Too Hard To Fasten
I love love love this bracelet. However, it is way too difficult to fasten. Let me clarify that it is not just the lobster mechanism that makes it difficult. It is the structure of the clasp. It’s too small at the bottom to “prop” or hold in place while you work the mechanism. It wiggles, and then you lose your grip on the clasp and have to start all over again. Sometimes I try over and over and over and then end up giving up. My husband can not get a god grip on the clasp either, so it’s really no help to have another person do it. Am I to go to work and ask my co-workers to dress me like a five-year-old who can’t tie their shoes? I rarely wear it, but would wear it every day if not for this problem. I would strongly suggest that the designers try to put this on and experience the difficulty. Make the bottom of the clasp more substantial so that a person can get a good grip. So frustrating.
its a great basic bracelet to own
love this bracelet i wish they still sell the solid silver bead ball to add to my beads
Truly Beautiful Bracelet
This is truly a beautiful bracelet ... so in love with this one. I've had a heavy double-curb JA charm bracelet for 15+ years & absolutely love that one with all my multitude of charms on it ... I didn't think I'd ever love another bracelet as much, but THIS one is equally (if not more) stunning in person. It's so pretty on its own that I'm hesitant to add more than one statement piece charm to it ... but it could hold as many as you'd like! A keeper, For Sure!
I ordered this beautiful and timeless piece for myself. I accented the bracelet with a 14k gold heart from JA because I love mixing my metals and it's gorgeous!
This is a very nice and sturdy bracelet. I really enjoy looking at it everyday when I wear it. Previous reviews stated before mine state that the bracelet is hard to put on and take off. I do share the same opinions as them. I can put this bracelet on by myself, but it does take time. If I am in a rush, I bring it with me to put on later. However, I love my bracelet.
love this simple beautiful bracelet!
I purchased this many, many years ago in gold. It is as beautiful today as on the first! I am trying to get one for a friend and can't get JA to make it again in gold. It is an investment and I think would be loved in either metal by many. Please, JA, remake this gorgeous bracelet in gold again!
Beautiful bracelet! Love it :)
I purchased this for myself and I absolutely love it! It is beautiful and sturdy. I would definitely recommend this bracelet for purchase. I have no problems with the clasp. I do require help putting it on, but I don't mind. I know my charm bracelet is secure.
Beautiful Bracelet just as is
I read a post that another customer ordered this bracelet with a toggle closure. I ordered one also with a toggle closure but was very disappointed and the toggle was not as heavy as the rest of the bracelet.this serves as a reminder not to mess with an already good thing Korea
I received this bracelet as a gift from my daughter, along with the "mother's love" charm I had put on it. I have a medium double curb charm bracelet that I LOVE and am still adding charms to (have 6 so far). I have to say that this cable bracelet makes my heart pitter-patter! It is chunky and stately, yet feminine and classy and dresses up or down. While others aren't thrilled with the clasp because it is so difficult to operate, I find it a HUGE benefit because I'm one who wears jewelry that I don't want or have to take off. I'm so secure knowing this clasp won't fail me and I don't feel this bracelet will fall off or be lost somehow. Absolutely crazy about it!
Great but a little hard to put on
I wholly agree with the other reviewer that stated that this bracelet is very hard to put on & take off. While I love the weight, shine and quality of this piece I had to enlist help from others when putting it on for the first month or so. As the clasp went through some..."breaking-in", I was finally able to put it on by myself (with a little help from the occasional piece of scotch tape). Unfortunately about two weeks ago, the lobster clasp fell apart (the moving piece just...came apart) and I was unable to wear it. Luckily I took it into the store and they fixed it same day. Breaking in the clasp will take some work again but it doesn't deter me from wearing it on a daily basis.
This was my Mothers Day present and I Absolutely Loved it! Received tons of compliments and cant wait to add more charms. The quality and make exceeded both my husbands and I expectations!
In response to the other reviews...the clasp is made to stay on..I never have to worry about losing my bracelet due to the fact that the clasp is secure.
In keeping with the larger link size, I placed 14 of the larger pendant-size charms on my bracelet. Lots of compliments when I wear it, and the size and shape of the links makes it easy to polish with a JA polish cloth.
I received this bracelet complete with five of the Avery art glass charms for my birthday. It is lovely. It is a well made, substantial bracelet and I never fail to get compliments when I wear it. I also have this cable bracelet with the single heart charm and love it, too. You can't go wrong with this choice. It will wear forever and never go out of style.
I love this bracelet and get so many compliments:)
Classy, Classic, Great value!
I LOVE this bracelet! It is beautiful with or without charms. I also find it even easier to connect than their other charm bracelets... it takes me 3-5 seconds. A fabulous basic piece every woman should have.
name says it all
This bracelet is a classic charm bracelet. When I first received it, it only had one charm on it and looked just as pretty then as it does now with 5 charms. Very happy with my charm bracelet and look forward to getting more charms added :)
Purchased this braclet last week & it is already my favorite piece of avery jewelry. The weight & size is perfect for the larger avery charms. I can't say enough good things about James Avery jewelry.
I love this bracelet
The only negative is as the others have stated... it is VERY difficult to put on. The clasp is very difficult to open. When I talked to James Avery folks about it, they said I could have it replaced for a toggle, but that was quite pricey. The clasp is so bad I really think they should allow you to do so for a nominal charge. I THOUGHT maybe it was just MY bracelet, but obviously based on other reviews this is not the case.
Honestly, I would wear my bracelet more often if I could put it on by myself, but 99% of the time I have to get someone to help me.
I love this bracelet!
I originally order the medium bracelet. It fit fine, but I was concerned that when I added charms, it might be a bit tight. I returned it for the large bracelet. It was a bit too big, so I had a link taken off and now it fits perfect. I added 13 charms to it and I have had so many compliments. It is a chunky bracelet, and my charms are not exactly dainty; if they were, they would not have worked on this bracelet. I plan on ordering a more dainty bracelet for my other charms. I am 42 now and have been shopping at James Avery since I was 12 -- keep up the great work!!!
I love this bracelet. I bought the sillver one and now I am saving up for the gold one. I love the sturdy clasp. It gets easy after a few times taking it off and on.
Love this Bracelet
I really like this bracelet. I like the style and like that I could add charms to it if I choose. I don't t have a problem with the clasp. I wear mine all the time.
Difficult to put on & take off
Beautiful bracelet BUT the lobster claw clasp is incredibly hard to open (the saleslady even commented on this) and it is very difficult to put on and take off. They should have used a toggle clasp.
Living in NYC, it is easy to find nice jewelry, but this cable bracelet has exceeded my expectations.
I ordered it online, and it was shipped within 24 hours.
I receive compliments nearly everyday on the bracelet as well as the charm I purchased with it.
I was able to choose a length that was most appropriate for me. And I will absolutely purchase from James Avery again. In fact, I have already done so!
If you purchase the bracelet, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.