REVIEW: PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm

Tweet: “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.“

 

Express your lively nature with this fascinating beehive and dancing bumble bee pendant!

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

The striking PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm (767044CZ) from the PANDORA Spring 2018 Collection, sat at the top of my wish list along with the PANDORA Shine Queen Bee Pendant (367075EN16). As the Queen Bee Pendant has received rather a lot of press coverage I decided to appraise the sumptuous Sweet As Honey Pendant as my first PANDORA Shine review.

 

I apologise in advance if you notice there are a few more photographs than usual. I couldn’t help myself… the PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant attracted my camera like, well, a bee to honey!

 

What is PANDORA Shine?

Made with the same high quality craftsmanship as other PANDORA collections, PANDORA Shine jewellery is brought to life with a combination of traditional artisan electroplating along with modern technology which sees a sterling silver core coated with palladium, before being topped with a final layer of deep, rich 18k gold.

 

PANDORA Shine jewellery is created from 18k gold-plated sterling silver. It is different to the PANDORA 14k solid gold jewellery but can be styled together will all of PANDORA metals: 14k gold, sterling silver and PANDORA Rose.

 

 

How to clean PANDORA Shine?

Maintain the shine by polishing jewellery with a soft polishing cloth. Wash gently in lukewarm, soapy water, patting jewellery gently with a soft cloth to dry. Avoid using silver dips, polishing liquids, ultrasonic cleaning and abrasive chemicals. Limit contact with make-up, creams, perfumes and lotions. Remove jewellery before swimming, bathing and exercise. Store PANDORA Shine separately to avoid scratches.

 

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

The PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm is comprised of multiple elements; a little bumble bee, a hanging beehive and a sparkling bale. Both the bale and the hive are set with glittering clear cubic zirconia stones. The delicate gems set around the shining, swirling beehive resemble glistening honeycomb.

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

The tiny bumble bee hangs separately from the beehive which creates a natural motion as if it is dancing around the sweet honey hive. It also produces a subtle humming sound as it gently moves, rather like a bee buzzing away on a summers day!

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

As PANDORA Shine jewellery is gold-plated and not solid gold, it bears a sterling silver hallmark. The standard PANDORA ‘S925’ and ‘ALE’ hallmarks are situation on the side of the bale on the Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm.

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

Longtime PANDORA fans will be delighted to see the amount of detail in the jewellery from the Spring 2018 Collection. The mini bumblebee on the PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant is of the same design as the Queen Bee Pendant although the pattern on its wings is solid and not cut out. Both bees feature a fun little heart detail at the top of their body beneath the eyes.

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

Tweetable: An intriguing Tiger Stone is encased at the centre of the beehive on the Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm. Tiger Stones can vary in colour, from light golden to deep reddish brown. It is believed to be a powerful stone which helps to release fear and anxiety whilst providing harmony and balance. It symbolises taking action and making wise decisions. The Tiger Stone is perfect to illustrate a cluster of luscious golden honey and its symbolism of action is ideal for a buzzy bee!

 

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

The swirling structure of the beehive on the Sweet As Honey Pendant, adds to the fluidity of the PANDORA Shine gold plating and it is quite mesmurising. I love the contrast of the natural Tiger Stone against the smooth edge of the golden ribbons.

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

Like the PANDORA Rose range, the PANDORA Shine charms have a smooth core rather than threaded. This will prevent scratching the gold plating.

 

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

One of the great things about PANDORA jewellery is that you can mix and match how you wear it. PANDORA Pendant Charms look beautiful worn on both necklaces and bracelets. My first style with the PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm is to wear it alone, simply on my gold necklace chain.

 

 

 

Isn't it funny. How a Bear likes honey? Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! I wonder why he does?

 

 

 

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

As regular readers will know, I absolutely adore Winnie-the-Pooh, even if he is a silly old bear! When I was thinking of how to style the PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm I remembered Pooh’s love of honey and the scrapes he gets into trying to satisfy his insatiable hunger. This design is called ‘Climbing Thoughts’ and is inspired by when Pooh Bear climbed up a dangerously high tree trying to reach the honey in the beehive.

