REVIEW: Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage & Midnight Pumpkin Charms
“I’d say the first thing you need is… a pumpkin.”
You shall go to the ball! And in style too, with the new Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage and Midnight Pumpkin Charms!
This year is the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Cinderella! Pandora are celebrating the occasion with a magical new collection of Cinderella themed jewellery which was released on Thursday 29th October 2020. The very kind Pandora gifted me some of my favourite pieces from the collection including these two carriage charms; the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage Charm (789189C01) and the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Midnight Pumpkin Charm (799197C00).
Dora Explores: Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage Charm
Along with Cinderella’s magical makeover, the pumpkin coach is a favourite part of the fairytale. Let be honest, who wouldn’t love to travel in one just once? Exactly!
The new Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage Charm (789189C01) is actually the third pumpkin coach charm Pandora have released. First was the two tone Royal Carriage (790598P) charm which was loosely shaped like a pumpkin and featured a freshwater pearl held within a 14K Gold crown.
In Spring 2015, Pandora produced the magnificent Disney Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach (791573CZ) charm with a 14K Gold crown detail. The new Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage is based on this design but instead of silver, has a stunning finish in beautiful Pandora Rose.
As with many Pandora designs, the new Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage includes hidden hearts across the charm. Besides a little heart on each of the carriage doors, there are also four open hearts which join together on the roof and form a clover type pattern.
Two more hearts can be found beneath the coach, tucked between the wheels on the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage charm.
Tens of shimmering clear cubic zirconia stones are set into top and sides of the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage. While the swirling ornate wheels gleam in a smooth polished finish.
One side of the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage is engraved with the normal ‘PANDORA’ hallmark. The opposite side is stamped with ‘ALE MET’, the mark for Pandora Rose.
Dora Explores: Disney x Pandora Cinderella Midnight Pumpkin Charm
Cinderella’s story comes alive in the enchanting Disney x Pandora Cinderella Midnight Pumpkin Charm (799197C00). Each side of the intricate openwork charm illustrates highlights in the fairytale. One side depicts the clock tower centred in a frame of swirls and stars. Sitting to one side is little Gus mouse who watches in horror as the clock begins to strike twelve!
The opposite side of the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Midnight Pumpkin Charm reveals the beautiful pumpkin coach in all its glory! A lush border of curling foliage mingles with the wheels of the carriage. While Pandora’s quintessential hidden heart sits beneath.
The normal Pandora hallmarks for silver and engraved on the side of the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Midnight Pumpkin Charm. Above and below the opening of the charm is stamped with ‘S925 ALE’ and ‘PANDORA’.
While the Disney copyright, ‘©Disney’ is engraved on the other side of the Pandora Cinderella Midnight Pumpkin Charm.
Style: Off To The Ball
“You can’t go to the ball without a horse.
But instead of a horse, well a coachman of course!
Bruno, that’s right! You’ll be footman tonight. Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!”
Fairy Godmother Walt Disney’s Cinderella
“On the stroke of twelve, the spell will be broken, and everything will be as it was before.”
Fairy Godmother Walt Disney’s Cinderella
“You will stay right here.
See they’re not disturbed. And when the boy proposes, notify me immediately.”
The King Walt Disney’s Cinderella
My styling with the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage (789189C01) and Disney x Pandora Cinderella Midnight Pumpkin (799197C00) charms is set on the Pandora Rose Moments Snake Chain Bracelet (580728) and relates Cinderella’s story through charms.
Silver and Pandora Rose charms alternate on this pretty two tone design. The story begins with the retired Nightingale (791114) charm with a tiny 14K Gold bird held inside a silver cage to illustrate how Cinderella was trapped with her unkind stepmother. Feeling desperate she wishes upon the Pandora Rose Shimmering Heart (781241CZ) charm.
Enter the Fairy Godmother in a dazzle of Illuminating Stars (796373CZ)! Waving her wand she produces a Sparkling Carriage (789189C01) and dresses Cinderella in a silk gown of Blue Ripples (797098NAB). The magic continues as Cinderella meets Prince Charming, symbolised with the beautiful Iridescent Murano Glass (787576). Then everything returns to normal as the clock strikes twelve with the Midnight Pumpkin (799197C00) charm.
However Prince Charming is intent on locating his mysterious love and begins an ardent search for Cinderella. Eventually he finds her and Cinderella’s dream of being part of a loving family comes true. This is illustrated with the Openwork Family Tree Heart (788826C01) charm. Finally they live happily ever in the Castle & Crown (791133PCZ)!
My verdict on the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage & Midnight Pumpkin Charms?
Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage (789189C01) & Midnight Pumpkin Charm (799197C00)
- Wow Factor - 10/1010/10
- Value - 8.5/108.5/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 9/109/10
I am completely in love with both the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage (789189C01) and Midnight Pumpkin (799197C00) charms! They both deserve 10/10 for amazing wow factor and design. They are a little on the dear side which is to be expected with Disney x Pandora charms. As Cinderella charms they are also not especially versatile although I think they both can be styled in many ways. Altogether they are wonderful charms for any fan of Cinderella!
Celebrating Cinderella’s 70th anniversary with new magical jewellery from the Disney x Pandora Collection, available both in store and online at our preferred Pandora retailer the UK Pandora eStore.
In the UK the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Sparkling Carriage Charm (789189C01) is £80 and the Disney x Pandora Cinderella Midnight Pumpkin Charm (799197C00) is £35 and both are available from the Pandora UK eStore.