The Cartier love bracelet is one of the most popular pieces of jewelry worldwide. It’s constantly searched for on Google with people desperate to declare their love using this unique token. The design, gorgeous yet minimal has attracted various celebrities including Mila Kunis, Jennifer Aniston, and Jessica Alba. Most notably both Kanye West and Kylie Jenner wear the pieces with the latter often seen decorating her wrist with at least four! Despite the iconic nature of these accessories, we bet there’s a lot about them that you don’t know.
- Once They’re On…
The unique design of the bracelet was intended to fit as close to a love ones wrist as possible. This is why, unlike a typical bracelet which is circular, these are oval. When you wear one, you will feel every millimeter of it against your skin. Although it should never be painful, they have been described as the ‘modern love handcuffs.’ The reason? Well, the bracelets are screwed on and can only be taken off with a screwdriver that comes with it.
There are rumours that various hospitals keep a special screwdriver to remove one if the need arises. At the very least, you can be assured that you won’t lose your bracelet from it slipping off.
- It Changed How We Think Of Jewelry
It’s true that before this bracelet was created how jewelry was seen through the lens of fashion was quite different. Jewelry was seen to be an accessory that should match or fit with an outfit or item of clothing. The Cartier Love Bracelet changed that. It was one of the first pieces of jewelry designed to be worn with anything, at any time through the day or night.
- The Name Isn’t Meaningless
You might have seen people wandering around wearing Cartier Love Bracelets and wondered whether they’d just bought one for themselves. Well, while that might be possible today, rumors suggest when they first entered the market it wasn’t. Supposedly Cartier had a policy in place to say that only couples could buy the beautiful bracelets for one another. So, if you were single and desperately desired one, you were out of luck. Today, of course, you can buy them online or in store, so there’s no way to make them exclusive for couples.
- Spared No Expense
Today, when you purchase a bracelet, you can rest assured that they are either solid gold, solid white gold, or solid rose gold. However, when they were first revealed, these bracelets were only gold plated and were silver underneath. That quickly changed though, and Cartier delivered the iconic solid gold accessory celebs love. The diamond-studded bracelet design arrived on the market in 1979.
- A Rise In Counterfeits
Originally when the Love Bracelet was introduced, there was no serial number on the inside. Now, counterfeit products are so common, each bracelet has a unique number that is kept on file. You can check with Cartier if the bracelet you have received is the real deal.
Has this tempted you to purchase your own love Bracelet? It truly is the ultimate accessory and can be worn anywhere at any time.