Tennis bracelet size

Onebagtoomany

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Hi all! I haven't bought any significant jewellery pieces since I had my daughter but after saving and selling some things online I have some funds to spend and am eyeing a 3ct tennis bracelet in 18k yellow gold. This seems like quite a substantial size to me (I have small wrists), but in reality how big would the diamonds be? I love dainty jewellery so that isn't a problem but at the same time I want it to have some presence on my wrist. It isn't an option to go any bigger. The diamonds are excellent - ideal cut/SI clarity/G colour.

Does anyone have a 3ct/similar size bracelet and any photos to share?
 
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Keep in mind that if you have small wrists you will likely be paying for multiple stones that would need to be removed (unless it's being made custom for you). 3 ctw should be gorgeous!
 

skyqueen

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It would help if you posted a pic for reference. Depending how it's set...3 or 4 prong can make a difference. Also (and trust me on this one) TB come
under the "diamond shrinkage" category. Get the biggest, best quality you can afford.
 

Onebagtoomany

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Thanks for your thoughts ladies, only just posting now after a rubbish week (21 month old has decided that naps/sleep are for wimps).

Unfortunately it isn't an option to go any bigger than 3ct due to budget and I am now looking at an identical bracelet which is 2.50ct but £400 cheaper and better specs - VS clarity and G colour. It would be great if anyone has any modelling photos of some daintier tennis bracelet styles on their wrist from 2ct+. I just want to get an idea of the size of the diamonds and whether it would be worth saving a bit more. Prices are crazy here though and the jump from 3ct to 4ct or 5ct is massive. I do love dainty, delicate jewellery in general and am also currently a SAHM with a very young toddler, so don't want anything too blingy!
 

Winston3043

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Here you go! :smile: Mine is RG, 3-prong, just over 3 carats. Shown with Love cuff for size comparison. My wrists are pretty big (I'm 5'10") but my TB is actually a bit too long for me. Sorry for the awful photo, just took it this moment for this thread :smile:
 

JenW

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I love the dainty look of that.
 

Onebagtoomany

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By way of an update I have decided to wait and save a bit more, I think 4-5 carat would be more in line with how I visualise it looking on my wrist and that is a massive price jump with the way prices are here.