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Bangle Sizes - Do you measure the wrist or hand?

Measuring Bangle Sizes

Believe it or not, the bangle in both pictures is exactly the same bangle.  This is the perfect example of why it is important to measure the hand size rather than a wrist size when working out bangle sizes. It is not enough to measure the circumference of a wrist as some people can have tiny wrists but larger hands.  

Bangles usually need to fit over the hand to be worn. Of course, there are Opening Bangles that will open and close around the wrist without going over the hand, but this post looks at solid bangles that don't open.

 

 


 

 

 Measuring Bangle Sizes

If you can't visit a jeweller to be measured, the easiest way to work out a bangle size is to measure the inside diameter of a bangle that already fits.  As long as it is round and approximately the same width as the bangle you are considering this is a great way to work out a size.  Just make sure the bangle isn't flexible, ie if the wearer can squeeze the bangle out of shape to get it on, it won't give an accurate size for a solid bangle that isn't flexible.

Bangle sizes are referred to as the INSIDE DIAMETER - that is the space inside the bangle, not including the walls of the bangle.

 

Most Popular Bangle Sizes for Babies, Girls & Women

A general guide for Bangle Sizes is found in the table below, however as with so many things, the size will really depend on the individual and measuring is always a good idea when possible. If you are unable to measure the hand you can use the following rough guide as a 'guesstimate':

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  •  New Baby - 41mm diameter
  •  Baby - 44mm diameter
  •  Toddler - 47mm diameter
  •  Child Small - 50mm diameter 
  •  Child Med - 54mm diameter 
  •  Child Large/Teen - 57mm diameter
  •  Woman Small - 60mm diameter 
  •  Woman Med - 64mm diameter 
  •  Woman Medium Plus - 67mm diameter
  •  Woman Large - 70mm diameter 
  •  Woman Large Plus - 73mm diameter

PLEASE NOTE, these sizes are guides only.  Please contact your Giddy Aunts if you would like further help.


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Working Out Bangle Sizes with Knuckles 

You can also work out a bangle size by measuring the first three knuckles of a fist.  There is more information about this method on our Bangle Size page.

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