REVIEW: PANDORA 2018 Club Charm

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.”

 

Celebrates the love connecting Club members around the world with the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm.

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The PANDORA 2018 Club Charm (B800776, 796602D) fits in perfectly with the PANDORA Valentine’s Collection theme of love! Not only does the collectors charm have the inscription ‘More Love’ but the design features lots of little hearts that cover the globe. I was delighted with both the concept and the composition of this charm and it was a must-have from the PANDORA Valentine’s 2018 Collection.

 

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The PANDORA 2018 Club Charm is presented in an attractive heart shaped gift box. The year, ‘2018’ is stamped in gilded rose gold on the inside of the lid, whilst the PANDORA Club logo is embossed on the outside.

 

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Tweetable: Every #PANDORA Club charm has a cherished diamond included in the design. For 2018 the glistening diamond doubles as the letter ‘o’ in the word ‘Love’.

 

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The PANDORA 2018 Club Charm has a quirky and chunky feel to it which is reminiscent of older PANDORA designs. The details of the globe and message are pleasantly oxidised whilst the tiny hearts overlaying the world gleam lustrously.

 

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One of my favourite specifics of PANDORA Club Charms is that the year is featured in the design. As well as making the charm extra special for PANDORA collectors it can also represent memorable occasions of the year such as a graduation or marriage. The reverse of the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm has the year ‘2018’ engraved in the centre.

 

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The normal PANDORA ‘S925 ALE’ hallmark is discreetly placed on the one side of the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm.

 

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The other side of the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm is engraved with ‘PANDORA’ and ‘CLUB’ at the top and bottom.

 

 

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The PANDORA 2018 Club Charm is nice solid silver charm with a comfortable weight to it. Like many older PANDORA pieces it is a threaded charm.

 

PANDORA Club Charm 2018: First Styling

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B800776 796602D Pandora 2018 Club Charm Review

 

My initial thoughts when I saw the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm is that it would be perfect for a travel or country themed bracelet. Part of the concept of the 2018 Club Charm is the love that connects PANDORA Club members around the world. I think this is a wonderful idea as so many lasting friendships throughout the world have been started with a shared love of PANDORA jewellery! Some of my most cherished PANDORA charms were purchased with the help of new PANDORA friends in various countries and this design is dedicated to them.

 

I used the PANDORA Mesh Bracelet (596543) in my PANDORA Friends design as the light woven silver is the perfect basis for the moving feel of journeys. The retired Turtle charm (790158) depicts time swimming with turtles near Borneo,  the Illuminated Stars charm (796373CZ) represents my PANDORA friends in the star spangled USA, the retired Edelweiss charm (791176CZY) is a treasured gift which symbolises the mountains in Europe. The PANDORA 2018 Club Charm expresses my love for my PANDORA friends, the retired Gondola dangle charm (791143CZ) is a beautiful memory of Venice and the Russian Exclusive Fairytale Fish (792014CCZ) was caught with the help of a fabulous lady. Of course England is characterised with the retired two tone Teapot (790250) and my time spent in Africa and on white sandy beaches is pictured with the Safari (791360) and the Pearl Oyster (791134p) charms.

 

PANDORA Club Charm 2018: Second Styling

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B800776 796602D Pandora 2018 Club Charm Review

 

My next styling of the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm is once again based on travel around the world. The Honeysuckle Pink Double Leather Bracelet (590734chp-d) creates a bright, cheerful background and looks fantastic with the glossy black enamel of the Sentimental Snapshots charm (791709cz). I use the retired Happy Little Bird charm (790424) to illustrated how we would have peace if the world was full of love.

 

PANDORA Club Charm 2018: Third Styling

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B800776 796602D Pandora 2018 Club Charm Review

 

My third design, ‘Love is the Answer’, features a trio of loved theme charms on the Open Bangle (596477). The Cerise Encased in Love (792036NCC) charm is a similar rotund size and shape to the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm and balances the styling perfectly. The stunning new Shape of Love (796563NFR) charm, also from the PANDORA 2018 Valentine’s Collection, unites the three charms together wonderfully.

