Get the Right Bracelet size for your Wrist

As people’s wrist size vary, we are a unique shop in that we offer 4 wrist sizes as standard which should meet the needs of 98% of kids and adults. These are child, small, medium and large.

Bead Diameters

Unfortunately our supplier is not consistent in sizing and so from batch to batch beads can vary +/-1 mm. That is what the website specifies as “6mm” may in fact be 5.5 to 7mm. Similarly the 8mm can be 7.5 up to 9mm. I only re-photograph stock if the look of the bracelets has changed a lot.

If you need absolute specific diameters you will have to call or drop and email and we will measure.

The Sizes Offered 

  • Child wrist

    • This is aimed at children aged 4 to 8 years old
    • That is are some 9 year old who are slim in build and it fits. Even women with unusually slim wrists.
    • 6 mm diameter round beads only
    • If beads placed end to end they would measure about 15 cm
    • Child wrist as measured with a piece of sting would be about
  • Small wrist

    • This usually fits slim wrist ladies, tween-agers and teenagers
    • 6, 8, and sometimes 10 mm diameter round beads
    • If beads placed end to end they would measure 17 cm (6 mm and 8 mm) 17.5 cm (10 mm)
    • Small wrist as measured with string would be about
  • Medium wrist

    • This typically fits most ladies including slim wrist who like their bracelets loose
    • It also suits slim wrist men
    • 6, 8, and 10 mm diameter round beads
    • If beads placed end to end they would measure 18 cm (6 mm), 18.5 cm (8 mm) 19 cm (10 mm)
    • Medium wrist as measured with string would be about 18/18.5 cm
  • Large wrist

    • This typically fits most men, and, ladies with bigger wrists than average
    • Or medium wrist ladies who like their bracelets loose.
    • 8 and 10 mm diameter round beads
    • If beads placed end to end they would measure 20 cm (8 mm) 21 cm (10 mm)
    • Medium wrist as measured with string would be about 19/19.5 cm
  • Other Sizes

    • Occasionally I accidently order wrongly and can end up with. In 2022 this is EXTRA Large (Carnelian – Red) and Medium-Large (Sardonyx)
    • Some very old stock is still old sizes i,e. Spider Web Jasper (10 mm), Orange Aventurine (10 mm) and Zebra Jasper (10 and 12mm) are 18.5 cm in medium.
    • at the Crows Nest shop I also make up some unique sizes to finish up beads, for example “extra large”. As they are one-off bracelets they are not placed on the website.

Note:  I may specify 19 cm as end-to-end length, but the batch of beads that come in may in fact be in a range of 18.5 cm to 19.5 cm.

The bead itself can have their own quirks (mini cave on one side, etc . Remember they are natural!

Like all our crystals, you will receive an information card(s) about the healing properties of the bracelet(s) you buy.

Measuring Wrist Size

It is easier to measure your wrist if someone else holds the tape measure or string. Else you may pull too tight. I am a medium wrist sized wearer of crystals. The tape measure says 17 cm but its a bit tight (I had no one to help me) so really was measuring 17.5 cm.

measuring wrist size
Measuring wrist size for bracelet when bracelet will be low on the arm.

Some customers wear 4 bracelets at once. In which case you can see further up my wrist I am 19 cm which means I would need a large wrist size bracelet to wear up here.

measuring wrist size
Measuring wrist size for bracelet when bracelet will be higher up the arm.

 

wearing a bracelet too small

This is me wearing a small wrist bracelet on my wrist.