Necklaces slip easily around necks, and cubic zirconia stone earrings are a standard size, so jewelry size isn’t usually difficult to select. They are one size fits all. But when it comes to buy bracelets, things get a bit trickier. A bracelet needs to be fit perfectly with the wrist and as the size of our wrists varies, it is important to buy a perfect size bracelet. Bracelet fit is essential for style and comfort. A loose bracelet can fall off and be lost, and tight cuffs can be painful and unattractive.
When shopping for cubic zirconia stone jewelry, you need to follow a proper guideline for making your bracelet buying perfect.
Decide the fit you want–
Whether it is loose or snug fit, deciding the fit of the bracelet is the single most valuable factor. Snug fit is suggested if you wish to purchase a delicate cubic zirconia stone bracelet with a thin chain. Most other bracelets should have a comfort fit except when buying large or thick cuffs or bangles. It’s best to buy large bracelets with a loose fit so you don’t feel like you are suffocating your wrist.
Measure your wrist size correctly–
Ordering bracelets most especially online is much easier if you have the right wrist size. Choose a place where you would normally wear a bracelet. Prepare a flexible measuring tape, a string, or a strip of paper enough to go around your wrist. To use the strip of paper, mark where the end of the bracelet needs to be and then measure the paper with a ruler. No matter the method, the measurement is the wrist size. Increase the wrist measurement in the following increments to determine the bracelet size for how you want the bracelet to fit.
- Add 1/4 to 1/2 inch for a snug fit
- Add 3/4 to 1 inch for a comfortable fit
- Add about 1-1/4 inch for a loose fit
With bracelets the actual length is not what is a concern, it’s the inner circumference when latched shut. That’s because the beads themselves take up space on the inside circumference. That makes the inside measurement smaller than the length when laid out flat. For individuals with larger wrists, some manufacturers offer bracelets in multiple sizes. Other manufacturers customize bracelets according to size requirements. Before ordering a custom piece, it is a good idea to have the wearer try the bracelet on because in many cases, wrists at or within 3 inches less than the standard bracelet diameter will fit most standard bracelets.