb for a comfortable fit is you should be able to fit two fingers between your wrist and the bracelet. Whether a bracelet fits tighter or looser can also dramatically change the way the piece looks on your wrist.


There are different styles of bracelets that have a closer fit to your wrist, such as Single Row Tennis Bracelets. The main reason that you need to measure your wrist for tennis bracelets is because unlike a chain bracelet, you cannot close these bracelets at multiple points, they only close via a clasp on each end of the bracelet. 


Measuring For Different Looks

Depending on the style of bracelet you are looking for, you may want to leave a little slack and choose a size that is a bit bigger than your wrist circumference. For instance, if you would like a looser fitting tennis bracelet and you have a 6” wrist size, you may want to consider the £1,800 2ct 7.2” Classic Single Row Diamond Tennis Bracelet.


In Summary


Measuring your wrist size is evidently an easy yet important step in the process of finding your dream bracelet.


Now that you know your wrist size, call Diamond Heaven today at 0121 200 1300 or book an appointment to visit one of our showrooms and let one of our jewellery experts help you find the bracelet of your dreams.


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