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I'm not sure if POPSUGAR knows.

I emailed the bracelet company and asked if the bracelets on their site that are turquoise colored are real turquoise or dyed howlite. I thought they might be real because of the high price tag (a single turquoise looking bracelet sells for over $60). The person who replied to my email said the bracelets are NOT turquoise, they are dyed howlite, all of the three I asked about. 

So I was pretty surprised. 

Some of their bracelets look to be real materials (batik, wood, bone) but I am skeptical about anything they call a gemstone (I think technically they can get away with calling them "turquoise gemstones" because they are turquoise colored and howlite is a gemstone). I think you should email before and ask if you are concerned when possibly buying things from them in the future. 

I made some Sisco and Berluti inspired bracelets last night, it is really easy to do, I even found the beads used in a bracelet with yellow czech glass that retails for $68

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WOW!  PopSugar needs to include YOU next!  I want the silver one with the 3 beads in the middle.  Gorgeous.

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I'm not sure if POPSUGAR knows.

I emailed the bracelet company and asked if the bracelets on their site that are turquoise colored are real turquoise or dyed howlite. I thought they might be real because of the high price tag (a single turquoise looking bracelet sells for over $60). The person who replied to my email said the bracelets are NOT turquoise, they are dyed howlite, all of the three I asked about. 

So I was pretty surprised. 

Some of their bracelets look to be real materials (batik, wood, bone) but I am skeptical about anything they call a gemstone (I think technically they can get away with calling them "turquoise gemstones" because they are turquoise colored and howlite is a gemstone). I think you should email before and ask if you are concerned when possibly buying things from them in the future. 

I made some Sisco and Berluti inspired bracelets last night, it is really easy to do, I even found the beads used in a bracelet with yellow czech glass that retails for $68

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These are beautiful!  Thank you so much for letting us know about the 'turquoise'!

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Originally Posted by Boadicea View Post
 

 

I'm not sure if POPSUGAR knows.

I emailed the bracelet company and asked if the bracelets on their site that are turquoise colored are real turquoise or dyed howlite. I thought they might be real because of the high price tag (a single turquoise looking bracelet sells for over $60). The person who replied to my email said the bracelets are NOT turquoise, they are dyed howlite, all of the three I asked about. 

So I was pretty surprised. 

Some of their bracelets look to be real materials (batik, wood, bone) but I am skeptical about anything they call a gemstone (I think technically they can get away with calling them "turquoise gemstones" because they are turquoise colored and howlite is a gemstone). I think you should email before and ask if you are concerned when possibly buying things from them in the future. 

I made some Sisco and Berluti inspired bracelets last night, it is really easy to do, I even found the beads used in a bracelet with yellow czech glass that retails for $68

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These are prettier than the ones in the box!  I love the yellow one!

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These are prettier than the ones in the box!  I love the yellow one!

Thanks!

 

If you are interested in making one, I got two strands of the yellow beads here (but I have small wrists): https://www.etsy.com/listing/180663938/25-opaque-yellow-picasso-faceted-4x7mm?ref=sr_gallery_18&ga_search_query=yellow+glass+czech+beads+picasso+rondelle&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

 

Also you can google this in etsy and it will pull up more: "yellow glass czech beads picasso rondelle"

 

This is the Sisco + Berluti bracelet I was trying to imitate:

http://www.siscoberluti.com/product/272/Yellow-Czech-Glass

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 Thank you guys! I used czech glass beads (6 - 8mm) and gold stardust beads from etsy, stretch magic and some silver 8mm daisy spacer beads (also called bali beads) that I found in bulk on ebay. Also I think anyone who feels the resort box bracelets might be too large for your wrists, that it would be easy to cut the elastic cord and make the bracelets smaller.  I wonder if any of the celebrities wearing these bracelets know that they are dyed howlite?
Though you don't need any help I say Boadicea why don't we get together make bracelet of quality gemstones and let Popsugar know and sell them to PS for a decent price and hopefully everyone would be happy! It would be great to see some smiles here!!!!
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Does anyone else feel like the Turkish towel has a rabbi shawl appearance? When I wrap myself in it after a shower, I feel like I hooked up with a rabbi and happened to grab his shawl. Not a feeling I thought I was likely to have in life! Haha.

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I received a poorly made clutch as well and emailed PS and they are sending me a replacement. This is my least fav special edition box so far (I get them all, even the NM one). I guess I do like the towel, bath gel, and taffy. Did not like the clutch, bracelet, or eyeliners. I really hope that all the complaints about the clutch cause PS to look at the quality of their products in the future.  

