REVIEW: Pandora Pink Flower Murano Charm
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Pretty pink petals burst from shimmering rose coloured glass to create an everlasting bouquet.
The recent Pandora Spring 2019 collection introduced an exciting new Murano charm. Dainty blooms raise from the Pandora Pink Flower Murano (797901), creating the most interesting glass charm this year.
Dora Explores: Pandora Pink Flower Murano Charm
The Pandora Pink Flower Murano (797901) is the first Pandora glass charm in a long time that features a raised design. Previously Pandora produced the Seeing Spots Murano charms in a choice of vibrant colours. Each Seeing Spot Murano is decorated with contrasting coloured spots of glass. Affectionately known as ‘spotties’, the Seeing Spots Murano charms are now retired and a favourite of longtime Pandora collectors.
Five flowers adorn the new Pink Flower Murano (797901) charm and each is comprised of five rounded petals. Each Murano is unique as the charm is hand finished and thus may vary slightly. Happily little flowers on my Murano are consistent in size and shape.
The Pandora Pink Flower Murano is made from a very pale pink glass and the petals are in a darker hue. Viewed at different angles the charm appears either ‘candy floss’ or ‘bubblegum’ pink! Iridescent glitter sparkles within the glass creating a further dimension.
The standard Pandora hallmark ‘S925 ALE’ is engraved on one side of the threaded Pink Flower Murano charm.
Style 1: Anne’s Cherry Tree
“I wouldn’t be a bit afraid, and it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine, don’t you think?”L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“I named that cherry-tree outside my bedroom window this morning. I called it Snow Queen because it was so white. Of course, it won’t always be in blossom, but one can imagine that it is, can’t one?”L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“Dropping her precious carpet–bag she sprang forward a step and clasped her hands… But if you call me Anne please call me Anne spelled with an E.”L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
My first styling with the Pandora Pink Flower Murano (797901) charm is inspired by my favourite book Anne of Green Gables. Anne’s vivid imagination is fed with the beauty of Prince Edward Island. The beautiful boughs of the cherry tree Anne dreams of sleeping in are illustrated with the Cherry Blossom (790947), Pink Field of Flowers (791665) and Field of Daisies (791623) Murano charms. Fairy tales and castles in the sky are symbolised by the two tone Castle & Crown (791133PCZ) charm. While the more down to earth carpet bag in Anne’s hands is depicted with the intricate Mary Poppin’s Bag (797506) charm.
Both the Darling Daisy Meadow Clips (791494EN12) and matching Darling Daisies Spacers (791495EN12) portray the ‘White Way of Delight’ Matthew and Anne drive through on the way to Green Gables. Finally, the Tree of Love Dangle (796592CZSMX) pictures the cherry tree outside Anne’s room which she names the Snow Queen.
Style 2: Smell the Roses
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib
“Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?”Emily Brontë
“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.”Richard B. Sheridan
Set on the luscious Pandora Rose Smooth Bracelet (580728) the Pink Flower Murano charm takes on a completely different style. Its bright pink glass beautifully compliments the Peach Blossom Spacers (788111ENMX). While the Pandora Rose Pink Shimmer Murano (781650) is similar enough to create a symmetrical look with the stunning Pandora Rose Family Roots Pendant (781988CZ) in the centre.
Style 3: Tropical Blooms
“Just as I wonderSam Hamill
whether it’s going to die,
the orchid blossoms
and I can’t explain why it
moves my heart, why such pleasure
comes from one small bud
on a long spindly stem, one
blood red gold flower
opening at mid-summer,
tiny, perfect in its hour.”
“Lord Illingworth told me this morning that there was an orchid there as beautiful as the seven deadly sins.”Oscar Wilde
“One wants to move through life with elegance and grace, blossoming infrequently but with exquisite taste, and perfect timing, like a rare bloom, a zebra orchid…”Tony Kushner
Set on the 14k Gold Clasp Bracelet (590702HG), my final design with the Pink Flower Murano charm resembles a tropical hothouse. Once again the Pink Flower Murano appears to change colour as it is paired with the deep purple Shoreline Sea Glass (791608) and Anna’s Signature Colour Murano (791645) charm. The fuchsia Orchid Pendant (791554EN69) creates a bright centrepiece while the 14k Gold Heart Pendant (750809D) and Pandora Shine Queen Bee (367075EN16) add symmetry to the design. An infusion of 14k gold and two tone charms, including my recent Rue La La purchase, the stunning 14k gold Lucerne Clips (750818), provide a hot summery feel.
My verdict on the Pandora Pink Flower Murano? Blooming lovely!Dora
Pandora Pink Flower Glass Murano Charm (797901)
- Wow Factor - 7/107/10
- Value - 9/109/10
- Design - 9/109/10
- Versatility - 10/1010/10
I was very impressed with the versatility of the Pandora Pink Flower Glass Murano and have given it a well deserved 10/10. It’s particular shade of pink appears to change depending on what it is paired with and it seemingly varies from a soft pastel to a bright cerise. It drops a few marks on the wow factor and design but this doesn’t matter too much as I generally use Murano charms to add colour to a bracelet. Overall it is a lovely Murano which will suit lots of stylings.