LUXURY JEWELER OF CHOICE TO CELEBRITIES, ROYALS, AND FASHIONISTAS, NOTHING SAYS GLAMOR LIKE CARTIER. WITH OVER 170 YEARS OF CRAFTING ICONIC JEWELRY, CARTIER?S LOVE BRACELET HAS BEEN THE JEWELRY HOUSE?S MOST CELEBRATED DESIGN.
AS A LUXURY JEWELRY LOVER, YOU HAVE LIKELY THOUGHT ABOUT GETTING A LOVE BRACELET ON YOUR OWN. WITH ALL THE LOVE BRACELET DESIGNS, UNIQUE SIZING, AND COUNTLESS COUNTERFEITS ON THE MARKET, SHOPPING FOR YOUR FIRST LOVE BRACELET CAN FEEL DAUNTING. KEEP READING AS WE SHARE EXCLUSIVE INDUSTRY TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR PERFECT CARTIER LOVE BRACELET.
HISTORY OF CARTIER?S LOVE BRACELET
Born from Italian jeweler designer Aldo Cipullo in 1969, the Love Bracelet took the high fashion world by storm with its unique design and origin. Inspired by chastity belts, the Love Bracelet is composed of two ?C? shaped halves that are held together with two miniature screws, locking the bracelet onto the wearer. Screwhead motifs adorn the length of the bracelet, making the fully removable screws seamlessly blend in.
To put on the bracelet, the wearer must use the miniature golden screwdriver that came with their Love Bracelet to secure the two bracelet halves onto their wrist. The two screws are carefully secured on opposite sides of the bracelet. As this is most easily done with the help of a partner, it makes sense that when Love Bracelets first came onto the market they were exclusively sold to couples where the man was to hold onto the screwdriver, like a modern-day Chasity belt. Happily, anyone can buy a Love Bracelet for themselves today!
When explaining the Love Bracelet?s unique design, Aldo Cipullo stated, ?What modern people want are love symbols that look semi-permanent ? or, at least, require a trick to remove. After all, love symbols should suggest an everlasting quality.?
To further illustrate the Love bracelet?s tie to romanticism, Cartier gifted famous couples with Love Bracelets, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as well as Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen.
CARTIER LOVE BRACELET STYLES
Cartier?s Love Bracelet comes in several charming designs. Decide which style combination is perfect for you:
- Metal: Love Bracelets are available in 18k white, yellow and rose gold.
- Gemstones: While the solid gold Love Bracelet is a classic, you may want to add a little extra glamor onto your wrist with pave diamonds, sapphires, garnets, and other captivating gemstones adorning the bracelet.
- Width: You can select between the standard Love Bracelet width or opt for the smaller width for a more delicate style.
- Variations: If screwing yourself into your jewelry isn?t quite for you, consider getting a Love cuff that slips on easily or a delicate Love chain bracelet which features two small Love bands linked together.
- Price: Love Bracelet prices start as low as $4,000 and the most outstanding, diamond-adorned designs cost well over $40,000.
HOW TO PICK YOUR CARTIER LOVE BRACELET SIZE
Buying your perfect Love Bracelet size is a little tricky because of the bracelet?s unique oval shape. Make sure to familiarize yourself with Cartier?s Love Bracelet sizing system before buying your first bracelet.
Love Bracelets are sized in centimeters, with standard sizes running from 15cm to 21cm. Any sizes that fall out of this range are specialty orders that cost a bit extra.
To get your Love Bracelet size, use a measuring tape to measure the part of your wrist where the bracelet will rest. If your wrist measures as a half size, such as 17.5cm, round up to 18cm.
Next, decide if you want a tight or looser fitting bracelet. For a tighter fit, add one centimeter to your measured wrist size. If you want a looser fit, add two centimeters to your measured wrist size.
You can also use the Luxury Bazaar bracelet sizing guide, available HERE.
CELEBRITY CARTIER LOVE BRACELETS
When the Love Bracelet was released in the late 1960?s it quickly caught the attention of celebrates and became the must-have accessory. Nearly 50 years later, the Love Bracelet makes plenty of appearances on the red carpet, in film, and on style-forward Instagram influencer posts.
From the likes of Rihanna, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Aniston, and even Megan Markel (who wore cascades of jaw-dropping Cartier jewels on her wedding day) the Love Bracelet is just as classic today as it was half a century ago.
Kylie Jenner, who can still be seen wearing stacks of Love Bracelets on her arms, was famously trapped in one of her Love Bracelets for years; even the Cartier team could not free her without destroying the bracelet. With the help of the fire department, Kylie was able to eventually break free from her $6,000 golden shackles. Let Kylie be a warning for anyone who messily screws on their Love Bracelets!
Love Bracelets still bring couples together, just like when English actress Kaya Scodelario?s future husband, Benjamin Walker, gifted her with a Love Bracelet during their first Christmas together. At that moment, Benjamin realized that he really wanted to buy Kaya an engagement ring, but the Love Bracelet was the first tangible step in cementing their everlasting love and commitment.
WHERE TO BUY CARTIER LOVE BRACELETS
There is no denying that Cartier?s Love Bracelet is a must-have accessory for any luxury jewelry lover.
Unfortunately, the bad news is that the Love Bracelet is also one of the most counterfeited pieces of jewelry in the world.
While you will have no problem telling that a $20 mock Love Bracelet sold on the street is fake, there are plenty of counterfeit bracelets on the market that can dupe even the most careful of buyers.
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