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  • Writer's pictureAina Sullivan

How to Measure for Necklaces, Rings, Stretchy Bracelets, and Bangles

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

If you're interested in purchasing handmade jewelry, it's important to get the right size for the best fit and comfort. In this blog post, we'll go over how to take accurate measurements for necklaces, rings, stretchy bracelets, and bangles soldered closed. Jewelry is commonly measured in millimeters.

First, let's start with necklaces. To measure your necklace length, you'll need a flexible measuring tape or a piece of string that you can later measure with a ruler (millimeters). Place the tape or string around your neck where you want the necklace to sit and if you'd like, add a few inches to allow for movement. Alternatively, you can measure a necklace you already own and like the fit of to get a good idea of the length you prefer.

Next, let's move on to rings. To measure your ring size in millimeters, you'll need a ring sizer or a thin strip of paper that you can wrap around your finger. Make sure the sizer or paper is snug but not too tight, as the ring should be able to slide over your knuckle. You can also visit a jewelry store to have your finger measured professionally.

For stretchy bracelets, you'll want to measure your wrist size (millimeters). To do this, wrap a flexible measuring tape or a piece of string around your wrist, making sure it's not too tight. You can also use a bracelet you already own and like the fit of as a reference.

Finally, let's talk about bangles soldered closed. To get the correct size for a bangle, you'll need to measure the diameter (mm) of your hand. To do this, use a flexible measuring tape or a piece of string to measure the distance across the widest part of your hand, from your first knuckle to your fourth knuckle. Make sure to keep the tape or string straight and not too tight.

I hope this guide has helped you learn how to take accurate measurements for your handmade jewelry. Don't forget to add a few extra inches or millimeters to allow for movement and comfort. Watch these helpful videos below for a visual guide on how to measure your jewelry:

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