Cartier Love Bracelet Sizing Thread!

Purrsey

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It doesn’t move a lot but it does move somewhat. With my arm hanging down , sometimes it sits just above my wrist bone and then eventually falls to just the top of my hand. It can only rotate around if I move it forcefully with other hand. Maybe after a hot bath I can feel it on my wrist a bit but it doesn’t leave marks and stuff like that.
The 17 didn’t really touch my arm at all just flopped up and down every time my arm would move so I found that really uncomfortable and in the way
The 16 on me sounds exactly like your 17 (at least when I was at the store). It dances a lot when I move my arm. I thought maybe because I just wasn't used to it yet.

I live near the equator so my arm should be at its perpetually swollen state already. Ha.
 

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The 16 on me sounds exactly like your 17 (at least when I was at the store). It dances a lot when I move my arm. I thought maybe because I just wasn't used to it yet.

I live near the equator so my arm should be at its perpetually swollen state already. Ha.
Yes yours looks how my 17 looked with my arm down. But, interestingly, a lot of people on forum like it more dangly, like a bangle. I’m excited to see what you decide. It was quite the saga for me with wrist measurements, reading forum, trying to decide, exchanging etc. Haha so I know what it’s like.
 

Purrsey

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Yes yours looks how my 17 looked with my arm down. But, interestingly, a lot of people on forum like it more dangly, like a bangle. I’m excited to see what you decide. It was quite the saga for me with wrist measurements, reading forum, trying to decide, exchanging etc. Haha so I know what it’s like.
I feel like you're describing me. I even felt a little embarrassed I'm questioning my purchase, which is not a small one.
I feel better now knowing that this is normal. Lol.
 

yayaisnan

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I'll post my experience too if it helps anyone. I have a size 14.8CM wrist. Was between 16/17 ultimately went with 16.

Size 16 (last picture when swollen at tightest you can see it kinda presses into me, first 2 in winter):
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Size 17
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Relevant factors for me:
- My forearms are meatier and stick out where as my wrist is small pictured below (size 16).
- I swell like crazy in the heat
- Originally had a size 16 small love for 3 years. Went with 16 to be consistent and stack so I didn't have to sell
- I hate bangles, even had my tennis bracelet shorted to be pretty fitted.
- Cannot stand when bracelets touch my palm
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Ultimately a 16.5 would have been perfect for me as i well, but the 17 was WAY too big for my liking. So some of us have to choose the lesser evil depending on preference.
 
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Purrsey

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Thanks for the detailed pics @yayaisnan

For my watch, likewise I don't like it to sit near my palm. Most of the time, it sits right there on my wrist bone. I do have a pronounced wrist bone.
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I have a very oval wrist and I must say love looks prettiest on a more rounded wrist.

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Actually I had always imagined/wanted the love to sit below my wrist bone (meaning towards my body). That's why i have been staring at my photo with the 16 in store and doubting my purchase.
 
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Thanks for the detailed pics @yayaisnan

For my watch, likewise I don't like it to sit near my palm. Most of the time, it sits right there on my wrist bone. I do have a pronounced wrist bone.
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I have a very oval wrist and I must say love looks prettiest on a more rounded wrist.

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Actually I had always imagined/wanted the love to sit below my wrist bone (meaning towards my body). That's why i have been staring at my photo with the 16 in store and doubting my purchase.
i think you should size down because you have a very flat arm unlike me and you are second guessing your 16. you should exchange it and try it on, there is no issue with exchanging several times if needed.. just dont scratch it !
 
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Phoenixmed

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Your experience is so similar to mine! I read your posts many times while deciding :smile:. My 17 went even lower than yours. I agree, I think Purrsey will enjoy smaller size more. I also like my watches fitted high :smile:
 
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yayaisnan

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Your experience is so similar to mine! I read your posts many times while deciding :smile:. My 17 went even lower than yours. I agree, I think Purrsey will enjoy smaller size more. I also like my watches fitted high :smile:
:smile: :smile: its so crazy how diff one size can be on some wrists!
 
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Purrsey

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SA suggested I tried on both and walked around the store. In his view, he prefers me with 16 (of course he says ultimately it's wearer's preference/comfort), citing that having the bracelet resting on my palm, I won't feel it, compared to it resting below the wrist bone (size 15 the love doesn't cross over my wrist bone to the palm). I had to disagree the moment I walked around the store with 15. I could feel the weight with 16. But with 15, I really hardly feel it (which is to me, the main deciding factor). I love how 15 clinches to my arm, not crossing over the wrist bone, and that's exactly how I have been wanting the love to look/be sitting on me. I'm so delighted i exchanged it (luckily no need to top up difference as he said it's just only size change). So 15 is it!

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I also asked if he could give me a ring pouch as I like to carry the screwdriver with me (just in case it needs to be tightened when out).

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Phoenixmed

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SA suggested I tried on both and walked around the store. In his view, he prefers me with 16 (of course he says ultimately it's wearer's preference/comfort), citing that having the bracelet resting on my palm, I won't feel it, compared to it resting below the wrist bone (size 15 the love doesn't cross over my wrist bone to the palm). I had to disagree the moment I walked around the store with 15. I could feel the weight with 16. But with 15, I really hardly feel it (which is to me, the main deciding factor). I love how 15 clinches to my arm, not crossing over the wrist bone, and that's exactly how I have been wanting the love to look/be sitting on me. I'm so delighted i exchanged it (luckily no need to top up difference as he said it's just only size change). So 15 is it!

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I also asked if he could give me a ring pouch as I like to carry the screwdriver with me (just in case it needs to be tightened when out).

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I love it, think it looks perfect!
 
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Hi all. I’m new to this. I got a classic love bracelet in 17. The SA suggested that size for me. I just went with it. Now two months later, it’s been very frustrating because it moves around so much. I would hate to lose money on it by reselling and getting smaller size. Do you think it looks to big on me. Should I get the 16? It goes down about 3.5 inches toward elbow and and inch into palm. Should I just get over it, ugh. I’ve measured my wrist at home and it’s between 14.5 to 14.75 on wrist bone. What do you guys think?
 

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yayaisnan

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Hi all. I’m new to this. I got a classic love bracelet in 17. The SA suggested that size for me. I just went with it. Now two months later, it’s been very frustrating because it moves around so much. I would hate to lose money on it by reselling and getting smaller size. Do you think it looks to big on me. Should I get the 16? It goes down about 3.5 inches toward elbow and and inch into palm. Should I just get over it, ugh. I’ve measured my wrist at home and it’s between 14.5 to 14.75 on wrist bone. What do you guys think?
xx I think it looks perfectly fine though.
 
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