 

PANDORA Club Charm 2018: Fourth Styling

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Finally, the Love is all Around bracelet design uses my entire collection of love themed charms with the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm sitting at the heart of it. The new PANDORA Rose Two Hearts Spacers (786559CZR), PANDORA Rose Heartfelt / Open Your Heart charm (780964and the retired PANDORA Rose Sparkle of Love (781241CZ) charm add a glowing warmth to the design. The PANDORA 2017 Club Charm (792092D), the new Tree of Love Pendant Charm (796592CZSMX) and Heart of Winter Dangle Charm (796372CZ) from the PANDORA Winter 2017 collection provide movement to the styling.

 

 

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My verdict on the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm? It's the Ace of Clubs!

 

 

 

PANDORA 2018 Club Charm
  • 7/10
    Wow Factor - 7/10
  • 8.5/10
    Value - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Design - 8.5/10
  • 9/10
    Versatility - 9/10
8.25/10

Summary

The club charms are instant classics. Must have for many collectors. They have instant pedigree. The style, design and detailing are a matter of personal taste. For the price you might be able to find more glitz elsewhere but, for me, this is a must have.

 

BUY FROM BECHARMING.COM

 

 

The PANDORA 2018 Club Charm (B800776) is $65 USD and is available from our preferred PANDORA retailer BeCharming.com.

 

In the UK the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm (796602D) is £55 and is available from the PANDORA UK eStore, The Jewel Hut or Hugh Rice.

 

 

Do you collect the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm or is it on your wishlist? How do you style yours? Let us know in the comments below!

 

6 Comments
  • Priscilla
    February 24, 2018

    Hi Dora! Nice review! This charm is really beautiful, I bought it during my last vacations in the US. When I saw the first photos I thought that this charm will be a problem because, as you said, it’s perfect for a travel bracelet, but I preferred to have all my Club charms together, so after a hard decisions time, the 2018 found its home in the Club bracelet. I have to recognized that now I’m tempted to make something like your “Love is the answer” <3 design, that looks stunning, 🙂 Thanks for your review, nice weekend!

    • February 24, 2018

      Hi Priscilla,

      Thank you for you lovely comment. I’m so pleased you have the 2018 Club Charm too! How was your vacation in the US? I’m looking forward to visiting later this year and going to Disneyland for my first time!
      I probably would have created a Club charm design but as I currently only have the last two it would be a bit naked! It was really fun thinking of different style options though and I think my favourite ended being the same as yours! I love the Shape of Love together with the Cerise Encased in Love and all three charms together are nice and chunky.
      Thanks again for commenting and enjoy the rest of your weekend,
      Dora ?

      • Priscilla
        February 25, 2018

        Hi Dora, my vacations were amazing, thanks for ask, I went to Disney World in Florida, and bought a lot of Disney charms, and some normal too. 🙂 I’m sure you’re going to enjoy Disneyland, Disney places are magic!! I have 4 club charms, steel looking for the 2014, that’s the year when I started to collect Pandora, so in that moment I didn’t know about the Club charms. For now they look great in a leather bracelet! Bye!

        • February 27, 2018

          Hi Priscilla,
          I’m glad you had a great trip! I’m so looking forward to going to Disneyland myself!
          Everything seems to look good on a PANDORA leather bracelet doesn’t it?
          Have a good evening,
          Dora ?

  • February 27, 2018

    I haven’t been a huge fan of the club charms pandora had last year for 2017.. But this year I like it. It came with the valentine collection and can thus be used for lovers.. It is a globe as well and can thus be used for travel and friendship as well.. I love how versatile it is and how it can be gifted for many purposes!

    The huge plus point for me is the weight, and how “bulky” it feels! That is something I quite like 🙂

    • February 27, 2018

      Hi Forest Beads,
      This years Club Charm was a lot more versatile, especially with it’s travel connotations. I don’t have all of the Club charms but as a PANDORA collector it would be nice to complete the set. The little diamond makes them special too!
      Thanks for reading the review and commenting,
      Dora ?