How to accurately determine the jade bangle size that fits your hand

Author: Claudio   Date Posted:27 March 2017 

How to accurately determine the jade bangle size that fits your hand.

Jade jewellery makes you feel special when you wear it. However, if you buy an expensive jade bangle for the first time, you need to have the confidence that you can wear it.

When you look at a jewellery store  online, particularly at a jade bangle, it is a must that the inside diameter, or the inside circumference of the bangle be given. You can always determine the inside circumference if you have the inside diameter buy multiplying the diameter with 3.1416.  Similarly you can determine the inside diameter of a jadeite bangle if you know the internal circumference of it, by dividing the circumference by 3.1416.

When you buy a jade bangle from an online jewellery store, what matter most is that you can wear it after buying it. That means, it is not too large to fall when used and not too small, so it fits your hand.

There are a number of measurement guides online. We have tried some of the guides, but they don't work for us. So, we decided to make our own guide, based on simple but accurate measurements. Our guide should apply to everyone, regardless of bone structure or hand flexibility or size.

What you need:

1. Sticky tape

2. Scissors

3. Piece of paper (long - A4)

4. Ruler (millimeters)

5. Hand Calculator or iPad / computer calculator

Steps:

1. Hold your hand as you would like to squeeze a jade bangle through. See pictures below:

 

2.  Look at your first and largest knuckles. There are 5 (one for each finger).

Stick the band around the hand by joining each knuckle. Make sure you position the sticky tape that way the highest points of the knuckles are in the middle of the band. 

3. When edges of the sticky tape touch each other, cut the band with the scissors. Make sure there is no gap or overlap of the edges. Make sure the cut is straight.

4. Take the sticky tape from your hand and lay it on a piece of paper (A4). Make sure it is laid on a straight line.

5. Use the ruler and measure it. Be accurate when you measure it. Include the millimeters. This is the circumference of your hand.

6.  Divide the number (circumference)  by 3.1416 using a calculator. This is the maximum inside diameter of a jade bangle that you can wear. If you try a larger inside diameter, it will fit, but it may fell off.

A smaller inside diameter, will still fit. No smaller than 1.5 mm though. Subtract 1.5 mm from the maximum inside diameter. You obtained the minimum inside diameter of a jadeite bangle that you can wear.

Example:

Let's assume the measurement of the sticky take stuck on paper is 187 mm. This is the circumference of your hand. You divide 187mm by 3.1416 and obtain 59.52 mm. This is the maximum inside diameter of a jade bangle that won't fall from your hand. If you subtract 1.5 mm from 59.52 mm you get 58 mm. This is the minimum inside diameter of a jade bangle that fits your hand. 

Based on the example above you can choose bangle with an inside diameter of 58 to 59.5mm.

We would like to hear if this guide works for you.  Please either reply here or contact us at

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