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diamondyes

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In my googling I came across the weirdest thing. What looks like an online jewelry shop but must be a scam - they've taken Buccellati's photos and claim to be selling an Opera Tulle bracelet for, say, $80. The website is karl lester shop dot com (I'm not putting in a link because I don't want anyone to click on anything shady.) There's no address or even hint at what country they're in.

Of course if a nutcase is really selling Buccellati at pennies on the dollar I've missed the bargain of the century, but somehow I don't think so.

Definitely definitely a scam. I recently fell prey to one so let me dissuade you.
 

empliau

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Definitely definitely a scam. I recently fell prey to one so let me dissuade you.

Oh I would never - but it didn't turn up a few days ago in a search for Buccellati. And do the scammers really think that they can offer to sell Buccellati for under $100 and no one smells a rat? I confess I wonder. Sorry about your experience!
 

LLJsmom

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I’ve been to the store a few times, in Vegas and Singapore. Lovely pieces though mostly not my style. I did entertain adding this to my collection but the threading was a bit too delicate for my careless ways. They can re-etch it for you if you scratch it up. I will say that for the price, it felt a wee bit flimsy. I compare it to my VCA signature bangle and it felt noticeably lighter in weight, although well constructed. Although interesting and modern, I knew it was a piece I would grow bored of quickly. So I passed. But it may fit another person’s aesthetic perfectly.

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I’ve been to the store a few times, in Vegas and Singapore. Lovely pieces though mostly not my style. I did entertain adding this to my collection but the threading was a bit too delicate for my careless ways. They can re-etch it for you if you scratch it up. I will say that for the price, it felt a wee bit flimsy. I compare it to my VCA signature bangle and it felt noticeably lighter in weight, although well constructed. Although interesting and modern, I knew it was a piece I would grow bored of quickly. So I passed. But it may fit another person’s aesthetic perfectly.

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I love the texture of this piece!
 

AGBF

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HI:
Plenty of fans here!!!! When I think about the countless hours I've spent ogling their pieces, I can't breathe! I've been in one of their stores and I really felt welcome. And I've tried on Estate pieces IRL--and they are everything dreams are made of (think ruby and diamond large gold cuff).

Oakgem and Beladora have Estate items--and they sell. @AGBF started a gold thread here and Buccellati has been oft discussed. Some here have Hawaii collection/pieces.



I'll stop now, lest I give myself a heart attack.

cheers--Sharon

Thanks for alerting me to this thread, Sharon. Buccellati is my favorite. I was trying to think about whether I had anything by Buccellati, because I know I never bought any of the rings or bracelets I coveted over the years...then I read your post and remembered that my earrings from the Hawaii collection are Buccellati. They don't have that characteristic Buccellati look, though. Even though I don't wear my jewelry, I feel as if I missed out by not getting one of those truly characteristic looking Buccellati rings or bracelets while I was still collecting it. (It would have had to be by by hook or by crook as empliiau said she would have to get hers. I don't know how I'd come up with the money for it.)

I did enjoy the Hawaii earrings, though.
 

canuk-gal

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Thanks for alerting me to this thread, Sharon. Buccellati is my favorite. I was trying to think about whether I had anything by Buccellati, because I know I never bought any of the rings or bracelets I coveted over the years...then I read your post and remembered that my earrings from the Hawaii collection are Buccellati. They don't have that characteristic Buccellati look, though. Even though I don't wear my jewelry, I feel as if I missed out by not getting one of those truly characteristic looking Buccellati rings or bracelets while I was still collecting it. (It would have had to be by by hook or by crook as empliiau said she would have to get hers. I don't know how I'd come up with the money for it.)

I did enjoy the Hawaii earrings, though.

Nice to hear from you @AGBF. Actually VERY nice (for me) b/c the OP inquiry was an impetus to touch base with a lovely long standing thread about gold jewellery of your creation. Buccellati notwithstanding.
 
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urchin

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I have been emboldened, encouraged, and enabled to resolve to go to the Maison in New York.
Please do go into their store if you haven’t already! I went in Milan and they were the sweetest. They also truly appreciate your interest in the brand and craftsmanship, and definitely want to help, even if you don’t buy anything. IMO as a brand Buccellati is much more interested in heritage and craftsmanship and people who appreciate that vs sales’y approach from some other big jewelry brands, and I have experience with quite a few at this point.
 

AGBF

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Have you checked The Real Real? I don’t prefer to be the first buyer when I want a branded piece, so I look as the hunt as part of the fun.

I sold some designer jewelry I had worn once or never worn through the Real Real. They took some clothing from me, but they positively pounced on any jewelry I was willing to give up. (I didn't sell much, but what I did was all new and branded. It sold instantly on their website.)
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

GULP!


cheers--Sharon
 
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