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by Jesus Zabala - 5 min read

How to Put on a Cuff Bracelet

Cuff bracelets are a popular choice for fashion enthusiasts. However, figuring out how to put on a cuff bracelet can be confusing for those new to wearing cuff bracelets. 

In this article, we will guide you through putting on a cuff bracelet with ease, allowing you to rock this stylish accessory confidently. Plus, we're revealing some tips and tricks on how to find the proper cuff bracelet size.

Types of Cuff Bracelets

Types of Cuff Bracelets

You can choose from many types of cuff bracelets regarding design and functionality. Some of the most common types include:

  • Open-ended cuffs: These bracelets have a small opening on one side and can gently roll over the wrist. They are often adjustable, allowing for a customized fit.
  • Hinged cuffs: Hinged cuff bracelets feature a hinge mechanism that allows them to open and close. This design ensures a secure and comfortable fit.
  • Solid cuffs: Solid cuff bracelets are typically made from a single piece of material without any openings. Just slide the open area of the bracelet to the most narrow part of the wrist by slightly bending the bracelet.

Cuff Bracelet 101: How to Put on a Cuff Bracelet

Putting on a cuff bracelet is a simple process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you:

Prepare your cuff bracelet

Make sure the cuff bracelet is clean and free from any dirt or residue. If it's a hinged cuff, ensure the hinge is in working condition and not stiff or damaged.

Select a cuff bracelet material that suits your preference and occasion. On our website, you can find golden, brass, or sterling silver cuff bracelet. 

Hygiene is important

Cleanse your wrist with mild soap and water to remove dirt or oil. Ensure your wrist is completely dry before wearing the cuff bracelet to prevent slipping or discomfort.

Choose the hand

Decide which hand you want to wear the cuff bracelet on. Most people prefer to wear it on their non-dominant hands for comfort and convenience.

Roll up your sleeve (optional)

If you're wearing a long-sleeved shirt or blouse, consider rolling up the sleeve above the wrist area. This will make it easier to slide the cuff bracelet onto your wrist.

Position the cuff bracelet

Hold the cuff bracelet in your hand, with the opening facing outward and the decorative side facing up. Orient the bracelet so that any design or gemstones are properly aligned and facing the right way.

Slide onto your wrist

Place your wrist through the opening of the cuff bracelet. The bracelet should rest comfortably on your wrist bone. Gently squeeze or wiggle the bracelet to adjust its position if needed.

Adjust for comfort

You can adjust the bracelet for fit and comfort once on your wrist. Some cuffs may be slightly adjustable, allowing you to squeeze or open them to find the ideal size gently. Be careful not to bend the cuff, which can forcefully damage it.

Double-check the alignment

Take a moment to ensure the bracelet sits straight on your wrist and hasn't twisted or turned. Adjust it if necessary to ensure any decorative elements are facing outward and visible.

That's it! You've successfully put on your cuff bracelet. 

Remember to remove the bracelet before engaging in any activities that could damage or cause discomfort, such as sweaty exercise or water-related activities.

Double-check the alignment

How to Measure Your Wrist for a Cuff Bracelet

Before you buy a bracelet from our wonderful cuff bracelet collection, you need to find the right size. To do so, you need to measure your wrist. There are several DIY methods to take the right measurements. Here is an idea:

Gather the necessary tools

If you don’t have a cuff bracelet to use for measurement, you'll need to use different materials to measure it correctly. More specifically, you’ll need a flexible measuring tape, a strip of paper, a pen or marker, and a ruler.

Determine the position

Decide where you want to wear the cuff bracelet on your wrist. Some people prefer it higher up on the forearm, while others prefer it lower near the wrist bone. This is a matter of personal preference.

Measure your wrist

Take the tape or strip of paper and wrap it around your wrist at the chosen location. Ensure the tape or paper sits snugly around your skin but not too tight. If you're using a paper strip, mark the spot where the strip overlaps.

Measure the length

If you're using a flexible measuring tape, read the measurement directly from the tape. If you're using a paper strip, carefully remove it from your wrist and lay it flat on a surface. Use a ruler to measure the length from the end of the strip to the marked spot.

Write down the measurement in inches or centimeters, depending on your preference.

Adjust for bracelet fit

Depending on how loose or snug you want the cuff bracelet to fit, you may need to adjust the measurement. A tighter fit of 0.25 to 0.5 inches will be perfect for people with small wrists. You can add around 0.25 to 0.5 inches for a looser fit.

Once you have the final adjusted measurement, you can use it as a guide when shopping for cuff bracelets.

To be more precise, look at this tutorial of a man explaining how to measure a wrist for a bracelet.

Tips and Tricks on How to Wear a Cuff Bracelet

If you know how to put on cuff bracelet, it's time to learn some tips on how to wear and style one.

  • Avoid excessive force or pressure when putting a cuff bracelet on. Handle the cuff bracelet delicately to prevent damage or distortion.
  • Do not twist or bend the bracelet while wearing it. Instead, keep it aligned with your wrist to maintain its original shape and prevent unnecessary stress.
  • Consider layering cuff bracelets for a stylish look. Experiment with stacking multiple cuff bracelets of varying widths and designs to create a fashionable and unique look.
  • Remove the bracelet gently at the end of the day to prevent damage. When taking off the cuff bracelet, do so with care to avoid any stress or strain on the bracelet. 
  • Store your cuff bracelet separately from other jewelry. Pieces like sterling silver cuff bracelets need special care and protection from scratching.

Tips and Tricks on How to Wear a Cuff Bracelet


Wearing a cuff bracelet is an art that can elevate your style and improve your outfit. By knowing how to put on a cuff bracelet and style it properly, you can never imagine yourself wearing another piece of jewelry.

Remember to choose the right cuff bracelet for your wrist, align the opening with the thinnest part of your wrist, and adjust the position to achieve the desired look. 

Also, it is important to choose the right cuff bracelet for your wrist size and style, handle them carefully, and enjoy the elegance they bring to your outfits. 

With proper handling and care, cuff bracelets can become timeless pieces that will shine on your wrist for a long time.

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