Bracelet 101: How to Measure Bangle Size

Did you know that the global jewelry market is expected to be worth $307 billion by 2026? Let's face it; jewelry can be expensive. That'sThat's why if you invest in it, you must find the right size. Out of all the different types of jewelry, bracelets can be the hardest to size correctly. 

Part of this concerns the personal preference that comes with bracelet sizing. It also has to do with the many different styles like bangles.

This guide will walk you through how to measure the bangle size. That way, you can be positive that you're getting the right size before your purchase. 

Know the Bracelet Sizing Guide

The very first thing you need to know is the essential sizing guide. It's crucial to remember that this sizing guide can change depending on sex and age.

Let's start with women's bangle bracelets. You're likely to encounter five sizes with these types of bangles. They include:

  • Petite - seven inches
  • Medium - seven in-half to eight inches
  • Large - eight-a-half inches
  • Extra large - nine inches
  • Ankle bracelet - nine in half inches to ten inches

Men's sizes, on the other hand, are more extensive right off the bat. A men's small is eight inches, while the plus size goes up to nine in half. Children's bracelets are measured using age instead of size. 

For example, two to five-year-old brangles are five in a half inches. Meanwhile, kids nine to thirteen are larger by six-half inches. Even if these sizing guides aren't perfect, you must have a general idea of them before you get a bangle. 

Also keep in mind that sizing guides aren’t perfect. They can often vary from company to company. As such if you really want to know the actual size of the bangle you should try reaching out to the company. 

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How to Measure a Bangle Bracelet Size

Now that we know more about the usual size guide, we can learn how to measure your wrist for a bangle bracelet. Here's a simple way to do it. First, act like you're about to put a bangle on. 

You can do this by touching your pinky and thumb together, then bringing in the rest of your fingers. Once you make this shape find the widest point on your hand, then measure this point using either a tape measurer or a ruler. 

Be sure that you get it fit as snuggly as possible. Once you mark the moment with a pen, write down the number. 

This is the circumference of your hand. Use this circumference figure against the sizing chart we just reviewed. Make sure to add around a quarter of an inch to the size since bangles tend to be on the larger side. 

Still trying to understand bracelet sizing? Contact us today, and we'll ensure you find the perfect size for your needs. 

Other Considerations When Shopping For Bangles

By now, you will have a better idea of your bangle jewelry size. However, it's important to remember that this is one of many considerations when shopping for these bracelets. In this section, we'll discuss other concerns you should keep an eye out for. 

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Open or Closed?

You first need to decide whether your bangle will be open or closed. Most options, like our Beauty Bangle Bracelet, are available. That means you can easily take them on and off. But you want to ensure they're not small enough to slide off you. 

If you're worried about them falling off, consider getting a closed bangle. These options are more secure, so you can wear them in a larger size. 


Beauty Bangle Bracelet


What Material?

Bangles come in plenty of different materials to choose from. You want to make sure that you like the look of the material. But the feel is almost just as important. First, you should consider weight. Yes, metal bangles look great. 

However, they can quickly get heavy over time if they're large. If you're worried about this, you should invest in a wooden one. It would help if you also considered allergies. Many people are allergic to certain types of metals

So if you fall into this category, make sure that the bangle has none of the material you're sensitive to. Other types of cheap silver can turn the skin green over time

Large or Small? 

Lastly, you need to consider if you want a bangle that'sthat's smaller or larger than your size. Some people prefer large bangles that jingle and jangle when you wear them. 

Others prefer small bangles that fit just like bracelets. If you like one or the other, you should order one size larger or smaller than your usual size. 

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Young woman wearing lots of bangles



The Importance of Finding the Right Bangle Size

If you're buying cheap bangles, finding the perfect size might not be essential. But if you want to spend some money on a quality bracelet, you want to make sure that it fits right. If it's too tight, then it can be uncomfortable and difficult to take on and off. 

However, if it's too large, then it will also be uncomfortable. Plus, it has the potential to fall off. That'sThat's why you should make sure to find your size before you buy. Also, make sure to go with a buyer that offers a return. 

That way, if you get the wrong size, you can always send it back. You also want to consider pairing your bangles with some other bracelets. For example, they would look great with our Throwback Crystal Love Charm Bracelet

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