Selecting the perfect cremation jewelry is a deeply personal journey, one that pays tribute to the indelible bond we share with our loved ones who have passed away. These precious keepsakes not only hold a small portion of a loved one's ashes but also serve as a constant and tangible reminder of their presence in our lives. Finding a design that resonates with you and embodies the uniqueness of your loved one and the connection you shared is imperative, but equally as essential is ensuring the best possible fit.
Our collection of cremation bracelets includes chain link bracelets custom-made to any size; leather cord bracelets in pre-constructed lengths; and traditional bangle-style bracelets that accommodate a range of wrist sizes. In this guide, we will take you through the steps of measuring for a bracelet and what to consider when choosing a particular length or style. We hope this information will help to ensure your cremation bracelet is as comfortable as it is meaningful, allowing you to wear it with the utmost grace and confidence.
Measuring for a Chain, Leather Cord, or Clasp/Latch Bracelet
- Wrap a flexible measuring tape, strip of paper, ribbon, or cord around your wrist. Choose the part of your wrist where you intend on wearing the bracelet, as you may obtain a different measurement the more you move away from or towards your wrist bone. The measuring tape (or whatever tool you are using) should be flush against your skin but not tight to ensure an accurate measurement of your wrist's circumference.
- If you are using a flexible measuring tape, you can obtain your wrist's circumference right away by noting at which specific length the measuring tape meets where it started.
If you are using a strip of paper, ribbon, or something similar, you will need to mark this point yourself. Then, using a ruler, lay the strip of paper or other material out flat and measure the length from the beginning of the material to the point you marked; this is you wrist's circumference.
- When placing an order for a bracelet that comes in different lengths, you should select the length that you would like the bracelet to be, which may not match the exact circumference of your wrist. If you would like a very snug fit for your chosen bracelet, we recommend ordering the length that is your wrist's circumference + 1/4 inch. If you would prefer a looser fit, we recommend adding a 1/2 inch to your wrist's circumference, or 1 inch for a very loose fit.
Measuring for a Closed Bangle Bracelet
Unlike bracelets that have a clasp or latch of some kind that allows you to take them on and off your wrist directly, traditional bangle bracelets are worn and removed by fitting them over your hand, which requires a slightly different measuring process.
- Position your hand as if you are about to put on a bangle bracelet: cup your hand slightly with your fingers outstretched and your thumb tucked in towards your palm. Wrap a flexible measuring tape, strip of paper, ribbon, or cord around the widest part of your hand (i.e., your knuckles).
- If you are using a flexible measuring tape, you can obtain the circumference of your hand at its widest point right away by noting at which specific length the measuring tape meets where it started. Otherwise, mark this point yourself and then, using a ruler, lay the strip of paper or other material out flat and measure the length from the beginning of the material to the point you marked. You will need a bangle bracelet with a circumference that is at least that of the widest point of your hand.
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