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Dandi

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I recently bought a DBTY bracelet, and if I could wear jewellery to work, I'd never take it off. So comfy and easy to wear. It'd be a great addition to your beautiful collection.
 

DorotheaBrooke

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Thank you! I also wanted to mention that my wrist is about 6 inches, and the bracelet is 6.5 inches. I am very happy with that length. I think 5 or 6 stations of 10 pointers would be very lovely. And since I love your collection, I will add that I think a dbty bracelet would be an excellent addition to your collection.

Thank you! I like how many diamonds are visible on your bracelet. I emailed WF again for a quote for 6 x .10 and 6 x .12 (7 would likely push the budget too far).

I actually think the DBTY is better because you already have the VCA Frivole earrings and your pendant that are floral, plus the olive leaf band. So in that respect, I think that a classic, neutral piece would be best. I will say that I recommend 6-7 diamond stations on a DBTY bracelet, though. The one I have and love has 6, but I think @OdetteOdile 's is wonderful with 7 bezels.

Your advice is so helpful to me, DS, thank you! Although the design of the olive leaf is beautiful and fits my aesthetic, I do not want my overall look to get too fussy or girly. I also plan to buy the rose gold vintage Alhambra bracelet for my right wrist one day (maybe my 40th next year), which will be yet another flowery piece.

I think if it’s something you plan to wear with your watch then a cuff bracelet makes more sense. I used to wear a David Yurman bracelet with my watch and I thought it paired nicely. Anytime I wore a regular bracelet with my watch I felt like the bracelet just slipped into my watch and looked messy...but that could also be because I like my bracelets looser.

With that said, I do think the DBTY bracelet is lovely and definitely a staple so you can’t go wrong there!

That's something to consider, for sure. I wouldn't want my bracelet tangling with my watch. I haven't worn my watch in months, since I've been staying home, but I expect I'll be wearing it more regularly when life gets back to normal.

I was looking at some cuff styles, but I'm not sure how they would be for daily wear. I tried on this at Tiffany last year. It looked lovely on (much more so than I expected) and felt very comfortable. Unsure if it's too modern for my style and how I feel about the obvious logo. I found a pre-owned one that would be just a bit over my budget...

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I recently bought a DBTY bracelet, and if I could wear jewellery to work, I'd never take it off. So comfy and easy to wear. It'd be a great addition to your beautiful collection.

Good to know! My preference is to wear key pieces all the time (my pendant and rings, except the spinel ring). Seems the DBTY has the most supporters here.
 

elizat

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@DorotheaBrooke I had a Tiffany T bracelet like that and sold it. However, I think my wrist is larger than yours for sure. I have a 6.85ish wrist and my ring finger is anywhere from 6.75 to 7.25 depending on weather and day, so I think you are a bit more petite than me- most are.

I didn't like how it felt wrapping around the back of my wrist and pressing into the skin at certain angles. But, if you have a slimmer wrist and get a looser fit, I think it would be okay.

I sold mine because I should have never bought it. If you see my stuff, you can probably guess why. It didn't fit and I bought it because I liked it and was wanting something that month.
 

DorotheaBrooke

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@DorotheaBrooke I had a Tiffany T bracelet like that and sold it. However, I think my wrist is larger than yours for sure. I have a 6.85ish wrist and my ring finger is anywhere from 6.75 to 7.25 depending on weather and day, so I think you are a bit more petite than me- most are.

I didn't like how it felt wrapping around the back of my wrist and pressing into the skin at certain angles. But, if you have a slimmer wrist and get a looser fit, I think it would be okay.

I sold mine because I should have never bought it. If you see my stuff, you can probably guess why. It didn't fit and I bought it because I liked it and was wanting something that month.

Great to hear from someone who had this bracelet! My biggest worry is buying something that I'll want to take off mid-day. It felt quite comfortable at the boutique, but of course I wore it for only a minute or two. My wrist size is ~6.24" and I would get the medium, which is a bit loose.

Your jewelry is beautiful and, yes, I can see how the T bracelet would not quite fit with your romantic, vintage/antique style. My style leans more toward yours than toward anything too modern.
 

DorotheaBrooke

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Everyone's advice has been so helpful - love this place! Looks like I'll be going for the DBTY-style bracelet. Now I have to decide on the size, which is difficult when I cannot try them on. My wrist size is 6.25" so I plan to request the length as 6.75".

