REVIEW: PANDORA OCEAN LIFE CHARM

Make a splash this summer with the sweet Ocean Life charm

Celebrate the summer in style with beautiful blue enamels and stones.

The PANDORA Summer 2017 collection is fun, vibrant and full of cute little details. When I first saw the preview I decided it was time to dive in a get my first ‘button’ style charm, the Ocean Life charm. In the past I have avoided the button charms as they have seemed too flat in comparison with other designs and I wasn’t sure how they would sit together. The Ocean Life Charm (792075ENMX) changed my mind as the different textures in the design add to the dimension.

 

 

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The Ocean Life charm is very accurate to the PANDORA stock image. The fish design is made up of bright blue enamel and dark blue enamel. The dark blue enamel actually has a very subtle sparkle to it which is rather pretty. There are mixed cubic zirconia stones on the charm including a pale blue stone for the eye and clear stones on the tail.

 

I really love the seascape imagery used on the Ocean Life Charm. The shell and the coral is really beautiful and I’m pleased to see PANDORA continuing to add attention to detail in their charm designs. The cut out area between the coral add to the feel of movement around the fish and is quite charming.

 

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The Ocean Life Charm is an openwork charm and is unthread which means you have to be careful taking when opening your bracelet if it is the last charm on the end.

 

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The pale blue cubic zirconia stones around the edge of the Ocean Life Charm are like little droplets of water. The rounded shape really catches the light and sparkles.

 

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The normal PANDORA hallmarks are very subtle and are on one side of the charm near the hole, which means it is hardly noticeable once it is on the bracelet with other charms.

 

 

 

For my first styling of the Ocean Life Charm, I decided to match the bright blue enamel with the Disney Jasmine Signature Colour Murano Charms (791648) and the Tropical Parrot Pendant Charm (791903enmx). I balanced the design with the Sparkling Palm Tree Pendant (791540cz) and the new Tropical Starfish & Sea Shell Pendant Charm (792076CZF) on both sides of the bracelet. I used a selection of animal charms to add to the holiday vide of the bracelet and I think the result is fun yet elegant.

 

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

 

 

For a brighter and livelier design I paired the Ocean Life Charm with the Paradise Sunset Charm (792116ENMX) which is also from the new Summer 2017 Collection. I used both the Shoreline (791608) and the Tropical Sea Glass (791610) Murano Charms to compliment the blue and pink enamels. The turquoise and fuchsia pink of the Tropical Parrot and the Orchid Pendant (791554en69) really make this a dynamic and energetic bracelet.

 

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

 

 

I used the Light Blue Leather Bracelet (590734cbl-d) to create a laid back style. The Pearl Oyster (791134P) and the Sailboat Pendant (791138cz) add to the nautical feel and the Green Petite Facet (791499sgq) Ocean Mosaic Pavé (791261mczmx) charms add beautiful summery colours.

 

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Keeping with the turquoise, and teal theme I used the Tropical Sea Glass, Green Petite Facet and Ocean Mosaic Pavé to surround and highlight the Ocean Life Charm. I really love the combination of colours and textures and it reminds me of holidays snorkelling, watching the fish swimming play amongst the corals and anemones.

 

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

 

 

For a sweet and simple style I paired the Ocean Life Charm with the Paradise Sunset Charm on a Bangle. The Sparkling Palm Tree Pendant looks really cute in the centre of the two charms and unites the sand and the sea images perfectly. I love wearing PANDORA bangles when I want a lighter style or to show off favourite charms.

 

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My final style and is another mini-design on a Bangle. With the Ocean Life Charm at the centre I matched both the dark and bright blue enamels with the Aventurescent Stardust (791628) and the new Mint Glitter Glass Murano Charm (791669). The glitter in both murano charms emphasises the sparkle in the dark blue enamel and reminds me of the sunsetting over the sea. The Intricate Lattice Charms (791295CZ) provide a graceful element to this bracelet and it would be a charming accessory for an evening out.

 

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

pandora summer 2017 ocean life 792075ENMX

 

 

 

 

My verdict on the Ocean Life Charm? It's gotten me hooked!

 

 

 

http://www.becharming.com/ocean-life-charm.html

 

 

The PANDORA Ocean Life Charm (792075ENMX) is available for $75 USD from our preferred PANDORA retailer BeCharming.com.

 

Have you bought the PANDORA Ocean Life Charm? Or is it on your wishlist? How have you styled it? Let us know in the comments below.

6 Comments
  • Happy Charm
    June 30, 2017

    Merci pour vos idées de composition. J’aime bien l’idée de décaler a en faisant du bicolore, c’est acidulé et très ludique. Parfait pour l’été.!

    • June 30, 2017

      Bonjour, je suis tellement content que vous ayez apprécié l’examen. Il y a quelques autres critiques à venir ce week-end. Merci de commenter!
      Dora 🎀

  • Priscilla
    July 1, 2017

    Hi Dora, I put this charm in my wish list since I saw it in previews, but after this review I decided that it have to come home soon, your photos are amazing, and I love the detail of the beach on them, it’s impossible to decide which one of your styles are the best, because all them are adorables. I have an ocean-summer bracelet with the Tropical Parrot and Seahorse, the Oceanic Starfish, the silver Seashell and the Pearl Seashell, the Happy Crab, the Sailboat and the Sunglasses and this charm is going to be the center piece! In this moment the center piece is the Mint Murano, but now I have to get the Mint Glitter Murano, that looks great in the photos, to get balance in the bracelet. Thank you for the review! Have a nice weekend!

    • July 1, 2017

      Hi Priscilla,
      Thank you for your kind comment! I was very impressed when I saw the Ocean Life charm in real life. I really liked the imagery from what I had seen in the stock images but I thought it might look a bit childish in reality. Yet it looks really pretty and quite delicate! It can be dressed up or down depending on what it is paired with. You have quite a collection of ocean based charms and it will fit in perfectly! The Happy Crab and two tone Seashell are both on my wishlist. They keep appearing in the Rue La La sale but I’m trying to be good for now as I bought quite a bit in the sales already.
      I will review the Mint Glitter Murano in a day or two. It is gorgeous and a definite must-have!
      Thanks for reading!
      Dora 💙🐠💙

  • Emily
    July 2, 2017

    Hi Dora,

    Your review of the Ocean Life charm is stunning! I’m assuming you took these lovely shots at the beach near you. It’s very hard to choose a favorite design as they are all so beautiful. I’m loving the design with the Tropical Sea Glass murano, but the addition of the Shoreline Sea Glass murano with the Tropical Sunset is gorgeous. Who would have ever thought the sunset and fish charms could work together! I also like the dark blue and mint muranos together. Thank you for the amazing review and sharing these stunning beach shots. I bet putting this one together was a lot of fun. Hope your weekend is great!

    • July 2, 2017

      Hi Emily,
      Thank you for you kind comment! The sea glass muranos are great for combining other colours into a design. I wasn’t sure about putting the Ocean Life and Tropical Sunset charms together but the sea glass muranos make it work!
      I live quite near a very nice beach so had a little photo shoot for the summer reviews. I was a nice afternoon but I did get some funny looks taking photos of bracelets! 😂
      Have a nice evening!
      Dora 🎀