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    Default 2 Year Anniversary with girlfriend - Which Bracelet?

    Hey,

    Coming up on the 2 year anniversary with my lady friend and I want to buy her a nice bracelet.

    I've been looking at Tiffany and Co purely for the wank factor of a well known 'upper class' brand (something she's not used to, plus it'll at least be well made!) but I know I'm definitely trading decent value for the name.

    This is what I'm currently thinking but for the price I know I'm paying a LOT for the name (on every third segment )

    Does anyone have any recommendations for other jewelers in the Brisbane area or specific bracelets (not wallace bishop et al) which would have similar pieces for around that amount? Does anyone think that one I've shortlisted so far looks particularly bad?

    I know it's dangerous but I'm not going to let her see it before I buy it so having her choose isn't practical.

    Cheers!

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    Sure you are paying for the brand name, but I don't know many girls who would turn down the blue Tiffany box

    I have a couple of T&C items, the quality isn't bad, but if you want to get something more fancy for the money you are forking over then I wouldn't go with T&C.

    Does your gf wear a lot of silver? As I wouldn't get her something silver if she only likes to wear gold.

    Personally I don't really like the style of that bracelet, but I don't really know your gf's taste, she might love it. One thing to think of when choosing the style is does she normally wear "chunky" bracelets, or something more simple/streamlined. I know some girls don't like wearing something too heavy on their wrists, especially if they have small wrists.

    Sorry I don't have any recs on Brisbane jewelers, I'm sure others can advise.

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    I think that bracelet is gorgeous and it just isn't the same if its a similar bracelet but not in that robins egg blue box :P
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    2 years and your buying Tiffany & Co.

    My wife will be lucky to get Tiffany at 10 years.

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    make sure she doesn't expect a ring or she will be very disappointed, tiffany or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    2 years and your buying Tiffany & Co.

    My wife will be lucky to get Tiffany at 10 years.
    Cheapskate....what's wrong with Tiffany...???







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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    2 years and your buying Tiffany & Co.

    My wife will be lucky to get Tiffany at 10 years.
    Or even a rubber blanket...

    If it were me... which it's not, I'd buy one of those big chunky plastic Zar Zar Gabor styled emerald rings you get at toy stores and put that into a fancy blue velvet box.

    It's the thought that counts - eg: small and cheap =)

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    Pandora Charm Bracelet... with a new bead for each milestone "of your life together"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angsty View Post
    Pandora Charm Bracelet... with a new bead for each milestone "of your life together"
    Ooooo - you lil' gold digger, you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angsty View Post
    Pandora Charm Bracelet... with a new bead for each milestone "of your life together"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krissy View Post
    Sure you are paying for the brand name, but I don't know many girls who would turn down the blue Tiffany box

    I have a couple of T&C items, the quality isn't bad, but if you want to get something more fancy for the money you are forking over then I wouldn't go with T&C.

    Does your gf wear a lot of silver? As I wouldn't get her something silver if she only likes to wear gold.

    Personally I don't really like the style of that bracelet, but I don't really know your gf's taste, she might love it. One thing to think of when choosing the style is does she normally wear "chunky" bracelets, or something more simple/streamlined. I know some girls don't like wearing something too heavy on their wrists, especially if they have small wrists.

    Sorry I don't have any recs on Brisbane jewelers, I'm sure others can advise.
    She wears nothing but silver, unless it's very subtle two-tone. So the all silver will be fine
    My girl has smaller wrists but she doesn't mind having bulky things - she wears a watch 100% of the time so is used to the weight.

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    I wonder if Tiffany & Co make some of them

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassy View Post
    I think that bracelet is gorgeous and it just isn't the same if its a similar bracelet but not in that robins egg blue box :P
    Hehe, I have heard the blue box is quite sought after? It's probably the most 'interesting' bracelet I could find which didn't have giant "Return to Tiffany & Co" plastered all over it while not being simply plain.

    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    2 years and your buying Tiffany & Co.

    My wife will be lucky to get Tiffany at 10 years.
    Well, I unfortunately made the mistake of setting precedent about a month or two into the relationship with a white gold and diamond ring. So have had to move up from there lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodeodee View Post
    make sure she doesn't expect a ring or she will be very disappointed, tiffany or not.
    Already done the ring. Not planning on having to buy the next one for a while yet lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angsty View Post
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    Hmm, they don't really fit her style... They look a little busy to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWork View Post
    Or even a rubber blanket...
    There's an S&M version of The Slanket? Awesome...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoptosis View Post
    Hmm, they don't really fit her style... They look a little busy to be honest.
    I know exactly what you mean there. My gf is the same.

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    tin foil? It is silver after all :P

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    DR. FRANKLIN:
    So, Captain, what are you getting Delenn this year?


    CAPT. SHERIDAN:
    Getting... Delenn?


    FRANKLIN:
    Don't tell me you forgot! You know how the Minbari can be about...


    SHERIDAN:
    ...Rituals and all, oh, I know. Believe me, I know. No, it's just what with all these attacks lately...


    FRANKLIN:
    Oh, sure, I understand, but at the end of the day, well...
    So, I've heard Apoptosis is getting his girlfriend a bracelet from Tiffany & Company.


    SHERIDAN:
    Apoptosis, Tiffany? Really? He makes that much? I know I don't...


    FRANKLIN:
    Yeah, they pay really well back in Australia. A lot better than EarthForce.


    SHERIDAN:
    Yeah, I'll say. What's he doing for a living these days, anyhow?


    FRANKLIN:
    Can't really say. I mean, last I heard, he was doing a job for...


    SHERIDAN:
    Oh yeah, that's right. He must really have moved into the big leagues.


    FRANKLIN:
    So, anyway, what are you gonna get her?


    SHERIDAN:
    [points to the picture of Apoptosis' bracelet choice]
    That does look nice. I think I'll get one of those then.


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    This one deserves a poll.
    That being said I agree, go with Tiffany's - no girl turns it down.

    However you are taking a chance with not showing her because jewellery is totally a matter of taste. I really hope you knwo what she likes because even if you get it wrong I doubt she'll have the heart to tell you she doesn't like it.

    If you intend not to go with tiffany's the only good reason not to go with them is because you are getting a diamond bracelet (eg tennis bracelet) as tiffany's diamonds are way,way,way overpriced.

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    Not a fan of silver myself, white gold on the other hand wont tarnish, but lets face it, your going to pay for that :P

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    Its only a 2 year anniversary, take her for a candlelit dinner at KFC
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