Darcy’s Declaration

I always marvel over the creativity some people have in expressing Jane Austen’s beloved novels as pieces of art.

On Etsy I found these cuff-style bracelets designed around Mr. Darcy’s declaration of love to Elizabeth Bennet in which he uttered those famous words:

You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

The first style is made of brass with the novel’s text serving as a background to Darcy’s famous words, which are overlaid in red.

The second bracelet is also in brass, but the text is set against a dark background, and Mr. Darcy’s declaration isn’t highlighted like it is in the first style.

I have to say, I like them both for different reasons. The darker one seems much more subtle, which I like; but I do love the way Darcy’s words are captured in red script in the first style.

Even after I compare them side-by-side, I still can’t decide which I like better.

     

What do you think? Which bracelet would you choose? You can click on any of the images to see more views of each style on Etsy.