5 Things I Didn’t Know About The Clash De Cartier Bracelet

Punk or punk rock is a music genre that can be traced all the way back to the mid 70s. The term “punk rock” was initially used to describe garage bands that cropped up during the sixties. When people think about punk fashion, the immediate association is with edgy styles that include leather jackets, band shirts, tight pants, biker boots, and lots of shiny spiky accessories. And in the world of fashion, the most recognized names for the punk look are renowned designers Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Anna Sui, and for an over-the-top funky and colorful variation, there’s designer Betsey Johnson.

In general, however, a lot of punk rock styles revolve around black ensembles with hints of silver or brass chains, rings, etc. Aside from the previously mentioned designers, many ready-to-wear brands have been selling a wide range of clothes and accessories that fit the vibe very well.


The 5 Things You Should Know About This Designer Punk Bracelet

Not everyone who is seen wearing punk fashion has a closet full of the same style. There are individuals who enjoy wearing just a few pieces to accentuate their personal style. Unlike clothing that’s easy to come across, finding edgy-looking jewelry that’s not easily expendable can be difficult. Very few high-end jewelry designers produce pieces that are a good marriage of stylish and badass. But if you happen to be in the market for such a piece, look no further because Cartier has just the right trinket for you.

If you are interested in learning more about the gorgeous Clash de Cartier bracelet, here are the 5 things you need to know about it.


#1: The Box

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When you purchase the Clash de Cartier bracelet, you will be surprised to find that it does not come in the usual packaging that the brand has reserved for their bracelets. Instead, this sexy wrist adornment is housed in a big box – one that is often used for watches. On the outside it carries the trademark red color, the inside part is lined in black velvet material with the bracelet snugly cushioned in the center of it.


#2: The Overall Look And Feel Of The Bracelet

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At first glance, it is easy to see that the item looks more robust than other Cartier bracelets. Without even having to weigh it, the Clash de Cartier feels more substantial and hefty in contrast to the other arm candy baubles that the brand carries. In a side-by-side comparison with the classic Love bracelet, this punk-esque bangle looks relatively bulk. This is further evidenced when both pieces are weighed. While the iconic Love bangle at size 17 came in at 32 grams, the CDC size medium in rose gold is 6 grams heavier.


#3: The Design

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Launched in 2020, the design was not something a lot of jewelry lovers jumped at the chance to own. Though it did pique the interest of many longtime fans of this well-loved jewelry house, for the most part, lots of fashionistas passed on it. Admittedly, the design can be a little daunting for jewelry enthusiasts who prefer an understated vibe. But for those who have a more adventurous style palette, this bracelet is definitely a keeper.

Don’t be fooled by how the bracelet appears to be one solid bangled. It is not! Rather, the bracelet is composed of several interlocking pieces. This is evidenced by the rattling sound it makes when you give it a small shake. Moreover, the inner portion of the bangle is well polished so that no part of your wrist is uncomfortable nor are you likely to suffer from any friction burn. Cartier states, that the Clash de Cartier’s design had taken inspiration from 1930s architecture and at the same time continues in the brand’s tradition to merge the classic with the modern.


#4: The Comfort

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As previously mentioned, the bracelet not only delivers in style, it places a lot of consideration into providing the wearer with comfort. Though the pointy rivets and beveled components give it a tough appearance, the bangle itself is quite comfortable to wear. The jewelry piece sits nicely on the wrist with no components that protrude or lay against the skin awkwardly. When contrasted with the Love bracelet that had a tendency to leave screw impressions on the skin, this was not the case with the ultra-chic Clash de Cartier rose gold bracelet. If anything, this rivet-lined arm candy feels smooth against the skin. It should be noted that the sizing of this bracelet is bigger than the Love bangle, and it would do a shopper well to try it on at a store to get the right fit for your wrist.

 #5: The Price

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Yes, the Clash de Cartier bangle costs more than the Maison’s more iconic items, however, this is well justified. The CDC bangle is heavier than the Love bracelet or the Juste un Clou which also explains why this rose gold jewelry is priced higher. From the seamless design, the craftsmanship, and the quality there is no denying that Cartier thought long and hard about the collection.


Punk Isn’t Dead

Lots of things about punk fashion are definitely not everyone’s cup of tea especially when worn together. But if you are looking to change up your usual style, one good way of thinking outside of the box is to add something unique. The pop of color, an unusual print, or in this case a standout piece of jewelry like the Clash de Cartier might just be what you need to turn your standard outfit into something eye-catching. This tough and chic looking bracelet is great when it is worn on its own or stacked with some equally sleek wrist jewelry. Available only in rose gold and white gold, the Clash de Cartier Collection also offers rings, earrings, and necklaces. Just like the leather jacket that can alter the vibe of any ensemble, this funky little bling can do the same.


?  My Current Everyday Jewelry Stack:

   ➤   Cartier LOVE Bracelet

   ➤   Cartier Juste Un Clou Bracelet

   ➤   VanCleef&Arpels Vintage Alhambra Necklace

   ➤   Cartier LOVE Ring

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