I went up an inch in my exact wrist measurement to make sure it had enough chain to hang a bit. The links must have a little gap in them because they catch/grab everything! I have had to detach my clothes from the bracelet several times as of late, and I've taken out a decent amount of hair from around the clasp. Otherwise no complaints. I wear it 24/7 and it hasn't tarnished, irritated my skin, and I sometimes forget it's there but for the clink of the charm.