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How to Measure Your Bracelet Size

When choosing a new bracelet, it's important to buy one in the right size. Other, this piece will just end up in the back of your jewelry box or closet. Here are some simple steps you can follow when measuring your bracelet size or bangle size.

What you'll need:

  • Fabric measuring tape
  • A piece of paper and a pen

Step 1: Measure Your Wrist with the Tape Measure

Bracelet - Measure your wrist, just below the wrist bone (where you would wear your bracelet) using the measuring tape.

Bangle - Close your fingers together and bring your thumb to your little finger, as if you were putting on a bangle. Use a measuring tape around the widest part of your hand to determine the bangle size.

(Alt) Step 1: Measure Your Wrist with Paper and a Pen

Bracelet - If you are using paper to measure your wrist, mark the strip with a pen where the end of the bracelet needs to be. You can then use a ruler to measure the paper. This will give you your wrist size.

Bangle - Use the piece of paper to measure around your closed hand at the widest part. This will give you the circumference of your hand.

Step 2: Determine Your Size

To find your bracelet size, add your wrist size with the appropriate value given below.

Fitting Style

Inches to Add to Wrist Size

Snug Fit

Add 1/4" to 1/2"

Comfort Fit

Add 3/4" to 1"

Loose Fit

Add 1 1/4"

To determine your bangle size, find your hand circumference on the table below. Always make sure to choose a bangle with a diameter that is at least 1/4" larger than the diameter given here.




2 3/8"

7 1/2"Small

2 5/8"

8 1/4"Medium

2 3/4"

8 3/5"Large