How to measure your wrist
a step-by-step guide
Buying bracelets is much easier if you know your correct wrist size. When you order your beaded bracelet from Ruby's Charms, we want it to fit you perfectly and these easy-to-follow instructions tell you how to measure your wrist accurately so you can be sure your bracelets will fit.
1. When measuring your wrist, stay as close to your hand as possible.
2. Measure your wrist with a flexible, soft tape measure.
3. When measuring for bracelets, measure tightly where your wrist is broadest - this is usually just below the wrist bone - this is your actual wrist size, not your bracelet size.
4. When ordering, please specify the exact number on the measuring tape (your wrist size), we will make sure your bracelet fits.
Don't have a measuring tape?
If you don't have a tape measure handy, use a strip of paper or thin string, and mark it where it overlaps on your wrist. Then, lay the strip out flat and measure up to the mark with a ruler.
With bracelets your actual wrist size is what matters, as it forms the inner circumference of the finished item. Because the beads themselves have depth and take up space on the inside circumference, it makes the inside measurement smaller than the length when laid out flat. (which is why some people think that their bracelet is too big). This is also why it is important to use a tape measure, strip of paper, or thin string - it's not bulky, so the inner circumference is virtually the same as the length when laid flat.
Don't know the measurement?
Sometimes, you're just not able to measure the specific wrist size that you need - especially if it's a gift, so here's a rough guide to sizes:
Standard Bracelet Sizes:
a small woman’s wrist ► 6.5in or 16.51cm
an average woman’s wrist ► 7in or 17.78cm
a small man's wrist ► 7in or 17.78cm
a woman with large wrist ► 8in or 20.32cm
an average man’s wrist ► 8.5in or 21.59cm
a man with a large wrist ► 9in or 22.86cm