Today’s review features the Body Vibe x Star Wars Symbols cuff bracelet. I love wearing bracelets, so I’m always on the look-out for new Star Wars bracelet designs – so of course this open-cage style immediately caught my eye when it was released. Many designs only feature the Imperials and Rebels – this bracelet features the Jedi Order symbol from the prequel era too.
Wear a bracelet that espouses all sides of the story with this Star Wars Symbols Cuff Bracelet. With an Imperial Crest, a Rebel Alliance Starbird, and a Jedi symbol, this bracelet doesn’t play favorites either. Actually, now that we’re thinking about it, this bracelet could be seen as symbolizing Anakin / Vader’s journey, couldn’t it? At the base, he starts out as the as the Chosen One of Jedi prophecy, the Rebel Alliance is founded, and at the top he pledges himself to Palpatine turns to the Dark Side.
The bracelet is priced at US$19.99 each – but is currently on sale for only US$12.99 each! ThinkGeek can ship internationally, which is great!
Star Wars Symbols Cuff Bracelet – US$19.99 each (currently US$12.99 each)
The bracelet came packaged inside a black velvet drawstring bag, with the Star Wars and Disney logos printed in white on the front. The back of the bag features the manufacturers information – this bracelet is made by Body Vibe. Many websites don’t include the manufacturer – so I am always curious to find out when an item arrives. Inside the velvet bag, the bracelet was sealed in a clear zip-lock bag.
The Star Wars symbols cuff bracelet features an open-ended cage design, with four gold-tone wire bands held together at each end, and in the center. The front of the bracelet features three classic Star Wars faction symbols – Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, and Jedi Order. The bracelet has a gorgeous shiny yellow gold-tone finish.
The symbols are all cut from a single piece of metal – they are sculpted together top and bottom in a stack. Each symbol measures just under 1cm high, so all together they measure approximately 2.9cm in height. The symbols have a lot of fine detail (the Imperial and Jedi symbols in particular), but they look crisp in person.
In close up photography (much larger than real size), the outer line cut-outs of the Imperial ‘cog’ symbol look a little less clean that the others (not too surprising, considering the tiny scale) – but I can’t see that looking at the bracelet in person.
Despite all the cut-outs in the symbols, the attachment to the wire bands is very clean – even when viewed from the back. The symbols are mounted on top of the wire – not in between. The cut-out symbols match the finer style of the wire band design, and look great with the open cage design.
To secure the wire bands, the cuff bracelet has a long cap at each end. The end caps have a curved edge, like long arrows pointing inward. These caps are the ‘thickest’ part of the design, but are still slender enough to compliment the style, rather than contrast.
As it arrived, the cuff has a oval shape, which is better for fitting your wrist than a true circle. End to end, the bracelet is approximately 15.7cm around, with the gap measuring approximately 3.8cm straight across.
With the open-ended cage design, the bracelet has a fair amount of flex – you can open it a little wider to get it on your wrist if necessary. It does seem to keep its shape well, as the wire bands are quite sturdy. Unlike some bracelets, I found this cuff bracelet very easy to get on my wrist.
In a couple of my photos, the gap between two wires is slightly larger – the wire can be moved a little between the secure points (end cap and symbols). This is very easy to adjust, I just didn’t notice this when taking review photos (it’s a little more easy to see enlarged in photos). Once corrected, the wire sits very neatly all the way around.
The open cage design allows for a large size bracelet, without added weight. The four wire strands give the impression of multiple thin bangles, all evenly spaced. The bracelet feels quite light – without being flimsy.
Some Star Wars jewelry is big and showy, and some Star Wars jewelry feels like classic jewelry with a subtle Star Wars touch – this bracelet is the latter. While I’m no stranger to ‘loud and proud’ Star Wars jewelry, sometimes I want something a little more minimal for an evening out – this bracelet is perfect for that sort of occasion.
The standard Lucasfilm copyright information is stamped on the inside edge of one of the end caps, noting this is a licensed item. While the packing doesn’t note what metal the bracelet is made from, the ThinkGeek website does list it –
For our customers with nickel allergies: This is made from 316L grade surgical stainless steel. That means the five main components are iron, chromium, nickel (10-14%), molybdenum, and manganese. This is implant-grade steel.
Every now and again I’ll fall in love with a jewelry design that is only available in gold-tone. I usually prefer silver-toned jewelry, but I’m glad I decided to get this gold-tone bracelet – it really is very pretty! It is comfortable to wear, and I love the symbols – a great way to add a touch of Star Wars sparkle to your outfit, without having to pick a side!