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    LadyNine
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    Pennsylvania
    #346272

    LadyNine
    Gazette Ambassador
    Pennsylvania

    This comes in several sizes:

    X-Small: 6-1/4 Fit; measures approximately 6-1/4″L x 1/8″W
    Small: 6-3/4″ Fit; measures approximately 6-3/4″L x 1/8″W
    Average: 7-1/4″ Fit; measures approximately 7-1/4″L x 1/8″W
    Large: 8″ Fit; measures approximately 7-3/4″L x 1/8″W
    X-Large: 8-1/4″ Fit; measures approximately 8-1/4″L x 1/8″W

     

    So, yay! Usually, you get one, maybe two sizes.

    #346273

    LadyNine
    Gazette Ambassador
    Pennsylvania

    Your choices and average carat weights are:

    Chrome Diopside: Average 6 carats

    Fire opal: Average 3 carats

    Blue apatite: Average 5.3 carats

    Tanzanite: average 5 carats

    Pink Rhodolite (garnet): Average 3.9 carats

    Mixed (all of the above): Average 4.75 carats

     

     

    #346274

    LadyNine
    Gazette Ambassador
    Pennsylvania

    This is set in sterling, which always makes me think the prices shouldn’t be this high.

    For example, a chrome 8ct tennis bracelet is maybe $99 on at least one site. The other site I checked had a bracelet for 17 carats at $225.  7 carats of Tanzanite is around $129, but with this stone, color varies widely.

    You will be hard-pressed to find a tennis bracelet in fire opal, blue apatite, or rhodolite garnet because those stones aren’t typically set in tennis bracelets. With the exception of the garnet, all of the gemstones offered today are around 5/6 on the Mohs scale and will scratch or break if banged hard enough. For reference, a garnet is a 7; topaz is an 8; sapphire/ruby is 9; diamond is 10. I’d be 100% comfortable with a garnet, but anything lower will need a bit of care.

     

    #346275

    LadyNine
    Gazette Ambassador
    Pennsylvania

    From left:

    Mixed, rhodolite garnet, chrome diopside, fire opal, tanzanite, blue apatite.

    #346276

    LadyNine
    Gazette Ambassador
    Pennsylvania

    I love the rhodolite and the fire opal!

    #346280

    Michelle TVSQ
    Gazette Editor
    New York

    Ohhh what beautiful colors!

    And, I like how the model wears them all together :teehee:

    I :heart: stacking tennis bracelets :twirlydance:

    From left: Mixed, rhodolite garnet, chrome diopside, fire opal, tanzanite, blue apatite.

    https://www.qvc.com/Generation-Gems-Oval-Cut-Exotic-Gemstone-Tennis-Bracelet-Sterling-Silver.product.J370929.html?sc=PRODFEED

    TODAY’S SPECIAL VALUE: $249.00
    S&H: $5.50
    or 5 Easy Pays of $49.80

    #346285

    Michelle TVSQ
    Gazette Editor
    New York

    Here’s a helpful chart of sorts :blink:

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    I think…

    …the Chrome Diopside is very elegant!

    …the Pink Rhodolite is soooo pretty!

    …the Blue Apatite reminds me of Tiffany & Co’s blue box!

    :teehee:

     

    From left: Mixed, rhodolite garnet, chrome diopside, fire opal, tanzanite, blue apatite.

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