REVIEW: PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm
“Being a square keeps you from going around in circles.”
He may well be a square, but this little fellow is anything but boring!
Much of the PANDORA Winter 2018 Collection is themed around chilly weather and chiseled ice. Therefore it was a fitting time to introduce the PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm (797515). Shaped like a little ice cube, the Heart Melter charm is PANDORA’s first square shaped Murano. This cool chap caught my eye and just had to come home with me!
Dora Explores: PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm
With a white glass core surrounded with square shaped glass, the PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm (797515) really does resemble a small ice cube. However, the friendly face that peeps out either side of the charm will make you think twice before using it to cool your drink!
Each PANDORA Murano charm is unique as they are individually made by hand. Notably the two faces either side of the Heart Melter Murano are slightly different to each other. The space between the eyes in larger on one side and the eyes are positioned higher up on the glass. Because of this small difference the Heart Melter appears slightly surprised!
The standard hallmarks, ‘PANDORA’ and ‘S925 ALE’ are stamped on one side of the silver core on the Heart Melter Murano.
The Heart Melter Murano isn’t a complete square, as he has four tiny feet made from black glass which stick out underneath him.
Like most PANDORA Murano charms the Heart Melter Murano has a threaded core. Combined with the thickness of the glass this makes the charm marginally heavier than classic Murano charms.
Style 1: Snow Flurry
'I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?' - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
'Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.' - Mary Oliver
My first style with the PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm (797515) is full of the dazzling magic a flurry of snow brings on a dark Winter night. Set on the Signature Pavé Clasp Bracelet (590723CZ), shimmering flecks of glitter fall like snowflakes within the Fascinating Stardust Murano (791628) charms. Contrasting against the midnight blue facets is the Heart Melter Murano with its white glowing glass. Each unique snowflake is represented with the intricate patterns on the Openwork Lattice (791295CZ) and Glittering Shapes (796243CZ) charms. The crystal clear night sky displays Illuminating Stars (796373CZ), Celestial Mosaic (796400MMB) and a Sparkling Galaxy (791388CZ) far, far away. Meanwhile the Crystalized Snowflake Clips (791997NMB) echo silent orbs of snow which continue to steadily fall.
'Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.' - Sarah Addison Allen
Style 2: Snow in Summer
'Bees’ll buzz, Kids’ll blow dandelion fuzz, And I’ll be doing whatever snow does, In summer' - Olaf, Frozen
'A drink in my hand, My snow up against the burning sand, Prob’ly getting gorgeously tanned, In summer' - Olaf, Frozen
This review takes an unexpected change in my second styling with the PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm (797515). Instead of a cold theme, this design is inspired by Olaf the lovable snowman from Frozen, who dreams of Summer! Unfortunately, unless Elsa is there to help, we know what happens to snow in Summer. And that is where the Heart Melter Murano fits in! This fun style is set on the classic PANDORA Moments Barrel Clasp Bracelet (590702HV) and filled with a beauteous bounty of Murano charms. Olaf’s buzzing bees dance in the Enchanted Garden (797014) and the smell of Cherry Bloosom (790947) fills the air. Interspersed between the glass beads are the pretty Magnolia Bloom Clips (792078PCZ) and matching Magnolia Bloom (792087PCZ) charm. Sweet Pink Glitter (791670) floats like dandelion fuzz around the Purple (791667) and Pink Field of Flowers Murano (791665) charms.
'Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle, But put me in summer and I’ll be a... Happy snowman!' - Olaf, Frozen
Style 3: Ice Castle
'Let it go, let it go, can't hold it back anymore.' - Elsa, Frozen
'That's no blizzard, that's my sister!' - Anna, Frozen
Finally, the last styling with the PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm (797515) is reminiscent of Queen Elsa’s ice castle. The Signature Pavé Clasp Bracelet (590723CZ) provides the perfect backdrop to this icily beautiful design. Cool shades of blue burst into the design from the Cinderella’s Wish (791592CFL), Ice Drops (796365CZB) and Elsa’s Signature Colour Murano (791644) charms. Inside her palace, Elsa sings Let it Go (791596) whilst creating a Snowflake blizzard. Meanwhile the Seven Dwarves All Around Spacer (797491) guards Elsa and her Princess Crown (791580CZ).
'Some people are worth melting for.' - Olaf, Frozen
My verdict on the PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm? He is the cube root of love!
PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm (797515)
- Wow Factor - 8/108/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 8/108/10
I love the quirky and creative design of the Heart Melter Murano but I don’t really feel that it is a statement piece, hence the lower marks for ‘wow factor’. Priced at $40 USD or £30 is good value and would make a lovely addition to any PANDORA collection.
How do you feel about the PANDORA Heart Melter Murano Charm? Would you like to see more square Murano charms in the future? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below…