REVIEW: Pandora 2020 Limited Edition Strawberry Charm
Fruit from the heart.”
Begin your collection of the Pandora 20th Anniversary charms with the juicy Strawberry charm!
This year is very special for Pandora fans, as 2020 is the 20th Anniversary of Pandora’s iconic Moments Bracelet and Moments charms. To commemorate such a momentous collection (pun intended!) Pandora have produced 12 Limited Edition charms with one to be released each month.
The first of the Limited Edition Pandora 20th Anniversary collection is the sweet 20th Anniversary Strawberry (798952C00) charm.
Dora Explores: Pandora 2020 Limited Edition Strawberry Charm
As Limited Edition items, the Pandora 20th Anniversary charms should include a special certificate. However it seems that each country varies. Worldwide there have been a few different certificates with some only available if you purchase within store.
I bought my Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry (798952C00) charm online from the Pandora UK eStore and hoped to receive a certificate along with the charm. Unfortunately when I opened the box there was no certificate to be seen. Weirdly though, three little Harry Potter x Pandora tags were inside the box!
Despite the disappointment of not receiving a certificate with my Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry (798952C00) charm I was still delighted to have the opportunity to purchase it. As stated by Pandora the 20th Anniversary charms are Limited Edition and only produced in limited number. This was proved to be true when the 2020 Strawberry charm was already sold out online at the Pandora UK eStore by 9.00am!
The Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry (798952C00) is almost identical to the original Strawberry (790112) charm, the first Pandora Moments charm released 20 years ago. However the 2020 Strawberry charm is engraved with the special Pandora 20 crown logo which is to feature on each of the Pandora 20th Anniversary charms.
As with many older Pandora charms, the 2020 Strawberry charm is heavily oxidised which highlights its beautiful design. The standard Pandora silver hallmark, ‘ALE S925’ is engraved on one side of the charm.
While the front of the 2020 Strawberry charm is adorned with the Pandora 20 crown logo, the reverse resembles the original Strawberry charm. Oxidised indents mimic little seeds scattered across the charm beneath the shiny leaves.
Again as per original Pandora Moments charms the 2020 Strawberry charm also features a threaded core. Many longterm Pandora collectors prefer charms with a threaded core and I am curious to see whether all 12 of the Pandora 20th Anniversary charms will have one.
Style 1: Golden Oldies
“One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“It has been many years since I have eaten freely at my choice, fair one, and a plate of strawberries is all that I desire.”
Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight
“Strawberries are what make life taste wonderful.”
Anthony T. Hincks
My first styling with the Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry (798952C00) is a showcase of the oldest Pandora charms in my personal collection. Set on the classic silver Pandora Moments Bracelet (590702HV) the new 2020 Strawberry charm takes pride position between the two tone Binding Beauty (790410PSA) and the Hawthorn / He Loves Me (790541D) charm.
As the 2020 Strawberry charm is quite small in size I alternated smaller charms with larger charms in this design. The retired Teapot (790250) charm is similar in size to the 2020 Strawberry, whereas the Tea Cup (790361) is approximately the same size as the Binding Beauty charm. In keeping with the ‘Golden Oldies’ theme I styled the bracelet with the Ribbed Clips (790163) which were the first clips in my collection. The remainder of the bracelet is filled with a wonderful selection of two tone charms decorated with 14k gold.
Style 2: Strawberries & Cream
“Comes de revolution, we’ll eat strawberries and cream!”
Willie and Eugene Howard
“Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?”
The Return of the King, Peter Jackson from J R R Tolkien
“Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together.”
The second styling with the Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry (798952C00) combines Disney fun with classic Pandora. Three Pandora Disney Minnie’s Signature Look Murano (791635) charms in strawberry and cream colours are interspersed through the bracelet. The Darling Daisy Meadow (791494EN12) Clips and matching Darling Daisy Spacers (791495EN12) mimic drops of cream throughout the design. Meanwhile Alice in Wonderland enjoys tasty treats as the Mad Hatter throws Alice’s Tea Party (791896ENMX).
My verdict on the Pandora 2020 Limited Edition Strawberry Charm? Delicious!
Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry (798952C00)
- Wow Factor - 8/108/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 10/1010/10
Like other Pandora fans I am super excited about the Limited Edition Pandora 20th Anniversary Collection and I love the 2020 Strawberry charm. It is excellent value priced at a reasonable £25, especially considering its collectability. As a silver charm it is also very versatile and its beautiful design will work with many themes. In fact personally the only area it drops points is on ‘wow factor’ as it is quite small. The 2020 Strawberry charm is a real treat to add to your Pandora collection!