Cuff Bracelet Heights
How to Determine the Size
If you don’t have a cuff bracelet to use for comparison, then the best way to get a good fit is to wrap a tape or string over where you want he bracelet to sit. If you are using a tape then read the circumference measurement. if you are using a piece of string and a ruler simply measure the string against the ruler. The total circumference is the inside measurement of the bracelet from end to end plus the gap (the distance between the ends).
How to Put on a Cuff Bracelet
A cuff bracelet is one that does not close on the wrist but simply rests on the wrist with a gap or open area on the inside of the wrist. Hold the cuff in your opposite hand with the opening facing out. Gently roll the bracelet over the wrist from the thumb side or inside of your wrist just above the wrist bone. DO NOT hook the cuff on the outside of the wrist and pull it over the top of the wrist. This actually pulls the cuff out of shape. In time, you could break the cuff due to metal fatigue. Always start at the thumb side of your wrist. Cuffs usually only need to be adjusted once and not bent each time.
How to Adjust Cuff Bracelets
Please read this entire section before making any adjustments. Many cuff bracelets are adjustable. They can be opened or closed up to about a 1/4 inch larger or smaller. Do not put the bracelet on your wrist and squeeze it. Squeezing the cuff puts all of the stress on the center of the bracelet and can weaken it. The types that are NOT easily adjustable are those that are made from very thick, heavy metal or those with inlaid stones across the entire front and sides. Be very careful when you adjust it so you don’t make it an odd shape or damage it.
It’s really quite simple. Bend gently and adjust a little each time. Do the same on the other side. Remember, some bracelets are not adjustable at all. Those that are made of very heavy silver would be very difficult to bend and are considered not adjustable.
How to measure for Bangle Bracelet
- Hold your hand as if you were putting on a bangle. Bring all of your fingers together with your thumb and little finger touching.
- Measure around the hand at the widest point with a tape measure or a strip of paper. Be sure to pull the paper or tape measure snug against your skin. Mark the paper with a pen and measure it with a ruler. This measurement is the circumference of your hand.
- Use the following chart to determine the diameter of your hand, based on the circumference. After determining the diameter, choose a bangle that’s at least 1/4 inch larger in diameter than the diameter measurement of your hand.
How to convert Hand Circumference to Diameter- 19.05cm (7.5in) equals approximately 6.03cm (2.38in) in diameter – Small
- 20.96cm (8.25in) equals approximately 6.69cm (2.63in) in diameter – Medium
- 21.91cm (8.3in) equals approximately 6.99cm (2.75in) in diameter – Large