How to determine your bracelet size?

The simple instructions in this how-to help you accurately size the bracelets you design and can help your customers determine the bracelet size they need when purchasing a finished bracelet.

Refer to the information below for basic guidelines to men’s, women’s and children’s bracelet sizes. Please note these are approximate measurements. If you need an exact measurement, you can follow the instructions below to find your correct size.

Newborn-6 mos. – 4″ (10cm)
6-12 months – 4-1/2″ (11.5cm)
12-24 months – 5″ (12.7cm)
2-5 years – 5-1/2″ (14cm)
6-8 years – 6″ (15.2cm)
9-13 years – 6-1/2″ (16.5cm)

Petite – 7″ (17.8cm)
Medium – 7-1/2″-8″ (19cm)
Large – 8-1/2″ (21.6cm)
Plus size – 9″ (22.9cm)
Ankle bracelet* – 9-1/2″-10″ (24cm)
*Anklets usually include a 1″-2″ extension.

Small 8″ (20.3cm)
Medium 8-1/2″ (21.6cm)
Large 9″ (22.9cm)
Plus size 9-1/2″ (24cm)

To determine bracelet size, follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Measure the customer’s wrist below the wrist bone (where you would normally wear your bracelet) using a bracelet gauge, a flexible measuring tape or a strip of paper.
STEP 2: If using a plain strip of paper, mark your strip with a pen where the end of the bracelet needs to be. Then measure the paper strip with a ruler. This is your wrist size.
STEP 3: To find your bracelet size, increase the wrist measurement by the increment below, based on how you want the bracelet to fit.

a snug fit, add 1/4″ to 1/2″.
a comfort fit, add 3/4″ to 1″.
a loose fit, add 1-1/4″.


1 inch = 2.54 cm
0.5 inch = 1.27cm