 

The PANDORA Mesh Bracelet (596543) is perfect for this style as it is lightweight and allows the charms to move around. The PANDORA Disney Winnie-the-Pooh Portrait Charm (791566) is happily smiling and thinking of the delicious Golden Honey Charm (767120EN158) next to him! The bees are protecting their precious honey in the retired PANDORA Beehive Charm (790577) and the PANDORA Shine Honeybee Charm (767023EN16).

 

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

The PANDORA Shine range can be worn with the other PANDORA metals and my third design features PANDORA Shine, PANDORA Rose and silver. The PANDORA Rose Heart Clasp Bracelet (580719) is splendid as a background to the three metals. The PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm, Golden Honey Charm (767120EN158)PANDORA Shine Honeybee Charm (767023EN16) are alternated with silver and Rose charms. The sparkling Shining Path Clips (791972CZ) echo the bale of the Sweet As Honey Charm.

 

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

For a vintage style I combined PANDORA Shine with two tone charms on the retired PANDORA Oxidised Bracelet (590702ox). A few PANDORA fans have mentioned that they thought the new PANDORA Shine range was too ‘yellow’. On this bracelet you can see the PANDORA Shine charms are only slightly more yellow than the touches of 14k gold on the two tone charms.

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm 767044CZ spring queen bee summer new collection free gift morapandora theartofpandora becharming becharming.com pandora sale free pandora clutch mothers day bag ring dish

 

My final design called ‘Wild Honey’ is simple yet sweet with the pretty Wildflower Murano Charms (791638CZ) flanking the Sweet As Honey Pendant on the PANDORA Open Bangle (596477). The gold colour is empathised with the pollen filled daisies in the Murano Charms. The swirling pattern from the beehive is mirrored in the ribbons of brown and green glass at the centre of the charm.

 

If you haven’t yet bought the gorgeous Wildflower Murano Charms they are now available for just £19 in the PANDORA UK Spring Sale.

 

 

My verdict on the PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm? Lives up to the buzz!

 

PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm
  • 9.5/10
    Wow Factor - 9.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Value - 8.5/10
  • 10/10
    Design - 10/10
  • 9.5/10
    Versatility - 9.5/10
9.38/10

Summary

This charm has a real sting to it when it comes to WOW factor. It is beautiful and smooth and lusciously designed. It is versatile as it can hang on a chain as a necklace. The Shine range represents good value in the price points at launch.

Sending
User Review
0 (0 votes)

 

GO TO COMMMENTS

 

 

 

The PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm (767044CZ) is $100 USD and is available from our preferred authorised PANDORA retailer BeCharming.com.

 

Spend $150 USD on PANDORA Shine at BeCharming.com and receive a FREE PANDORA Shine Ring Dish!

 

 

BUY FROM BECHARMING.COM

 

 

In the UK the  PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant Charm (767044CZ) is £80 and is available from the PANDORA UK eStore.

 

Spend £125 on PANDORA Shine at PANDORA UK eStore and receive a FREE PANDORA Clutch!

 

 

BUY FROM PANDORA UK

 

 

 

Have you bought any of the new PANDORA Shine range? What is your favourite piece? Let us know in the comments below!

32 Comments
  • Shital Pratap
    Reply
    April 5, 2018

    Hello there.
    The shine collection looks absolutely stunning. The queen bee is obviously a favorite to a lot of people. It adds a good pop of color as well. Really like how you have styled the honey bee with other charms. Just sad that the shine collection will not be available in Fiji though.
    Best wishes.
    Shital Pratap.

    • April 6, 2018

      Hi Shital,
      Thank you for your kind comment. I did also get the Queen Bee Pendant and will review it shortly. It’s funny as in the stock photos I preferred the Queen Bee Pendant to the Sweet As Honey pendant but when I saw them both in real life I like the Sweet As Honey Pendant a little more! I really hope PANDORA Shine arrives in Fiji soon, you’ll love It!
      Have a great day,
      Dora 🐝

  • IPinkILoveYou
    Reply
    April 5, 2018

    Hi Dora,

    Lovely review of the sweet as honey pendant! The little bee is super cute and I appreciate all the fine details on the entire pendant. I love how you paired Pooh bear with his honey, they are both meant to bee together. I am still recovering from the promotion last month and decided to wait and see how the gold plating wears over time, but the more I peruse through your beautiful photos, the more tempted I am to indulge in Pandora SHINE. How has the pendant held up in terms of wear and tear? Will you be getting more SHINE charms?