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Does anyone else feel like the Turkish towel has a rabbi shawl appearance? When I wrap myself in it after a shower, I feel like I hooked up with a rabbi and happened to grab his shawl. Not a feeling I thought I was likely to have in life! Haha.
Oh my gosh the mental image!!! I'm gonna be laughing for days now! I've been reading about all the problems with this box and I'm sorry there's been so many issues. I really want to buy one of these boxes someday (I think the fall one starts selling shortly after my birthday in August) but I don't want to pay that much to have all the issues you ladies are having! I'm so glad that many of you are communicating with PS about these issues, they won't be able to improve and know who to work with in the future without your feedback. Big hugs to all of you and I hope everything gets resolved!
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Though you don't need any help I say Boadicea why don't we get together make bracelet of quality gemstones and let Popsugar know and sell them to PS for a decent price and hopefully everyone would be happy! It would be great to see some smiles here!!!!

I would buy those bracelets!  :icon_smil

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Originally Posted by Boadicea View Post
 

 

I'm not sure if POPSUGAR knows.

I emailed the bracelet company and asked if the bracelets on their site that are turquoise colored are real turquoise or dyed howlite. I thought they might be real because of the high price tag (a single turquoise looking bracelet sells for over $60). The person who replied to my email said the bracelets are NOT turquoise, they are dyed howlite, all of the three I asked about. 

So I was pretty surprised. 

Some of their bracelets look to be real materials (batik, wood, bone) but I am skeptical about anything they call a gemstone (I think technically they can get away with calling them "turquoise gemstones" because they are turquoise colored and howlite is a gemstone). I think you should email before and ask if you are concerned when possibly buying things from them in the future. 

I made some Sisco and Berluti inspired bracelets last night, it is really easy to do, I even found the beads used in a bracelet with yellow czech glass that retails for $68

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These look great!

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Sooo I got my second box and checked out the clutch.  I don't mind my first one -- it's clearly made from remnants of leather but I think it's cute and I'm using it as my office purse -- what I carry around so I don't have to use my big work tote.  I think it's lovely for that! There was a slight scratch in the leather, but it doesn't bother me.  It's not perfectly sewn, but whatever.

 

But the second one -- the leather portion is uneven.  I try to be reasonable with this stuff, but the uneven leather seems beyond something I can use, and certainly takes it out of gift territory.  I'm just wondering, though, whether it's worth e-mailing.  I don't want a replacement, as I can't see the clutch really being any better... Aye. Maybe I'm too lazy to e-mail and suggest some other resolution... Who knows.

 

Otherwise, I LOVE This box.  I like the towels so much I'm not sure I can bring myself to use them! They're so crisp and unstained now. I'm sure as soon as I use them on vacation next month, I'll promptly spill a margarita on one.

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So I finally received my box on Wednesday - 2 days earlier than expected. I'll be honest, I was disappointed - not just with problems with the products, but the shipping and overall curation. I feel like I won't continue with PopSugar

 

Anyhow, my clutch is TERRIBLE. Like, it's half an inch long on one side than the other. It looks cheap and poorly made, and if I would see it at TJ Maxx for $10, I wouldn't buy it. Did anyone else have issues with differing lengths of the leather?

 

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I don't feel like it's even worth emailing customer service about this, because I will only receive another poorly made clutch. Anyone have suggestions? 

I took the SAME EXACT pictures.  My clutch is uneven too.  Such poor quality.  Awful!!  

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Does anyone else feel like the Turkish towel has a rabbi shawl appearance? When I wrap myself in it after a shower, I feel like I hooked up with a rabbi and happened to grab his shawl. Not a feeling I thought I was likely to have in life! Haha.

 

Yeah, that's what my mom said when she saw it... doesn't that look like a tefillin? 

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Has anyone gotten the replacement clutch yet? Curious if they are okay or just more crap...

 

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Has anyone gotten the replacement clutch yet? Curious if they are okay or just more crap...

 

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I sent an email about my tumor-looking clutch asking for a replacement, but not if they are also crummy. If I request something else, what should I ask for? Suggestions?

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I sent an email about my tumor-looking clutch asking for a replacement, but not if they are also crummy. If I request something else, what should I ask for? Suggestions?

 

 

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Malignant does seem to describe these clutches quite nicely.

 

I sent an email with a dozen or so pics of my special clutches (and chipped bracelet) along with an email stating that I didn't want replacement clutches due to the numerous issues I'd seen with them. PS responded with an email asking for pictures of the clutches so they could forward them to RB of McD. I re-attached the same pictures and again stressed that I did not want replacement clutches. The last response I received was that they had all blue replacement clutches for me. Sigh. I sent a response to that stating for a third time that I didn't want replacement clutches. This was on Friday and I'm awaiting their next email stating that they've shipped my replacement clutches.

