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KristinTech

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Me too! I don't know what to think either.

I've never been on the Canadian site to my knowledge. I thought I was looking at the same VCA site I've always looked at in the past, but I guess it is possible I got connected with the Canadian site instead. So weird.

Whew, this is super good news the items didn't jump by so much $$!

LOL I'm such a tool! I was really upset for a good part of the day thinking everything had gone up so much.

Sorry for causing panic to everyone!

No, it was definitely “off” for whatever reason. When I saw your post, I opened the same window I always use and went right to the Alhambra pieces I’ve been thinking about. They listed the increased prices with a strange squared-off blocky text with a larger space where the comma goes. As soon as I saw Odette’s post about Canadian dollars, I tried switching, but by that time the prices were resolved and the font was the same in CAN$ or USD. Strange! The other thing I did was head over to TPF immediately to see if they were chattering about it. But it was radio silence over there, so I *knew* something was up, lol. Those ladies know all!

 

Muluver

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After a bit of wait, I finally picked up my latest addition to my small VCA collection today. It took a couple of weeks for it to come in and then I had it sent off to get links taken out. I love it so much! I was contemplating between this one and the GMOP/pave one and decided on this one as I wear so much black to work (once we are back at the office).

 

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MiniMinerva

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Me too! I don't know what to think either.

I've never been on the Canadian site to my knowledge. I thought I was looking at the same VCA site I've always looked at in the past, but I guess it is possible I got connected with the Canadian site instead. So weird.

Whew, this is super good news the items didn't jump by so much $$!

LOL I'm such a tool! I was really upset for a good part of the day thinking everything had gone up so much.

Sorry for causing panic to everyone!

Oh good, it was a false alarm! Please don‘t feel bad @RunningwithScissors , it could have been any of our browsers that went rogue! Now we can all be relieved together...and get back to planning!

 

MiniMinerva

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After a bit of wait, I finally picked up my latest addition to my small VCA collection today. It took a couple of weeks for it to come in and then I had it sent off to get links taken out. I love it so much! I was contemplating between this one and the GMOP/pave one and decided on this one as I wear so much black to work (once we are back at the office).

I adore and covet this bracelet!! It is the perfect combo of stone and pave and will be a cornerstone of an amazing collection! How nice to have something lovely around which to plan your future work outfits. It will elevate every look. Enjoy!

 

secretagentlaura

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My husband just gifted the vintage Alhambra carnelian from the online boutique but I think I will have him return it. The color is not as deep/dark as I like with their carnelian. Also when I hold it to the light, the stone has a few tiny air gaps on the sides of the motif? Has anyone had that happen? I’ve read in some places it’s normal but wanted to check here :)

I called the local boutique and they said there’s a shipment coming soon so I’ll roll the dice and hopefully there’s a color I like better in it.

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Tiny air gaps are common; both of my pieces have slight ones, too, but I have to hold the motifs up to a light source to actually see them. I believe the motifs are hand cut so there will be some variation. Definitely check with a SA about the colour, though - I love the darker shades of carnelian and hope to purchase one in the future, but I know that I wouldn't wear a piece that is more red-orange nearly as much.

 

MiniMinerva

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The other thing I did was head over to TPF immediately to see if they were chattering about it. But it was radio silence over there, so I *knew* something was up, lol. Those ladies know all!

Good call @KristinTech ! They really do know all. I think there’s a dedicated thread there for discussion of when price increases are coming!

 

Muluver

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I adore and covet this bracelet!! It is the perfect combo of stone and pave and will be a cornerstone of an amazing collection! How nice to have something lovely around which to plan your future work outfits. It will elevate every look. Enjoy!

Thank you so much! The SA also pointed out that Onyx is more durable than Mother of Pearl. Since this is a bracelet and it will be more susceptible to getting wet or banged around, I though it was a safer choice as well.

 

Cristallo

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After a bit of wait, I finally picked up my latest addition to my small VCA collection today. It took a couple of weeks for it to come in and then I had it sent off to get links taken out. I love it so much! I was contemplating between this one and the GMOP/pave one and decided on this one as I wear so much black to work (once we are back at the office).

Gorgeous! I love the onyx wg pave combination. One of my favorite bracelets from VCA.

 

RunningwithScissors

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After a bit of wait, I finally picked up my latest addition to my small VCA collection today. It took a couple of weeks for it to come in and then I had it sent off to get links taken out. I love it so much! I was contemplating between this one and the GMOP/pave one and decided on this one as I wear so much black to work (once we are back at the office).

I adore (and covet!) that bracelet too!!! So sparkly and beautiful. Enjoy your new treasure!

 

diamondseeker2006

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After a bit of wait, I finally picked up my latest addition to my small VCA collection today. It took a couple of weeks for it to come in and then I had it sent off to get links taken out. I love it so much! I was contemplating between this one and the GMOP/pave one and decided on this one as I wear so much black to work (once we are back at the office).

Congratulations!!! This is such a beautiful bracelet and I love mine, too! I do think the onyx and pave can be worn with so many things, especially for those of us who wear black often!

 

Muluver

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I adore (and covet!) that bracelet too!!! So sparkly and beautiful. Enjoy your new treasure!

Thank you! I do love the sparkle so much on this piece. I read your concern regarding the lack of available stock right now and I inquired my SA about it. It is definitely covid-related. Whatever stock they had got wiped out after the holidays and Valentine’s Day and their stock isn’t getting replenished at the same rate. For example, when I bought this bracelet, my store didn’t have it in stock and there was only 3 left in the country. My SA had to put in the request to have it brought it from another store and sometimes the other store refuses to release it as they want to sell it to their own customers! That’s why it took a couple of weeks to get it in as I do think it took a bit of behind the scenes finessing by my SA to get it released.

 

Muluver

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Congratulations!!! This is such a beautiful bracelet and I love mine, too! I do think the onyx and pave can be worn with so many things, especially for those of us who wear black often!

Thank you so much! I do think this piece is more on the practical side and I am looking forward to wearing it often!

 
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