The Total Inside Circumference (total measurement around the inside) is also the approximate wrist size. This measurement includes the gap. The gap is the distance between the ends.
Paula says - "These thin bracelets can be opened or closed about 1/4" to 1/2" to custom fit a wrist. If you want a particular bracelet resized, tell us in the note section of the order form what size you want the bracelet to be and we will adjust it before we send it."
Paula says - "Hopi sterling silver overlay bracelets are becoming a lost art. Each of these narrow bracelets has a striking pattern and exquisite workmanship. They are so elegant and light and comfortable that any one of them could become your everyday favorite!!"
What is Overlay?
Native American overlay pieces are made of two layers of sterling silver. The bottom layer is a solid piece while the top layer has a cutout design. The cutout layer is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, heated so that they become one solid piece of sterling silver. The bottom layer, or background, that shows through the cut out portion of the top layer is often darkened for contrast.
Hopi silversmiths typically texture the background layer with hash marks while Navajo artists often leave the background smooth. Hopi artists tend to use geometric designs and symbols similar to those used in their pottery and baskets. Navajo silversmiths tend to create scenes depicting everyday life using people, animals, buildings and landscapes to tell a story - this style is called "overlay storyteller jewelry". Read more about overlay here.