REVIEW: PANDORA Cosmo Tommy Charm

“Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.”

This little spaceman is ready to join you for a big adventure!

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Throughout the year PANDORA have released a selection of creative new themes and charms. One of the fun new concepts is PANDORA Friends, a collection of loveable characters with big hearts. The recent Winter 2018 Collection featured three new additions to join the group; PANDORA Shine Bella Bot (767141EN23), Bobby Bot Dog (797551EN12) and Cosmo Tommy (797561CZ). Both Bobby Bot and Cosmo Tommy were two of my favourite charms from the Winter Collection and they have found a forever home with me!

Dora Explores: PANDORA Cosmo Tommy Charm

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When I first saw images of the Cosmo Tommy Charm (797561CZ) I thought he was made entirely from silver but the visor on his space helmet is made from a large clear cubic zirconia stone. Its slightly beveled shape creates a wonderful mirrored illusion and you expect to see the surface of Mars reflected in the stone!

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Overall the Cosmo Tommy Charm is bright and shiny like the Bruno The Unicorn (797609) charm. The oxidisation effect has been used sparely just to highlight the tread on Cosmo Tommy’s space boots.

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As the Cosmo Tommy Charm is so polished the hallmarks are quite distinct on either side of the helmet. One side is engraved with ‘PANDORA’ and the other with ‘J2 S925 ALE’. Recently PANDORA have introduced factory marks on select products. The factory mark is a way for PANDORA internally to keep track of which crafting facility has produced which jewellery item. However the factory marks are not part of the official PANDORA hallmark. On the Cosmo Tommy Charm the ‘J2’ is the factory mark and and ‘S925 ALE’ is the hallmark.

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From the back, the Cosmo Tommy Charm shows very little detail but he still looks incredibly cute with his sweet posture.

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Like the Bella Bot (797141EN160), Bobby Bot Dog (797551EN12) other the PANDORA Friends, the Cosmo Tommy Charm features a love heart on his chest. As a symbol of their big hearted personalities, each of the PANDORA Friends charms includes this detail. Although the heart is not always on the same place as Bruno The Unicorn (797609) has hearts on his hooves. Meanwhile Theodore Bear (767236) holds a huge heart with the words ‘hug me’.

Style 1: Starman

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'There's a starman waiting in the sky, He'd like to come and meet us, But he thinks he'd blow our minds.' - Starman, David Bowie

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'I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.' - David Bowie

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My first styling with the Cosmo Tommy Charm is inspired by the legend David Bowie. Besides the fantastic ‘Starman’ many of Bowies songs have a space theme. In fact it is hard to think about David Bowie and not envisage him dressed as his glam alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

'This is Major Tom to Ground Control, I'm stepping through the door, And I'm floating in a most peculiar way, And the stars look very different today.' - Space Oddity, David Bowie

This space story is set upon the PANDORA Signature Pavé Clasp Bracelet (590723CZ) with its sparkling star like barrel clasp. Floating in the middle of the design Cosmo Tommy steps silently between the two Galaxy (791388CZ) charms. Deep space is represented with sparkling the Starry Night Sky (791662CZ) and the discontinued Fascinating Adventurescent Stardust (791628) Murano charms. The burning cosmos twinkles and glimmer all around the little Starman, with deep blue enamel stars on the two tone Night Sky (791371CZ) charm and a glowing pearlescent moon on the Celestial Mosaic (796400MMB) charm. Looking very small, Planet Earth is visible on the PANDORA 2018 Club (796602D) charm.

Style 2: Wonder

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'I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.' - R.J. Palacio, Wonder

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'And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.' - R.J. Palacio, Wonder

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When I first saw the Cosmo Tommy charm it really reminded me of the lead character Auggie in the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. In the story Auggie has a rare disease Treacher Collins Syndrome, which severely effects the development of his facial features. To cope with the emotional difficulty of being stared at by other children, Auggie hides his disfigured face in a space helmet. Yet as the novel progresses Auggie gains friends and confidence, eventually loosing the need to hide. This thought provoking book is an excellent read which touches on subjects of bullying, acceptance and kindness.

'Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams.' - R. J. Palacio, Wonder

The Wonder themed styling features Auggie as Cosmo Tommy in the centre of the PANDORA Mesh Bracelet (596543). Auggie’s first friend Summer is represented by the lovely Bella Bot (797141EN160) and his pet dog Daisy is illustrated with the Bobby Bot Dog (797551EN12) charm. A touch of colour is provided by the Celestial Mosaic (796400MMB) and Silvery Glitter Ball (796327EN144) charms, which complete the design.

Style 3: Man on the Moon

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'If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon, If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool.' Man on the Moon, R.E.M

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'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' - Neil Armstrong

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One of my favourite songs, The Man on the Moon, is the inspiration behind my final styling with the Cosmo Tommy charm. This simple design is set on the PANDORA Open Bangle (596477) with two Galaxy (791388CZ) charms surrounding the astronaut Cosmo Tommy. Creating a celestial orb, the PANDORA Personal Galaxy Safety Chain (797512CZ) adds an intriguing finish to the design.

'Oh, man in the moon, send an evening star to wink at my dreary eyes, and I shall make a wish for a peaceful world that spins with no more lies.' - Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Read our review of the PANDORA Personal Galaxy Safety Chain for more styling inspiration.

My verdict on the PANDORA Cosmo Tommy Charm? He's cosmic!

PANDORA Cosmo Tommy Charm (797561CZ)
  • 10/10
    Wow Factor - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Value - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Design - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Versatility - 9/10
9.5/10

Summary

Cosmo Tommy is a fantastic charm and one of my favourites from PANDORA this year. Its creative design has an impressive wow factor and is sure to procure lots of compliments. Although I understand the cubic zirconia stone adds to the cost of the charm I still think it is slightly overpriced but it is a large charm with a lot of silver. Due to his size, some may find Cosmo Tommy tricky to style and so I have only given the charm 9/10 for versatility.

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The PANDORA Cosmo Tommy Charm (797561CZ) is $75 USD and available from our preferred authorised PANDORA retailer BeCharming.com

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In the UK the PANDORA Cosmo Tommy Charm (797561CZ) is £60 and is available from the PANDORA UK eStore

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What is your view of the PANDORA Cosmo Tommy Charm? Do you like the PANDORA Friends concept? Share your views with us in the comments below…

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Manon
Manon

Hi Dora, do you already have images of the valentines collection? And when is the releasedate?

Dora
Dora

Hi Manon,
Thank you for reading the review, I hope you enjoyed it.
I will post about the Valentine’s Day 2019 once I’ve been given permission.
Have a good weekend,
Dora 🌸

Patricia
Patricia

I love the Pandora Friends concept. Robots, Unicorns, Spacemen what will be next? I think Pandora have been inspired by the success of the adisney characters and have produced some lovable characters of their own. Cosmo Tommy is my favourite so far!

Dora
Dora

Hi Patricia,
I agree with you, the PANDORA Friends concept is awesome and it is great to see PANDORA branching out and creating fresh new ideas. The next PANDORA Friend will be Rob Bot, Bella Bot’s boyfriend!
Thanks for reading the and sharing your view and enjoy your weekend,
Dora 💗

Orla
Orla

I love this review, it is so spacey. I like be the Bowie quotes too. The styling are amazing give me some really good ideas. Thanks so much for the review, your photos are amazing.

Orla

Alyssa
Alyssa

Dora, thank you for your wonderful reviews. This little guy was not on my radar before Ali read this but now I am shooting for the moon! Lol 😂

Patricia
Patricia

That a stunning charm. I saw him in person for the first time this week and I am in love. Out of Pandora budget for the moment unfortunately but the rate Pandora retire these charms I will definitely get my hands on him eventually.

Thanks so much, Patricia

Andrea Wise
Andrea Wise

I really liked the Cosmo Tommy Charm until I saw/held it in person at a Pandora Concept Store. It looked really cheap and felt light like a fake knockoff. Possibly due to the fact that it’s NOT threaded like the Rose and Shine collections that I also don’t like very much. I only own 3 of the Pandora Rose Collection charms because they were gifts and personally will not waste money on them or Cosmo Tommy.

Dora
Dora

Hi Andrea,
I also prefer it when the charms are threaded. Sometimes though there is a reason why they are smooth. I think with the Cosmo Tommy Charm it has a smooth centre because of the large cz stone on his helmet. But my belief is that the PANDORA Rose and Shine charms have a smooth core because if they were threaded it could spoil their plating.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and enjoy your day,
Dora 💕