Judith Ripka Sterling Diamonique Limited Edition Curb Bracelet
Absolutely loved this bracelet. It is elegantly styled with substantial size, weight and details. The stones really enhance the overall look. I got the 6.5 inch size which was perfect for my petite 5.5 inch wrist. However, no matter which way I put it on, the curb links would eventually get flipped around and it would require taking it off to straighten it out. I wish it had a more secure closure than a toggle which would have prevented the links from being able to turn over. A full size insert clasp of some fashion would have made this beautiful bracelet a keeper. I'm so sad to be sending it back. I will continue watch for Judith Ripka to feature more 6.5 inch bracelets, as I need one for my collection. Her designs are just so couture. Love...
Adore this bracelet; only problem way too small ! Had to order two and have jeweler solder together links ; obviously made out of the country; I wear a small and the medium was too small !
Fabulous, gorgeous, stunning, love it...
Gorgeous bracelet. Very substantial and expensive looking. Doesn't turn on my small wrist - maybe getting a snug fit is the solution to those that complained about it turning...
Love it! Also love the fact that its a limited edition bracelet. I'm VERY picky and don't get wow'd very often, but this bracelet did the trick! Also, it looks WAY better in person.
Ripka at her best
I love it. I am lucky enough to have a small wrist. It fits perfectly and doesn't flop around. Love my Ripka. My only problem is that I have so many bracelets I have a hard time picking out which to wear.
I loved the look of this bracelet so much. I didn't order it for a long time because of all of the negative reviews that the bracelet turned. I ordered it anyway because it was so lovely and much to my disappointment, it was terrible. The links turned inside out and got bunched up. I'm so sorry this was poorly designed because it is such a gorgeous, classy look.
I received this today and can't take it off my wrist. This braclet is breathtaking. My husband gave this to me for Valentines day and it is the best present yet and he gives good ones. I thought it would lay wrong from the reviews and was afraid to order it but if you put it on correctly it lays perfect. Thank you Judith I love, love, love this.
This is a beautiful, well-crafted curb link bracelet. I make jewelry, and Judith obviously designed every element for a reason. Some of the reviewers criticize elements of the bracelet, but it's because they simply don't know any better. For example, the toggle clasp not only serves as a design element (a great way to incorporate a hint of color with the green cabachon, which is traditional for high-end couture jewelry), it's functional. You're able to put this bracelet on easily by yourself. Also, the bracelet is heavy -- it's A LOT of silver. To use anything other than a toggle clasp would risk having your bracelet fall off of your arm. The substantial toggle clasp is the absolute best way to secure this substantial bracelet, and it goes so well with the curb-link style. Also, the links and sizing were criticized. The links are fine and lay perfectly. A curb-link bracelet is meant to be worn loosely. Yes, there's diamonique only on one side of the links, but the links are completely finished on both sides, so it doesn't matter if someone sees both sides. However, if you don't twist the bracelet up before securing it, it doesn't flip and it lays just right. Regarding the sizing, again, a curb bracelet is meant to be worn loosely. So, if you normally wear the small QVC bracelet size with plent of room, you'll be OK with the smaller size in this bracelet. However, if you're in between sizes, size up. I typically wear a small bracelet size for QVC's bracelets, but I sized up for this one, and it fits perfectly. This bracelet is a steal at the clearance price, by the way, with the price of silver being so high right now.
Worth the wait!!!
I have looked at this for a long time but the original price was over $400, I believe. So, I passed and purchased other JR for under $200. Well, not only was I able to purchase this "stunner" in my small size of 6.5" but on clearance with easy pay, free shipping and handling!!! Am I dreaming or was this meant to be? Anyway, I was leery that this would look too big on my small wrist or a stone would be missing but it came absolutely perfect in two days! My wrist measures about 5 1/2 " and the bracelet fits with a little wiggle room so it was no problem to put on. Also, the diamonique is gorgeous and the emerald cabachons (sp?) on either side of the toggle are that extra special. If you have small wrist and are thinking...just buy it!!! You'll LOVE it.
What A Pretty Piece.
I ordered this when a 6 3/4 popped back in stock. Yes, 6 3/4 although that was not one of the listed sizes available. It does fit pretty snug on my 6" wrist but I like it. No room to flop around and this is normally how I wear my watches too. The bracelet does have the wow factor and I like that. I am glad I finally go this one.
big beautiful bracelet
this is a beautiful piece but i am returning it because it is too small. I have a 6 inch wrist and cannot get it on.
returned because flipping is bothersome
Sadly, I must return this beautiful bracelet. I disagree with a previous reviewer who thought it was well engineered. Although I carefully align the links when I’m putting it on, the bracelet does not stay smooth. The links flip very easily. The only way to keep the bracelet smooth is to push it higher on my arm so the fit is snug. But as soon as the bracelet slides down so it is loose, the flipping begins. Not only does the bracelet look twisted, you can see the underside, which is not Diamoniqued so it’s obvious it’s the underside. If they had used a foldover clasp (instead of the chintzy small links and toggle), there probably wouldn’t be a flipping problem. Too bad because I love this couture look. I must note a curious thing: The toggle bar on my bracelet is curved, unlike the picture shown. No one else has mentioned this. I wonder whether my bracelet (6-1/2”) came from a different factory? That could explain why my bracelet flips while other reviewers say theirs don’t. Five stars for design, two stars for execution.
I have a 5 1/2" wrist and had to struggle to get the bracelet on. Once I got it fastened it was so tight it did not move. What a joke!!! I can't believe you could charge so much for a bracelet and it not be any better sized or quality than it was. The last bracelet I purchased from Judith Ripka the stones fell out. This will definitely be my last purchase from her.