Help! Deciding my next necklace... Cartier vs. VCA

Which one would you choose and why?

  • Amulette de Cartier - Yellow Gold/Mother of Pearl

    Votes: 18 38.3%
  • VCA Vintage Alhambra - Yellow Gold/Mother of Pearl

    Votes: 29 61.7%

  • Total voters
    47

undecided45

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Hi, I'm having trouble deciding whether to get an Amulette de Cartier in yellow gold/mother of pearl OR a VCA Vintage Alhambra in yellow gold/mother of pearl. I feel like they are such different styles but love them both! Which one would you choose and why?

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Amulette de Cartier
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Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra
 

sundreamer

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I just faced the same decision and ended up going with Cartier Amulette. Both are beautiful pieces, but when I tried them in person I just found the Amulette to be more my style. I'm really into dainty pieces at the moment, and I wear diamond studs as my everyday earrings. The small diamond in the Amulette matches them perfectly. I still love VCA and in the future would love to get a colored Alhambra motif to layer with the Amulette. If you have stores open near you I highly recommend looking at them in person. For me, when I tried the Amulette on I instantly had "that feeling." Good luck deciding!
 

undecided45

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I just faced the same decision and ended up going with Cartier Amulette. Both are beautiful pieces, but when I tried them in person I just found the Amulette to be more my style. I'm really into dainty pieces at the moment, and I wear diamond studs as my everyday earrings. The small diamond in the Amulette matches them perfectly. I still love VCA and in the future would love to get a colored Alhambra motif to layer with the Amulette. If you have stores open near you I highly recommend looking at them in person. For me, when I tried the Amulette on I instantly had "that feeling." Good luck deciding!
Thank you for sharing! I do have both boutiques near me. If it wasn’t for COVID I would have gone immediately to the stores. Perhaps I will make appointments!
 
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cvalier26

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I’m not a huge fan of Cartier designs but I really love the amulette, so nice and versatile. Agree you would have to try them on
 
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undecided45

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Congrats on your purchase! Such a beautiful necklace:heart:
Thank you so much!

It’s lovely! Really good choice. I have only one necklace from Cartier and diamonds on it are so, sooo sparkly and the quality is top notch. Nothing compares to it :smile:
I’m so glad you love your diamond necklace! This is my first Cartier diamond. I have a love ring and a JUC ring... the little diamond in the amulet necklace is SO stunning!
 
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sundreamer

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Hi! Is it possible to add a photo wearing the Amulette, and give any feedback of wearing this necklace? I'm also debatting between this one and VCA :nuts: Thank you so much!
I've had this necklace for almost 8 months and I've worn it almost every day since I bought it. Still love it, it goes with everything and is easy to layer with other pieces.

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sundreamer

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Thank you so much for sharing! It looks stunning :heart:
The influencer Tamara Kalinic has both the Amulette and the VCA. If you search for her jewellery collection from 2019 on YouTube she wears both the pieces side by side - it's a nice comparison