I have always, always lusted over a diamond tennis bracelet to call my very own. I'd always thought around the 2 carat range, nothing too over the top, just nice for everyday and evening wear. My DFH laybyed a beauty for me for Valentine's Day just gone (he proposed on Valentine's last year so now he thinks he has to live up to last years' Valentine's Day, every year ), and we collected it yesterday. The positive influence you've all had by feeding my diamond obsession resulted in fact in me choosing a 3tcw bracelet... thanks guys It's just divine, I love it SO much. The diamonds are gorgeous, sparkly and white and throw off a huge amount of colour and light. The stones are set differently to any other I've seen... it's hard to tell from the pictures but each stone is in a sort of semi-bezel with a tiny claw between each stone. I'll try and get better pictures tomorrow in the daytime. the clasp has about 10 baguettes along it and it features a heart pendanty-type thingy set with channel set baguettes also, and three tiny RBs in the middle. I'm undecided about the heart, I was thinking about having it cut off and using it as a pendant...? Although I'm pretty sure I wouldn't wear it as I've got my 1tcw heart pendant, and I don't know if I'd have luck selling it because I have no idea what the carat weight on just the heart is. I'll sit on it for a while anyway.
Thanks diadiva! DFH does spoil me rotten, but a RHR ring, a pair of earrings and my Ering (all of which I LOVE, he did a great job) are the only other pieces he has surprised me with, I've chosen every other piece of jewellery he has bought me. And I quite like it that way I had been eying this bracelet off for ages though, and often reminded him how pretty it was He knows I am VERY particular, and hate it when others chose jewellery of any type for me. Fusspot
That's some massive sparkle!! I like the heart charm, as it adds a feminine touch to it. However, I think if you were to cut that off and make it into a pendant, that would be a splendid idea as well! Have you thought of what you're going to do with it now that you have had your bracelet for a week+?
Snooper - I have decided to take the heart off, it does annoy me a little bit, and just isn't the 'look' I want, although I doubt I'd ever wear it. My FH's little sister will be 10 in two years so I thought it might make a nice 'first diamond' for her first double figures birthday, on a really nice chain with some little diamond studs to match or something. FH also suggested putting it on Ebay but for what small amount I would probably get for it it I would rather keep it, I couldn't expect to get much for it as I don't know the stats on the heart alone (I'm guessing about .25ctw). Thanks for your input! xo