REVIEW: PANDORA Personal Galaxy Safety Chain
“Moon dust in your lungs, stars in your eyes, you are a child of the cosmos and ruler of the skies.”
These two shining silver luminaries will protect your bracelet in cosmic style!
The PANDORA Winter 2018 Collection took us on an intergalactic journey, visiting the Planet of Love (797748EN23) with our new friend Cosmo Tommy (797561CZ). Continuing the outer space theme, the PANDORA Personal Galaxy Safety Chain (797512CZ) will add cosmic wonder to your bracelets. Although I do not consistently use safety chains, the elegant Personal Galaxy Safety Chain has a beautiful yet simple design which can be worn in a variety of styles.
Dora Explores: PANDORA Personal Galaxy Safety Chain
The Personal Galaxy Safety Chain has a clean contemporary design which will compliment many styles. A delicate line of clear cubic zirconia stones beautify the smooth silver and a tiny star and crescent moon hang from either side adding a subtle celestial flair.
PANDORA produces two options of safety chains: clip and threaded. The Personal Galaxy Safety Chain is a threaded design. Consequently, one side of the chain must be placed on the bracelet before the charms are added. Finally, once the bracelet is full the other side of the safety chain can be threaded onto the bracelet. The standard PANDORA ‘S925 ALE’ hallmark is engraved discreetly on the inside of the safety chain.
Style 1: Floating in Space
'We're all untethered, all flying around in the dark, the same as Mars and Venus, the same as the stars.' - Maria Dahvana Headley, Magonia
'Weightlessness was wonderful, and I was surprised at how natural it felt.' - Ron Garan, The Orbital Perspective
My first styling with the Personal Galaxy Safety Chain highlights how like other PANDORA jewellery, safety chains can be used in a variety of ways. Although safety chains are designed to added a layer of protection to your bracelet, they can be used creatively too. Worn on the silver PANDORA Necklace Chain (590412) the Personal Galaxy Safety Chain creates a layered necklace look. Appearing chain-free, Cosmo Tommy (797561CZ) floats amongst the moon and stars.
'It will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.' - Wernher von Braun, Rocket Engineer
Style 2: Shooting Stars
'You are damaged and broken and unhinged. But so are shooting stars and comets.' - Nikita Gill
'Keep your eyes wide open in the darkest of times. Only then you can rely on shooting stars.' - Lincoln Hall
Shooting stars are the theme for my second styling with the Personal Galaxy Safety Chain. The retired Oxidised Moments Bracelet (590702OX) is perfect for creating a dark deep space backdrop with the Stella Star Pendant (390328D) shooting across the centre. Scattered throughout the design the Silvery (796327EN144) and Golden Glitter Ball (796327EN146) charms sparkle like burning stars. Glistening stones from the Golden Pavé Lights (791051FCZ) charm emphasis the drops of 14k gold on the two tone charms. Stars twinkle in blue enamel from the Night Sky (791371CZ) and the luminous Celestial Mosaic (796400MMB) charms.
'Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground.' - Francesca Lia Block
Style 3: Second Star to The Right
'You just think lovely wonderful thoughts, and they lift you up in the air.' - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
'So come with me, where dreams are born and time is never planned. Just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings forever in Never-never Land.' - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Stars are also well suited to Disney themed designs. In my final styling with the Personal Galaxy Safety Chain the silver star and moon echo the magical world of Neverland. Our favourite fairy, Tinker Bell’s Dress (792138EN93) flies on one side of the bracelet while Peter Pan plays opposite. Adding a touch of elegance, the Enchanted Heart Tassel (797037) pendant sits at the centre surrounded with beautiful Wildflower Murano (791638CZ) charms. Additional magical touches are provided with the cute Bruno the Unicorn (797609) and Snow Whites Bird (797166CZ) charms.
'Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning.' - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
My verdict on the PANDORA Personal Galaxy Safety Chain? It's out of this world!
PANDORA Personal Galaxy Safety Chain (797512CZ)
- Wow Factor - 8/108/10
- Value - 9/109/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 10/1010/10
Although I really like the design of the Personal Galaxy Safety Chain, it doesn’t really have a big wow factor. Yet this is probably most people will appreciate this as a safety chain shouldn’t over power the bracelet design. I haven’t given it full marks for value as I think it is a little overpriced for such a simple style. Overall I am really pleased with the Personal Galaxy Safety Chain and I especially love how it can be worn on a necklace for a versatile look.
Have you bought the PANDORA Personal Galaxy Safety Chain? Do you use a safety chain on all your bracelets? Share your views with us in the comments below…