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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2010
Amazon recently ran this bracelet on a special price of $31.99 during the holidays. I had been looking at it for some time because I have a lot of gemstone earrings and rings. While it is a pretty bracelet, there are some things that I wish were better. For instance, all of the stones are rather small, noticeably smaller than the beetle type clasp, which sticks out prominently as a result. There are a total of 20 stones in the bracelet, four of each color. Regarding the color of the stones, the amethysts are dark, almost a purple black, not at all like the picture; the citrine is a washed out yellow; and the topaz is pale blue, just as pictured. The garnets and peridots are the truest in color, the garnets being a medium to dark red with no brown tones and the peridot being a light to medium traditional green for that gem. The clasp does work somewhat hard, but not impossibly so; it's the outside two finishing clips that are the problem rather than the slide in piece. I'm going to keep the bracelet, but if I had paid the current price of $50, I would have returned it as being too expensive for what it is. January 12 update: after taking the bracelet on and off several times, the clips have become less stiff, making them easier to fasten and remove.