Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: I cannot remove my tennis bracelet.

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Quilt Dreamland
    Posts
    1,568

    I cannot remove my tennis bracelet.

    On Christmas day, I wore my diamond tennis bracelet for the second time in a year or so. After 5 days of trying, I still cannot remove it and will most likely need to visit our local jewelry store for assistance. The closure has the slim flat piece that slides into a channel and then you close a safety latch on the side. Don't want to press and pull at random as I might harm the bracelet. This certainly is not an everyday piece. Would appreciate any tips. THX!

  2. #2
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    24,600
    Blog Entries
    1
    first undo the figure 8 on the side. that will pop off at the hinge.
    second push doen on the side or top, there is a little bump of metal that sticks out.
    this may take 2 people to do, you;ll have to tug hard.
    next it might be like a pearl clasp. depending on the diamond wt of the bracelet.
    if it's like a pearl clasp. you'll have to twist this out. if not
    push down on the bump of gold and pull hard. this is all set up for your safty.
    different locks are done differently. do you know your ct. wt? usually over 7 ct. there
    are two figure 8 sides locks. try this hope it helps.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Quilt Dreamland
    Posts
    1,568
    Lynnie, thank you. The little metal bump is on the side. Are you saying I should push it DOWN (towards my arm) or push it IN (towards the bracelet)???

  4. #4
    Senior Member Feather3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    595
    Quote Originally Posted by LavenderBlue View Post
    Lynnie, thank you. The little metal bump is on the side. Are you saying I should push it DOWN (towards my arm) or push it IN (towards the bracelet)???
    I wear a gold watch that has the same type clasp....you undo the figure 8 on the side. The figure 8 is hinged on one end....lift the other end off. It should just pop off the little ball. Then locate the part that slides in....there should be another piece of gold sticking up above the edge of the bracelet....mine is flat in shape. Press that down towards your arm & pull the bracelet apart.

    This site shows a drawing of clasps....scroll about half way down:
    http://www.professionaljeweler.com/a.../1298fys1.html

  5. #5
    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    4,872
    I would love to have that problem! I tease DH that I want a tennis bracelet. Then people would think that I am athletic! Lol! You should wear it more often!

    sandy
    Sandygirl

    Janome 9900 / Janome 9700 / Janome 3160 QVC/ Janome 1100D serger, Juki 2020 Mini
    Singer Centennial model (inherited from my late, fav aunt!)

  6. #6
    Super Member Billi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Green Valley AZ
    Posts
    2,572
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    I would love to have that problem! I tease DH that I want a tennis bracelet. Then people would think that I am athletic! Lol! You should wear it more often!

    sandy

    Yes you should wear and enjoy it more often. I have a pair of Damond studs mr bill gave to me almost 15 years a go at first I rarely wore them afraid I would loose one. The a lovely older woman told me I should always wear them get my monies worth......why only wear them on special occasions when everyday I can be special.... I loved her advice and ivebnot taken them off since.


    Also Lynnie gives excellent advice on removal.
    Billi
    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

  7. #7
    Super Member Caswews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Quilting, crocheting, sewing and crafting in my Sewing Room...Peaceful and wonderful !!
    Posts
    5,312
    Quote Originally Posted by Billi View Post
    Yes you should wear and enjoy it more often. I have a pair of Damond studs mr bill gave to me almost 15 years a go at first I rarely wore them afraid I would loose one. The a lovely older woman told me I should always wear them get my monies worth......why only wear them on special occasions when everyday I can be special.... I loved her advice and ivebnot taken them off since.


    Also Lynnie gives excellent advice on removal.
    _____________________________________
    Yep that is why I started wearing my diamond earrings: I had an elderly lady of the town tell me that I am worth the time, effort to always be my best and I should always wear my best when I am out and about. She was always dressed to the 9's when she went somewhere. Even when she was at home: nice sweat pants & top and her earrings and a bracelet. Why put your beautiful jewelry in the jewelry chest to maybe wear it someday. Someday will come and be gone before you know it.
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
    Words and hearts should be handled with care-for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair. Author unknown to me
    Do what you feel in your heart to be right; for you'll be criticized anyway-Eleanor Roosevelt

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Kenai, Alaska
    Posts
    1,144
    Billi, thank you for the advice to wear the diamond studs that I have had for a number of years. Like so many I worry that I will lose one but what good are they to me in the jewelry box. MarleneC

  9. #9
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Posts
    15,972
    Blog Entries
    3
    If your backs are good on your earrings, you should wear them. I got diamond studs from my parents when I graduated from high school. Mom gave me a choice; a party or the earrings. I chose the earrings. They were and still are worth more than the party and have lasted a lot longer than the party. I got both. That was in 1968. I've only not wore the earrings maybe total of few months of and on because of receiving other earrings. DH gets me earrings every Christmas. Always different. This year was 2 pair of gold (1 pair of gold stud and 1 pair of gold loop w/clasp). They always fit. The only time I would take that bracelet off would be if I was going to do a lot of rough work where it could get caught up in. Love tennis bracelets, simple but elegant.

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Quilt Dreamland
    Posts
    1,568
    It's off! I used the magnifying glass and pushed in the side button........voila! THX for all replies.

  11. #11
    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,793
    If you are concerned about losing jewelry, you can usually get better fittings from a jeweler. Especially diamond earrings. I had the posts and backings changed to the screw type and I never lose them. Yes, Ladies, use them!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

  12. #12
    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,384
    Having worked in a jewelry store, it is a safety clasp so ensure you will not lose the bracelet. Wear it and enjoy it. Why have jewelry if you are not going to enjoy it?

  13. #13
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    24,600
    Blog Entries
    1
    I was in jewelry for years. I wear all my jewelry all the time. my tennis bracelet hasn't left my wrist sine I bought it a year ago. My colored stone sets, I swap out. I wear some in the winter and some in the summer. I swap the colored stones out, wear diamonds all the time. all the jewelry that I know of that has been stolen was when people weren't wearing it. Myself included. My amethysts were stolen when I was wearing something else, and didn't put it in the safe. I try to only keep two kinds out at a time now. Right now, it's rubies and pearls. Diamonds are always out, they I wear with my jeans all the time. ENJOY IT!!! you can't enjoy it in the safe.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    5,249
    I wear my diamond tennis bracelet 24/7. In fact, have worn out the linkage and had to replace the bracelet itself (with the stones reset) 3 times over the last 20 years. I'm another that will also wear diamond earrings with jeans - why not. Diamonds go with everything!

  15. #15
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    24,600
    Blog Entries
    1
    NJ Quilter----yes, diamonds and for that matter, goes well with jeans and sneakers and t shirts

    You'll also see me wearing the above with my female mink coat. why not.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

  16. #16
    Evy
    Evy is offline
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Camdenton, Mo
    Posts
    236
    The older I get, the more I realize saving the "good stuff" is no longer practical. Use the good china for ham sandwiches, wear the diamonds when you're cleaning house. You simply cannot take even the "good stuff" with you!

  17. #17
    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    4,872
    Get exchanges, esp when it started out unclasping a bracelet. Get out the baubles, ladies, and wear them!

    Sandy
    Sandygirl

    Janome 9900 / Janome 9700 / Janome 3160 QVC/ Janome 1100D serger, Juki 2020 Mini
    Singer Centennial model (inherited from my late, fav aunt!)

  18. #18
    Super Member KalamaQuilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SW Washington USA
    Posts
    3,505
    I wear mine 24/7. I had the jeweler squeeze down that little clippy thing on the side. Ever so often I go in and have stuff cleaned. You might have banged your wrist on something and did your own squeezing?

    Wear it, you are worth it. Why let your heirs have the pleasure?

  19. #19
    Super Member coopah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Horse Country, FL
    Posts
    7,270
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by MarleneC View Post
    Billi, thank you for the advice to wear the diamond studs that I have had for a number of years. Like so many I worry that I will lose one but what good are they to me in the jewelry box. MarleneC
    My diamond stud earrings have a screw on setting. The jewelry store swapped the regular snap on or push on setting for a small fee. It was worth the money not to have to worry about losing an earring. (I do that a LOT!)

    Kalama, you are so right! Wear them! My husband's SIL was a second wife for 33 years. At her memorial service one of the daughters from the first 5 year marriage wore my SILs: diamond earrings, matching pendant, and bracelet...and I'm talking diamonds that were not small. Tacky, tacky, tacky. IMHO The girls never were very nice to the second wife. It was difficult to see one of them wearing all the jewelry like that. I wish she'd donated those pieces to the Humane Society or wherever.
    Last edited by coopah; 12-31-2014 at 06:23 AM.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

  20. #20
    Senior Member ladydukes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Benton City, WA
    Posts
    832
    LavendarBlue, I have a tennis bracelet that I have to push in on a side button to get it off as well. Most of the time, I get my DH to take it off for me.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Central Ia
    Posts
    967
    I Wear my diamond tennis bracelet and ear rings 24/7, keeps me from spending $ on costume jewelry.
    Got me thinking now...maybe I should dig out my China, It has been packed away for so many years it is not doing it justice. Something to work on for the new year.

  22. #22
    Super Member quiltjoey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    2,052
    I wear my diamond rings and ear rings 24/7 but rarely wear the tennis bracelet. All of them together seem ostentatious!

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    482
    Have never taken my diamonds studs out since the day they were given to me by DH..Had another hole pierced below my studs for my other earrings I wear.

  24. #24
    Senior Member mrs theo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    NEPA
    Posts
    643
    I work in a jewelry store as a sales associate. I always tell people when they buy earrings to make sure they hear a click when they're putting their earrings on. As long as you hear the click, the backs are good and strong...you won't lose your earrings. If you don't hear the click, don't wear them until you bring them into the jeweler for an adjustment.
    Barb

    No one can make you feel inferior unless you allow them to...Eleanor Roosevelt

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.