Everything You Need to Know About Beaded Bracelets
Natural stone beaded bracelets have become increasingly popular over the years, especially as more people become interested in alternative healing practices. However, choosing the right size and type of stone for your bracelet can be overwhelming. In this article, we will answer some of the most common questions about natural stone beaded bracelets to help you make an informed decision.
Choosing the Right Size Beads for Men and Women
One of the most frequently asked questions about natural stone beaded bracelets is, what size bead is suitable for men and women? According to our experience, it varies from person to person.
For women, some prefer larger beads, around 10mm in size, because they feel that larger gemstones are more comfortable and have a luxurious feel. Women who prefer to stack their bracelets, however, typically go for 6mm beads. The most common size for women is 8mm, which is considered the most appropriate and versatile size. Generally, larger beads highlight the unique patterns of the crystals, while smaller beads are better suited for stacking and matching with complex styles.
For men, 8mm beads are the most popular choice among young people, while older men prefer 10mm beads or 12mm beads. Ultimately, the size of the beads you choose should be based on what looks best on your wrist and what feels comfortable to wear.
Things to Consider When Choosing Stone-Beaded Bracelets
When selecting your stone beads, there are several things you need to consider besides size. First and foremost, you want to make sure your bracelet is comfortable to wear. Since most natural stone bracelets are in direct contact with your skin, you need to consider the craftsmanship and the material of the stones used.
At AWNL, we offer a variety of bead shapes, all of which are designed to fit comfortably on your wrist.
Does a Larger Stone Size Mean Greater Healing Power?
Contrary to popular belief, the size of the crystal does not matter when it comes to healing power. The most important factor is the relationship that you build with the crystal. When you are visually drawn to a specific crystal and feel that its vibration matches your own, that is when the healing process begins.
However, the size of the crystal can affect its vibration. The way crystals work is through their vibration, which is different from their energy (although the terms "vibration" and "energy" are often used interchangeably). Crystal size does not affect their energy (for example, Rose Quartz is said to be a stone of love), but it can affect the vibration and strength of the emitted energy. Therefore, smaller crystals (with a diameter of less than 5cm) are more suitable for jewelry and all-day wear, while larger crystals (such as whole decorative pieces) emit high vibrations and are better suited for more open spaces, such as your home or office.
How Different Bead Sizes Look on the Wrist
For men, if your wrist size is within the usual range (5.5"-7.5"), and your weight is between 60-90kg, the effects of wearing different bead sizes of bracelets may be close to the reference given in the chart below:
For women, if your wrist size is within the usual range (5.1"-6.3"), and your weight is between 45-70kg, the effects of wearing different bead sizes of bracelets may be close to the reference given in the chart below:
How to Measure Your Wrist Circumference
To find the right size bracelet for your wrist, you need to measure your wrist circumference.
You can do this by wrapping a measuring tape around your wrist just below the wrist bone. Add 0.5" to your wrist measurement to determine your bracelet size.
If you do not have a measuring tape, you can use a strip of paper or a string, mark where the two ends meet, then measure the length with a ruler.
If you are unsure about your wrist size, don't worry. We offer a comprehensive guide on how to measure your wrist size accurately. Additionally, we provide videos to assist you in measuring your wrist size correctly.
The overall fit of a bracelet
But how do you know if a bracelet fits perfectly? The overall fit of a bracelet depends on personal preference and the occasion. Do you want it to fit loosely or snugly? This decision is essential when selecting the right size bracelet.
When choosing the size of your bracelet, provide us with your wrist size and weight, and our experts will provide you with the best recommendations. We understand that every individual is unique, and we aim to provide personalized advice to help you make the best decision.
At AWNL, we believe that every bracelet should fit comfortably and elegantly on your wrist. We offer a wide range of bracelet sizes and styles to cater to your needs. Our collections include an array of designs, from minimalistic to intricate pieces, perfect for any occasion.