This bangle/bracelet arrived earlier than expected which is always a plus, but when I gave it to my sister - I had missed her birthday unintentionally as I was overseas attending a funeral - and told her she missed mine as well [ sadly the joke didn't have that light edge I was aiming for] but she has always the more whimsical, sensitive, and mercurial (quick, bright, but easily hurt.) of the two of us. I guess that is why I get the less pleasant of duties such as the one that caused me to miss her birthday. She loves peacocks, and the colour red so this bangle/bracelet was a perfect gift. She had that same look I had upon seeing it (the photos do not do it justice) but when she tried it on I saw a glimpse of something cross her brow I thought it was distress, but she smiled and said it was perfect would wear it on more formal occasions.
At first I thought I had made the wrong choice and honestly it was such a dazzling piece of jewellry I was almost tempted to get one for myself. So, having gone out a few times and seeing she never wore it, I'll admit I was annoyed, so I asked her why she hadn't worn it when we went out and it was then she admitted it had broken when she tried it on. That explained her expression when she tried it on I asked to see it and she showed me the next day, the breakpoint was, to my eyes a little high and some of the stones were missing. She promised to fix it or she could use it as a decoration. She over empathises [alot] seeing my annoyance as blame and after assuring her it wasn't about blame, because as I held it together at the it I saw the problem. I had not taken it out of its gift box and it never occurred to me to do so
The inner circumference is tiny, I didn't notice it from the outside and I didn't try it on as it was a gift. The only person who could've worn it without it being tight, or even breaking was our mother, but she is 4ft 7.
I wish it hadn't happened, but I am getting her a replacement [knowing she will never wear it] and one for my mother since she loved how beautiful it was even in it's broken state.
So, if you have a wrist diameter of more than 17cms which is about 6.7inches, which is astoundingly small this is notfor you.
However, if you are thinking of this as a gift for someone, I would recommend it only if they are slender with a narrow frame, or for a young girl, or someone tiny like our mother as it will break on anyone of an average or large frame. I'll be keeping the broken one as an example of how things of beauty can be all too fragile especially when they arrive in a place it was never designed for. And our mother will be lucky enough to wear hers as short of an accident she will be one person who can enjoy this beautiful piece without fear of it breaking it.
This deserved a full star review and since I was conflicted by how to rate this, I rounded up and gave it a 3
- Sparkling crysals and resin,big stones are resin,rest are crystals
- Band width 2.75inch (widest end),inside circumference 7inch
- Antique gold or silver plated,lead and nickle free.
- Hinged bracelet
- Come with a jewellerry box
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