Let us help you figure out how to determine your children’s bracelet size, so that when you buy a baby bracelet or children’s bracelet it will fit the first time!
To begin, know that there are two types of children’s bracelets: the bangle and the chain or link bracelet. A regular children’s bracelet is formed from chain links, and uses a clasp to secure it on the wrist. The bangle bracelet is slipped on and off the child’s wrist and is often oval in shape but can be perfectly round as well. Most of our bangles have a guard and hinge closure, which means they open up to put on, and then the inner guard slides into the bangle to lock and secure into place (picture a pocket door). This type of child bangle is more secure. It opens up wide to put on and then needs to be opened again to take off. The Jewelry Vine has an extensive collection of gold and silver bracelets and bangles .
- Use a flexible measuring tape or piece of string or ribbon, and gently wrap it around the child’s wrist, just below the wrist-bone, in the same place where you would place a watch.
- Take note of the measurement if using a measuring tape, or cut the string to the proper length. Then lay the string out straight and measure it using a ruler.
- Add ½” to the measurement to obtain the proper bracelet size.
Sizing for the bangle and the chain bracelet are slightly different. Here is a general sizing guide:
SIZE CHART FOR BRACELETS (TO BE USED AS A GENERAL GUIDE)
|Newborn – 6 months||4” – 4 ½”|
|6 -12 months||4 ½” – 5”|
|1 – 4 years||5″ – 5 ½”|
|4 – 7 years||5 ½” – 6″|
|7 – 10 years||6” – 6 ¼”|
|Teen||6 ½” – 7”+|
SIZE CHART FOR BANGLES (to be used as a general guide)
|Baby||XS||4 ½” circumference|
|2 – 6 years||S||5 ¼” circumference|
|6 – 8 years||M||5 3/4″ circumference|
|8+ years||L||6 ¼” + circumference|