Jewelry Sizing Guide

One of the biggest challenges people face when purchasing online jewelry, is figuring out the correct size of a bracelet or length of a necklace. One size does not fit all.  The world is composed of many different shapes and contours and finding the right look for you is all about perspective.

Precious Jewels will always accommodate the needs of our guests. We understand the frustration of other sites listing their details, but not how they’ll look on you. That’s why we decided to provide you with some useful visuals. All of our pieces have jewelry measurements (length and width) information listed. Once you find something you really love just refer to the images and size charts below to make sure they’ll give you the look you want.

With these tools, you’ll know how far a necklace will drape down, if your bracelet will be too loose or too tight, and much more. Planning the perfect ensemble is all about getting down to the fine details.How can you pick a necklace to go with your dress without knowing how far the pendant comes down?

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Precious Jewels jewelry measurements page gives you all the information needed to find the jewelry that fits the way you need it to in order to complete your ideal ensemble.

LENGTHSTYLEPLACEMENTWORN BEST WITH…
14 inchesCollarTightly around the neckOpen-neck clothing such as scoopnecks, V-necks, off-the-shoulder and boatnecks
16 inchesChokerTightly against base of throatAlmost everything
18 inches Princess On the collarbone Almost everything
20 to 24 inches Matinee Between the collar bone and the bust Great for both business and casual wear
28 to 36 inches Opera On the bust or an inch or two below High necklines and evening wear
36 to 42 inches Rope Wrapped to sit on or just below the center of the bust   Elegant business and evening wear

Men, not surprisingly, have fewer options, and all really work with any shirt or sweater:

LENGTH PLACEMENT
18 inches Base of neck of smaller man
20 inches Collarbone; most common size
22 inches A few inches below the collarbone; medallion can be added
24 inches Above the breastbone

Finding your bracelet size

Children Length Women Length Men Length
Newborn – 6mos. 4″ Petite 7″ Small 8″
6-12 months 4 1/2″ Medium 7 1/2″ – 8″ Medium 8 1/2″
12 – 24 months 5″ Large 8 1/2″ Large 9″
2 – 5 Years 5 1/2″ Plus Size 9″ Plus size 9 1/2″
6 – 8 Years 6″ Anklet 9 1/2″ – 10″    
9 – 13 Years 6 1/2″    

To find your bracelet size, just add your wrist size with the appropriate measurements below.

Fitting Style Add Inch(es) to Wrist Size
Snug Fit Add 1/4″ to 1/2″
Comfort Fit Add 3/4″ to 1″
Loose Fit Add 1 1/4″

To determine your bangle size, compare your hand circumference to the chart below or the image above. Purchase a bangle with diameter that is the next size up from your actual hand measurement.

Diameter Circumference Size
2 3/8″ 7 1/2″ Small
2 5/8″ 8 1/4″ Medium
2 3/4″ 8 3/5″ Large

For Cuffs and linked bracelets:  Precious Jewels uses the inner circumference and the opening of a cuff bracelet to get the final measurement. If the bracelet has an opening, you’ll just add that length to the inner circumference to find the perfect fit for you.

It’s important to remember that some bracelets, like cuff bracelets, are not adjustable. Trying to bend these bracelets so they fit could result in damaging the bracelet or losing stones.

Instead, you can use these charts to help you use our system and find the jewelry measurements that will be a perfect fit. For example, if the
inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/4″, you would add that to the 1-1/8″ opening.

The simple additions (5-1/4 + 1-1/8) give you a 6-3/8 wrist size.

For Stretch Bracelets: Follow the steps above for finding your bracelet size. As a helpful hint, you can take a piece of string and wrap it around your wrist, then measure the length of the string with a ruler or a fabric ruler to find your measurement. Or you can just use a tape measure.  Many jewelers say a quarter inch above or below will most likely still fit, it all just depends on your preference for tight or loose fitting jewelry.