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Should I buy this tennis bracelet?

What should I buy for my birthday for $3k-4k?

  • Get the 4.5ctw tennis bracelet! It's a great deal!

  • Go for ideal cut studs!

  • Buy a tennis bracelet, but stick with a PS-preferred vendor!

  • Work with IDJ to buy a bangle and maximize bling where you can see it!

  • Something else?


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lurkie91

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Hi all! My 30th birthday is coming up in a few months and I would like to get myself something nice. Since my budget is around $3-4k, I was originally planning to buy a nice set of studs. However, while browsing online last night, I found a 4.5ctw YG tennis bracelet I absolutely love within my budget--it's even less than what IDJ lists a 4ctw tennis bracelet for. I don't want to post too many details since I'm worried about the item being sniped (I've asked if they can hold it and am waiting to hear back), but the vendor has positive reviews on PS/online. They sent me some videos today and said the stones are 100% eye clean and F-G in color--the videos do look great, and the vendor also has an excellent return policy. After thinking about it today, I am leaning toward the tennis bracelet since I like the idea of being able to look at it all day long, and I think it would complement my e-ring. I also may have impulse-purchased some pink diamond earrings from xothebijouxbox last week... which makes me less excited about another pair of earrings :P2. One other idea I had was to split the difference and buy a bangle (I could probably splurge a little and go for the 2ctw WF bangle or see what IDJ can do for similar).

Given that I don't really have any investment pieces (aside from rings), and I'd like to stick with YG for non-earrings, what would you suggest I do? Should I take the plunge and order the bracelet? My goal here is to maximize bling while still getting a good value. I love my ACA e-ring but I don't know if I see myself spending $6k-8k for a 4-5ctw ACA tennis bracelet... I could see myself maybe going up to ~$4k for something from IDJ. I know it's subjective, but I'm curious what others think! Thanks in advance for any advice and opinions!
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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I would get the YG tennis bracelet for the bang for buck. You clearly prefer YG to WG which would be the only thing holding me back from getting a tennis. If they have an excellent return policy I would definitely get the bracelet first, and then test it out to see if i love it! I don’t find ACA necessary for a tennis bracelet, those stones are so tiny.
 

lurkie91

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Thanks for weighing in! I am definitely leaning toward purchasing the YG tennis bracelet, since it seems like I have nothing to lose with the return policy (aside from paying for/arranging insured return shipping if it doesn't work out). The price is also great, which appeals the the bargain-hunter part of my brain.
 

Ally66

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I think I know the bracelet you're looking at, and if so, I think you should go for it! It's a perfect size for an excellent price, definitely good "bang for the buck." With the return policy, you really have nothing to lose; if you get it and just aren't content with the diamonds, you can return and go another direction. I have had very smooth purchase and return experiences with this (suspected) vendor. I hope you do it and then show us lots and lots of pictures!
 

lurkie91

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I think I know the bracelet you're looking at, and if so, I think you should go for it! It's a perfect size for an excellent price, definitely good "bang for the buck." With the return policy, you really have nothing to lose; if you get it and just aren't content with the diamonds, you can return and go another direction. I have had very smooth purchase and return experiences with this (suspected) vendor. I hope you do it and then show us lots and lots of pictures!

Thanks, Ally! That makes me feel more confident about going forward with it. I peeked through your post history and I love the YG DK tennis bracelet you picked out for your birthday a few years back!
 

lurkie91

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Update: Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the poll and in the comments. I ordered the bracelet! Will post an update with pics when it arrives.


Here is the product page. I skimmed through all the Ivy & Rose reviews on PS, their Etsy shop, and eBay store, mydiamondzone. The reviews seem to be consistently positive.
 

heididdl

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I'd rather see you call Yekutal at ID jewelry and get a better bank for your buck I'm sure he can do a 4.5 diamond tennis bracelet with your budget and I really trust him.
 

lurkie91

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I'd rather see you call Yekutal at ID jewelry and get a better bank for your buck I'm sure he can do a 4.5 diamond tennis bracelet with your budget and I really trust him.

I think that will be my plan B, if I'm not 100% satisfied with the bracelet once it arrives. I am really into the idea of a tennis bracelet now!
 

lulu_ma

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Yay! I’m so glad you got the tennis bracelet. After my my er, a tennis bracelet was the 2nd piece I wanted for my collection. I got my first tennis bracelet 15 years ago and got another one to stack a couple of years ago. I wear mine all the time (except during winter).

Please post pics once you get it!
 

lurkie91

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Yay! I’m so glad you got the tennis bracelet. After my my er, a tennis bracelet was the 2nd piece I wanted for my collection. I got my first tennis bracelet 15 years ago and got another one to stack a couple of years ago. I wear mine all the time (except during winter).

Please post pics once you get it!

I love the look of tennis bracelets--poring over the tennis bracelet threads on PS and checking out all the blingy wrist shots definitely bumped it up a few notches on my wishlist. I will definitely follow up with pics when it arrives (hopefully later this week *fingers crossed*)!
 

Dandi

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It's gorgeous!! I'm so glad you bought it, I can't wait to hear what you think of it!
 

lurkie91

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It's gorgeous!! I'm so glad you bought it, I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Thanks Dandi! Ilya sent me an email this AM to let me know the order went through just fine and they are giving it a polish before sending it out. I can't wait to have it in my hands so I can give an update!
 

lurkie91

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It’s here! Ivy & Rose was nice enough to upgrade my shipping to overnight, so my bracelet arrived this morning. Below are some pictures. I’m over the moon with the quality! The stones are super gorgeous and bright white with no inclusions that I could find after examining each one. Ilya and his team could not have been more responsive and nicer to work with.

Thanks to everyone for weighing in and sharing your opinions. I’m so delighted with my new purchase!

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Kim N

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That is so beautiful! Wear it in good health!
 

lurkie91

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Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments. Glad I can share my experience here! It was nice and sunny today so I spent a good amount of time in my sunroom enjoying the sparkles. I am so pleased with the quality (especially for the price) and happy I went for it!
 

Ally66

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Oh, yaaay!! It's just beautiful (and your pictures are great)! I'm so glad you love it as much as you hoped! I think it's just perfect for easy, daily wearing. :love:
 

Dmndsr4evr11

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It’s here! Ivy & Rose was nice enough to upgrade my shipping to overnight, so my bracelet arrived this morning. Below are some pictures. I’m over the moon with the quality! The stones are super gorgeous and bright white with no inclusions that I could find after examining each one. Ilya and his team could not have been more responsive and nicer to work with.

Thanks to everyone for weighing in and sharing your opinions. I’m so delighted with my new purchase!

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Congrats! It’s beautiful!
 

Heidibrooke

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It’s here! Ivy & Rose was nice enough to upgrade my shipping to overnight, so my bracelet arrived this morning. Below are some pictures. I’m over the moon with the quality! The stones are super gorgeous and bright white with no inclusions that I could find after examining each one. Ilya and his team could not have been more responsive and nicer to work with.

Thanks to everyone for weighing in and sharing your opinions. I’m so delighted with my new purchase!

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It’s gorgeous! Seriously beautiful with your e-ring! I actually just posted about my worries of setting my G color diamond in yellow gold but seeing these pics makes me feel less worried. These F-G diamonds look bright white next to the yellow gold. Stunning.
 
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