J268058 - Michael Dawkins Sterling 6-1/2"Topaz& Mother ofPearl Bracelet
YES ITS SMALLER, AND YES FEW LINKS UP SIDE DOWN OR INTENTION OF THE DESIGNER. I GOT THIS BRACELET ON SALE AND ITS SWEET DEAL AND PRETTY AND MINE.. THANKS TO THE Q!!!
A Very Good Purchase
I ordered this bracelet recently and have worn it quite often, it is very pleasing to look at on my wrist. I can see what other reviewers are talking about with every other granulated piece being flipped over on its "shiny" side - I think it makes the bracelet even more attractive! The faceted topaz pieces have a lot of color (pinkish-purple and green) and the mother of pearl cabachon is very pretty. My wrist is 6.5 inches, and this just fits, with a little wriggle room. It will go to the jeweler for a couple of spacer rings. It is delicate, but not cheap looking at all -- the clasp is heavy enough and balances the bracelet. I have been waiting to get a Dawkins piece and the price point on this one was within my range.
Defending the Designer - This is a Lovely Bracelet
I just received this piece and am very pleased. It fits perfectly and the colored stones add a nice sparkle. Now about those granulation stations. If you watch the QVC video presentation above, you'll notice that some granulation stations are facing up and some are facing down. I believe this is because the bracelet will roll as you move about your day. Having alternating granulation stations ensures that a couple will be facing up at any given time.
That said - this is a dainty bracelet. Wouldn't go so far as to say tiny - but please know these stations are small! (Especially compared to J267979 Starry Night stations.) So for me, the last clicks price is the right price for this bracelet.
I ordered this bracelet when it was on a clearance price. Two of the stations with the granulation were put on upside down. I liked the bracelet because it had color so I took it to my jeweler and he was able to put them right side up and only charged me $2. This bracelet is smaller in scale as indicated by the price. I enjoy wearing it with my granulation bead bracelet that was a recent TSV. I also like wearing it on my right arm, opposite my watch and other bracelets. I think this is a good companion piece for several other bracelets I own.
Must Be a Design Defect...
Don't waste your money on this bracelet...the topaz stones are flipped over so all you see is the silver setting. Shipping charges are too high for that kind of careless construction!
Received this and had to send it back as some of the jewels were upside down. I had it replaced and the same thing happened. I'm sorry, but when I pay this amount of money for an item, I believe all the jewels/designs should be facing upward on the wrist so you can see the beauty. These were flipped downward. Had to be a design flaw. If not for that, I would have kept as it was very pretty.
Does not wow me.
I Luv MD jewelry. But sadly, this is going back. Just doesn't WoW me. Much smaller than I expected. I did watch the video and had thought. it might work, but there is just no Wow. The Topaz turns over so you don't see the colors. Again, not his best piece in my opinion.