Review- Evan Evina Dual Metal Wrist Cuffs

I have been lusting over the THP bound cuffs for what seemed like an eternity. They seemed perfect- simple, clean and timeless.

image

At  US $169, I thought the price was reasonable for statement jewellery, however the deterrent was the high shipping cost to Australia  of around US $50.  In this globalised, online world, I figured there must be another stockist of these cuffs. A google search appeared to prove me wrong.

However the adage, good things come to those who wait,  is right!  Around 6 months later I stumbled upon the Australian shop Evan Evina through instagram and lo and behold they stocked these cuffs for the bargain basement price of AUD $40!  Amazeballs.

I made a quick purchase, and 3 days later the cuffs arrived.

There were a couple of surprises when I opened them up. First  the packaging- they came in a padded  zip lock case.  I had never seen jewellery packaged like this before, however appreciated the packaging as it protected the cuffs from scratches.

image

 

Second- the weight and make. The cuffs are very sturdy and are actually quite heavy,  The quality surpassed my expectations for the price I paid.

Third- 2 Allen keys are provided,  which are used to unlock  the cuffs. Hilarious! Did Ikea design these things?

image

 

image

 

 

image

Practically, speaking they’re not the most convenient piece of jewellery. It’s a bit of an effort to open and close them. And for people who are not very dextrous, you will need someone to help you put them on and take them off. (Can you imagine wearing these and going through security at the airport? lol). The cuffs are also quite heavy, so they can feel a bit oppressive after a while and it may take a while to get used to the weight around your wrists.

If you lose the allen keys, you will probably need to make a trip to the hardware store to find replacements.

However the look of the cuffs is great and makes up for any inconveniences.  The mimimal, clean design will team well with any outfit and will definitely work for more than one season. Personally, I was very chuffed with this purchase and foresee myself wearing these a lot. Highly recommended.

 

 

4 Comments

  • claudia
    September 23, 2015 - 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Hi! So, i just found this post because im looking for those cuffs, but like you said $169.00 it’s a lot! so now, thanks to you, i found them in another site way cheaper, i’m dying of excitment! the thing is.. do you think they feel cheap? I actuallly want them, because i wanna wear them on my wedding day, i’m not a typical bride at all, but i think these cuffs will look AMAZING with my dress, help please!!

    • marilee
      September 24, 2015 - 2:09 am | Permalink

      Hi lovely,

      If you’re thinking of buying the cuffs from Evan Evina, then I can vouch for their quality. They do not look cheap, are well made, and look a lot more expensive than their price. I can’t comment on the quality of the cuffs if you’ve found them on another site however. If you think they’ll look great with your wedding dress- go for it! Just keep in mind that the cuffs from Evan Evina are quite heavy – not sure if want this weights restriction on your wrists on your wedding day? If you have any other questions, I’m happy to help!

      Marilee x

  • hannah
    January 19, 2016 - 1:00 am | Permalink

    hey hun, like you lusting big time over the thp ones but the shipping is ridic. THP ones say they weigh around 60g each cuff, do you think these are the same or heavier?
    P.s they have gone up to $80 now but on sale for $60 atm 😉

    • marilee
      January 19, 2016 - 1:27 am | Permalink

      Hi Love,

      I haven’t worn these cuffs in a while, however from memory each cuff is quite heavy and probably weighs around the same as an iphone 5 (which according to google is 113 grams).

      So they’re probably heavier than the THP ones.

      Hope that helps!

      Marilee x

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *