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6 Chic Alternatives to the Cartier Love Bracelet

Cartier Love Bracelet
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* Jewel-encrusted designer bangles
* Options for minimalist, edgy and glamorous tastes
* Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more

The Cartier Love Bracelet is at once a symbol of status and affection. Owning one says you appreciate fine jewelry and intricate fine details. If you received it as a gift, it also says that you’re loved and appreciated.

First released in 1969, the Cartier Love Bracelet was made famous thanks to its unique design, which incorporated the letter “O” in “LOVE” into a signature locking mechanism. Designed to be worn permanently, the bangle could only be put on and taken off with a special screwdriver, symbolizing a committed relationship and devotion.

These days, vintage versions of the Cartier Love Bracelet are among the most in-demand and most searched-for items on sites like eBay, with prices in the mid to high four figures.

Vintage Cartier Love Bracelet

A vintage version of the classic bangle, rendered in 18k yellow gold.

cartier love bracelet Image courtesy of Ebay

  

If a classic Cartier piece is out of your price range for now, or if you’re looking for a less ubiquitous alternative, consider these six pieces, which all offer the same look and feel of the Love Bracelet, while introducing unique details that make them stand out on their own.

1. Kenneth Cole Pave Sculptural Bangle Bracelet

We love the look of this formal and elegant bracelet, which comes in a polished gold finish, with a row of inset rhinestones. A great choice for your evenings out or a fancy black tie occasion.

1. Kenneth Cole Pave Sculptural Bangle Bracelet Image courtesy of Amazon

  

2. Cole Haan Metal Basic Necks Bangle Bracelet

This gold-plated metal bangle is easy to slip on and off – no fancy screws here. A classic Cole Haan logo insignia adorns the outside of the bracelet, adding a touch of texture and visual interest to the otherwise simple piece.

 Cole Haan "Metal Basic Necks" Bangle Bracelet Image courtesy of Amazon

  

3. Kate Spade Set in Stone Hinged Bangle

A shiny 12k gold-plated metal bangle with elegant glass stones, this Kate Spade stunner features a thin silhouette, minimalist styling and a hinged closure with hook.

Kate Spade Set in Stone Hinged Bracelet Image courtesy of Zappos

  

4. Michael Kors Goldtone Studded Bangle

Studded details bring an edgy vibe to this piece from Michael Kors, allowing it to transitions easily between street style and formal looks.

Michael Kors Goldtone Studded Bangle Image courtesy of Watch Station

  

5. Elizabeth and James Obi Bangle

White topaz gemstones accent the minimalist style of this 22K gold plated bangle.

Elizabeth and James Obi Bangle Image courtesy of Zappos

  

6. Kay Jewelers Bangle Bracelet

Treat yourself to something truly luxurious with this sleek bangle bracelet. Stunningly rendered in 10k yellow gold with a diamond-cut pattern, this is the ultimate statement piece for a night out on the town.

Kay Jewelers Bangle Bracelet Image courtesy of Kay Jewelers

  

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