You know how the screwed in magnetic ball keeps coming off? Mine just broke off and almost lost all my newly purchased beads on a dock and they would have spilled into a lake. So, yes.... Brighton replaced my bracelet, but I wised up and went to a hardware store.....(ace) and bought those little tiny black rubber o rings and use those on each end of my bracelet. They don't take up but a tiny space and no one notices the black "o" ring on it and it SAVES all my expensive beads!! Try it ladies, they are even good for other types of bracelets to keep your beads in place.. Love it!!
Shimmer Hinged Bracelet for charms
By Roberta from Lakeland, FL
On May 14, 2015:
My charm bracelet was a gift and I love it. One day I did notice the ball on the end was loose and luckily I tightened it before any charms came off. Now I know to check it regularly. Just hope it never gets to the point where it won't stay tight or the bracelet will be useless. The magnet idea is great for ease of putting on - just be careful of the screwed on ball. Some ladies are heartbroken to have lost their charms.
By Pat from Thorton, IL
On January 4, 2015:
Very unhappy with this bracelet, the magnetic stopper came loose a few times and now I have lost it. I've had 1 bead fall off onto concrete and break apart. They need to fix this issue.
By Margie from Richmond Hill, NY
On September 11, 2014:
Really a nice idea - i did buy it but had to take it back to a store for repair after one month and they said i had to wait 3 weeks. Same issue as others - screw kept coming apart and finally broke off - lost my birthday charm in the deal :( Just waiting to pick up my repaired piece. Brighton needs to adjust the screw and make it longer - hopefully it will stay put!
By Reagan from Rogers, KY
On May 10, 2014:
This was a nice purchase to add a little variety to my charms and beads. Having them on a different style bracelet completely changes the look even though I use the same beads and charms.
By Kay from St. Charles, MO
On April 19, 2014:
I was very impressed with Brighton's Customer Service. I commented on this bracelet because I lost the ball at the end of the bracelet and asked where I could get another one - even saying that I would be happy to buy the ball if need be. Customer Service contacted me and said they would send me a ball free of charge which I received today. Thank you!
By Jeanette from Carlinville, IL
On April 4, 2014:
I am returning it for repair, the magnetic part does not stay together. Other than that I love my bracelet.
Great starter gift,easy to wear!
By Rebecca from Oklahoma City , OK
On January 4, 2014:
I received this as a promotional piece, and LOVE it! I have worn it regularly, changing the charms to match my outfit and mood. Very versatile piece, and I have not had any trouble with the magnet closure. This is my favorite Brighton bracelet! Easy for me to wear because the hinged closure does not require a helper to put on or take off. A great starter gift, too. :)
Figured it out
By A from Matawan, NJ
On December 17, 2013:
I loved this bracelet, but was afraid I was going to have to take it back because the beads kept falling off. Then my husband showed me that I was supposed to unscrew the existing stopper and put the beads on the other side of the bracelet and the decorative piece acts as a stopper…. I am so glad I showed him before I returned it, problem solved. :)
Darling But AVOID like the Plague
By Atatxlake from Riverside, TX
On December 2, 2013:
I have had problems with both this bracelet and the charm watch. With this bracelet, the magnet came off and I lost some of the charms and the magnet. With the watch, it came undone and I lost the entire watch. I found it in a rock driveway of a home I had listed several weeks later. The face was all scratched up, but I still have the watch and beads as it had stopper beads on the end. Afraid to wear watch now. Never bothered to contact Brighton for a new magnet for the bracelet as I know it will just happen again. Not sure what to do about the watch. Anyway… Don't waste your money on this bracelet.
Wrong bangle for me!
By Judy from Sullivan, IL
On November 10, 2013:
I have had this bangle for a while but just purchased more beads yesterday. While at the store, the bangle opened & a couple of beads fell off. I purchased 3 more beads for the bangle, but once I added them, it seemed too heavy & would not stay closed. Last night, it broke at the hinge. I don't know if they will replace it or repair it. Now I have a lot of beautiful beads.
I would avoid this bracelet
By Karen from Northridge, CA
On October 23, 2013:
I have had these bracelet for several years and find it to be my least favorite ... The beads only go on one side and that causes the bracelet to be weighted to the inside of your arm and then you can't see the beads ... the closures isn't really that strong and the stopper bead sometimes comes unscrewed ... I haven't lost any beads but I have come close ... it is nice for weekends/evenings but not practical for work days
Great Customer Care
By Tina Hardesty from San Tan Valley, AR
On September 9, 2013:
I lost my bead magnet from this bracelet and I call Customer Care and they are sending me out one. What a great thing. I love this bracelet. Thanks Brighton.