For about the same price 5 x .15 or 6 x .12?
Or save $500 with 6 x .10?
 

mrs-b

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Everyone's advice has been so helpful - love this place! Looks like I'll be going for the DBTY-style bracelet. Now I have to decide on the size, which is difficult when I cannot try them on. My wrist size is 6.25" so I plan to request the length as 6.75".

For about the same price 5 x .15 or 6 x .12?
Or save $500 with 6 x .10?

Or 7 x .10?
 

mrs-b

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Good point, do you think that would be the best option? Tell me what you would do, mrs-b! :)

Hi @DorotheaBrooke! :wavey:

I'd do as many stations as I could afford. The difference between 10 points and 12 points, once bezeled, is almost invisible. So I'd do 10 points and 7 stations. The problem with 6 is that you can end up with just 2 at the front on your wrist, one on each side, and 2 at the back - meaning that sometimes you see just 2 diamonds. Which doesn't look very DBTY-ish at all. That doesn't happen with 7 or more. So I'd go 7 or 8, were it me.

I have to say, tho, a DBTY for you is PERFECT, given what I know of your taste and aesthetic. For myself, I wear bangles all the time and love them. Mine aren't tubes - they're slightly flattened - ergo very comfortable. Frankly, I can see you in one bangle and one DBTY bracelet. Perfect, in my opinion!
 

DorotheaBrooke

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Hi @DorotheaBrooke! :wavey:

I'd do as many stations as I could afford. The difference between 10 points and 12 points, once bezeled, is almost invisible. So I'd do 10 points and 7 stations. The problem with 6 is that you can end up with just 2 at the front on your wrist, one on each side, and 2 at the back - meaning that sometimes you see just 2 diamonds. Which doesn't look very DBTY-ish at all. That doesn't happen with 7 or more. So I'd go 7 or 8, were it me.

I have to say, tho, a DBTY for you is PERFECT, given what I know of your taste and aesthetic. For myself, I wear bangles all the time and love them. Mine aren't tubes - they're slightly flattened - ergo very comfortable. Frankly, I can see you in one bangle and one DBTY bracelet. Perfect, in my opinion!

Whiteflash answered my question about size with the same opinion - the difference between .10 and .12 would be hard to appreciate for the price difference. That narrows it down to a lot of .10 or fewer .15.

You make an excellent point about how many diamonds would be visible at one time. The look I'm going for is a bunch of little sparklies. I'm harassing WF one more time for a quote on 8 x .10, which should be within my budget, based on previous quotes.

Now you've put in my mind the idea of a bangle in the future. :)
 

DorotheaBrooke

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Thanks so much for your help, @OdetteOdile ! I was almost set on 6 x .12 until WF said the difference between .10 and .12 would be difficult to appreciate. So now I'm thinking more .10s, as discussed above.
 

mrs-b

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Whiteflash answered my question about size with the same opinion - the difference between .10 and .12 would be hard to appreciate for the price difference. That narrows it down to a lot of .10 or fewer .15.

You make an excellent point about how many diamonds would be visible at one time. The look I'm going for is a bunch of little sparklies. I'm harassing WF one more time for a quote on 8 x .10, which should be within my budget, based on previous quotes.

Now you've put in my mind the idea of a bangle in the future. :)

Bracelet + bangle - understated, elegant, classy. It's all you, @DorotheaBrooke!
 

diamondhoarder

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Thank you! I like how many diamonds are visible on your bracelet. I emailed WF again for a quote for 6 x .10 and 6 x .12 (7 would likely push the budget too far).



Your advice is so helpful to me, DS, thank you! Although the design of the olive leaf is beautiful and fits my aesthetic, I do not want my overall look to get too fussy or girly. I also plan to buy the rose gold vintage Alhambra bracelet for my right wrist one day (maybe my 40th next year), which will be yet another flowery piece.



That's something to consider, for sure. I wouldn't want my bracelet tangling with my watch. I haven't worn my watch in months, since I've been staying home, but I expect I'll be wearing it more regularly when life gets back to normal.

I was looking at some cuff styles, but I'm not sure how they would be for daily wear. I tried on this at Tiffany last year. It looked lovely on (much more so than I expected) and felt very comfortable. Unsure if it's too modern for my style and how I feel about the obvious logo. I found a pre-owned one that would be just a bit over my budget...

