REVIEW: Pandora Beautifully Different Murano Pendant
“Be your own kind of beautiful.”
Crafted with left over Murano glass, each piece is beautifully unique, like you!
This has been an exciting year for Pandora fans with brand changes, new looks and surprise collections all taking place within a few months! Earlier in the year Pandora released a China Exclusive Collection. The gorgeous Peach Blossom range captured the attention of many collectors with some purchasing the entire set.
The second surprise collection was a UK release at the beginning of August. Even more exclusive than the China Peach Blossom range, the Beautifully Different Collection was available only for two weeks at just two stores! I just happened to find myself at one of those stores on the day of the release and purchased the Beautifully Different Green Murano Pendant.
Dora Explores: Pandora Shine Beautifully Different Murano Pendant
Happily I was able to visit the Pandora London Oxford Street store on the release day of the Beautifully Different Collection. Although it had only been available for a day, the collection was already selling out quickly.
As with other items of the Beautifully Different Collection, the Green Murano Pendant (368154GMU) features leftover Murano glass. The leftover Murano glass is remelted into new glass rods, each one bearing unique patterns.
The new glass rods are cut into the correct size for each piece of jewellery. Once set into position the Murano glass is polished until it gleams. I chose my Beautifully Different Green Murano Pendant from six others. Each one featured different swirls and markings in the glass. My chosen pendant looks striking with a linear pattern in jade and emerald glass.
The Pandora hallmark is discreetly positioned inside the bale of the Beautifully Different Murano Pendant. Because Pandora Shine is 18k gold plated silver it is engraved with the silver hallmark ‘S925 ALE’.
“She was different. Beautifully different. She saw the magic in the breeze, She heard the music of silence, She dreamed of dancing among the stars. She was different. She was a lily in a Garden of Roses.”Anandhi Moorthy.
Dare to be Different
The Beautifully Different Green Murano Pendant has a reversible design. On one side it is overlaid with a delicate pattern of glistening love hearts. A mixture of beaded and smooth hearts huddle together inside a golden circle. From this side of the pendant the Murano glass is unpolished and has a flat matt look which contrasts beautifully against the multiple hearts. My favourite element is the separate disc which features a tiny cut out heart and engraved with ‘Beautifully Different’ in a handwritten script.
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”Amy Bloom
The other side of the Green Murano Pendant highlights the beauty of the Murano glass itself. A smooth bevelled edge adds elegance to the pendant and creates a wonderful tactile finish. Notice how the glass set in the smaller disc has a matching pattern to the larger one.
“Its the shades of life, that keeps you going. Different the shades, beautifully different the picture will be.”Kritika Hazarika
My verdict on the Pandora Shine Beautifully Different Murano Pendant? Unique to me!Dora
Pandora Beautifully Different Murano Pendant (368154GMU)
- Wow Factor - 10/1010/10
- Value - 8/108/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 6/106/10
I am delighted with my Limited Edition Beautifully Different Pendant. The design has a big wow factor and I love that every Beautifully Different features a unique Murano glass. As the pendant is quite large it looks best worn on a necklace and isn’t very versatile. Priced at £80 it is a little expensive but overall I love my Beautifully Different Pendant.
The Limited Edition Pandora Beautifully Different Collection is available until the 28th August 2019 at London Oxford Street and Leeds White Rose stores. In an unexpected twist, it is also available at the Leicester Fosse Park store which has just been renovated.