 

It's like dealing with the voice-recognition software when you call a bank, the response and options you get are in no way influenced by what you say and if they solve your problem it's simply a happy coincidence.

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Malignant does seem to describe these clutches quite nicely.

 

I sent an email with a dozen or so pics of my special clutches (and chipped bracelet) along with an email stating that I didn't want replacement clutches due to the numerous issues I'd seen with them. PS responded with an email asking for pictures of the clutches so they could forward them to RB of McD. I re-attached the same pictures and again stressed that I did not want replacement clutches. The last response I received was that they had all blue replacement clutches for me. Sigh. I sent a response to that stating for a third time that I didn't want replacement clutches. This was on Friday and I'm awaiting their next email stating that they've shipped my replacement clutches.

 

It's like dealing with the voice-recognition software when you call a bank, the response and options you get are in no way influenced by what you say and if they solve your problem it's simply a happy coincidence.

How frustrating.  Is there something from a previous LE box that you like?  Maybe you can suggest what you might like instead.  I hope they don't just ship you another clutch.

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I just realized that the gold paint on the small bracelet is also coming off already. I'm really disappointed by the low quality of these beads. I couldn't care less if they are some obscure gemstones .. give me plastic that stays and I'm fine with it. This however is just sad.

Though I'm not blaming PS for this .. and I doubt it makes any sense asking for a replacement. It's just the way those bracelets are. I won't be thinking about ordering any other from their website though either.

 

They look wonderful, but if they don't last longer than a few hours looking like that .. what's the point?

 

I think June is the last of my prepaid regular boxes. I'm canceling after that one and I don't think I'm going to get any more LE ones either .. though maybe I shouldn't base that last decision on the frustrating experience the resort one has been. I did like that other LE I got through them a lot.

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I just realized that the gold paint on the small bracelet is also coming off already. I'm really disappointed by the low quality of these beads. I couldn't care less if they are some obscure gemstones .. give me plastic that stays and I'm fine with it. This however is just sad. Though I'm not blaming PS for this .. and I doubt it makes any sense asking for a replacement. It's just the way those bracelets are. I won't be thinking about ordering any other from their website though either. They look wonderful, but if they don't last longer than a few hours looking like that .. what's the point? I think June is the last of my prepaid regular boxes. I'm canceling after that one and I don't think I'm going to get any more LE ones either .. though maybe I shouldn't base that last decision on the frustrating experience the resort one has been. I did like that other LE I got through them a lot.
I was fortunate to recieve a not so bad all blue clutch. I canceled my Sub. After waiting 2 months for this box I'm extremely disappointed with the the three higher cost high end items. The towell is more like a strangely shaped table cloth, it's really not that large even for a towell, I'm probably going to end using in my Airstream for a table cloth price - worth to me $18. The bracelets are bulkier and heavier than expected, I would have like to pair them with others, but will have to separate, they'll bother my wrist if i wore them for long - worth to me $20. The clutch, awkward looking.... Wish those letters would wear off, that don't size looks anything but high end, this is presently being used as a makeup bag.... Why did they even bother to make it one third leather? Would have been much more quality to have constructed with a bright patterned re-versable (inside out - reverse option zipper) lining and a small quality sewn on bar tag with the designer's name/logo and ditched the leather -worth to me $15.

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Has anyone received their replacement clutch- the brand has a chance to redeem themselves & Im interested to see how they handle the situation.

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Has anyone received their replacement clutch- the brand has a chance to redeem themselves & Im interested to see how they handle the situation.

I haven't gotten mine yet.  Are we supposed to get a tracking email for it, or will it just show up eventually?  In my last email from CS, they said they would be sending it out soon.  That was last Thursday.

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I haven't gotten mine yet.  Are we supposed to get a tracking email for it, or will it just show up eventually?  In my last email from CS, they said they would be sending it out soon.  That was last Thursday.

 

I was told on Wed., the 16th, that they'd send another but didn't provide any other details. I've not gotten any tracking info...

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I received a replacement from PS a while ago & I never received tracking- I think it was sent USPS & it just showed up.

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Just got my replacement clutch and it is even worse than the original one. Different leather colours and sizes .. plus a thread running over the leather. It looks terrible. O well. The company is clearly cheap crap.

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Just got my replacement clutch and it is even worse than the original one. Different leather colours and sizes .. plus a thread running over the leather. It looks terrible. O well. The company is clearly cheap crap.

Did you get a shipping notification, or did it just show up? And really, what a bummer. I would have half a mind to send the bag back to RB of McD and ask them if they know that this is how their company is being represented. 

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