Carolyn Pollack Utah Variscite Sterling Bracelet
Can't let go
I admit this was a impulse buy. After thinking about how expensive it was I tried to cancel but was too late so vowed to send it right back. After looking at this bracelet for awhile, I fell in love with the lovely large variscite cabochon which matches my CP variscite ring. I admit, the silver is very very thin and the price is high. I am hoping that it is made strong even though it is thin. But CP does have livetime warranty on her jewelry so that is good. I love the vintage look, and I have NO issues with the toggle. Maybe some people are all thumbs. It is very easy to put on and very comfortable. The silver can be manipulated for a custom fit. The variscite is a lovely rich color-pastachio pudding-milky mint green. Overall I think this is one of CP's more beautiful pieces. I can't stop looking at it. 5 stars for the gemstone and 3 stars for the lightweight silver and price. I am keeping it for the variscite and the overall beauty. USA all the way!!!
It's a Keeper
I bought this bracelet because I have the ring and because it was going to be discontinued. Since I don't often wear bracelets with matching rings, I thought "well, I can always send it back". NO WAY! This bracelet is beautiful, both in design and wearing ease. I have no difficulty getting it on and when I use the second ring of the clasp, it wraps around my wrist perfectly. I can barely feel it on my wrist. And together with the ring, it's just stunning. I don't know what it is about the variscite stone that I love so much...the color is just so fresh and appealing to the eye. I am going to purchase the earrings, but, Carolyn, I hope you design more earrings with this beautiful stone, perhaps a button style. I would love that!
Sizing is waaay off
By no means does this fit a large wrist as described. I have an 8" wrist and have numerous CP toggle bracelets but this one was a disappointment. It barely goes around my wrist, the toggle is flimsy and then the bracelet doesn't even mold to my wrist, the ends stick out at a funny angle. Very uncomfortable. The stone is soft and gorgeous and I like the delicacy of the silver work because I'm really tired of chunky bracelets. Reluctantly I will be returning this one as soon as I get the matching pieces I ordered. Hopefully they will be okay and a good match to my vast CP collection. This one wasn't at all worth the price, sorry.
I could not justify the price for this item. It was pretty but not that nice to pay that much for this bracelet.
I'll admit that I was somewhat hesitant to order this bracelet based on the reviews, but I'm really glad I did anyway. The stone is a beautiful color, and the sterling is a work of art. I love wearing it. It is very comfortable, and I didn't have any real difficulty putting it on. At first it is a trick putting the toggle in, but once you get it down, which didn't take minute, it is a piece of cake. I think the weight of the sterling silver is very substantial - I'm picky. I really enjoy wearing it, and it is now my favorite piece.
Hesitant at first..........
This has definately grown on me. I had the enhancer and ring but knew the "silver thickness" would not be up to my likings. Having said that, I received this as a gift and while the silverwork is delicate it's not as lightweight as one would first think. If you own the original UV or a longtime CPJ collector you will be making comparisons and know what I'm saying. But honestly the stone color blew me away, the simplicity yet intricate design won me over. I am 100% hard on my jewelry so it needs to take a licking and this one has taken a beating already and still looks great! I only gave it 3 stars for the silver weight and I think if you have a rounder wrist (as my daughter) it will be harder to wear than say someone (like me) whose wrist is a little more oval in shape.
I think this bracelet is stunning! The color of the green is perfect!! The design is so pretty! I think it's very comfortable and I have no trouble getting it on! I think I've found a new favorite stone!! I have the enhancer and ring and they are beautiful as well.... and just ordered the earrings! Thanks Carolyn for bringing us such beautiful stones, unique designs and excellent workmanship!
I love this bracelet
I'm so glad I got this bracelet in spite of the reviews. I am also in the minority as the bracelet fits me perfect. The toggle is easy to use but then I am used to toggles and switch out the clasps on jewelry that doesn't come with toggles. The color is not grassy green,thank heavens, but a beautiful milky green just as Caroline described it in the presentation I saw. The silver work is beautiful as usual. I don't have any negatives for this bracelet. It's gorgeous!
Extremely difficult to get on. Will NOT buy another Carolyn Pollack piece. I have returned EVERYTHING of hers I have purchased. Stay away from this one.
Hot and cold
The stone in my bracelet is a nice even green color and a good size. The silver work could have been just a little heavier for a Pollack piece for that price. For that reason I do not feel it is a good value. The clasp is very difficult to navigate to get on. Definitely not a piece you will grab quickly on the way out the door. You need to spend a while on it and have the time, patience or a friend to help to get it on. For that reason I would not recommend it to people with dexterity issues. Overall I like the design and have gotten many compliments the two times I have worn it so far. Feels like I'm paying more for the design than the value of the silver and the gemstone, but I don't think this is a bracelet you'll see everywhere, so if you love the design and the stone buy it for those reasons.
This is a beautuful bracelet!! I have gotten several compliments on it. They said it was a delicate piece in the presentation, so those of you who wanted more silver or a bolder bracelet, are missing out if you return it. One thing I am a little dissappointed in is; they said it was a grassy green and would go with everything, well mine is not grassy green. It's definitely got a lot of blue in it. Since it is such a pretty piece I will keep it anyway.
I like this bracelet. The color is beautiful. Toggle clasp do take a bit to get onto. I hold my arm against my body and then hook the toggle. I wouldn't want this to be a heavy silver bracelet. I like this new design of the Utah collection.