I adore the Cartier Love bracelet, in fact, it’s on my wish list. With that being said, sometimes I feel like “everyone” has the Cartier Love bracelet and I want something that isn’t so common. The best 6 Cartier Love Bracelet alternatives include the Hermes Kelly bracelet, Chaumet bee my bracelet, Van Cleef Alhambra bracelet, Boucheron Quatre Clou de Paris Bangle, and Tiffany T T1 hinged Bangle.
Why buy an Alternative to the Cartier Love Bracelet?
There are 3 main reasons people are looking for an alternative to the Love Bracelet. The notion that everyone has one, it's difficult to get on and off by yourself, and because of all the Cartier Love bracelet dupes and fakes!
The first reason is that there is the concept that “everyone has one” and you want something with a unique design that holds the same prestigious value. Yes, the Cartier Love bracelet has been around since 1969 and is a symbol of status. So of course, there are many vintage versions of the Cartier Love Bracelet in circulation and it can appear that everyone has one.
Another reason that people seek out an alternative to the Cartier Love Bracelet is it is difficult to get it on and off by yourself! I understand that you aren’t supposed to take it off once it’s been locked in with the Cartier screwdriver. If you’re anything like me, I don’t like to wear jewelry when I’m working out or a heavy bracelet when I go to sleep. Not to mention, what if you lose the miniature screwdriver!? Keep in mind this doesn’t apply to the smaller version.
The final reason people want an alternative to the Cartier Love bracelet is there are so many Cartier dupes or Cartier fake Love bracelets in circulation that it’s hard to tell just by looking at it if it’s the real deal or not. Because of this issue, Cartier actually started adding the serial number onto the bracelet.
Hermes Kelly Bracelet
The Hermes Bracelet incorporates the same look and feel of the Hermes Kelly Bag turn clasp in a 18k gold bracelet which features 4 diamonds (Or you if you like the all diamonds one, featured in the photo, a tad more expensive, but definitely gorgeous), and can be put on and take off by yourself! Made at the atelier in Paris, France, this structured bracelet is an investment worthy piece and incorporates a timeless design! The Hermes Kelly bracelet is perfect for someone who wants a quiet luxury bangle that is high quality and easy to wear!
It is important to note, that when it comes to the Hermes Kelly Bracelet, is the clasp can get caught on their clothes or hair due to the fact that the turn clasp is extended upward on the bracelet. The Hermes Kelly Bracelet is priced slightly above the Cartier Love Bracelet at $9,200 retail price. I found a few vintage Kelly bracelets, price range around $4,500. The Hermes Kelly Bracelet is a great alternative to the Cartier Love Bracelet!
Chaumet Bee my Love Bracelet
Chaumet is a brand I discovered and fell in love with a few years ago. Founded in 1922, in Paris, France, it became the official jewelry house of Empress Josephine. One of my all-time favorite collections from Chaumet is the Bee My Love collection. The Bee my Love collection is inspired from exactly that, Bees.
The Chaumet Bee My Love Collection carries a gorgeous bracelet that is structured, in the shape of a honeycomb aka a Hexagonal shape, and is so chic and timeless. This understated bracelet is perfect for someone who is looking for an investment worthy jewelry piece that can be passed down from generation to generation.
The Chaumet bee my love bracelet is another great choice as a Cartier Bracelet alternative. As of 2023, This bracelet is priced at $5,800 retail price, and rarely becomes available for sale on the vintage market.
Van Cleef & Arpel Vintage Alhambra bracelet, 5 motifs (Solid Gold)
One of the most popular alternatives to the Cartier Love bracelet is the Van Cleef and Arpel Alhambra Bracelet. Many times you will see people rocking both the Cartier Love bracelet and the Alhambra Bracelet, but there is much debate over which one you should purchase first in your jewelry collection.
The Van Cleef Alhambra Gold Bracelet is composed of 5 solid gold motifs, and trimmed with gold beads. What I love about this bracelet is that it’s handmade and the attention to detail is immaculate. The classic Motif design is inspired by a four leaf clover and is believed to bring good luck and good fortune. These unique details make the Van Cleef and Arpel bracelet just wow!
The Van Cleef bracelet is a non-structured bracelet that can be adjusted to fit your wrist. Which is perfect for me because I have tiny wrists. As of 2023, this all gold Van Cleef 5 motif bracelet is priced at $5,650.
Boucheron Quatre Clou de Paris Bangle
One of the oldest Jewelry houses in Paris is Boucheron which carries a wide array of structured bracelets that would be great as stand-alone pieces or stackable pieces to wear on your wrist. It looks exceptionally well paired with a Rolex.
The Boucheron Quatre Clou de Paris Bangle was launched in 2004 and quickly became signature pieces. The rigid pleats on the bracelet are what makes this bracelet so iconic and timeless. If you are looking to invest in a brand that holds the same prestigious value as Cartier, it’s Boucheron. Boucheron makes high quality, timeless, elegant pieces that will hold their value.
What I love about Bourcheron is the understated elegance that is associated with the brand. Similar to Chaumet, it’s hard to get one of these bracelets on the preloved market. I often see the Boucheron rings available for purchase, but the bracelets sell out quickly! The retail price of the Boucheron Quatre clou de Paris bangle is $5,150 and available for sale at Saks!
Tiffany T T1 hinged Bangle Bracelet
“An icon for the new Era” is what they called the new Tiffany Bracelet when they released it in 2014. While it is a relatively new bracelet, the Tiffany T bracelet is here to stay. What I love about the classic T Bracelet design is you can buy the hinged bracelet where the Ts are hinged together or the one where it’s apart. Both bracelets give the structured look that I adore, making it easy to stack and easy to style. Definitely one of the Best Cartier Love Bracelet Alternatives!
The Tiffany T TI bracelet retails for $4,300 for the narrow hinged all yellow gold bracelet. On the vintage market, I found a few that prices started at a little over $3,000.
Chanel Coco Crush Bangle
What I love about the Chanel Coco Crush bracelet, is it embodies the classic, iconic, quilting pattern of the Chanel bags and brand. The Chanel Coco Crush 18k gold metal sleek bangle bracelet is rising in popularity. This beautiful bangle is part of a collection, launched in 2015, I strongly believe it is here to stay and is a great high quality investment piece to add to your jewelry collection. If you are a huge Chanel fan, this piece is perfect for you!
This structured bracelet comes in both white gold and yellow gold. The traditional solid gold cuff starts at $7,900. These bracelets sell out extremely fast on the preloved market!
Recap on the Cartier Love Bracelet Alternatives
If you are looking for a Cartier Love Bracelet Alternative, then I highly recommend purchasing one of the following investment worthy bracelets for yourself or even for a gift.
(As of 2023)
|Chaumet Bee My Love
|Van Cleef 5 Motifs gold
|Boucheron Quatre Clou Paris
|Tiffany T Bracelet
|Chanel Coco Crush
These beautiful bracelets are truly worth the investment. Don't forget to check out the preloved luxury jewelry market to find these luxury bracelets selling at a discount. My 2 favorite places to buy preloved luxury jewelry are Fashionphile and TheRealReal. What do you think? Do you still want a Cartier Love bracelet, or do you now want one of the Cartier Love bracelet Alternatives? I’d love to hear what your thoughts are!
Sincerely Petite in Paris,