How to measure your wrist to find your perfect bracelet size

How to measure your wrist to find your perfect bracelet size

by Tawny Reynolds on Aug 03, 2016

How to measure your wrist to find your bracelet size

Do you like the idea of the new bracelets, but are worried you’ll order one and it won’t fit?  No more worries!  Here’s how to measure your wrist to get the exact size you need...


  1. Measure your wrist: Take a flexible measuring tape, strip of paper, or piece of string, and wrap it around your wrist below the wrist bone where you would normally wear a bracelet.
  2. If you used a strip of paper or string, mark it where the end meets.  Then measure it with a ruler.  (If you don't have a ruler, print out your own at
  3. This is your wrist size.  But don’t order just yet!  If you bought a bracelet that was exactly the same length as your wrist size it would be too small - you need a little slack to account for the thickness of the beads, and to fasten the clasp.
  4. To find your bracelet size, you have to add a little more length.  Depending on the fit you desire, add this to your wrist size:
    • Snug fit - add 1/4” to 1/2"
    • Comfort fit - add 3/4” to 1"
    • Loose fit - add 1” to 1 1/4"

Sundrop Jewelry bracelets come with a magnetic clasp, so they are much easier to fasten, especially if you’re wanting a snug fit.  However, this means the size isn't adjustable.  So, if you like changing your bracelet to occasionally fit over a sleeve, or if you’re buying it as a gift and don’t know her wrist size, I also offer a standard clasp with 1” extender.  

If you wear lots of bracelets or have ordered online before, you probably already know the size that is the most comfortable for you.  However, this can vary somewhat based on the thickness of the bracelet.  Bracelet size is measured in length, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.  

Thicker bracelets need to be “bigger” since the inner circumference is significantly smaller than the inner circumference of a thin chain bracelet, even if the two bracelets are technically the same size.  The new Sundrop Jewelry bracelets are a little bit of both, with thin chain and one or two thicker beads, averaging out to be the equivalent of a medium-bead bracelet.

For what it’s worth, “standard size” bracelets are usually 7 1/2” long.  If you find that most bracelets are significantly too big or two small for you, you’ll want to be sure to order a shorter or longer size, respectively.

I hope this helps!  Let me know if you have any more questions about finding the right bracelet size - or anything else! Just leave a comment below.

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