REVIEW: PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet, Golden Tan
“You are invited to the festival of this world…”
Mellow festival vibes will continue long after the Summer with this laid-back golden tan leather bracelet.
I absolutely love wearing my PANDORA leather bracelets during the warmer months and they are perfect for the warmer weather. We were treated to some new gorgeous versions in the current PANDORA Summer 2018 Collection. One is the new the PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet (597225CGT) in either golden tan or black leather. Plus we have the PANDORA Double Leather Bracelet (597194CGT) which features a modern loop clasp and is available in black, golden tan, spicy orange and turquoise leather. With so many attractive colours to choose from, it was hard to pick just one! After much deliberation I decided on the PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet in golden tan.
PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet:
As Easy As 1, 2, 3!
When I first saw the PANDORA Sliding Bracelet, I was a little confused on how to open it! My recent review of the PANDORA Silver Sliding Bracelet contained three videos that explain how to open, style and lock the bracelet. As the PANDORA Sliding Leather Bracelet functions the same, I have included them in this article.
Video music credit to www.bensound.com.
Step 1: Unfasten
To open the PANDORA Sliding Leather Bracelet, simply push the opener of the barrel clasp to hear a little ‘click’ sound. A tiny spring inside the barrel clasp will release the leather section of the bracelet.
Step 2: Style & Fasten
Once opened you can thread your charms onto the leather section of the bracelet. PANDORA recommend a maximum of 5-9 charms on the Sliding Leather Bracelet. After adding your chosen charms, fasten the bracelet back into the barrel clasp. After you hear the ‘click’ noise you know it has locked properly. Gently pull the end cap, to ensure that it is securely fixed in place.
Step 3: Adjust & Go!
The PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet has an innovative sliding clasp that makes it easy to adjust the bracelet to size. The sliding clasp contains a silicone interior that can be moved up and down the end chains. Once positioned, the silicone centre prevents the silver clasp from moving.
PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet
The folksy style of the Sliding Leather Bracelet is on trend for the summer festivals. Its sterling silver end caps are decorated with clear cubic zirconia stones which add a sophisticated detail. Decorative stitching creates a subtle texture to the bracelets soft, supple leather.
As seen in the shorts of the PANDORA Silver Sliding Bracelet (597125CZ), the barrel clasp of the Sliding Leather Bracelet is easy to unlock. After pressing down on the small catch on the barrel clasp, the end cap can be removed.
As the end caps can be completely detached, it is possible to mix up your with different coloured end caps. For example the PANDORA Rose Sliding Bracelet (587125CZ) or the PANDORA Shine Sliding Bracelet (567110CZ). The Golden Tan Sliding Leather Bracelet with PANDORA Shine end caps would look magnificent!
Both the silicone and barrel clasps on the Sliding Leather Bracelet are embossed with the PANDORA logo. The standard ‘ALE S925’ hallmark has been discreetly placed on the flat side of the barrel clasps and is quite hard to see.
Over the years PANDORA have released a variety of leather bracelets including single, double and even triple designs. Smooth and woven leather bracelets have been produced in lots of lovely colours and finishes.
As well as creating a wide range of colours, PANDORA have also developed an assortment of clasps on their leather bracelets. Initially PANDORA Leather Bracelets featured a classic barrel shaped clasp. Later the clasp was replaced with a contemporary spherical design. Recently the threaded end caps were exchanged for smooth versions, which have the benefit of being quicker to slide charms onto a bracelet.
Now with the PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet, we have a fresh new option which is perfect for this seasons boho trend!
PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet: Styles 1, 2, 3!
The PANDORA Sliding Leather Bracelet is excellent for those who travel light and pack only the essentials on vacation. This simple styling is ideal for summer holidays as the Sliding Leather Bracelet is lightweight and comfortable. By adding a few charms you can carry your look from day to evening. My current favourites are these three silver charms which have a sweet, refined design. The Heart of Freedom (791967) charm bears a meaningful message on a polished silver love heart. One side is etched with the word ‘free’ in a charming script as if written by a bird. The reverse of the charm includes a pretty graphic of birds and the encouragement, ‘sometimes you’ve gotta fall before you can fly’.
On the festival grounds as the air began to cool, and the sun went down my soul swooned.
Incorporating a drop of glamour into the design, is the Enchanted Heart Tassel Pendant (797037) charm. While, the delicate Promise of Spring (797046) charm completes the style. Read our dedicated reviews for more styling inspiration of the Enchanted Heart Tassel and Promise of Spring charms.
If you’re unable to take a trip this summer, enjoy the vacation feeling at home with this warm, fun-filled arrangement! I love the bright pink enamel of the retired Flamingo (791294CZS) and the Tropical Sunset (792116ENMX) charms against the tan leather. With its cute inscription, ‘All I need is a taste of Paradise’, the Tropical Sunset charm will have you feeling relaxed in no time! Whereas the adorable retired Turtle (790158) and Pearl Oyster (791134p) charms will cause you to dream of calm turquoise waves.
I love the outdoor festival feeling.
My final styling combines glowing PANDORA Rose charms with the Sliding Leather Bracelet and is gorgeous against sun-kissed skin. Sitting prettily in the centre are my buddies Bella Bot (797141EN160) and her sister Rose Bella Bot (787141EN160) with the dreamy Pink Bow & Lace Heart (792044ENMX) charm between them. Additional blush tones are provided by the shimmering PANDORA Rose Intertwining Radiance (781968PCZ) and Darling Daisy Meadow (780004EN12) charms. As well as beautifully adorning your wrist, this styling supplies entertainment as you watch Rose and Bella Bot shaking their limbs as they dance!
And if the music is good you dance.
This small group of stylings is just an example of the numerous looks you can achieve with the PANDORA Sliding Leather Bracelet. How do you style your leather bracelets? Share your ideas in the comments below…
My verdict on the PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet? A summer must-have!
- Wow Factor - 9/109/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 10/1010/10
As the Sliding Leather Bracelet can be dressed up or worn casually and is only £45 or $55, it is excellent value. After quite a few years of similar designs PANDORA have completely updated their leather bracelet in this wonderful style. As well as suiting different looks, the Sliding Leather Bracelet can also be worn on the ankle, proving itself to be quite versatile.
The PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet in Golden Tan (597225CGT) is $55 USD and is available from our preferred authorised PANDORA retailer BeCharming.com
In the UK the PANDORA Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet in Golden Tan (597225CGT) is £45 and is available from the PANDORA UK eStore.