Sizing for Jewelry
We believe everyone should be able to wear jewelry that brings them joy. We know many people with larger builds who prefer "feminine" pieces and petite people who love more "masculine" designs. Thinking of jewelry in gendered terms just doesn't work for us or our clients.
We hope that people of all different body types will find something to love on our site. Because of this, we don't use traditionally gendered language on the site (such as having a men's jewelry section). Instead, we provide measurements of each piece on the detail page for that item along with information on sizing below.
If you are not sure about how something might fit or you have any other questions, don't hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to give more information or help in any way we can. Also, keep in mind that almost everything on our site can be customized and made in your size, so if you see something you love but want a different size, let us know and we will see what we can do!
Here is a little more guidance on fitting bracelets, necklaces, and rings:
How to get the right fit for a bracelet
- Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a strip of paper just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet. If you are using a strip of paper, mark your size with a pen or pencil then use a ruler to measure the length. That is your base wrist size.
- To find your bracelet size, just add your wrist size with the appropriate measurements below:
Snug Fit = Add 1/4" to 1/2" This fit is best for very thin and delicate bracelets.
Comfort Fit = Add 3/4" to 1" This is the most common fit for bracelets and most chains and beaded bracelets should be Comfort Fit.
Loose Fit = Add 1 1/4" This fit is best for large cuff bracelets or bangles.
How to get a necklace that fits the way you want
The easiest way to find out how a necklace length will fit you is to measure necklaces you already have.
If you don’t have a necklace with a similar length to what you are looking to find, you could use a string, cord, etc. and wrap the string around your neck. Be sure to have the string pressed against the nape of your neck and adjust one end so that the string falls the way you want your necklace to look, then mark where it meets back with the string. Use a tape measure or ruler to measure the string to find the ideal length.
Here is a visual guide that shows traditional gendered sizing for necklace lengths:
How to get a ring that fits
Rings are the hardest jewelry to fit correctly. Online you can find tons of ring sizing guides with paper and measure existing rings, but those tools are notoriously unreliable as it is hard to measure a ring's inside diameter correctly. Add to that the fact that a thin band and a thick one will fit differently and that many people have fingers that change in size depending on weather, etc. and it gets even more complicated.
If you are in the Denver area, we are happy to size you at our sister location, Balefire Goods. If you are not local to Denver, CO, we suggest getting your ring sized at a jewelry store near you or you can contact us and we can help out by sending you ring sizers.