Cartier Love Bracelet Sizing Thread!

momopursey

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Went with the 17 myself after debating between 16 and 17 for a long time. I noticed your wrist bone is more prominent than mine so take that into consideration as well when you are making a decision. My SA said it should move freely over the bone to be confortable.

I am now debating between the 15 and 16 juc...really like the fit of the 15 but I feel the head on my wrist in so I need to go back and try the 16 again....the sizing is often so confusing!!
Thank you. Both sizes go through my wrist bone no problem and don’t bother me. Just one concern was that the gap (pic1) seemed to be huge for size17 compared to the size 16, which is why I ended up with size 16. Seems like my forearm is lot bigger than my wrist.. Does yours also have a big gap like this?
 

emo4488

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Thank you. Both sizes go through my wrist bone no problem and don’t bother me. Just one concern was that the gap (pic1) seemed to be huge for size17 compared to the size 16, which is why I ended up with size 16. Seems like my forearm is lot bigger than my wrist.. Does yours also have a big gap like this?
Thank you for your tips! Does yours also have a big gap (like the one in first picture) if you place your hand straight?
It does. The way the smaller bracelet has a gap at the top is what would worry me. I think that means it is pinching at the sides. Ouch … I know the feeling.
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bluebird03

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Thank you. Both sizes go through my wrist bone no problem and don’t bother me. Just one concern was that the gap (pic1) seemed to be huge for size17 compared to the size 16, which is why I ended up with size 16. Seems like my forearm is lot bigger than my wrist.. Does yours also have a big gap like this?
I feel the 17 is big.....here is a pic of the 17 on me
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joheinous

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My husband gave me my Love bracelet 10 years ago and it's a size 18. I really should have a size 17. The SA insisted that the 18 was correct. I have not taken it off even once. Like other's have mentioned, it's kind of nice to be able to push it up your arm, out of the way. When I got my JUC, instead of getting one size down, the 17, I went two sizes down to the 16. Even though the SA wanted me to get the 17, I stuck with my feelings. This way, the Love no longer goes over my wrist bone into my palm. Once in a while, it will cross over, but not regularly. For me, this is a great way to wear a bigger Love. I hope that helps.

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Chial819

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Hi everyone,

I need some help/suggestions for deciding my size. I’m either size 16 or 17. Sometimes 16 feels a bit snug in the morning but SA strongly suggested to keep the 16. I went back to try on 17 and attached are how it looked. Is there too much gap in the first picture? I like where 17 sits on my arm but my SA said it looks like a bangle rather than a bracelet. Whoever that went with a “looser” fit, does yours also have this much gap? Last 2 pictures are size 16 and show how much gap it has and how it looks in the morning.

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I wore a 16 for about 9 months and just sized up to a 17 (after a looong internal debate) bc I wanted a looser look. My wrist is 14.5 cm at the bone and 14 cm at its smallest. Mine also has a gap but so far I'm enjoying how much freer it feels on my wrist, and how I can push it up out of the way when using a keyboard. If you like where the 17 sits and the 16 sometimes feels snug, I agree with others who said to go with your gut. Also, I find that the gap tends to be less prominent in real life since my bracelet tends to naturally sit further up on the thicker portion of my arm, plus other people generally won't be viewing the bracelet from the same angle as you :smile:

Here is how my 17 fits, and I’ve linked an old post with pictures of my 16 for comparison. HTH!
 

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lindaaaa

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I wore a 16 for about 9 months and just sized up to a 17 (after a looong internal debate) bc I wanted a looser look. My wrist is 14.5 cm at the bone and 14 cm at its smallest. Mine also has a gap but so far I'm enjoying how much freer it feels on my wrist, and how I can push it up out of the way when using a keyboard. If you like where the 17 sits and the 16 sometimes feels snug, I agree with others who said to go with your gut. Also, I find that the gap tends to be less prominent in real life since my bracelet tends to naturally sit further up on the thicker portion of my arm, plus other people generally won't be viewing the bracelet from the same angle as you :smile:

Here is how my 17 fits, and I’ve linked an old post with pictures of my 16 for comparison. HTH!

