REVIEW: PANDORA Tropical Starfish & Seashell Charm

Bring out the mermaid in you!

Keep seaside memories alive with the stunning Tropical Starfish & Seashell pendant.

 

The theme of the PANDORA Summer 2017 collection is ‘Under the Sea’ and the Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm (792076CZF) captures that theme beautifully! The sparkling starfish and silver seashell combine together to create a magical underwater scene. Whenever I visit the beach, I enjoy searching for pretty and interesting shells to add to my collection, so this charming pendant was a definite must-have for me.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

When I first saw the Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm in real life, I noticed that the cubic zirconia stones on the starfish are not as a bright turquoise colour as seen in the official PANDORA stock image. Personally I quite like the paler colour and I think it makes it more flexible for styling options.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

The Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm is made up of two separate components; the starfish and the shell. Both parts move independently, reminiscent of the slow, relaxing, movement under the sea.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

The Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant is very similar to another charm from the PANDORA 2017 Summer Collection; the Tropical Starfish Pendant. The Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant is only an additional $5 but includes a little shell and clear cubic zirconia stones around the bale. The bale is also more suited to use on bracelets, although both charms could be worn on bracelets or necklaces.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

The reverse of the Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant is flat and plain which means it will sit next to your wrist or neck nicely but lacks detail if it is flipped upside down on your wrist. The back of the starfish has little holes, allowing light to pass through the stones on the front of design, making the starfish a bright, engaging feature.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

The usual PANDORA hallmarks are tucked away discreetly on the the side of the bale and are not at all noticeable when worn on a bracelet.

 

 

 

I went for a vibrant yet relaxed style for my first design using the Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant on the Light Blue Leather Bracelet (590734cbl-d). The Disney Jasmine Signature Colour Murano (791648) and the new Mint Glitter Glass Murano (791669) create a lovely sparkly effect, reminding me of the sunlight playing on the ripples of the sea. Because of the flat bale, the Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant sits nice and flush in the middle of the Murano charms. The Pearl Oyster (791134P) and Turtle (790158) charms add an element of fun.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

 

 

I love how the Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant is so versatile! It works as equally well as a focus charm or a worn to the side. In this Seascape Design I used it to create balance at the side of the bracelet with the Sparkling Palm Tree Pendant (791540cz) on the opposite side. Notice that although the bale on the Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant is more narrow than the Sparkling Palm Tree Pendant bale, both charms are of a similar size.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

 

One of the reasons I love pendant charms so much is that they work so well on necklaces as well as bracelets, so you get extra wear for your pennies. I styled the Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant with the Intricate Lattice Charms (791295CZ) and the Mint Glitter Murano. The sweet blue hue from the starfish is emphasised by the pale, minty blue of the Mint Glitter Murano and the overall effect is sparkling elegance!

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

 

On my next styling I once again created symmetry with the Tropical Starfish & Sea Shell Pendant opposite the Sparkling Palm Tree Pendant with the Tropical Parrot Pendant Charm (791903enmx) at the centre. The turquoise and teal of the Disney Jasmine Signature Colour Muranos and the Tropical Parrot make this an ideal bracelet to wear on your Summer vacation.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

 

I love using the PANDORA bangles to exhibit mini-designs and the Tropical Starfish & Sea Shell Pendant looks so chic at the centre of the Intricate Lattice Charms. The Lace Floral Clips (791011) mimic the pattern of the Intricate Lattice charms and create a graceful, classic look.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

 

For my final design I used the Light Blue Leather Bracelet as a backdrop for a Seaside theme. The Sailboat Pendant (791138cz) looks cute at the centre, flanked either side with the Tropical Starfish & Sea Shell and the Sparkling Palm Tree Pendants. The cerulean and cobalt from the Ocean Mosaic Pavé (791261mczmx) and Green Petite Facet (791499sgq) charms complete this design.

 

PANDORA Summer 2017 collection Under the Sea Tropical Starfish & Seashell Pendant Charm 792076CZF

 

 

 

 

My verdict on the Tropical Starfish & Sea Shell Pendant Charm? I give it an A star!

 

 

 

http://www.becharming.com/tropical-starfish-sea-shell-charm.html

 

 

The PANDORA Tropical Starfish & Sea Shell Pendant Charm (792076CZF) is available for $55 USD from our preferred PANDORA retailer BeCharming.com.

 

Have you bought the PANDORA Tropical Starfish & Sea Shell Pendant Charm? Or is it on your wishlist? How have you styled it? Let us know in the comments below.

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2 Comments
  • Priscilla
    July 2, 2017

    Hi Dora, this is other must have for my Ocean-summer bracelet, your designs are beautiful, which clips you used? I never saw them, I supposed they are retired, In my bracelet I’m using the starfish clips, they are retired too. Have a nice day

    • July 2, 2017

      Hi Priscilla,
      The clips are called Lace Floral (791011) and you are right they are retired unfortunately. They are in the Rue La La sometimes though and I’ve seen them for sale quite a lot on the PANDORA’s Angels Facebook group. They are quite small and I like to use them when I want a simple clip. The starfish clips are really pretty too and are perfect for beach themed bracelet!
      Thanks for commenting and have a nice evening,
      Dora 😘