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klcar1

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How delicate is the chain in dbty? Has anyone had any issues of breaking or snapping, i have a diamond ne klace from another jeweller that broke easily. Just wondering if the tiffany is the same. I have two young kids and wondering if 8 should avoid wearing it when im with them.
 

Lvgirl101

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I’d love your advice! I found a .31 platinum that has been extended to 17” on eBay and looked up the serial number and it’s authentic. It’s color g and ssv2. Do you think .31 would be too big on me? I want a dainty piece I can wear everyday but not too small (for me that’s anything below .22 at this point). I am thinking about snagging it but wonder if .31 or .24-.26 would be better.
Hi there , can you please tell me how to look up the serial number. I’m considering buying one from eBay and would love to know the carat. Thank you
 

dmenesq

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Jul 6, 2022
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I recently purchased a dbty necklace for my daughter. We now realize that she would prefer a longer chain length than 16". I have considered purchasing a necklace extender of possibly up to four inches with a jump ring that would give her flexibility if she wanted to layer with another necklace. However, since the pendant is attached on both sides to the necklace as opposed to dangling from it, I am a little concerned that extending the length of the necklace might affect the way the pendant "hangs" and make it look wonky or off-center. I have even wondered whether two 2-inch extenders might be better than a single longer extender for keeping the balance or symmetry. Does anyone have any experience with extenders and the dbty or possibly another "fixed" pendant?
 
I recently purchased a dbty necklace for my daughter. We now realize that she would prefer a longer chain length than 16". I have considered purchasing a necklace extender of possibly up to four inches with a jump ring that would give her flexibility if she wanted to layer with another necklace. However, since the pendant is attached on both sides to the necklace as opposed to dangling from it, I am a little concerned that extending the length of the necklace might affect the way the pendant "hangs" and make it look wonky or off-center. I have even wondered whether two 2-inch extenders might be better than a single longer extender for keeping the balance or symmetry. Does anyone have any experience with extenders and the dbty or possibly another "fixed" pendant?
When Tiffany does the work, they add chain to both sides of the pendant, so you don't have to worry about wonkiness.
I am getting ready to send out my own dbty for an extension. I am adding 1 inch (1/2 inch to each side) and I am considering adding a jump ring 1/2 inch down in the chain so I can wear it shorter when it's worn alone.
Also, I recommend going to Amazon and buying a set of extenders (mine was 1 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch). It really helped me decide what length I wanted. :smile:
 
Is there any time limit after purchase for having Tiffany do the work? I understand there is a charge for the extension. I think the test extenders may be a good idea to see the best length.
Yes the extenders were my mom's idea, and it was the best!! They only cost me like $7 and saved me what might have been an expensive mistake. I would not reccomend it as a permanent solution tho. I wouldn't trust mystery metal with an expensive necklace! ;)
I dont think there is any time frame at all for this work. The necklace I am sending in is super vintage. If you bought it super recently, I would call and see if they can waive some of the cost. It never hurts to ask!
That said, I'm not gonna lie, the cost is going to be double of what it would cost for a regular chain, because the have to open both sides. Then you have to pay for the material, whether it be gold, platinum, or silver. But I never would send a tiffany anywhere else to be altered or worked on. It's worth it to get it right the 1st time.
I would also reccomend adding a jump ring an inch or 2 in (you said you were considering a 4 inch extension?) So that way, your daughter can wear it long or short. I have no idea what additional cost it would be to add the ring, if I decide to do it I will post what it cost me here.
 
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escamillo

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That said, I'm not gonna lie, the cost is going to be double of what it would cost for a regular chain, because the have to open both sides.
FYI - I recently had a fixed pendant with double chains extended and they only charged me the standard rate. I was very pleasantly surprised with the cost. It was a recent purchase, so maybe they treat older pieces differently. I hope you get a good deal, too!
 
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