Good size for tennis bracelet

Newchanel

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I've been thinking of getting one forever and looking to take the plunge. What's a good size? I usually only wear earrings and have been trending towards bigger earrings with sizes of 3-4 tcw earrings in last couple of years.
 

Minty Tea

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Do you intend to wear it everyday or just for some occasions? The tcw depends on your price range, your wrist bone structure and how snug/loose you want it to be. I think that 2-4 tcw would be a nice size for everyday wear. If you want more blingly then increase the tcw. As for fit, I can fit one finger between the wrist and my bracelet. Whereas I like my bangle to be more snug.

For fit, this is a good guideline:
Snug Fit - Add 1/4" to 1/2"
Comfort Fit - Add 1/2" to 1"
Loose Fit - Add 1 1/4"
 

Minty Tea

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The ones shown are very pretty. Depending on length of the bracelet, you are looking at around 46 stones at 0.15 c each (give or take a few stones). That's around 7 tcw. Price can be range widely depending on the 4 Cs. I'm not an expert, just basing this on memory.

Go to a jewellery store and try some on. It's better to get a sense of how things look when you have it on. GL
 
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Having gone through a TB and diamond stud upgrade (3 times each), both items tend to fall under the "diamond shrinkage" umbrella.
Get something big enough that after 6 months you don't find the bracelet too small (bling) in carat weight, or buy from a company that
lets you upgrade. Personally I like a 7 tcw TB.
 

ALMcR3ynolds

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I just got a 5ct TB and I wear it 90% of the time. I feel like it is enough to be blingy when needed, but it is subdued enough when I stack it with other bracelets.
 

Newchanel

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Having gone through a TB and diamond stud upgrade (3 times each), both items tend to fall under the "diamond shrinkage" umbrella.
Get something big enough that after 6 months you don't find the bracelet too small (bling) in carat weight, or buy from a company that
lets you upgrade. Personally I like a 7 tcw TB.
Thanks. "Diamond shrinkage" is such an apt term! I really am worried about that. I have a pair of 1.5 tcw earrings which I thought was over the top when I bought but now feels small to me.

I don't really want to buy another TB again. This really has to be it - I've thought about this since my twenties and after so many years, I'm finally taking the plunge.

But then again I do worry about just putting down 20k + on something I don't wear that often (I have never worn a bracelet before prior to this!