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Review: Chinese Year of the Dragon Charm

In 2024 Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 10. Join Katie for her review of the Dragon Charm.

The Pandora Chinese Year of the Dragon charm was released as part of the Pandora 2024 Valentine’s Day collection. 

2024 is the Year of the Dragon. The dragon represents good fortune, strength, power, wisdom, and health. The dragon is the only mythical creature represented in the Chinese zodiac.

This beautiful charm is plated with 14k gold. The dragon’s body is encrusted with a row of cubic zirconias along one side, and intricate scales along the other. 

As stated on the Pandora website, a pair of piercing red cubic zirconias “bring the dragon’s eyes to life, and its body is curled to wrap around your bracelet or charm holder, creating a sense of movement.” It is stamped with the ALE and MET within the body of the dragon. 

Style 1: Year of the Dragon

My first styling with the Pandora Chinese Year of the Dragon charm is in celebration of Year of the Dragon, and Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year falls on February 10, 2024, and the Year of the Dragon will begin. The culmination of Chinese New Year ends on February 24, 2024 with the Lantern Festival.

This styling is centered on a Pandora bangle with the retired Pandora Chinese Lantern in red enamel, and the Pandora Oriental Bloom dangle surrounding the Year of the Dragon charm with Pandora Shine Celestial Stars adding some additional sparkle. 

Style 2: The Flower that Blooms in Adversity

Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies. Mulan is determined, strong, and compassionate. She faces war to save her father from battle with the help of her self-appointed guardian and dragon, Mushu.

My Mulan design is on the Pandora Moments Heart Closure Snake Chain Bracelet. The Year of the Dragon charm is adjacent to the Pandora Mulan Dangle charm, and Pandora Mushu charm. 

Style 3: Shine Out

To me, above all else, dragons represent confidence and strength. This dragon is a good reminder to be confident in yourself.

A necklace chockfull of charms is a dazzling statement piece, which is why I decided that my third styling would be on the Pandora Moments Snake Chain Necklace. This necklace is filled with clear CZ sparkle, and touches of gold.

The Pandora Chinese Year of the Dragon charm is a stunning charm. The cubic zirconias wrapped around the body of the dragon and striking red stone eyes make for a gorgeous charm that is destined to be the centerpiece of many bracelet and necklace designs. 

Chinese Year of the Dragon Charm


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