Smithsonian Simulated Ruby and Diamond Bracelet
Pink sapphires not rubies
Don't buy if you only want deep red rubies, otherwise it is gorgeous. Tricky clasp, but I figured it out.
Beautiful! Would Like Easy Pay!
This is truly a beautiful bracelet! Very believable! I wish it would be put back on Easy Pay for gift purchases & Christmas Gifts.
Elegance at its best!
I had yearned for this bracelet for quite some time and then when QVC offered a day of multiple easy pays on every item in their store I jumped at the chance to order this bracelet and am very happy that I did. It is very elegant looking and nothing about it gives away the fact that it is not genuine in any way. Great purchase and I recommend wearing it not only for special ocassions but for work as well. Don't hide your jewelry -- wear it!
I received this bracelet for Christmas from my husband and it is very pretty. I would say that I would give it 5 stars if the "rubies" had been a bit deeper in color. The overall bracelet is very pretty and the quality seems good but I was a little disappointed in the color of the simulated rubies. they are more of a dark pink than red, at least in my bracelet. But the style and overall appearance of the bracelet is quite art deco and I am sure it will get alot of compliments when I wear it . Overall I am pleased with it and will definitely keep it!!
this bracelet is fabulous. Yes, my larger rubies are darker, but they are larger and color increases with gem size. Clasp is a bit hard to release but I have a very small wrist so I can just slide it on. This piece can stand up next to my real bracelets and hold its own perfectly.
I returned it, I was very disappointed in the color when I received it. It was described as a ruby (red) color on the tv special and the website, but it is clearly a darker pink, which is fine if it was described as that. Therefore, I wouldn't have ordered it. I had also found the latch to take bracelet off a little tricky. Other than that it is very nice.
The bracelet is SO poorly made that it won't open/close properly. It is going back since it won't open after I tried on a couple of times. Smithsonian/QVC should not have their names attached to jewelry of such poor quality.
Can't get it off
I love the look, sparkle and design of the bracelet but I can't take it off. The clasp is not user friendly. I don't know if mine is defective but i'll return it and try a different one. Wish me luck!
Believable and Beautiful
I was a little apprehensive about buying a bracelet labeled 'silvertone' and 'simulated', but honestly the sparkle and weight are impressive. The stones have a pink tinge to them, which makes them appear as realistic rubies. I have a small wrist, so I ordered the 7.25 size. It's a little big for me, but I figure this extra room will allow the bracelet to peak underneathe holiday sweaters. The first time I wore it I rec'd compliments on how beautiful it was. Real art deco pieces run for $20,000 - $50,000, so it's nice to be able to purchase a replicate for much less. Given the quality of the design, I believe using real stones for the ruby or silver for the metal would have substantially increased the cost of this bracelet.
Great bracelet So glad I got it
This is a beautiful bracelet. The only minor thing is that the clasp is different than one I've seen before. I would have appreciated a different clasp. This one does not want to release with out pressing very hard. Yes I don't want to lose it but not able to get it off is another story. The rubys are toward the pink and not a red as in Indian Rubys. I have a strand for real Red rubys and they are blood red. I would have given it 4.5 stars but that wasn't the selection. I can't wait to get the other piece that I ordered from this show.
It absolutely looks like the real thing! It is so beautiful! I absolutely love it! Thank you QVC and the Smithsonian!
At first glance....
....I thought what a pretty bracelet and it looks so real; and then I noticed two of the "gemstones" were missing. I guess that's what brought me back to reality....couldn't wait to receive it; now can't wait to return it.