Thursday, 13 September 2012

Jewellery Bracelet Size Guide


Refer to the individual Bracelet Size Charts below for standard fashion industry bracelet sizes for children, bracelet sizes for women and bracelet sizes for men. These average bracelet sizes are perfect for general purposes, but if you would like to determine bracelet sizes more accurately then follow the instructions provided further down this guide.

Children's Bracelet Sizes

Bracelet Size Chart For Children
AgeSize in InchesSize in Centimetres
Newborn to 6 Months4″10.2 cm
6 Months to 12 Months4 1/2″11.4 cm
12 Months to 24 Months5″12.7 cm
2 Years to 5 Years5 1/2″14 cm
6 Years to 8 Years6″15.2 cm
9 Years to 13 Years6 1/2″16.5 cm
14 Years or more7″17.8 cm

With child bracelet sizes it is a good idea to add a 1″ or 2.5 cm extension chain to the bracelet to allow for continued growth.

Women's Bracelet Sizes

Bracelet Size Chart For Women
Size in InchesSize in Centimetres
Petite7″17.8 cm
Medium7 1/2″ to 8″19 cm to 20.3 cm
Large8 1/2″21.6 cm
Plus Size9″22.9 cm

Men's Bracelet Sizes

Bracelet Size Chart For Men
Size in InchesSize in Centimetres
Small8″20.3 cm
Medium8 1/2″21.6 cm
Large9″22.9 cm
Extra Large9 1/2″24.1 cm


For a more accurate measurement of your bracelet size follow the simple steps below:

Step 1:

Measure the circumference of your wrist by wrapping a flexible tape measure around your wrist at a point just below the wrist bone. Then read off and record the measurement.

Step 2:
Alternatively wrap a thin strip of paper around your wrist just below the wrist bone and mark the paper where it overlaps with a pencil. Then measure the paper strip up to the pencil mark with a ruler and record the measurement.

Step 3:

Either of these two methods will give you an accurate measurement for the circumference of your wrist, to which you then need to add some bracelet movement using the table provided below:

Bracelet Style
Preferred Bracelet StyleAdded Length in InchesAdded Length in Centimetres
Close Fit BraceletAdd 1/4″ to 1/2″Add 0.6 cm to 1.3 cm
Comfort Fit BraceletAdd 3/4″ to 1″Add 1.9 cm to 2.5 cm
Loose Fit BraceletAdd 1 1/4″Add 3.2 cm

For bracelets with a magnetic clasp the bracelet size can be made a little smaller than similar bracelet designs with other types of clasp. With a magnetic clasp being far easier to remove than, for instance a toggle clasp, you can subtract a 1/4” or 0.6 cm from your measurements. 

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