What did you end up doing to exchange sizes? Did you sell your 16 / did you have to take a loss to do that? I'm debating doing the same thing. Thank you!
 

Chial819

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What did you end up doing to exchange sizes? Did you sell your 16 / did you have to take a loss to do that? I'm debating doing the same thing. Thank you!
Hi! I haven't decided if I will sell the size 16 yet since it gives a different look (and is in a different metal), so I'm holding onto it for now as it gives me the option to have some variety. I'm also holding onto it in case I change my mind on sizing, since I've read on TPF about others' experiences where they eventually regretted sizing up. If I later decide I want to sell or size up/down in one of my bracelets, and resellers are giving me low buyout offers, I may instead use Cartier's reproduction service where they charge 60% of the price to recreate your bracelet in a different size, if that results in me taking less of a loss. I'm also in no rush to sell right now bc, as prices continue to increase, resale prices (and buyout offers) seem to increase accordingly. Good luck with your decision!
 

momopursey

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I wore a 16 for about 9 months and just sized up to a 17 (after a looong internal debate) bc I wanted a looser look. My wrist is 14.5 cm at the bone and 14 cm at its smallest. Mine also has a gap but so far I'm enjoying how much freer it feels on my wrist, and how I can push it up out of the way when using a keyboard. If you like where the 17 sits and the 16 sometimes feels snug, I agree with others who said to go with your gut. Also, I find that the gap tends to be less prominent in real life since my bracelet tends to naturally sit further up on the thicker portion of my arm, plus other people generally won't be viewing the bracelet from the same angle as you :smile:

Here is how my 17 fits, and I’ve linked an old post with pictures of my 16 for comparison. HTH!
Thank you for sharing! Does your size 17 go over your palm? One thing I didn’t look into was that sizing up will make the bracelet pass my wrist and sits on my palm a little bit..
 

Chial819

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Thank you for sharing! Does your size 17 go over your palm? One thing I didn’t look into was that sizing up will make the bracelet pass my wrist and sits on my palm a little bit..
It hangs on the palm a little bit, but only on the outside of my palm where my pinky is. My hands are kind of big so I think that prevents the bracelet from falling too low. I definitely still notice it bc my 16 didn't touch my palm at all. I probably need time to get used to the feeling, but so far I haven't found it annoying nor does the bracelet feel like its getting in the way.
 

spg517

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I bought my love bracelet about a month ago and my SA insisted that the 16 was my size. I tried the 17 and she said that was too big so I went with what she said. It feels fine but yesterday was a particularly hot day and now I’m questioning if it’s too small. I’m out of the return or exchange window but I guess I could sell this one and rebuy the 17. What do you think? Is the 16 too snug?!?!!

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I bought my love bracelet about a month ago and my SA insisted that the 16 was my size. I tried the 17 and she said that was too big so I went with what she said. It feels fine but yesterday was a particularly hot day and now I’m questioning if it’s too small. I’m out of the return or exchange window but I guess I could sell this one and rebuy the 17. What do you think? Is the 16 too snug?!?!!

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My JUC fits exactly the same way as your Love and I feels as though it’s the right size. Any larger would fall into your palm.
 

bluebird03

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I bought my love bracelet about a month ago and my SA insisted that the 16 was my size. I tried the 17 and she said that was too big so I went with what she said. It feels fine but yesterday was a particularly hot day and now I’m questioning if it’s too small. I’m out of the return or exchange window but I guess I could sell this one and rebuy the 17. What do you think? Is the 16 too snug?!?!!

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Looks ok but only you can tell if it's uncomfortable...I went with 17 after trying the 16 myself. I liked the fit of the 16 but not comfortable with the snugness...