SIZE GUIDE AND ADVICE FOR CHILDREN'S JEWELLERY
The sizing of children's jewellery is really dependant on the size of the child rather than the age as children do vary so much. A small toddler can have chubbier wrists than a beanpole of a young teenager!
However, below we hope to offer you some guidance. Please don't rely on this information totally, it is simply a guide. Please bear in mind the build of the child.
If you can it is a good idea to try to measure the child's wrist before purchasing. A game with a length of string or ribbon usually does the trick. All children love to be measured to see how big they are getting! As a general rule, for a comfortable fit, you should allow an extra 1-2 cm depending on the overall length.
Bracelet Sizing - A Guideline
|Up to 18 months||4.5" (11.5cm)|
|Toddler 18mth-36mth old||5" (12.5cm)|
|Junior 3-5 yrs old
|Junior 5-7 yrs old
|Older Child 9-12yrs
6.5" (16.5cm) - 7" (18cm)
|Teen||7" (18cm) - 7.5" (19cm)|
|Average Adult||7.5" - 19cm|
Bangle Sizing - A Guideline
When choosing an expanding bangle, consider that the hand is overall larger than the wrist so it is the ease of getting on you need to think about. Again children's wrists vary a lot so this is just a guideline.
|18mths - 3 years||Diameter 40-47mm|
|3 - 5 years||Diameter 45-55 mm|
|5 years +||Diameter 50-60mm+|
Pandora Style Charm Bracelets
The same applies to bracelets as above but you also need to consider the number of charms that will be put on the bracelet. The more beads placed on the bracelet, the tighter it will become. For the addition of around 5 beads you should allow an additional 2-3 cm. The more beads you add, the more space you will need.
It is always a good idea to purchase a 'stopper bead' for a child's bead bracelet as this stops all the beads sliding off the bracelet when it is undone. You don't want them to lose all their beads!
Necklaces and Pendants
Most of the necklaces featured on this site are either 14" or 16". You should find the length in the product description.
|4-12 Years||14 " - 35.5cm|
|12 - Teen||16" - 41cm|
|Teen - Adult||18" - 45.5cm|
Brands Standard Sizing
D For Diamond
D for Diamond Longer Length
14 - 16" adjustable
Jo For Girls
Lilly & Lotty
14 - 16" adjustable