Featured Is this bracelet too big? 1930s 14k diamond sapphire

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by spartcom5, Apr 17, 2024.

  1. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    Finally bit the bullet and bought this after a year of looking at it. With gold prices where they are I couldn't leave it again. I paid a little under scrap for it, it weighs 17 grams. However as much as I like it I feel like it's a tad too big. It looks good from the front but it hangs onto my hand a little. It'd be a super easy resize but I hate doing that to older pieces like this! What do you all think?
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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    That is gorgeous ! Id wear it a tad too big and just let it hang !
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  3. NanaB

    NanaB Well-Known Member

    Stunning. I have the same issue.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    u have the safety clasp....and it's not big enuf to slide off your wrist......so let it flop around.....and enjoy !!
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mess with it. It doesn't fall off and the larger size is highly desirable.
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I like the generous fit.

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  7. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    It would drive me nuts to wear it like that but it’s very sharp looking!
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  8. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    How much work would it be to take a link out? If it’s very easy and doesn’t damage it/could be restored easily, then I would take a link out and store it carefully in the same box. I’d worry it would catch on something and get broken as it is.
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It isn't too big, but you are wearing it too low on the arm. These bracelets were worn higher up on the arm, often over gloves:


    If you prefer to wear it on the wrist, then I would do as KSW advised to prevent the barcelet getting caught on something and breaking.
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I don't think that photo is the look @spartcom5 is going for ! :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::facepalm:
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Are you sure?:angelic:
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  12. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all!! I tried wearing it earlier and it hits everything unfortunately espcially doorhandles. I'm actually more concerned about damaging it by wearing it than resizing! I'll will go see how much it will be and obviously be sure to keep the links in a safe place.
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  13. mirana

    mirana Well-Known Member

    Ha, all my bracelets wear low. If they don't fall off my hand, I wear 'em.
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  14. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    I’m one that resizes. Just took a link out of a 60’s Antonio Pineda moonstone bracelet. Wish I could have taken out 2 for earrings but 1 did it.

    My opinion is to wear it as is for a while and see how much it bugs you. That’s what I did and mine bugged me!

    BTW wear it in good health-it’s lovely.
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    my watchmaker added 2 metal links to my Dads Concord watch , no charge , when it needed a spring looked after..... that was very nice of him..... but now my watch...looks like Sparts bracelet .......and it's much heavier......and I stopped trying to wear it,,,:(
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  16. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Maybe spart can start wearing work gloves as a fashion statement.
  17. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Or upper arm bracelets.
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  18. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    The quote was a little too high for me to size it just so I can wear it every now and then lol. I will keep it as is for now and still wear it sporadically!!

    How much would you all expect to pay to size this down ?
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  19. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd be happy to find a big one. Size down??? I'm no help at all.
  20. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    1/2 hr work.......... but I can't see how the links are attached....would it require materials too??
    $ 75
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