Ruthenium Discontinued ??

NicAddict

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While placing the order for a 30cm Birkin in Bougainvillea, I asked for Ruthenium hardware and my SA informed me that it has been discontinued...

Has anyone else heard something along the same lines ?

Shame, would have loved to have Ruthenium...
 

Julide

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Discontinued again? Noooooooooooo!:sad:I would love to know for sure...:s
 

domlee

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Speaking of Ruthenium...can someone post a pic of Ruthenium hardware (and the Guilloche as well please)? I haven't seen a single pic of either of these two.

THank you!!!!
 

mich327

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I was told the same exact thing as hermesmonkey. The reason I was told is because it has some kind of peeling problem (?) over time and is hard to restore
 

La Vanguardia

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Here's a comparison pic of ruthenium (left) and palladium (right) I took. I have a black box Kelly with ruthenium and it was an SO because the store manager said it was not available (that time I ordered it) through PO. But as Lilach said, many lizard bags have ruthenium hardware.

 

shans44

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I was able to place a SO with it recently. I do not know yet if the order has been confirmed but the store did not think it would be a problem
 

NicAddict

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Well my 30cm Birkin will not have it even though it is an SO..... Will call again to be sure bur SA said its no longer available.
 

NicAddict

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Well my 30cm Birkin will not have it even though it is an SO..... Will call again to be sure bur SA said its no longer available.
My SA told me that it was possibly still available via SO as some have already suggested here.

But.... she convinced me to stay with PHW as it would be a better match for Bougainvillea, in her opinion. I trust her and either way this bag will be a gem :nuts:
 

nikki2009

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Ruthenium hardware was adorned on my first birkin....love it too. I guess it just was not as popular as the usual palladium or gold. But, it is a beauty.
 

ken-doll

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I was told the same exact thing as hermesmonkey. The reason I was told is because it has some kind of peeling problem (?) over time and is hard to restore
ouch, will H exchange it (for free) if the peeling happens? I love vintage look but unsure about PEELED look

Love mine
 

S'Mom

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GAH!!!!! It's my FAVORITE hardware.....I cherish my black Box Birkin with it's ruthenium hardware....I feel fortunate to have it!!!!