Thursday, March 8, 2012

Splurge or Save: Bangle

I've been in love with the Cartier Love bangle for sooooo long. I often put it out of my head, it's such a luxury item & nothing I ever thought I'd get. But them in my Blogger Gift Guide Miss Alex, chose it as her lust gift from her Man (Who could argue with her?!) and then all over my trashy TV shows (insert *shame* Kardashian's in NY, Kourtney wears two constantly).

Needless to say, I now have a radar for them. I spot them everywhere. On a lady while out shopping. In an ad. Random photos, everywhere! Then I saw this....Save version.

It is not the same. But so close. And fun?! Is it ok to get a space saver to tide me over????

Would you Splurge or Save?


Do you know the story behind the 'Love' Cartier series? I had heard it long ago and all I could remember is the key used to lock the bracelets on the recipients. How cool!!! But I looked it up - and what an amazing story!! Now I really NEED the splurge version - HUBS, DO YOU HEAR ME?!?!?! (Full Story VIA)
The Love Bracelet was Aldo Cipullo's interpretation of the Chastity Belt, a device husbands are said to have locked around their wive's waists to ensure fidelity while the men were away. Cipullo designed a two piece bracelet that bolts together around the wrist. It comes with a tiny screwdriver to take it on and off, symbolizing a "locked up," committed relationship. Cartier loved the bracelet and implemented a policy: customers could not buy a Love Bracelet for themselves. (LOVE THAT!)

16 comments:

  1. Would LOVE a Cartier bracelet but I doubt itll ever happen!

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  2. i say get the kors bracelet now while you wait for the real thing. i want one, too, but the price keeps going up since the price of gold is on the rise. they are so iconic and timeless. love!

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  3. where the hell is my money tree? i need the cartier one...

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  4. Ohh I love this story, and this save + splurge! But I need the splurge.

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  5. i still love the splurge... that story is great! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. I am seriously so obsessed... I need the splurge. Do you know that 2 years ago they were $3200 and now they are $5500. I mean ridiculous.

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  7. Completely agree- would die for a LOVE bracelet, but this is a good replacement! XO

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  8. Great replacement but there is still just something about the Cartier version that is worth the splurge!

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  9. Cartier!! But really I need a boyfriend to wear the key

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  10. I always wondered what the story was behind the Cartier bracelet! Thank you for sharing! I say splurge... You might as well because you'll have it forever!
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  11. Haha. I loved this. Before I was lucky enough to be given one of these by my boyfriend, I had the CC Skye spike bracelet which is similar too. Loved the story!

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  12. 1. I seriously love the background story. 2. I'm forwarding this post to my husband because I WANT/NEED this bracelet too. Some day... haha

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  13. SPLURGE please! Maybe our hubs' can get a 2fer deal?!

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  14. I adore the splurge -- so pretty!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  15. Just for that reason I would go for Splurge, how romantic? You can't go cheap on romanticism right? ;)

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  16. I'd go with the save, and take that leftover $31,615 to plan a vacation in Europe.
    Chic on the Cheap

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