A. Measuring Correctly - See photo 1 at left
With fingers spread apart, measure around the wrist just below the wrist bone using a flexible tape measure. Measure the most NARROW AREA ONLY. Do Not add extra space. Be very careful to be accurate. The tape measure should not be too tight or too loose. If you make a mistake, it may cost extra to remake your bracelet. Since all of our bracelets are are custom made to your specific wrist size, they cannot be returned or exchanged.
Do not attempt to add to or subtract from the "actual" measurement. We will determine
how to size for proper fit and comfort. NOTE: Each bracelet may vary in linear length because the bead sizes will determine the actual length required to fit around your wrist.
If you feel you want the bracelet to be a little more snug or loose, write that information into the comment window: "Please make my bracelet a little looser", etc. We cannot guarantee that our interpretation will fulfill your exact expectations (see "Comfort Preferences" below).
Input or select “fractions” of an inch to the closest 1/8” (See Photo 2 at left).
If you have swelling problems and/or are unsure how to measure, please call 847-638-2223.
When inputing your “Actual Wrist Measurement” indicate fractions to the closest 1/8” as shown here. For example: 1 1/8”. 1 1/4”, 1 3/8”, 1 1/2”, 1 5/8”, 1 3/4” and 1 7/8”.
B. Measuring with a flexible tape measure - See photo 3 below
On some tapes the measurement begins exactly at the beginning of the tape -- the "0" or beginning point starts right at the edge. On this type of tape measure do not start from the one inch point. You must start at the very beginning of the tape measure.
If you are using a pull-out tape measure that retracts into a plastic case, then most likely there is a "pull-out" leader of more than one inch before starting your measurement. DO NOT start from the beginning or leading edge of this type of tape measure. Start only from the "0" point.
C. Not wearing it on the wrist?
If you do not intend to wear your bracelet between the
wrist bone and where your hand widens -- then measure
the location on the arm where the bracelet will be worn
such as above your watch. Again, do not add extra space.
Measure this area exactly.
D. Buying a Bracelet Only?
If you only want to buy our bracelet, and connect it to your current medical ID plate, just measure the length of your current plate and put this information into the comment window: "My plate length is 1 1/2" or whatever it measures.
Next measure your wrist or wherever you intend on wearing your bracelet and follow the same instructions as in "Measuring Correctly" above. Input this measurement into the "Actual Wrist Measurement" area. Again, be very accurate! No extra space, please.
E. Measuring with a string
If you don't have a tape measure, use a "THIN" string (or ribbon). Take this string and wrap it around the wrist between the wrist bone and where the hand begins to widen (assuming this is where it will rest). Cut the string EXACTLY where it meets. Measure it on a straight ruler and email us the length. NOTE: Do not use a string that stretches, a thick string, or rope.
F. Comfort Preferences
When we attempt to make a bracelet that is "slightly looser or tighter" per any additional comments -- we cannot guarantee that our interpretation will fulfill your expectations. We want all of our customers to be happy with our final bracelet sizing. We will do our best to provide a "wearable" bracelet that feels as comfortable as possible.
G. Resizing Policy
All of our bracelets are custom made to fit your wrist based on your exact wrist measurement. As a result, they cannot be returned or exchanged, but they can be resized.
If a bracelet is determined by us to be "unwearable" because we made it shorter than
your "Actual Wrist Measurement", or the bracelet exceeds your size by over an inch as determined on our "sizing mandrel" -- then it will be corrected and shipped back without charge.
If we determine that the sizing error was made by you, then there will be a minimum $10.00 resize charge, plus shipping costs.