by jyeh74 » May 11, 2019 I’ve kind of been on the fence with this. I’ve been searching for a nice bracelet for my wife. I understand with name brands, you are paying a markup. I’ve looked at a Kelly bracelet from Hermes but I don’t know anything about that brand as it relates to fine jewelry. For what you get, and it seems expensive. It comes with some black spinels, not even diamonds for $11,200. I don’t even know what the gems really are. Here is the link to the Kelly bracelet. https://www.hermes.com/us/en/product/kelly-bracelet-small-model-H218406Bv00LG/ They also have a Kelly bracelet with diamonds for $13,800 which seems like it is more “worth” it that the black gems. At least you are getting diamonds, albeit not very much for the price. Here is the link to the diamond Kelly bracelet. https://www.hermes.com/us/en/product/kelly-bracelet-small-model-H110013Bv00SH/ It seems like you can get more for the price with more diamonds from companies like Graff. She claims that Cartier is better since everyone knows the name. If I am spending $10,000 she is leaning toward the Love Bracelet because it’s in demand. We don’t know much about Graff but they have a spiral bracelet with 1.5 total carat weight of diamonds for around the same price. Here is the Graff Spiral Bracelet https://www.graff.com/collections/spiral-jewellery/pave-diamond-spiral-bracelet-rose-gold/ Other people have recommend Buccellati which I am not familiar with. Here is the Buccellati http://us.buccellati.com/en/jewelry/icona/macri-classica/macri-classica-bangle-bracelet-1 It goes back to the thought that if I’m going to spend $10,000, couldn’t I get a no name brand with higher quality diamonds and materials? Is Hermes known for their fine jewelry or is it basically a rip off? I’m worried because there are a lot of fakes out there so might dilute the perception of true value. I haven’t seen much Graff, probably because they are higher end and $10,000 is on the “low end” of their selection. But I don’t hear about many fake Graffs either. Bucalleti I know nothing about. I like to get everybody’s opinions on the links that I have above, as well as these brands in general. Thoughts welcome.