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Good to know! My preference is to wear key pieces all the time (my pendant and rings, except the spinel ring). Seems the DBTY has the most supporters here.

I have the Tiffany T wire bracelet too. Mine is rose gold and medium size. My wrist is quite dainty too and I find the bracelet really comfortable. Its just a great piece and very easy to wear. There's something really striking about the design that just makes it pop.
 

DorotheaBrooke

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Decision made! I paid for the 8 x .10 DBTY platinum bracelet. Now I wait.

I do love how the Tiffany T looks on my wrist, @diamondhoarder. Perhaps that will be my future bangle, or the Tiffany platinum Etoile, or a custom piece, or something @mrs-b suggests. :)

I'm putting in writing here that my next planned jewelry purchase is the Van Cleef Vintage Alhambra 5-motif bracelet in rose gold for my other wrist. I hope to buy it from a Paris boutique next fall for my 40th birthday (if travel is okay by then!).

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This thread is inspired by the lovely mrs-b, mostly because I bought her DKJ gray spinel, diamond, and platinum ring! I was not planning to buy a new ring now, but could not resist when I saw the listing on the pre-loved forum. I wear this now with my wedding ring, since I recently had my original engagement ring turned into a pendant by Maytal Hannah. This ring already has a SMTB thread, but I could not resist sharing my excitement here.

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With my wedding ring:

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With my anniversary pendant:

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Video in low indoor lighting:


This post is also inspired by mrs-b because her lovely collection has me thinking about creating a jewelry capsule wardrobe, which I already do with my clothes. Currently, I have a small (or I'll say, tightly edited) collection, and I wear almost everything daily. I never take off my wedding ring, anniversary rings, or diamond pendant (except to clean them, of course!). Sometimes I change out my diamond studs for pearl or silver Tiffany earrings, but rarely.

My daily jewelry wardrobe:

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My full, small wardrobe - Tiffany pearls, diamond pendant by Maytal Hannah, 1.4 ct O AVC ring by Maytal Hannah, Tiffany olive leaf band, eternity wedding ring, gray spinel ring, .49 ct D BGD bezel studs, David Yurman watch. I also have a silver Hermes Farandole necklace not shown:

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Real life perspective:

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I plan to continue being very intentional with my jewelry purchases - mostly because I cannot allocate a lot of money to it right now. ;-)On my list are a rose gold bracelet, hoop earrings, platinum diamond bangle, rose gold pendant to stack with my diamond pendant, diamond drop earrings, and a white gold band that I can stack between my spinel ring and wedding band. In no particular order. :razz:

I'd love to hear if others think of their jewelry in this way and/or see pictures!

Where did you find this spinel?
 

Stone Hunter

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Funny, as @dk168 predicted, I added a few pieces to my jewelry wardrobe over the past 6 months. :) First, my husband surprised me with these Van Cleef white gold and diamond mini Frivole earrings.

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With my Maytal Hannah pendant.

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Then he gifted me this Tiffany 2mm platinum and diamond band for our 16 year anniversary. I was planning to buy a plain thin band to wear between my wedding ring and spinel ring, as the diamonds on my wedding band were starting to wear on the spinel ring's setting, so when I saw @ame's listing for the Tiffany band, it was even better.

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Here are the rings all together in different lighting. I continue to be so in love with the @mrs-b spinel ring!

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I also bought a pair of Tiffany drop pearls in silver.

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My updated jewelry capsule wardrobe.

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Daily platinum-white gold jewelry.

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Here are the rose gold rings I wear on my right hand (Maytal Hannah/AVC and Tiffany Olive Leaf).

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At this point, there are only two more pieces that I'd like for my regular wardrobe, a rose gold bracelet and a rose gold necklace to layer occasionally. I've been wearing the VCA earrings almost daily, so I'm considering selling the BGD bezel earrings, although they are a great basic. I could put the funds toward a rose gold piece. ;-)

P.S. @OdetteOdile, I was remiss in forgetting to answer your question. The jewelry box is from Pottery Barn.

I admire your ability to know exactly what you want and how it will fit with your collection. The new flower earrings add a bit of whimsy, yet they are also classic.

Beautiful collection!!
 
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