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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The normal PANDORA ‘S925 ALE’ hallmark is discreetly placed on the one side of the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm.
The other side of the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm is engraved with ‘PANDORA’ and ‘CLUB’ at the top and bottom.
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
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
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
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
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 (780964) and 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.
My verdict on the PANDORA 2018 Club Charm? It's the Ace of Clubs!
PANDORA 2018 Club Charm
- Wow Factor - 7/107/10
- Value - 8.5/108.5/10
- Design - 8.5/108.5/10
- Versatility - 9/109/10
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.
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!