Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:
- Height: This is the total height of the item, including the bale for pendants and the wire for earrings.
- Width: The width is the measurement of the item at its widest point.
- Necklace Length: This is the measurement from end-to-end of the necklace, not including the pendant (if there is one).
Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.
So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Compare that with the measurements on our website, and you will likely be able to choose the right size. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:
This first number measures across the cuff at the widest point, which is typically the center. If you are considering a wide cuff (2" or wider), you should consider looking for a bracelet that is slightly larger than what you might normally wear. This is because, like rings, the wider the piece is, the larger it needs to be to fit comfortably. If you have questions about this, please feel free to ask.
This second number measures the entire dimension of the bracelet on the inside, from end-to-end, not including the opening. So, this is strictly a measurement of the metal on the inside of the bracelet (we don't measure the dimension of the top of the bracelet, as it is the part that touches your skin that is important), not the entire circumference.
This measurement is the distance between the two ends of the bracelet, in a straight line across. Typically this opening is 1" for most women's braclets, 1.25" for men's, but can be smaller or larger for extremely small or large bracelets.
This one we kind of made up for our own purposes here in the store, but we've found it very helpful. This measurement is the total inner circumference of the bracelet (a combination of the inside measurement plus the bracelet opening). We found it helpful to refer to a name (Small, Medium, Large, etc.) than always using numbers. Here is how Bracelet Size is broken down:
- Extra Small: 4.75" inside measurement, .75" - 1" bracelet opening, fits wrist circumference of 5.5" - 5.75".
- Small: 5" inside measurement, 1" bracelet opening, fits wrist circumference of 6".
- Small-Medium: 5.25"" inside measurement, 1" bracelet opening, fits wrist circumference of 6.25".
- Medium: 5.5" inside measurement, 1" bracelet opening, fits wrist circumference of 6.5".
- Medium-Large: 5.75" inside measurement, 1" - 1.25" bracelet opening, fits wrist circumference of 6.75" - 7".
- Large: 6" inside measurement, 1.25" bracelet opening, fits wrist circumference of 7" - 7.25". Most men fit int to a Large or Extra Large.
- Extra Large: 6.25" inside measurement, 1.25" bracelet opening, fits wrist circumference of 7.5".
Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable, and always have a professional jewelry perform the adjustment.
Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.
Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.
We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts is less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask.