Secrets Behind Cartier's Love Bracelet
But it’s not just like any other solid bangle out there. There is meaning behind the creation of Cartier’s bracelet. The bracelet was inspired by a chastity belt; hence the reason why it is secured together by a screw. It represents the permanence and indestructibility of affection.
French designer Aldo Cipullo designed the Love bracelet in 1970. The bracelet’s inspiration, a chastity belt, is fitting for the time in which it was created. Women in the 60s and 70s were in the national political spotlight. The Feminist Movement enabled woman to participate in politics, obtain education and associate as equals amongst men. Sex laws were abolished and women began to have a prominent voice within society. Thus, Cipullo’s two-pieced bracelet, which was originally only sold to couples, echoes the sentiments of the new women's rights that emerged during the era.
Even though the bracelet has been in existence since the 70s, it seems to have recently taken on a new wave of popularity. The bracelet’s versatility makes it a staple piece. It comes in three shades of gold – white, yellow and pink – and can be lined with diamonds (if your wallet permits). Cartier’s Love bracelet starts at $5,575 and only goes up in price depending on size, additions and engraving.
Because of the Love bracelet’s simplicity, it can be worn with many different looks.
The bangle is timeless and elegant. It can polish off a refined, sophisticated and classy ensemble. When worn alone, the chic bracelet complements any attire. Its plainness also makes for an easy additive accessory. Stack the bangle with other bracelets, wraps and beads to add a fashionable flair to an otherwise a casual bohemian look.
So, have you found love yet? With Cartier’s Love bracelet, it certainly comes at a high price.
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