How to Measure for an Anklet

By LeafTV Editor

Anklets are jewelry items normally worn around one ankle. Anklets may come as a chain, beaded, with gemstones and pearls or with charms hung from them. They are usually worn in the summer with shorts and sandals or with a bathing suit. Obtaining the right size for an anklet ensures it will be comfortable to wear while walking or swimming. Measuring your ankle is the first step in determining what size anklet you need.

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How To Measure For An Anklet

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Wrap flexible measuring tape around the ankle. Normally an anklet sits just below the ankle bone so you may want to measure in that location.

Wrap a piece of string around your ankle if you do not have flexible measuring tape.

Tighten the tape or string so it fits snugly, but not too tight around your ankle.

Record the measurement around your ankle from the measuring tape or cut the string and measure the string on a ruler or yardstick.

Add ½ inch to the measurement. For instance, if your measurement is 10 inches, add ½ inch and the size anklet you want is 10½ inches or 10.5.


  • Gemstones and crystal or glass anklets hold up the best when swimming in salt or chlorinated water.