Promise bracelet? Would you wear one?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I love that idea! it reminds me of the Cartier Love collection, but much more affordable!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Given that the YG Love is $6600 and the YG Promise is $5990, I’m not sure I’d call the Tacori “much more affordable,” though the Tacori is offered in mixed metals while the Cartier is not. Given that the Promise was made in conjunction with a fashion blogger, I’m not sure how classic it will be considered in the years to come (as much as I love Wendy). In the end, the Cartier has stood the test of time.

All that said, however, you didn’t ask to have it compared to anything, and if you love the design of the Tacori, then I think you should have it. For finishing your Master’s, I think you deserve to indulge yourself!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldn’t wear one.  Only because I have the Cartier Love bracelet!  I agree with what echomomm said about Cartier standing the test of time. It’s a classic and always will be.  I love the simplicity of the design as well.   Here’s mine:

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

My mum just got engaged. She has plenty of rings, they picked out an ‘engagement’ bracelet. It’s been done 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m holding out for the pink gold Cartier Love bracelet! I love the simplicity.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

A promise bracelet?  Its a marketing ploy that resembles, if anyrthing, a shackle.  What on earth were Tacori’s marketing people thinking?

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yes I does resemble a shackle a bit- namely the keyhole, the odd loop thing, and I think the chain would be annoying 24/7.

Ellicott:  do you wear your Love all the time? Does it ever bother you it’s locked on? 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

And I hadn’t even noticed the key + lock.

My answer to wearing it is “Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!”.

What next? A silver neck collar (with our names on a tag in case we get lost)?   A gold chastity belt?  A platinum chain to fix us to the wall (or even the kitchen sink)?  A diamond scold’s bridle?

It would be very funny if it wasn’t bordering on the offensive.

I bet there isn’t an equivalent bracelet (with lock and key) for men.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Cute concept though I’m not drawn to the tacori ones (esp since they look like ornate shackles) but the Cartier ones I like. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Bridey77:  No offense, but I don’t like this “promise bracelet” at all. I don’t like that it locks in and the way it looks in general. It looks like a piece of fashion jewelry and not a piece of fine jewelry.

I like the design of the Cartier Love bracelet much more, but I also don’t like that it requires that small screwdriver to be removed.

I’m most partial to Cape Cod bracelets. They’re a gorgeous, timeless, have a simple design, and they screw in. They’re not meant to be taken off (over time it can damage the bracelet), and the mechanism of taking it off is a bit harder than either the Cartier or the Tacori, but I like having the possibility of taking it off anytime, anywhere without a screwdriver/key if I need to. Unfortunately, to get the “original” you’ll have to travel to a small town in Cape Cod because the shop of the creator only deals with customers in person. There are so many people there in the summer, but it’s totally worth it IMO and I lost mine so I’m planning to get another one made next time I’m in the area.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Bridey77:  

I’ve never heard of a promise bracelet before. I like the bracelet itself, but I’ve never been fond of ‘promise’ anything. Just seems silly to be, either you’re engaged, or your not.

That being said, whatever floats your boat.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Bridey77:  I missed the bit where it was not easy to remove and a bit like a shackle (For the record, my mum got a regular bracelet ). Hmm, I am as open to kink as the next open to kink person, but it is a bit of a mixed message. 50 shades of poorly written sex fantasy aside I like my collars studded and my fine jewellery easy to remove. Maybe if I were more committed to that lifestyle? Seems pretty niche for a designer brand though.

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