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Our bracelet sizes are determined by wrapping a flexible tape measure inside the bracelet, completely around and across the 'gap'. If the reading on the tape measure shows 7 inch, for example, that is the size we assign it. If a flexible tape measure is wrapped completely around the wrist, in a comfortable fashion, where the bracelet is to be worn, the reading on the tape should indicate the bracelet size.
Most bracelets can be opened up or closed down slightly in order to get a good fit. With Single Stones, hold the center of the bracelet securely and gently adjust the band. However, those with inlaid stones, or similar construction, cannot be opened or closed in any amount without damage to the stones! Since we handselect our pieces, we make every attempt to purchase inlay/delicate works in a heavy, stiff setting minimizing the flexibility.
How to Determine Size for a Cuff Style Bracelet
Guidelines for Determining Ring Size
1 13/16 inches..........
1 15/16 inches..........
2 1/16 inches..........
2 1/8 inches..........
2 1/4 inches..........
2 5/16 inches..........
2 7/16 inches..........
2 9/16 inches..........
2 5/8 inches..........
2 3/4 inches..........
2 7/8 inches..........
#1 - Cut a strip of paper no wider than 1/4" (or 6 MM).
#2 - Wrap the paper snugly (as you want the ring to fit) around your finger and mark the paper where it meets.
#3 - Measure the marked length of paper and compare it to the chart at the right.
Note: If your knuckle is significantly larger than the base of your finger, you should measure the knuckle as described above and pick a size somewhere in between the two.
The Best Kept Secret to a Proper Fitting Cuff Bracelet
Cuff style bracelets are designed by the silversmith to have a relaxed to snug (not tight) fit at the wrist. They should not be too loose that they are able to turn during regular activities nor should you be able to 'push them up the arm' as we often see. The size of the 'gap' is relative to the size of the bracelet.
We are often surprised at a show when a customer has never been told how to properly put on a cuff bracelet - yet they endure the 'pain' because they love the piece. You will be amazed at how easy a cuff bracelet is to get on & off once you understand the concept. If you currently own a cuff bracelet and kind of just 'jam' it on and 'yank' it off, try these steps and see how much easier it is! Understanding how to properly put on your cuff bracelet will also protect your jewelry from any damage to the stones or integrity of the silver.
Start above your predominant bone, position the bracelet sideways as shown.(relax) and allow the end to push into that relaxed muscle.
The key is to relax your muscle!
When the muscle is relaxed, you can place the tip of the bracelet way into the underside of your wrist - much further than if the muscle is tight.
Once the cuff is halfway on, simply 'roll' it over your wrist staying above the bone. You should hold the cuff totally with your forefinger and thumb - I am holding it at the center for illustration purposes.
Your bracelet is now on and still above the bone.
Simply slide it down into position at the lowest part of the wrist.
The underside should look similiar to this - laying comfortably against the skin.
The importance of using a flexible tape measure is that it has some width simulating the bracelet against your skin. If a flexible tape measure is not available, simply cut a piece of paper at least 1/2 inch wide. Wrap and mark the strip of paper around your wrist and then measure it against a ruler. (See The Best Kept Secret to a Proper Fitting Cuff Bracelet below) Shop Cuff Bracelets
Determine Length for Link Style and Beaded Bracelets
Measuring your wrist for a Link Style or Beaded Bracelet is similar to measuring for a cuff bracelet but with a link or beaded bracelet, you will likely prefer a slightly looser fit. The measurement taken around your wrist is the inside circumferance of the link or beaded bracelet...the importance of this is that a 'chunky' beaded bracelet laying flat will appear slightly longer as it needs to accommodate the bulk around the wrist; therefore measurements are always taken using the inside circumferance. Shop Link Style Bracelets
Your Complete Jewelry Measurement Guide
Our Jewelry Measurement Guide will assist you in obtaining a proper fit for your New Jewelry Treasure! These are excellent guidelines and have truly helped many customers in determining size, as we rarely have returns for improper fit (typically folks 'guessing'). If you have a similar piece that you are pleased with the fit, it is always a good idea to take a measurement of that as well and make a comparison. These are useful Guidelines - when in doubt please consult your local jeweler.
International Customers: Please note our Measurements are in US Inches
If you are uncertain of your current Ring Size, the following guide will assist you. Even if you think you know your size from a previous purchase a year or two ago, it is still a good idea to double check.
If you fall in between on size always go slightly larger. Wider shanks require slightly larger sizing. Also, consider if you are prone to swelling. If you think you know your ring size from a previous purchase, it is still always a good idea to double check.
Beaded Necklace and Chain Lengths with Diagram
Here is a diagram and description of the various Industry Standard Necklace Lengths. Please use this as a Guideline along with past experience to determine the correct length for your preference and build.
13" to 16" Collar & Choker lengths should be comfortably close fitting, lying above the collar bone, or up on the neck.
17" to 19" The Princess length is probably the most common necklace seen in the graduated strand, although any style necklace can be made in this standard length, which rests beautifully just over the collar bone.
20" to 24" The Matinee is a lovely drape of beads most definitely on the chest, a length still sufficiently sportive to be worn for daytime activities, as opposed to the...
28" to 32" Opera length strand, which may drape extravagantly to one's mid-section or more a necklace that adds opulence to one's most festive attire.
Over 45" The Lariat or Rope is a long string of beads, which can be looped, wrapped or draped, as one is inspired. What is the difference? A Rope may or may not have a clasp; a Lariat is an extraordinary length without a clasp.