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How to Measure Your Bangle Size with a Tape Measure: A Step-by-Step Guide

Choosing the perfect bangle isn't just about the design and material; it’s also about finding the right fit. A bangle that’s too tight can be uncomfortable, while one that's too loose can easily slip off. Measuring your bangle size correctly ensures a comfortable fit and enhances the overall look of your jewellery. Using a tape measure is an effective and straightforward way to determine your bangle size. Here’s how you can do it.


close up of an orange, a pink and a red bangle made from acrylic and reclaimed woods on an orange background.

Why Accurate Bangle Sizing Matters


Before diving into the measurement process, let’s talk about why getting the right size is crucial. Bangles are a versatile accessory that can be worn alone or stacked for a trendy look. However, if they don’t fit well, they can be a constant source of annoyance. An accurately sized bangle should slide over your hand smoothly but sit comfortably around your wrist without pinching.


red bangle made from a formed knitting needle with a black needle top photographed on a red background

What You’ll Need


To measure your bangle size with a tape measure, you’ll need:

  • A flexible measuring tape or

  • A strip of paper ,

  • A Ruler

  • A pen


red bangle made from acrylic and wood worn by hand model in a green dress and matching large red ring.

Step-by-Step Measurement Guide


Step 1: Prepare Your Measuring Tool


If you’re using a flexible measuring tape, ensure it’s not twisted and lies flat. If you’re using a strip of paper, cut it to a manageable length and width. A strip about half an inch wide works well

Step 2: Measure Your Hand


1. Position Your Hand: Place your hand in a relaxed, natural position with your fingers slightly spread and your thumb tucked in towards your palm, as if you were about to slip on a bangle.

2. Wrap the Tape: Wrap the measuring tape or strip of paper around the widest part of your hand. This is usually around your knuckles and the base of your thumb. Make sure the tape or paper is snug but not tight. If you’re using paper, mark where the end meets.


3. Read the Measurement: If using a tape measure, read the number where the end meets the rest of the tape. If using paper, measure the length from the end to the marked point with a ruler. This measurement is the circumference of your hand and is crucial for determining your bangle size.


Step 3: Convert to Bangle Size


Use the following standard conversion to find your bangle size in Inches.


  • 7 inches (178 mm) circumference

  • 7.5 inches (191 mm) circumference

  • 8 inches (203 mm) circumference


If your hand’s circumference falls between these sizes, opt for the next size up to ensure a comfortable fit However at Amber Cooper-Green everything can be made to measure so just send you accurate measurement.





Tips for Accurate Measurement


- Measure Multiple Times: To ensure accuracy, measure your hand at least twice. This helps account for any minor errors and gives you a more reliable size.


- Consider Bangle Type: If you prefer bangles that are thicker or have a specific design, consider how they will fit over your hand. Sometimes, a slightly larger size may be more comfortable.


- Comfort is Key: Remember, your bangle should be easy to put on and take off but stay secure once it’s on your wrist.


drapped hand with two textural silver bangles crossed casually on a wrist

Measuring your bangle size with a tape measure is a quick and easy process that can save you from the hassle of ill-fitting jewellery. By following these steps, you’ll ensure that your bangles not only look great but feel great too. So the next time you’re shopping for bangles, whether in-store or online, you’ll have the confidence of knowing your exact size.


Happy bangle shopping!


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