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How To Measure For, Adjust, and Put On a Cuff Bracelet

How To Measure For, Adjust, and Put On a Cuff Bracelet - Pure Whimsy Jewelry

Metal cuff bracelets have long been a timeless accessory, adding a touch of sophistication and style to any outfit. However, finding the perfect fit for your wrist can be a bit tricky. In this guide, we'll explore the art of measuring your wrist for a cuff bracelet, adjusting it for the ideal fit, and the dos and don'ts of putting on and taking off any cuff bracelet.

How to Measure Your Wrist for a Cuff Bracelet:

Before you dive into the world of metal cuff bracelets, it's essential to get an accurate measurement of your wrist. Here's a simple step-by-step guide:

Gather Your Tools:  Grab a flexible measuring tape or a piece of string and a ruler. Ensure that the measuring tape or string is not too tight or too loose.

 Find the Wrist Bone: Locate the prominent bone on the side of your wrist.

 Measure Snugly: Wrap the measuring tape or string around your wrist just below the wrist bone.  Make sure it's snug but not too tight.  

Take Note of the Measurement: If you're using a measuring tape, note the measurement in inches or centimeters. If you're using a string, mark the point where it meets, and then measure the length with a ruler.

Explore this comprehensive guide on accurately measuring your wrist for various types of bracelets

Adjusting Your Bracelet for the Perfect Fit:

When adjusting your metal cuff bracelet for the perfect fit, keep in mind that metal fatigue, or the weakening of the metal due to repeated bending, can occur if you constantly adjust the bracelet. 

While it's tempting to tweak your metal cuff bracelet for the perfect fit each time you wear it, constant adjustments, over time, will compromise the structural integrity of the bracelet and will cause the metal to crack. So adjust it, and leave it!

 To adjust properly, follow these steps:

Place the cuff in your palm with the center facing down. Bring your fingers down to hold the back of the cuff firmly. Use your thumb and 1st finger of your other hand to gently bend the arms of the bracelet and make your adjustment by bending this portion of the bracelet, either down to make smaller, or up to make larger. Bend gently and adjust a little each time. Do the same on the other side.

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Remember, the ideal fit for cuff bracelets is one that hugs your wrist, neither too loose nor too tight. Always place the bracelet above the wrist bone where it is fleshy and then bring it down.

Putting On and Taking Off Your Cuff Bracelet:

1.Putting on and taking off a metal cuff bracelet requires a bit of finesse to avoid unnecessary strain on the metal.

2.The best way to put on a cuff bracelet is to 'roll' it on from the inside of the wrist, just above the wrist bone.

3.Position your hand thumb facing up, this exposes the narrowest part of your wrist.

4.Place the opening to the cuff about one inch behind your wrist pushing gently into your wrist as shown where the arrow is in the image


rolling wrist into a cuff bracelet

5.Lightly rotate your cuff opening over your radius bone (thumb side bone)and onto your wrist.

6.Rotate your bracelet so its laying flat on your wrist.

7.Reverse these steps to remove!

Mastering the art of measuring, adjusting, and wearing metal cuff bracelets ensures that you not only look stylish but also prolong the life of your cherished accessory. By following these simple steps, you'll have the perfect fit that complements your style without compromising the integrity of your favorite wrist adornment.

You can also watch these videos:

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