REVIEW: PANDORA Disney Mickey Love Heart Charm
“I’ll always be with you… right there in your heart.”
Create a dazzling display of your love of Disney with the spectacular Mickey Mouse Love Heart charm.
The PANDORA Disney Mickey Love Heart (797168NFR) charm is one of the recent pieces that renewed my excitement for PANDORA. Over the last couple of years PANDORA have produced some slightly bland charms but the 2018 Spring and Mother’s Day collections showed the start of a new, revitalised PANDORA. Many of the recent charms show that PANDORA is stepping out of the box; playing with new concepts, movable parts and larger sizes. The PANDORA Disney Mickey Love Heart charm is a perfect example of this, with a fantastic combination of a sterling silver Mickey grasping a giant crystal heart!
After oohing and ahhing over the cuteness of the Mickey Love Heart charm, my initial observation was how the actual colour of the crystal heart is a deep fuchsia pink, not a bright red as shown in the official stock image above. I was not surprised by this as I had already seen real life images, but it is something that fans should be aware of. Occasionally the stock images do not show accurate colours which is one reason why I try to present detailed photographs of each charm I review.
The Disney Mickey Love Heart charm is similar to the Fuchsia Shade of Love (796563NFR) charm, which was released earlier this year as part of the 2018 Valentine’s Day Collection. Subsequently we have seen the release of the Blue (796563NSC) and Orange Shape of Love (796563OCZ) charms in the current 2018 Summer Collection. The additional feature to the Disney Mickey Love Heart is an adorable silver Mickey Mouse who has his arms stretched outright, holding the shimmering crystal heart.
Disney characters can be depicted in various styles, for instance the incredibly cute Tsum Tsum range. The Disney Mickey Love Heart charm features a vintage style Mickey Mouse, which has a narrow head, long nose and slender limbs. The normal ‘PANDORA’ hallmark is engrave on one side of the charm.
As Mickey is larger than the crystal heart, he is visible from every angle of the Mickey Love Heart charm. In this photograph it almost seems as if Mickey has fallen over from the weight of his loving heart! His tiny feet peek out from either side of the fuchsia heart. The standard PANDORA hallmark ‘S925 ALE’ is engraved towards the bottom of the charm.
The front of the Mickey Love Heart charm is super cute but the back of the charm is super-duper cute! The reverse of the Mickey Love Heart charm, presents Mickey Mouse dressed in his iconic red and yellow shorts and wearing his white gloves. Who could resist such a delightful charm?
I think PANDORA had a little fun when deciding where to engrave the Disney hallmark on the Mickey Love Heart charm. It is stamped in quite a cheeky location on Mickey’s bottom!
Style 1: Rock the Dots
It all started with a mouse.
My first styling with the Mickey Love Heart charm is dedicated to the loving couple themselves, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The vibrant Mickey Love Heart charm sits centre of the PANDORA Disney Mickey Bracelet (590731CZ) and the fun PANDORA Disney Parks Mickey and Minnie Ear Hat pendant charms swing either side. The two Murano charms also represent our favourite sweethearts. White Mickey icons adorn the Disney Classic Mickey Murano (791633) whilst the Classic Minnie Murano (791634) is decorated with Minnie’s icon with her trade mark bow.
Although this design is mostly comprised of PANDORA Disney charms, various star themed charms are interspersed to provide a twinkling magical feel. The sparkling Galaxy (791388CZ) and Illuminating Stars (796373CZ) charms grace the design with enchanting beauty. The bright PANDORA Disney Mickey (791461ENMX) and Minnie Icon (791460ENMX) charms complete the Rock the Dots style.
Live every moment as not to regret what you are about to do.
Style 2: Hey Mickey!
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
My second styling with the Mickey Love Heart charm is Disney for grown ups! With the PANDORA Rose Smooth Bracelet (580728) providing an elegant backdrop, the brilliant crystal forms a striking centre piece. The fuchsia hue of the Mickey Love Heart charm perfectly matches with the miniature stones on the PANDORA Rose Two Hearts Spacer (786559CZR). Perhaps PANDORA could produce a Disney version of the Two Hearts Spacer charm and rather than ‘You & Me’ it could be engraved with ‘You, Me & Mickey’! If you would like to read our complete review of the PANDORA Rose Two Hearts Spacer click here.
Never to old for Disney.
Style 3: True Love
My dream wouldn't be complete without you in it.
True love is the central theme in most Disney movies and my third styling with the Mickey Love Heart charm is based on that magical love. In this simple, airy design set on the delicate Mesh Bracelet (596543) you can compare how the crystal element of the Mickey Love Heart charm is identical to the Fuchsia Shade of Love (796563NFR) charm. The lively shade of pink also corresponds to the crystal stone inside the Cerise Encased in Love (792036NCC) charm. The Disney Classic Mickey Murano (791633) and Classic Minnie Murano (791634) create a dramatic, animated style when paired with the glowing fuchsia crystals.
For dedicated review of the PANDORA Fuchsia Shade of Love charm click here.
You are my favourite adventure.
Style 4: Dotty for Disney
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
My final design with the Mickey Love Heart charm is a crazy mishmash of all things Disney! If I am ever feeling a little down I wear my PANDORA Disney charms to lift me back up and this fun filled design is sure to make me smile. The Mickey Love Heart charm sits proudly at the centre and is flanked by Eeyore (791567EN80) and Tigger (792135EN80). Blue, green and pink are incorporated into the design with the Disney Parks Flying Dumbo (792124enmx), Tinker Bell’s Dress (792138EN93) and Piglet (792134EN117) pendant charms. The motherly Mrs Potts & Chip (792141ENMX) provide a dash of purple and Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage (791573CZ) adds an element of wonder.
Read our review of the PANDORA Disney Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage for more glittering stylings.
My verdict on the PANDORA Disney Mickey Love Heart charm? He's so fine!
PANDORA Disney Mickey Love Heart Charm
For me the PANDORA Disney Mickey Love Heart charm is deserving of a 10/10 for it’s wow factor. It looks splendid as a feature charm and is sure to stand out. I have given 8/10 for value as there isn’t a great deal of silver in the design. Although I love the design I didn’t feel it deserved 10/10 as the crystal heart element is exactly the same as the Shape of Love charm so it isn’t completely new. The versatility doesn’t quite receive full marks either as the bright colour of the charm might not work so well with some colour themes, although it looks fabulous styled with PANDORA Rose.
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