REVIEW: PANDORA Rose Iridescent White Glass Murano Charm
“What would you call it? Rose? Iridescent? The color of angel’s wings? It is much more sublime.”
With its regal inspired beauty this shimmering, ornate Murano is fit for a princess!
Throughout this year PANDORA have continued to surprise and delight me with beautiful new designs and original concepts. A highlight was the magnificent PANDORA Rose Iridescent White Glass Murano Charm (787576) from the recent PANDORA Autumn 2018 Collection.
Often in PANDORA collections it is the Murano charms which capture my attention with their splendid scenes and gorgeous glasswork. However it was the ornate core of the PANDORA Rose Iridescent White Murano (787576) which I found particularly attractive. A silver option of the Iridescent White Murano (797617) was also released, although my personal favourite is the PANDORA Rose version.
Dora Explores: PANDORA Rose Iridescent White Murano Charm
The Iridescent White Murano charm is second Murano PANDORA have produced in the pretty PANDORA Rose finish. Although the Pink Shimmer Glass Murano (781650) from the PANDORA Autumn 2017 collection is quite lovely, I adore the dreamy hues of the Iridescent White Murano charm.
Surrounded either side with the sweet PANDORA Rose blush, the white glass of the Iridescent Murano takes on a rosy tint. In fact despite both the PANDORA Rose and silver versions of this charm having exactly the same glass, the silver model appears much cooler. Glistening inside both variations are delicate flakes of iridescent glitter, reflecting in the light.
While the glass of the Iridescent Murano is dazzling, it’s the ornamental core with a pattern of flourishing hearts that make this charm exceptional. Beautifully bordering the brilliant Murano glass, curling hearts link together symbolising a united love.
Like other PANDORA Rose charms, the PANDORA Rose Iridescent Murano has a smooth core. This is something to remember when opening your bracelet as unthreaded charms can easily slide off the chain. The typical hallmarks ‘PANDORA’ and ‘B1 ALE MET’ are stamped towards the centre of the core.
Style 1: Iridescent Dew
'Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.' - Rumi
'She lights the lonely shadows with her iridescent heart.' - Perry
'Some of us are dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; but every once in a while, you'll find someone who's iridescent, And once you do, nothing will ever compare.' - Wendelin Van Draanen
For my first styling with the PANDORA Rose Iridescent Murano, I used the PANDORA Rose Moments Smooth Bracelet (580728) to create a gorgeous, glowing look. With its enchanting beauty the Iridescent Murano is enthralling in a even simple styling. Two Darling Daisy Spacers (791495EN12) sit daintily either side of the Iridescent Murano like flowers dripping in the morning dew. Filigree love hearts from the PANDORA Rose Heartfelt / Open Your Heart (780964) charm echo the embellished core of the Iridescent Murano. Cheerful blooms from the PANDORA Rose Darling Daisy Meadow (780004EN12) charm, complete the bracelet with a feminine touch.
Style 2: Vintage Glamour
'He played with the idea, and grew wilful, tossed it into the air and transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox.' - Oscar Wilde
My dear you are iridescent, I can't look away.
The elaborate details on the PANDORA Rose Iridescent Murano make it ideal for this glamorous vintage look set on the Oxidised Moments Bracelet (590702OX). Blush coloured charms alternate with highly oxidised silver charms to provide an antique feel. Sitting regally at the centre, the Iridescent Murano is enveloped with the elegant Mystic Floral Pavé (791419CZ) and PANDORA Rose Two Hearts Spacer (786559CZR) charms. Fascinating textures from the Lacewing Butterfly Clip (791256) and Pink Bow & Lace Heart (792044ENMX) charm lend an old fashioned beauty to the bracelet.
'Give me Pablo Neruda, picnic beneath a full moon and iridescent stars, black olives, cherries, dark things, canoe on a river that's romance.' - Brandi L Bates
Style 3: Shimmering Iridescence
'I conjured for him electric skies and iridescent seas and evenings full of laughter and silly jokes... I drew the world he had created for me, full of wonder and possibility.' - Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
'An almost imperceptible iridescent mist hovered in the air and all the fresh colours of June were intensified, looked richer and softer, as if reflected through a prism.' - Irène Némirovsky.
The fabulous PANDORA Open Bangle (596477) very quickly became my go to bracelet and it is a fantastic way to showcase charms. Set upon a shining silver background the PANDORA Rose Iridescent Murano takes on a completely different look. Glowing with the palest of pinks the Iridescent Murano charm resembles the memory of summer as winter draws near. Sparkling grains within the Mint Glitter Murano (791669) harmonise with the soft blush of the PANDORA Rose Iridescent Murano. While glistening icicles inside the PANDORA Disney Elsa’s Signature Colour Murano (791644) reminds us that Winter is near.
'And iridescent crystals fall and crackle on the snow-crust, With the winer sun drawing cold blue shadows from the trees.' - Sara Teasdale.
My verdict on the PANDORA Rose Iridescent White Glass Murano? A shimmering success!
PANDORA Rose Iridescent White Glass Murano Charm (787576)
- Wow Factor - 10/1010/10
- Value - 9/109/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 10/1010/10
With it’s ethereal glittering glass and decorative border the PANDORA Rose Iridescent Murano is absolutely enthralling and receives a 10/10 for design and wow factor. It’s elegant style also earns it full marks on versatility, as it will look good both on bracelets and necklaces. It is a little on the pricey side for a Murano charm but in my opinion completely worth it!
Do you have the Iridescent White Glass Murano in PANDORA Rose or silver? What is your opinion of the charms’ decorated core? Share your view with us in the comments below…