Cutey Jewellery Charm Bracelets – Review
Not too long ago, I was thrilled to be contacted by Ashley Peach from Cutey. I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant to accept a sample of her products given that the company is based in the UK. But change my mind she did and here are the lovely results~!
Currently, the easiest way to get Cutey jewelry is on their website. They currently have 11 different charm bracelets. I was sent three: the HEmera, the Pontus and the Gaia. Almost all cost $20.09 USD but the price is $23.19 USD for the most expensive model (the Gaia.) The charm bracelets featured on Cutey’s website are all of the European style. That is, charms and beads that slide onto the bracelet strand. The bracelet charms are a combination of hypoallergenic plating and what appear to be painted and rhinestoned beads.
Although, as I mentioned the site is UK based – there are three currencies offered on the site. British pounds, the euro and USD. I’m told by Ashley that shipping to the United States costs a mere $2.01 USD.
Now, of course there are cheaper alternatives. I myself have purchased a few similar products from eBay and such. But the bracelets I purchased for the lower prices felt less weighty than these do. The cutey bracelets have a nice substance to them that doesn’t scream “cheap!” the way the others did. One huge point in cutey’s favor is that they’re not marketing themselves as a pandora knockoff. It’s more than I can say for some similar products that have the words “pandora” etched into the clasps when they clearly are knockoffs (google them, they’re there.) It’s one thing to be a knockoff and own up to it – another to deceive the buyer…uh…right…ending the rant.
I was really really disappointed to find that my favorite of the three bracelets, the Hemera arrived broken. As soon as I took it out of its protective baggie…
One end of the part that secures into the clasp seemed to fall off the snake chain. The same thing happened to the other end, leaving me with three pieces of bracelet and some charms. Luckily, superglue fixes all.
The other two bracelets were much sturdier. As you can see, they feature a snake chain with a bead clasp. One end of the bracelet has an end that isn’t permanently attached to the clasp so that you can remove, move, and change charms at will. I’ve read a few reviews saying these aren’t customizable and I think that is because the beads are fixed in place by a threaded anchors. You have to twist the charms/beads slightly to get them on and off the chain. It’s an ingenious way to make sure the beads stay in place during wear. Once you get the hang of it though – you could add beads you buy elsewhere, or mix and match beads from different cutey bracelets.
I don’t have the delicate wrist of a lady. They clock in at about 16.5 cm, just marginally eeking into the 18 cm bracelets. I have dermographia and the getting-on of the bracelets (on my own) does result in some rubbing. It’s a task but one that CAN be managed by even the stubbiest (mine) of fingers. They wear comfortably throughout the day though, even though mine fits a bit snug. The metal hasn’t gone green or irritated my skin and the beads aren’t so bulky so as to dig into the flesh.
Superglue and bead reattachment later, Hemera easily stole my heart.
The Cutey website says of the bracelet,
Hemera is the mythological Goddess of the Day. Red, full of life and holding the key to your future, this bracelet urges you to grab at life with both hands.
It features two red and white glass beads, a locked heart charm, a clover charm, a heart shaped key, a fleur de lis style flower and the signature round “cutey” charm. It’s priced at $20.09 USD.
Pontus is the pre-olympian Greek god of the Sea. Thus, the bracelet named after him has a definite sea-theme.
Maybe you love the sea because you remember falling asleep to its sound. Or perhaps you live far from it, but long for it fifty weeks of the year. Pontus offers you oceanic blues and the calmest of sea creatures, just dangling from your wrist, waiting to be played with in a stolen moment.
It features blue beads, two star charms, a sea turtle charm and again – the signature round cutey charm. It is also $20.09 USD.
Finally, Gaia is their most expensive offering – named after the mother goddess.
It’s the busiest piece by far. It has the locked heart charm (x2), the clover charm, a charm with heart shaped holes, the signature cutey charm, a wooden bead, a few glass beads and one hand painted glass bead.
Cutey’s blip for this one is:
Named after the Greek Goddess of the Earth, this bracelet embraces the soil and foliage, the roots and the branches of life on our planet. Containing a beautiful wooden bead – perfect for playing with when you need to feel grounded – Gaia is a true celebration for those who love nature, gardening, drawing life from the soil and mothering. A little bit of the world dangling from your wrist…
That’s a mouthful but I think it captures the bracelet’s feeling well. This one costs $23.19 USD and will be featured in that giveaway I’m plotting for SB’s anni!
I was thoroughly pleased with the bracelets I received, construction issues aside that is. I think they’d make a lovely gift for a portion of the price of similar charm bracelets (starts with pan ends with dora!) They aren’t one-of-a kind but they ARE lovely…or should I say cutey?
(A bit pricy because of lower priced, similar products. But justifiable due to the higher quality.)
(One defective product that was easily repaired. the others are really sturdy. I’ve even dropped them a few times with no shattered beads!)
(Difficult to get on but comfortable to wear afterwards!)
(Adorable, quirky and customizable!)
Overall: 85 % (B)
I should say lovely. That last line was corny. Haha 8D;
This product was sent to me to review by Ashley Peach of Cutey. I received no monetary compensation for my review and all of the above is my honest opinion.