By SJ from Kennesaw, GA
On July 6, 2013:
Some very dear friends gave me this bangle with some very special beads. I had not had it 2 weeks when I looked at it and saw that I was missing a bead. The little screw had come loose and it went missing. I went back to the store and there was another lady there exchanging her bangle because the little screw on hers kept unscrewing causing her to loose 2 of her special beads. I would think that Brighton would try to come up with another idea to help this problem. I think the little screw just isn't long enough or something. Anyway, I will be exchanging mine for something else. I love the bangle but just don't want to risk loosing more beads.
My daughter loved it
By Gloria from Eatonton, GA
On January 5, 2013:
My daughter received a "mom" bracelet for Mother's Day and loved it so much she wanted another bracelet to continue her charms. The bangle is perfect for her. It looks great on her arm.
By Brandi from Lehi, UT
On November 28, 2012:
I bought this bracelet about a year ago, and I still love it. It looks as new is it did a year ago. I bought a small heart charm to dangle from the bracelet. It is just the right amount of sparkle. It's a good classic charm bangle. I am glad Brighton still offers it. I just bought a second one to stack.
No Problems With My Shimmer Charm Bangle
By Danette from Meridian, ID
On October 22, 2012:
The bead/ball that screws into my bangle is very secure. I have a med/large wrist and I can fit up to 9 beads on my bracelet. However the size of the beads matter. I need to use at least 2-4 smaller spacer beads with the larger ones so once the bangle is on it won't open up. Also I notice that each of the end beads (1st bead and last bead) need to be smaller or shape more elongated than fat and round. I just play with the placement of the beads and the style of the bead until it works. Also I don't seem to have a problem with the stopper beads not fitting, however there is another style of charm bangle (besides the Shimmer one) that the stopper beads work even better on. So if you like the bangle try the other style. I get tons of comliments and I love being able to to change it up. I love the bangle also. The bracelet I struggle with is the glam charm bracelet. For me the 7 3/4" is to small and 8 1/4' is to big, and once I get the beads on, the bracelet becomes rigid and difficult to clasp. Maybe the right size would help! Hey Brighton, how about an 8" for us inbetween gals. Hope this helps!
Side Ball Bead doesnt stay tightened!!!
By Sarah from Tampa, FL
On July 15, 2012:
I'm not as lucky as TIna from Jonestown. Though I TIGHTEN the Ball Bead clasp B4 wearing ea. time - the ball bead came unscrewed & I lost $200.00 + worth of charms! It makes me sick every time I think about it as my daughter purchased ea. & every one of the charms. I don't recommend this Brighton piece. It simply isn't one of Brighton best pieces. I really hate to give this piece "1" heart. The Anna Twist Ring, does the same thing, comes unscrewed, I was lucky enough to find the piece"s" on the floor for this Brighton piece. Signed: CHARMLESS
By Nancy from Fuquay Varina, NC
On June 10, 2012:
This is a pretty bracelet but maybe not the best for Charms. I have tried several of the stopper beads to hold my first several charms and beads in the center and none of them work. They slide around just like the other beads. Frustrating when I'd like to keep them centered and secure.
By Phyllis from Fayetteville, TN
On May 7, 2012:
I really want a charm bangle but I have a larger wrist and once I get 2-3 beads added it is to small! any recommendations would be helpful!
Mine does not hold all charms!!
By Tina from Johnstown, PA
On March 16, 2012:
I don't even have mine full and it keeps opening up and yesterday a lot of my charms fell off, luckily I heard it as I was shopping. I looked and looked and found them all. I def would not buy this again, nice bracelet alone but not sturdy enough for charms!!!
By Anna from Amityville, NY
On February 25, 2012:
I got this braclet about a month ago and wear it every day. It is perfect since I sometimes have trouble with small claps and this doesn't have one. Everywhere I go people ask about it and want to know where I got it. The charms are lovely and I plan to add more since the price is within my range and the quality is good.
By Krystal from New Bern, NC
On February 24, 2012:
I got this bracelet for me and my husband's 3 year anniversary. It is great. I loved the charms that I had seen around town at other stores, but the price was too extravagant. I was amazed at the price of the charms for this bangle which was such a good quality. I just love Brighton jewelry.