REVIEW: PANDORA Dreamy Dragonfly Charm

“Dragonflies are the keepers of dreams…”

 

This delightfully dreamy dragonfly will add beauty and wonder to your bracelet as he soars round and around leaving a sparkling trail of dreams in his wake.

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I have always been fascinated with dragonflies. Their shimmering iridescent wings, elegant beauty and graceful dancing captures the imagination and it is easy to understand why dragonflies are loved in many cultures. So of course the gorgeous PANDORA Dreamy Dragonfly (797025CZ) charm from the 2018 Spring Collection was a definite must have for me!

 

 

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At first glance, the Dreamy Dragonfly charm appears very similar to the Galaxy (791388CZ) charm as both have criss crossing silver strands and sparkling cubic zirconia stones. However a dainty dragonfly graces the top of the Dreamy Dragonfly charm and its glistening body merges into the silver thread.

 

 

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The Dreamy Dragonfly charm is incredibly shiny and other than the dragonfly element itself, the charm has very little oxidisation. The larger two of the dragonfly’s wings contain an intricate design with oxidisation detail filling the imprint. One of the dragonfly’s smaller wings is open and the second is oxidised in the middle.

 

 

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The shimmering stones which decorate the dragonfly’s body, blend seamlessly into the smooth, silver ribbon on the Dreamy Dragonfly charm. The space between each gem gradually increases, creating a wonderful effect that suggests the whirling dance of the dragonfly.

 

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The new PANDORA hallmark ‘P2 S925 ALE’ is stamped around one of the openings on the Dreamy Dragonfly charm.

 

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The standard ‘PANDORA’ hallmark is engraved on the opposite side of the Dreamy Dragonfly charm.

 

 

 

Style 1: Shimmering Rainbow

 

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I can still only see a dragonfly, its wings as thin and light as silk and its body the color of rainbow.

 

 

 

 

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797025CZ Dreamy Dragonfly Charm pandora blog blogger new spring summer pre autumn collection

 

In my first styling of the Dreamy Dragonfly charm I used a rainbow of Murano charms to replicate the shimmering colours of a dragonfly. The classic PANDORA Moments Bracelet (590702-HV) and Ribbed Clips (790163) provide a simple understated beauty for this look. Nature themed openwork charms alternate between the pastel shades and their lightweight feel contrasts against the solid Murano glass. The new Promise of Spring (797046) charm compliments the style wonderfully with it’s little beaded dragonfly. The cubic zirconia laced Dazzling Daisy Meadow (791492CZ) and Dragonfly Meadow (791733CZ) charms sit either side of the Dreamy Dragonfly charm and the Butterfly Garden (790895) and Floral Padlock (791397) charms complete the wild garden theme.

 

The rainbow trail stars with the Pink Glitter Murano (791670) followed by the sweet Pink Field of Flowers (791665) and the retired Pink Butterfly Kisses Murano (791621). The Purple Field of Flowers Murano (791667) blends into the gorgeous Enchanted Garden Murano (797014) which melts into a cool blue with the Ice Drops Murano (796365CZB) charm. The hand painted Blue Butterflies Kisses (791622) softens the vibrant Disney Jasmine’s Signature Colour Murano (791648) and the Mint Glitter Murano (791669) charm holds the gold at the end of the rainbow!

 

 

 

 

Advice from a dragonfly; Spend time near the water, be colourful, enjoy a good reed, zoom in on your dreams, appreciate the warm days and wing it!

 

 

 

 

Style 2: Touch Dragonflies & Dance With Fairies

 

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May you touch dragonflies and stars, dance with fairies and talk to the moon.

 

 

 

 

797025CZ Dreamy Dragonfly Charm pandora blog blogger new spring summer pre autumn collection

797025CZ Dreamy Dragonfly Charm pandora blog blogger new spring summer pre autumn collection

 

The relaxed Sliding Bracelet (597125CZ) with its boho vibe is perfect for this quirky group of friends! The gorgeous green Tinker Bell’s Dress (792138EN93) charm mingles with the brilliant teal and turquoise of the Tropical Parrot (791903ENMX) and Disney Flying Dumbo charms to create the colour of dreams.

 

 

 

I love to see the sunshine on the wings of the Dragonflies... there is magic in it.

 

 

 

Style 3: Heavenly Wings

 

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Wings are of many kinds.. dragonfly's serene wings, wings of albatross, lovely wings of humming birds, tiny wings of a fly or a bumble-bee-wings; and when they fly, they fly their best according to their ability of flying. We should not underestimate the size of those heavenly wings.

 

 

 

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797025CZ Dreamy Dragonfly Charm pandora blog blogger new spring summer pre autumn collection

 

Heavenly wings of many kinds fill my third styling set on the PANDORA Moments Oxidised Bracelet (590702OX). The mixture of PANDORA Shine, two tone and silver charms forge an exquisite ensemble. The PANDORA Shine Queen Bee Pendant (367075EN16) holds prime position with her lustrous lace like wings. The glorious PANDORA Shine Honeybee (767023EN16), Golden Honey (767120EN158) and the retired Celtic Circles (750811TPK) charms provide balance and the magnificent two tone Dragonfly (790898) creates symmetry opposite the Dreamy Dragonfly charm.

