According to industry experts, the standard size bracelet is from 6 1/2 inches to 7 1/2 inches. Many women wear a 7-inch bracelet with a 2 1/2-inch diameter.
The most often seen bracelets are bangles and cuffs. Ladies seem to have a particular fondness for those types of bracelets.
Most bracelets are considered costume jewelry; however, there are also numerous bracelets made with various gemstones and often with precious metals.
Let’s take a look at some average wrist sizes for women (provided in inches and centimeters).
Men should pay attention to this in case they ever want to buy a bracelet as a gift for a woman.
- From tiny to extra small wrists – between 5 and 5 1/2 inches or 12 to 14 centimeters
- Small wrists – between 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 inches or 14 to 17 centimeters
- From medium-size to large size wrists – 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches or 17 to 19 centimeters
It is better for the bracelet to fit a little too loosely than even a fraction too tight. If it is loose, it will probably slide down her arm but still look decent.
If it is too tight, she won’t be able to wear it at all. If you are not sure what size is correct, have her come along when you buy it.
Having the bracelet fit properly is more important than giving the bracelet as a surprise.
No, we have not lost our minds. We know men do not often wear fancy bracelets.
However, they do wear wristbands and watches and special bracelets designed for men.
With that in mind, what is the typical size wristband worn by a man? Keep reading to find out.
The standard length for them is from 7 inches to 9 inches with 8 inches being the most common. As with women, men also have varying wrist sizes.
Generally speaking, the bigger his bone structure is, the larger his wrist will be. That makes all the difference when purchasing a wristband, or bracelet, or a watch for him.
No, because again, there are bracelets created with the purpose of being worn by men. These are manly bracelets and look just fine on him.
It is also possible for women to wear bracelets that are traditionally worn by guys. To them, they just prefer those styles of bracelets to those worn by girly-girls.
For this section, we will use steps to figure out what size a person needs for their bracelet.
Keep in mind that the steps for determining what size bangle you need may be different from a bracelet. Also, that different styles of bracelets and bangles will fit differently.
- Use a flexible tape measure
- In lieu of tape, a strip of paper will be sufficient
- If you intend to use the paper strip, denote the precise size with a pen or pencil
- Take a ruler and measure the length beneath the marker – this is your size
- To learn what your bracelet size actually is, turn to a chart on the Internet
In the UK as well as other countries, the average sized bracelets for men and women are often different from those in the United States.
When figuring out your jewelry size, including bracelets, it is vital to keep that in mind.
Each part of the world has different sizes of accessories and clothing.
The size that fits you here in the States will likely be the wrong size in the United Kingdom, or Europe, or Asia.
Any good online merchant that sells these items will have a chart stating the size comparisons. If you follow that chart, you should be fine.
People’s sizes change. What fit you well a year ago could be different now. This is particularly true if your body weight or height has changed.
Technically, if you buy an item online that does not fit, you can return it. In reality though it is a huge hassle.
Most of the time YOU have to pay your own postage for the return shipping. Do yourself a favor and measure your size before purchasing.
We are willing to bet you didn’t know there were various types of bracelets and wristwear. In actuality, there are oodles of them.
Not only are there women’s, men’s, and children’s wristwear, but within each category is an array of choices. Let’s take a look:
- Men’s wristbands*
*Even though these are not actually bracelets, they also require precise measurements
Yes, there are bracelets created especially for kids and young adults.
The manufacturers of these bracelets take into account the much smaller wrists of the young customers. Parents should use caution when buying them though.
Obviously as a child grows, their wrist size will change. Therefore, it is wise not to spend too much money on them.
The exception is unless you intend for it to be a family heirloom.
It is not a bad idea for parents to teach their youngsters about the responsibility of owning fine jewelry if that is what the parents wish to do.
It can always be a keepsake for the child long after she or he outgrows the bracelet.
The number one place is online. Amazon has a plethora of them as do many specialty shops.
There are fun bracelets for kids as well as fancier items and those specifically for toddlers.
The jewelry counter at your nearest big-box retailers should have a department where you can find small bracelets.
The charms on charm bracelets often have special significance to the woman or man wearing them.
Very often, the wearer will start out with a few charms, then adds to them until there is no longer any space.
These types of bracelets can be costume jewelry, very expensive jewelry, or anywhere in between. There is no doubt that they are lovely to see.
Women that adore wearing bracelets say it is because they feel sensational when having them on. They are usually worn as a decorative ornament on a lady’s arm.
Sometimes the bracelets have a certain meaning attached to them. They are also a great way to elevate a casual outfit into something more formal or as a way to express your personal style.
Quite often when you see a lady wearing a bracelet, she has matching rings and maybe a necklace or pendant as well. Sometimes jewelry stores will sell them as sets.
Other times, the woman happens to notice that the items go well with each other. Many women love that they can mix and match their jewelry to make their own unique combinations.
The right pieces really complement each other and the outfit she is currently wearing. So, go ahead ladies – enjoy that jewelry!