Judith Ripka Sterling/14K Gold Clad Braided Double Row Bracelet
Flimsy clasp. Beware!
Had to send this back. Besides not being real leather, for the price, the clasp was so bendable and cheap. Once I got it closed, I couldn't get it back open. Thank goodness I didn't have it on or I would have had to break it to get it off. I have many things from Judith Ripka, so what was she thinking?
Not worth the price at all. The catch is almost impossible to close. Very disappointed, sent it back.
I love this one... but the clasp is difficult. Needs a magnet.
It is still lovely like all of Judith's items... I'd say if your hubby will be there to clasp it for you keep it... I gave it four stars because the beauty is awesome... I cannot keep it though due to the clasp... I know I will never wear it.
I'm so glad I decided to buy this bracelet. I've admired this from when it was a TSV. I love the design. The bracelet fits perfectly on my wrist. It's not heavy which makes it very comfortable for me to wear all day long. I've only had it for a week or two and have worn it many times. It goes perfectly with casual or dressy clothes. The clasp does take some getting use to with the way it's designed, but once I got the hang of it I have no problem.
Oh my stars and garters this bracelet is STUNNING!
The gold and faux diamonds on top sparkle like crazy! and I am truly impressed with the construction - the back side piece 'ring' is actually molded into a curve around the leather braid..so it looks like a really wide, side -to-side "W" as it curves around the braided leather cords...it is not just a flat or rectangular oval shape, which would have been cheaper.
Yes, it is true - one must pay attention to exactly how the bracelet clasp works, especially with the latch UNDERNEATH the snap click clasp on top...but once one does it is easy peasy to put on and take off. You just have to pay attention to how it works and once you understand it it is a quick whip on or off.
LOVE this! it is such a truly terrific piece to own. I had wanted and lusted for a leather bracelet but nothing spoke to me until this piece...wow o wow.
Please note I am going on and on about the construction and clasps and have yet to speak to the top part of the bracelet...just am so pleased.
It is exactly what I was waiting for for a couple or more years...buy it. You will be so happy you did!
Pretty to look at but......
I purchased gold last year as TSV along with the silver and black. The clasp is so difficult to close that I broke it. Waited too late to send both back :(
This bracelet is fabulous. I own and wear twelve of Judith's bracelets daily, but never purchased one in gold clad. I remember when this bracelet arrived as the TSV, and Judith's daughter-in-law wears the couture version of same. So glad I waited because now I have gotten it at the clearance price. The small fits perfectly. I will pair this with my Veronese coin bracelet which will look magnificent.
This is an awesome casual, yet elegant bracelet. Love the design, it's super comfortable and love the neutral color with the gold.
A definite keeper!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fabulous -elegant- rich!
Love this bracelet. The tan with gold combo is magnificent. The gold glad diamondique combo so well done looks like the real deal! Blends well with my real gold pieces. Can't tell difference. Brilliant piece.
Once I figured out to release the secure mini clasp under latch to release I could open bracelet. Size I bought 7 fits snug. Love it!
Super easy clasp!
I received the bracelet. Love the bracelet. Super easy clasp! After having read the review while waiting to receive the bracelet I began concerned about the clasp. I received the bracelet in the mail yesterday. I couldn't wait to open it so I got the scissors out in the garage and opened it up right away. Stood there and put the bracelet on. Easy as pie! Was so relieved that to my standards this clasp is easy to use. Like I said easy as pie. All of my fine jewelry closures work exactly the same way.
Received as gift, but clasp was awful and "leatherette" looked like the vinyl it is.
Many reviewers complained of the clasp. Watched the video a couple of times, and saw that not once did they show how to clasp the bracelet. Guess that tells us something.
Not wearer friendly
I purchased this bracelet for my granddaughter for Xmas. Loved it for her the minute I opened the box, however we spent the next 10 minutes trying to get the clasp to work. Because of its location, its almost impossible to properly fasten it. Once we thought we had it securely on, it would fall off. Should have returned it, but waited too late. Beautiful but not functional.