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Keep reading to learn exactly how to measure your wrist and bracelet size.

In this comprehensive guide we’ll cover:

  • How to measure your bracelet size the right way so your bracelet fits
  • Standard and average bracelet sizes for men, women and children
    • Including bracelet size charts in inches, millimeters and centimeters
  • Bangle or cuff bracelet sizes
  • Standard and average bangle sizes for men and women 
    • Including bracelet size charts in inches, millimeters and centimeters
  • How to convert bracelet length or circumference to diameter
  • How to measure your anklet size

So if you want to make sure you order the right bracelet size and can skip dealing with returns, you’ll love this updated guide.


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: How to measure your wrist and bracelet size (circumference)
  • Chapter 2: Standard and average bracelet sizes for men, women and children
  • Chapter 3: How to measure your bangle or cuff bracelet size
  • Chapter 4: Standard and average bangle sizes for men and women
  • Chapter 5: How to convert bracelet length or circumference to diameter
  • Chapter 6: How to measure your anklet size

Chapter 1: How to measure your wrist and bracelet size (circumference)

Before we get started you’ll need a measuring tape and perhaps a friend to make the process easier. 

If you don’t have a measuring tape you can use a piece of string or a piece of paper and measure it with a rule or iphone measure app. Skip to content.

You want to use the measuring tape that tailors use for sewing.

They look like this:

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They are cheap and easy to use. Measuring your wrist size is just 3 easy steps.

  1. Place your hand so the palm is facing upwards with your hand open
  2. Wrap your measuring tape around your wrist
  3. Read the size on the measuring tape, preferably in inches or centimeter's

Watch the video here:


How to measure wrist: step by step process with pictures

1. Place your hand so the palm is facing upwards

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    Place your hand pointing up and open your hand

    Make sure you don’t point your palm downwards or close your hand otherwise your measurement will be smaller than the actual size of your wrist.

    2. Wrap your measuring tape around your wrist

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    Make sure the end of the measuring tape is in the middle of your wrist so you can easily read the number.

    You might be asking:

    “How high up from my wrist should I place the tape?”

    If you are measuring for a watch, then above the wrist bone.

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    For bracelets we recommend you let them sit between the wrist bone and the hand.

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    If you want a loose fighting bracelet then the size is less important.

    As a rule of thumb (or wrist 😉) you want to put the tape just above your wrist bone with 1-2 centimetres of space (towards your elbow. This is the small section of your wrist.

    For a watch I would add 1 cm or ¼ to ½ inch so the metal watch bracelet is not too tight.

    Mostly rubber and nato strap watch bands are adjustable. 

    3. Read the size on the measuring tape, preferably in inches or centimeters

      Make sure the tape is tight but not pitching the skin. You want the fit to be snug. Then read the number on the tape. That is your wrist measurement! 

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      Read the number on the tape

      You want to add 1.25 centimeter's or ½ inch to your number so the bracelet fit is not too tight.

      Now you can refer to the bracelet size chart and table in the next chapter to check your bangle size.

      How to measure wrist size without tape 

      If you don’t have measuring tape for any of these guides, you can use a piece of paper as shown in the video below:

      Simply wrap the paper around your wrist and mark with a pen where the end of paper meets.

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      Then measure the paper alongside the ruler.

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      If you don’t have a ruler you can measure the paper using the Measure App on your iphone.

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      Simply open the app and point it at the paper and the app will measure the paper in CMS.

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      Chapter 2: Standard bracelet sizes and average sizes for men, women and children

      Including bracelet size charts in inches, millimeters and centimeters.

      Average bracelet size for men: If you are buying for a gift the average mens wrist size is 18cm or (or slightly bigger than 7 1/16 inches).

      Average bracelet size for women: If you are buying for a gift the average woman's wrist size is 17cm or (or slightly bigger than 6 7/16 inches).

      Average bracelet size for children: If you are buying for a gift the average child's wrist size is ages 6 and above is 13cm or (or slightly bigger than 5 1/16 inches).

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      Chapter 3: How to measure your bangle or cuff bracelet size

      Measuring your wrist size for your bangle is just 3 easy steps.

      1. Close and touch your fingers together like you were sliding on a bangle
      2. Wrap your measuring tape around your hand at the widest point
      3. Read the size on the measuring tape, preferably in inches or centimeters

      Watch the video here:

      How to measure wrist for a bangle: step by step process with pictures

      1. Close and touch your fingers together like you were sliding on a bangle

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      Touch your thumb and little finger together to make your knuckles as small as possible

      2. Wrap your measuring tape around your hand at the widest point

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        Wrap the tape around the widest part of the hand with the end of the tape facing towards you 

        3. Read the size on the measuring tape, preferably in inches or centimeters

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          Compare your hands circumference to the bangle size chart below.

          You want to add 1.25 centimeters or ½ inch to your number so the bangle fit is not too tight.

          Now you can refer to the bangle size chart and table in the next chapter to check your bangle size.


          Chapter 4: Standard and average bangle sizes for men and women

          Including bangle size charts in inches, millimeters and centimeters.

          Average bangle size for men: If you are buying for a gift the average mens wrist size is around 21cm or (or slightly bigger than 8 2/16 inches).

          Average bangle size for women: If you are buying for a gift the average woman's wrist size is around 20cm or (or slightly bigger than 7 8/16 inches).

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          Chapter 5: How to convert bracelet length or circumference to diameter

          For bracelet sizing converting circumference to diameter can be done as below:

          7-1/2" is approx. 2-3/8" dia. (small)

          8-1/4" is approx. 2-5/8" dia. (medium)

          8-5/8" is approx. 2-3/4" dia. (large)


          Chapter 6: How to measure your anklet size

          Measuring your anklet size is just 2 easy steps.

          1. Wrap your measuring tape around your ankle just below the ankle bone
          2. Measure the paper against a ruler

          How to measure your anklet size: step by step process with pictures

          1. Wrap your measuring tape around your ankle just above the ankle bone and mark the paper

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            Wrap the tape around the ankle just above the bone


            2. Measure the tape on a ruler


              Bracelet size guide and standard sizing

              Hopefully you were able to measure your wrist or ankle and buy that all new bracelet for you or your loved ones. Happy shopping.

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