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How to Measure Your Wrist for a Cuff Bracelet

It is interesting that cuff bracelets always seem like a unique jewelry piece, but their invention dates back to the ancient civilizations of Egyptians, Mayans, and Incas. Greeks and Chinese adored them as well. No wonder you want to wear a cuff bracelet too. So, you need to learn how to measure your wrist for a cuff bracelet.

Remember that knowing the right size of the cuff bracelet is important for getting a nice look and avoiding losing the bracelet. Stay tuned to learn how to measure wrist fit and adjust a cuff bracelet.

How to Measure Your Wrist for a Cuff Bracelet

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How to Measure Your Wrist for a Cuff Bracelet

Measuring your wrist for a cuff bracelet is a straightforward process. It requires a soft, flexible measuring tape. In case you do not have one, you can use a piece of string and a ruler or a narrow strip of paper.

First, you have to measure your wrist with tape, string, or paper. Then, you should note the dimension in centimeters or inches.

When choosing the preferred bracelet, buying a slightly larger bracelet than your wrist measurement is good to ensure you feel comfortable. For example, you can take a look at these trendy pieces and find your perfect men's sterling silver cuff bracelet.

3 Tips for Wrist Measurement for a Cuff Bracelet

Before going online and buying your cuff bracelet, you must know how to measure your wrist fit and adjust a cuff bracelet. Follow the steps below for quick and easy measurement:

Measure your wrist’s circumference

First, you need to extend your hand and relax your fingers. That way, your arm will hold still. 

Next, you should take a measuring tape, piece of paper, or string. If you measure with a soft tape, wrap it around the widest part of your wrist. This is usually the part below the wrist bone. However, the best is to measure the part where you plan to wear the cuff bracelet.

Bear in mind that the tape or string is comfortable, not too tight. As a rule of thumb, you should be able to fit a finger between your skin and the tape. Then, note your measurements in centimeters or inches.

Measuring with a paper strip

If you do not have a measuring tape, take a thin piece of paper (around 1 centimeter/0.39 inches wide) and rotate it around your wrist. Once you find the proper size, mark the spot with a pen. After that, use a ruler to determine the length.

That will be the circumference of your wrist and the size of your bracelet.

Converting from centimeters to inches

Depending on the measuring tape or the ruler, as well as the site where you want to order from, you can take measurements in centimeters or inches. If you need to convert from centimeters to inches, divide your measure by 2.54. That way, you will get your size in inches.

Cuff Bracelet’s Sizing Guide 

Once you have the wrist measurement, you can find the correct size. Bear in mind that you can buy a loose fit or a snug fit. 

If you want the bracelet to move around your hand easily, then you are looking for a loose fit. The loose-fit bracelet should be the same size as your wrist circumference.

If you want the bracelet to be positioned closer to the skin, then you are looking for a snug or a tight fit. In that case, you should purchase ½ an inch smaller than your measurement. 

Width and length of the cuff bracelet

Another relevant thing to pay attention to is the width and length of your cuff bracelet. If you want to purchase a wide cuff bracelet, then the bracelet should be a little bit larger than your wrist circumference.

The bracelet’s opening based on your gender

Remember that women’s cuff bracelets have an opening of around ⅞ inch to 1 inch, while men’s bracelets have an opening of 11/4 inch. Considering these tips is important for finding a proper size cuff bracelet and feeling comfortable wearing it. 

Size chart

Actual wrist circumference

Order size (snug fit)

in inches

Order size (loose fit)

in inches

5.5

5

5.5

6

5.5

6

6.5

6

6.5

7

6.5

7

7.5

7

7.5

8

7.5

8

Style Guide for Wearing Cuff Bracelets

Besides finding the right size of a cuff bracelet, there are other tricks to consider when accessorizing your look with cuff bracelets.

Match them with your outfit

Keep in mind that you need to choose the right color of a cuff bracelet that will complement your outfit. For example, if you wear a brown outfit, you can add a touch of sophistication with a gold bracelet. 

On the other hand, if you wear a blue outfit, then you can accessorize it with a silver bracelet.

Show them off

Cuff bracelets are best combined with short sleeves because they are a piece of jewelry that needs to be shown off.

Do not overdo it

Cuff bracelets are not jewelry to exaggerate with. Wearing one or two of them is the perfect number.

Style Guide for Wearing Cuff Bracelets

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do cuff bracelets fall off?

If you do not take into consideration the right size of the bracelet and the right opening, then it might fall off. 

Are cuff bracelets supposed to bend?

Cuff bracelets should flex a little bit. If you need to flex it enough so they can change their shape, then you have a wrong fit. By bending the metal, you might break the bracelet. 

Conclusion

Cuff bracelets are timeless jewelry. They add a touch of sophistication to your style. Cuff bracelets are versatile; you can wear them with elegant and casual outfits. 

Therefore, understanding how to measure your wrist for a cuff bracelet is important for finding your perfect fit.

Measuring your wrist for a cuff bracelet encompasses measuring the circumference of your wrist by wrapping up a tailoring, flexible tape, string, or piece of paper. Remember that you can choose to wear snug or loose-fit cuff bracelets.

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.

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