Cartier Thin Love Bracelet in White Gold

  1. Hi everyone!!
    I've been wanting the cartier love bracelet for years, but I could never justify spending that much on a jewellery item. Now that they came out with a new thin one, I'm very interested and will probably purchase by the end of this year (fingers crossed I can save up enough!!). I've been debating whether to get rose gold or white gold, and that's where I need your expertise! In the very beginning, I always wanted the white gold because all my jewellery is silver, and I didn't like mixing metals too much so white gold would match the best (I don't plan on taking it off, ever). Then, about a year ago, I bought the love ring in rose gold. I wear the ring on my right hand with my watch (silver), and nothing else. I've tried on the rose gold bracelet on my left hand alone and I love the look of it, but now I'm wondering if it's weird to have a rose gold accent on the left hand with all my silver jewellery and a rose gold ring on my right hand?? I haven't tried the white gold bracelet yet but I'm sure it would look fine since I wear all silver jewellery anyway. Would it be best to stick with white gold bracelet to match everything? Also, how does the white gold age? I usually see more rose/yellow gold bracelets on this thread and was just wondering if there's a reason behind white gold being less popular..

    So sorry for the long post!! Thank you so much in advance, I really appreciate it! :heart:
     
  2. #2 Jul 17, 2017 at 2:33 PM
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017 at 2:39 PM
    Hi there! As for the mixing of metals, I don't think that's a problem. I wear a thin yellow gold Cartier love bracelet on my left wrist, I have rose gold earrings and silver earrings, and vary with silver Tiffany heart charm necklace and silver Tiffany ring on my right hand lol. I'm all over the map! So I don't think it would look weird at all especially because the rose gold ring would match beautifully, but it's up to what look you like :smile:

    As for the white gold, I think many people (myself included) don't like how it becomes more gray/less shiny with age. Especially with the classic width, I think they end up looking pretty masculine and like stainless steel with the screws and gray metal. I think it also has to do with how iconic a yellow gold Cartier love bracelet is. I know that was the only option for me even though I wear a lot of silver jewelry :smile:
     
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  3. You can get a thin love rhodium plated if you don't like the patina of WG (I hate the patina/grey color). A regular love is $200 to get it plated.
     
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  4. Go for WG if you want a more edgy look and RG if you like the sweet feminine look. YG is classic. Don't worry about mixing metals. It can all pull together. I think you should get RG because it looks so beautiful as a single love and will match with white metals easily while still standing out.
     
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  5. I don't like the plain WG either - it's just too grey. I much prefer the shiny rhodium-plated WG of the diamond Loves. I also love the plain YG and RG; and as others have said, RG is soft and feminine and YG is so iconic.

    No worries about mixing metals. I used to worry abt that too, but soon got over it. :biggrin:
     
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  6. Mixing metals isn't a problem at all :smile: But you should try on both RG and WG - whichever one that "sings" to you will be the one to get!
     
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  7. Thank you all for your replies! I tried on both today and still can't really decide.. please let me know what you think! (Unfortunately the lighting was dark in the store so they're not great pictures :sad:.. the brighter one is rose gold!)

    The white gold was a lot darker than my silver jewellery.. I didn't expect that at all lol.. I'm assuming it just gets darker with time?
     
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  8. They both look great on you!! But the white gold seems to suit you more deff go with that one !!
     
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  9. Rose gold for sure
     
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  10. Another vote for rose gold!
     
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  11. You are going to get even more confused by asking because everyone has different preference.
     
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  12. Yes! It is COMPLETELY your decision! I think both look gorgeous on you and you have to go with the one that calls to you and not base your decision on people from the internet that don't really know you and what you want :smile: you cannot go wrong with either choice, that's why they have all of those options for you! People like different things!
     
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  13. I like rose gold, but I'm very biased because that's my favourite gold colour :p

    As for white gold being darker than silver, Cartier's non diamond white gold Loves are not rhodium plated, and unplated white gold is darker/warmer than that with rhodium plating, and darker than sterling silver. Here's a comparison pic I found of different metal colours:
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    On the plus side, you won't have to worry about the rhodium plating wearing off (it will over time), making the bracelet look uneven.
     
  14. I know everyone has different tastes but I really couldn't decide which one so I thought I'd ask for some help :confused1: it would have been an easy decision if the white gold wasn't so unexpectedly dark compared to my silver jewellery! I think I have to go back and take some more better pictures lol.. thank you ladies for your input!
     
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  15. Wow this was extremely helpful to compare the metals!! Thank you so much!!