Steel by Design Byzantine Link Bracelet
Love - but too small
Just received this yesterday after being on waitlist since before Christmas, I think.
I normally wear the 7 1/4" in bracelets - the two ends on this one would not reach! Should have ordered the 8" but now they are all gone. Very sad - great bracelet but it is going back because it's really too small. I wondered if they sent me the 6 1/2" but doesn't appear this was ever offered in that size.
Gave 4 stars because of sizing - otherwise I'm really digging the steel items and this bracelet is prettier in person!
Gorgeous Bracelet and Great Buy
Considered sending this bracelet back and now I am in love with it. I am glad I did not because it goes well with my silver Judith Ripka watch. i have had it on for months now. I receive so many compliments. I am ordering another one for my girlfriend.
Strong & Beautiful
Love this bracelet because it's not only pretty, but very durable. I wear this a lot to work and not 1 scratch yet!! Love the links!!!
I purchased this and a SBD necklace on a whim to try an alternative to sterling silver because it is so darn expensive and must admit, I am really pleased. I like the chunky feel and presence without being over the top bold or masculine. Fit is fine with the 7 1/4, very comfortable on my narrow wrist so it drapes down onto the top of my hand a little which I like. Clasp was easy for me to operate without the hubby's help. Received several compliments, even from him. Seems well made. Rated it 4 instead of 5 stars because I just recently noticed one small link in the byzantine woven portion is very dark which I didn't see initially. Pairs nicely with the byzantine necklace.
This bracelet is gorgeous and a "steel" for the price. Again, keep them coming SBD!!
Looks better than the picture
This is my first Steel by Design purchase. I have been admiring this line for a while and decided to finally purchase this bracelet. it is a great bracelet, I wear it every day and have gotten many compliments on it. It looks more expensive than what it actually cost. I will definitely purchase other items in this line in the future.
I'm a fan of STEEL BY DESIGN ---- BUT---- THIS WAS TOO UGLY TO KEEP
I HAVE BEEN MORE THAN SATISFIED WITH EARRINGS AND BRACELETS IN THE PAST AND WOULD GLADLY RECOMMEND THEM.
Byzantine back in style
This link had been around big time back like what.. 20+ years ago. Loads of folks then wiped it out with a weird 'minimize your look' deal with jewelry. Well who wants that Kittens? Not Me & not a lotta you _ HA! Yes it looks chunky but it has STYLE. It's an ancient design in fact. Yes from the B.C. times if I'm not mistaken. though they didn't have lovely steel to take a severe beating, as a bracelet usually does. The stations of silver open links you see that separate the byzantine, those have a nice etched in pattern on them to make the slightly alternate metal color shine brighter or at least whiter than the steel. Can't beat the prices on anything from S.B.D. so overall you have a true star with this buy.
I wear a bracelet everyday (yes, a bit obsessed...) and this has become my wear everyday, rarely take it off bracelet. So pretty and comfortable! Love Steel by Design for its durability but stylish creations too!
after ordering this bracelet i read the reviews and was ready to dislike it and send it back. i received it yesterday and tried it on expecting it to be too small. i ordered the 7 1/4" and it fit perfectly. the bracelet itself is really nice and more than i expected. definitely a keeper!
Get lots of compliments whenever I wear it. HIghly recommend this bracelet
I purchased one other Steel by Design piece a couple of years ago, and it was very high quality, and I love it. It was a substantial 32" necklace. It looks like silver.
However, I was very disappointed in this bracelet. At first I liked it. But, after wearing it for a few minutes, I realized that none of the links are sodered together. They are open, and in my opinion, it gives the bracelet a very cheap costume jewelry look. I am sending the bracelet back. My other Steel by Design necklace is very well made and looks high end, so this was disappointing. I would have kept the bracelet if the links were sodered and not just bent over with a clear opening in each link. If you blow up the picture of the bracelet, you will see that the links are open. However, in my bracelet it is very noticeable and some of the links have quite a gap.