How To Properly Size & Put On A Cuff Bracelet Without Bending it.
Cuff bracelets are versatile accessories that can be layered to create a unique stack or worn alone. This style of bracelet can add a touch of elegance, edginess, or even boho chic to your look. However, if you have never worn one before getting it on and off may seem tricky.
Cuff bracelets have a small gap or opening that allows you to slide them on and off your wrist. To ensure your piece keeps its' shape, this type of bracelet should not be bent every time you wear it. So how to you get the right fit?
Step 1: Choosing The Right Cuff Bracelet
Choose a cuff bracelet that complements your wrist size and matches your personal style.
Think about how you are going to wear it. Will it be stacked with other bracelets or worn in tandem with a watch?
Consider whether you want to wear the cuff on your dominant hand or the opposite one.
Step 2: Choosing The Correct Size
The most important thing to consider is getting a proper fit. This is the key to ensuring the longevity of your piece and helps prevent metal fatigue.
Each artist has a different way of sizing their jewelry. Some measure the bracelet from end to end, some offer the inner diameter, and others the circumference. When ordering, it is important to read through the process so you can provide the most accurate information.
If you buy from String of Jewels, I ask for an accurate wrist measurement. This provides me with the best information to ensure a custom fit. (Figure 1)
Step 3: Adjusting The Size
Many cuffs are adjustable and can be opened or closed 1/4 inch larger or smaller. The trick is to find the best fit ONCE and leave it that way. Making only micro-adjustments if necessary.
To check the size turn your hand to the side with your thumb facing up (like you are going to shake someone's hand). Push the opening of the cuff onto the fleshy part of your wrist just above your wrist bone. The opening should be just big enough to push the bracelet onto your wrist (This may take a little wiggling). (Figure 2)
If the opening is too small hold both sides of the cuff and gently pull the two ends apart, making the space between the ends wider. If the opening is too large, holding both ends push them together (Figure 3).
Be careful not to bend the cuff out of shape.
Step 4: Roll it onto your wrist.
Once your cuff is properly adjusted, position the open gap against the thinnest part of your wrist, which is just above the bony prominence. This will help the cuff sit comfortably and securely
without sliding up and down your arm too much. Slide your wrist into the gap and ROLL THE CUFF ON (Figure 4). Use a rolling motion to put the cuff on rather than pulling the ends apart. Reverse the process to take the cuff off.
The key is to avoid any unnecessary tugging or squeezing, as this could distort the shape of the bracelet.
Step 4: Wear Your Cuff With Confidence
Rock your cuff with self-assurance, and let it reflect your personality and style. When you feel good in what you're wearing, it shines through and completes your overall look.
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