Silver cuff bracelet, view of opening

The best way to placed on a cuff bracelet

Silver cuff bracelet, view of the opening

Small opening on the cuff bracelet

In my never-ending quest to educate people about jewelry, I thought I would try another instructional video. Putting on a cuff bracelet sounds very simple, but it’s not an intuitive skill. There are three reasons why I made this video.

First, I very often see people squeezing their cuff bracelets on and off their wrists, pulling the small open space back, making it wider, and then sliding it back to a smaller opening once it is on.

Second – I fix a lot of broken cuff bracelets.

Third – I hear the complaint that the cuff bracelet falls off while the wearer is driving.

Why cuff bracelets break

When it comes to putting the cuff on and off, many metals can certainly handle this bend for some time, but like a paper clip, it will eventually break if you pull it back and forth enough. If you want to keep your cuff bracelets for as long as possible, make sure that you are putting them on and off correctly.

If for some reason you can’t see the video, I’ve described the steps below.

Strap on – anatomy required

1. The first thing you want to do is locate your radius and ulnar bone.

Thumbs up exposure of your radius bone

Thumbs up exposure of your radius bone

2. Point your thumb up. This will expose your cuff to the narrowest part of your forearm or your radial bone.
3. Place the opening in the cuff about an inch behind your wrist.

Gently wiggle the cuff opening over the radius bone

Gently wiggle the cuff opening over the radius bone

4. You want to rock your wrist back and forth while gently pushing your bracelet opening over your radius bone.

Cuff bracelet over the radius and ulna

Cuff bracelet over the radius and ulna

5. As you rock your wrist / forearm back and forth, feel the tendons move out of the way. Your cuff works its way deeper. Once you work it past your ulnar bone, it’s on.

Open the cuff bracelet all the way

Open the cuff bracelet all the way

6. Next, you want to rotate your bracelet to the right so that it lies flat on your wrist.

Slide your cuff forward from the bump on your ulnar bone

Slide your cuff forward from the bump on your ulnar bone

7. Once I have my cuff bracelet on, I move it toward my hand over the ulnar bone bulge. It usually remains in this position. Unless your bracelet is at least slightly above the bulge of your ulnar bone, it may move slowly when you move your wrist, e.g. B. when driving.

Remove the cuff bracelet

  1. First, slide the bracelet behind the ulnar bone bulge so that it is about an inch behind your wrist.
  2. Rotate your wrist so that your thumb is up.
  3. Rotate the bracelet towards you and move the opening over your ulnar bone. Rock your wrist back and forth. It works its way over the bone, past the tendons, and outside of your radius bone. Do not pull tight, just apply slight upward pressure when pulling off the bracelet.

How big should the opening of a cuff bracelet be?

Opening a cuff bracelet

Opening a cuff bracelet

If you’re buying a cuff bracelet or digging out one that you haven’t worn before, you’ll want to adjust the opening so it is snug once it’s on. This takes a little more work, but ideally it needs to jiggle to get in and out, but it doesn’t need to be opened to do so. In my case, the opening width of this cuff looks like I’m trapped in it unless I made the opening larger. Fortunately, when I use my method to remove my cuff, I don’t have to open it any further.

By following these steps, your cuff bracelets will last a long time and are less likely to fall off while driving!

Your personal jeweler “
Calla

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