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HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST

To determine adult bracelet size, measure your wrist with a flat, flexible tape measure just below the wrist bone (below the bone is after your wrist bone, towards your hands), where you would place your wrist watch. Measure your wrist towards your hand where the bracelet would fall if your arm was hanging by your side.  Measure snug. 

Now, to get the proper bracelet length, add:

1/4" - 1/2" for a link bracelet, or one with small beads (less than 4mm);

1/2" - 1" for a bracelet with medium beads (4mm-8mm); and

1" - 1 1/2" for a bracelet with chunky beads (greater than 8mm).

*NOTE:  On our product pages, we tell you BOTH the length of the bracelet AND the best wrist size for the bracelet.  If you know your wrist size, you'll know if the bracelet will fit you. 

When in doubt, order a 7" (18 cm) (link) and 7.5" (19 cm) (beaded) bracelet which is the typical size for most women.

This is approximate sizing and not a guarantee of perfect sizing.

Bangle Bracelets: Bangle bracelets can pose problems when it comes to sizing, due to all of our unique wrists. Bangles need to be large enough to slip over the hand but not so large that they are always falling off. If you are worried about fit, you should measure the hand at the widest point and order a bracelet with a diameter that is just right to slip over your wrist. If you have trouble finding a bracelet that fits, particularly if your wrists are larger than average, then you might consider shopping for bangle bracelets with cuff openings or hinged clasps.

EXTENSION JEWELRY CHAINS / TAIL EXTENDERS

For bracelets with a lobster claw or similar clasp, we always include a 2 inch (50mm) extension jewelry chain / tail extender. This will give you the extra length you need for a perfect fit.

Extension Jewelry Chain / Tail Ender
BRACELET ASSISTANT IS HERE!

Tired of struggling to clasp your bracelet as it flops around like a fish? No problem! Bracelet Assistant to the rescue! As shown in the pictures below, simply clip the end of your bracelet to the end of the Bracelet Assistant, and hold the handle in the palm of your hand. Voila! CLICK HERE to purchase your Bracelet Assistant.

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HOW TO PUT A BRACELET ON BY YOURSELF

Here's a bracelet tip we got from Wikihow that we think is both simple and effective.

Step 1: Get some magic tape (the softer tape) and pull off a small piece.

 

Step 2 Hold your bracelet and tape one end of the bracelet to your wrist.

Step 3 Pull the rest of the bracelet around and attach it.

Step 4 Remove the tape gently.

 

 

CENTIMETERS (CM) EQUALS HOW MANY INCHES (IN)
Length of Wrist (CM)
Length of Wrist (IN)
17
6.7
18
7.1
19
7.5
20
7.9
21
8.3
23
9.1
Note: 1 inch = 25.4 millimeters. 10 millimeters=1 centimeter.
CARAT TOTAL WEIGHT (CT. TW.):
Denotes the combined carat weight of all diamonds in a piece of jewelry. For example, a bracelet with three diamonds, each weighing 1/3 carat, weighs approximately 1 ct. tw.
STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.

Fine silver (99.9% pure) is generally too soft for producing functional objects; therefore, the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength while preserving the ductility and beauty of the precious metal. Other metals can replace the copper, usually with the intent to improve various properties of the basic sterling alloy such as reducing casting porosity, eliminating firescale, and increasing resistance to tarnish. These replacement metals include germanium, zinc and platinum, as well as a variety of other additives, including silicon and boron. A number of alloys, such as Argentium sterling silver, have appeared in recent years, formulated to lessen firescale or to inhibit tarnish, and this has sparked heavy competition among the various manufacturers, who are rushing to make claims of having the best formulation. However, no one alloy has emerged to replace copper as the industry standard, and alloy development is a very active area.

PEARLS

There are two ways oysters make pearls: Natural and Cultured. In both cases, it begins with an irritant getting into its shell (much like an annoying boyfriend, but without a prized gem in the end). With natural pearls, the irritant, or intruder, (usually a piece of sand or shell) swims its way into the oyster's shell. With cultured pearls, the intruder is physically placed into the shell.

Then, Mother Nature takes over. To protect itself, the oyster releases a secretion called nacre, to battle the intruder. Over time, this secretion builds up and forms a pretty pearl. Creating a cultured pearl takes much less time than for a natural pearl – usually about three years.

Since the time it takes to make a cultured pearl is shorter than a natural pearl, the vast majority of pearls being cultivated these days are cultured. Jewelry made from natural pearls go for much higher prices because of the complexity in cultivating them and their rarity – they are usually older pieces from estates or your grandmother's jewelry box.

HOW TO SIZE YOUR NECKLACE