 

 

 

Magic is seeing wonder in nature's every little thing, seeing how wonderful the fireflies are and how magical are the dragonflies.

 

 

 

 

Style 4: Unlocked Dreams

 

 

 

I am the dragonfly rising on the wings of unlocked dreams on the verge of magical things.

 

 

 

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The twirling design of the Dreamy Dragonfly charm allows it to be worn on necklaces as well as bracelets. Paired with the tranquil hues of the Mint Glitter Murano (791669) charm, the Dreamy Dragonfly appears to gliding above its big brother, the handsome Dragonfly Pendant (390336CZK). This alluring combination, evokes memories of hazy days spent walking along the riverside with the hum of bees and quack of ducklings in the distance.

 

 

 

Despite its dark veins, the transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world.

 

 

 

 

Style 5: Fluttering Dragonflies

 

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I feel the fluttering of dragonflies, summer creatures that have no use for words.

 

 

 

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Their love as a dragonfly, skimming over echo park, stoppin to visit the lotus. Eating dreams and drinking blue sky.

 

 

 

In my final styling, the Light Green Double Leather Bracelet (590705clg-d) provides a grass like backdrop for this summery look. The delicate Galaxy (791388CZ) charm with its entwining silver threads, mimics the Dreamy Dragonfly charm, like a rippling reflection in a river. Bright fuchsia pinks from the Shape of Love (796563NFR)Orchid Pendant (791554EN69) and the Cerise Encased In Love (792036NCC) charms create a striking look against the glistening green leather which is ideal for the summertime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My verdict on the PANDORA Dreamy Dragonfly charm? It's what dreams are made of!

 

 

 

 

 

  • 8/10
    Wow Factor - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Value - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Design - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Versatility - 10/10
9/10

Summary

The Dreamy Dragonfly is a gorgeous charm that will get regular use in any PANDORA collection. As it isn’t a statement piece I have given it an 8/10 for wow factor. It is very reasonably priced and has a charming design which is quite versatile for various styles and both necklaces and bracelets.

 

 

 

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The PANDORA Dreamy Dragonfly Charm (797025CZ) is $40 USD and is available from our preferred authorised PANDORA retailer BeCharming.com

 

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In the UK the PANDORA Dreamy Dragonfly Charm (797025CZ) is £30 and is available from the PANDORA UK eStore.

 

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What is your opinion of the PANDORA Dreamy Dragonfly charm? Is it on your wish list? Share your views and opinions in the comments below…

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Emily

Hello Dora, Thank you for such a lovely review of the Dreamy Dragonfly. I was delightfully surprised by the beauty of this charm when I first saw it in store. It’s so bright and shiny with just the right amount of cz’s for an added sparkle. Your designs are lovely, but my favorite has to be the Dragonfly necklace. I don’t have the Dragonfly pendant, but a friend does and I’ll have her take a look. She has never been in to the murano glass charms, but I think this will change her mind! Your lovely designs never cease to… Read more »

Dora

Hi Emily, Thank you for your sweet comment. It is so nice to know that the photos and reviews are enjoyed! You are right, the Dreamy Dragonfly charm is one of the shiniest charms I have yet! It is very pretty and as you say, it has just the right amount of cubic zirconia stones. The Dragonfly pendant is a superb piece. Does your friend just wear it alone? I looks amazing with charms above it but I only tend to add two as I don’t have a long necklace chain and anymore can make it a bit short around… Read more »

Lozzie
Lozzie

Long been a fan of Pandora openwork charms. They are inexpensive and good “fillers” on bracelets. Love all your stylings.

Dora

Hi Lozzie,
That is so true. PANDORA Openwork charms are ideal as a nice little treat for yourself or a little pick me up! If you buy two of the same design you can also wear them on the PANDORA Compose Earrings. I have two of the Galaxy charms are they look gorgeous on the Earring Barrels.
Thanks for your comment and have a lovely weekend,
Dora 💖

Beth Curry
Beth Curry

Thank you for the review. I hadn’t been able to get to the store to see it in person and had only seen the stock photos which are of course very lacking. On one of our first dates my husband and I were at a lake when we were suddenly surrounded by a swarm of dragonflies and they were biters. We ended up jumping into the lake fully clothed in jeans, sweaters and shoes to escape them. We had to dry out by a fire and talked for hours. I must have this charm for my moments bracelet. Each charm… Read more »

Dora

Hi Beth,
Thank you so much for sharing your story, it really made me chuckle! I didn’t know that dragonflies could bite people. They look so innocent! The Dreamy Dragonfly charm is a definite must have for you and your Moments Bracelet. Maybe if it wasn’t for the dragonflies on your first date there wouldn’t have been a second. They definitely are worthy of a space on your bracelet. I’d love to hear about the other moments you have symbolised on your bracelet.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks again for sharing such a sweet story.
Dora 🌷