    Yvonne

    • April 6, 2018

      Hi Yvonne,
      Thank you for your sweet comment and you are right, Pooh and his Honey need to Bee together! The Shine jewellery is holding up very well so far and it hasn’t scratched or marked. I was quite confident purchasing PANDORA Shine as my PANDORA Rose jewellery hasn’t had any issues and that is also plated. I think an important step is to store it correctly and I keep mine in the white PANDORA pouch from the Care Kit.
      I decided on 4 PANDORA Shine charms from the Spring collection and I will definitely get more in future collections! I fully recommend joining the Shine club, plus PANDORA currently have the free clutch or ring dish promotion!
      I will be posting another 3 Shine reviews shortly so that may help you make up your mind 😊
      Thank you again for reading and commenting. Have a wonderful day!
      Dora 🍯🐝

  • Aussiebeadfreak
    Reply
    April 5, 2018

    Love the review! I’ve got so many ideas now! But also I’m curious what the next Shine release will be themed around?

    • April 6, 2018

      Hi AussieBeadFreak,
      Thank you so much! There are a few more Shine items coming out in the Mother’s Day collection such as the Theodore Bear charm which I think will be very popular. It’s interesting to think what will be next. The bee theme was fantastic but I think maybe future collections will have more charms in a choice of silver, Rose or Shine as they have already produced with many of the rings from the Spring collection. Maybe the bee theme was just to create extra buzz for the new Shine range!
      Thank you again for commenting and enjoy your day!
      Dora 🐝✨

  • Martha
    Reply
    April 5, 2018

    I like how you paired this bead with Pooh Bear. There are quite a few beads from the Shine collection I have my eyes on.

    • April 6, 2018

      Hi Martha,
      Thank you for your comment. As soon as I saw the Shine images I knew which cheeky little bear would like them! He needs to be careful not to get stung though!
      Which of the PANDORA Shine charms are in your list? As a big silver lover, how do you feel about gold?
      Thank you again for commenting and enjoy your day,
      Dora 🐝💕

  • Emily
    Reply
    April 6, 2018

    Lovely review on the, Sweet as Honey charm and including care instructions, as well! I loved that. Your photos are always so so stunning and one of my favourite parts of your blogs because they are works of art too! 🐝🌿💕

    I’m curious to know how the 18k gold plated wears overtime. Please keep us posted!

    So far, I just have my Bee petite from the Shine collection, debating if I like the colour against my complexion, hehe

    • April 6, 2018

      Hi Emily,
      Thank you so very much for your kind comment! It has made my week! I really enjoy creating the photographs for my reviews and it’s nice to know they are appreciated 💗
      I love the little Petite Bee and it nearly persuaded me into getting a locket! He looks gorgeous with the flower petites. I might get the upcoming Floating Locket Bracelet so that I can test out the petite charms.
      I used to steer clear of gold jewellery because I didn’t think it worked with my complexion but I think it looks good on different skin tones. In the PANDORA ad campaigns for Shine there are lots of different models with different skins tones and it suits them all.
      Thank you again for your lovely comment and have a wonderful day!
      Dora 🌸🐝🌸

  • April 6, 2018

    Lovely photos and review! I really enjoy how you have styled this charm, and especially like it on the necklace.

    • April 6, 2018

      Hi Katie,
      Thank you for your kind comment. The PANDORA Shine Sweet As Honey Pendant looks beautiful on the the necklace. I don’t actually have a PANDORA gold necklace chain but it fits onto another chain I own. Have you added any of the new Shine range to your PANDORA collection?
      Dora 🐝✨

      • April 12, 2018

        No, I haven’t gotten any of the shine collection yet. Hope to in the future, but I still have so many things on my wish list. Lol.

  • Jahndra
    Reply
    April 6, 2018

    Very nicely done!!! I do enjoy the photos, I think I’ve gotten a bit lazy when I take mine 😅. I’m still on the fence when it comes to Shine, we’ll see if I dip my toe in! Thanks for the awesome review!

    • April 7, 2018

      Hi Jahndra,
      Thank you for your kind comment! I really enjoy my little photoshoots but it can take a bit of time. I think a few fans are waiting before purchasing the new Shine range but I’m really happy I bought my pieces. I loved the Limited Edition Bee bracelet too but decided just to stick to charms as I could integrate them into my collection more easily. I’m just about to review my next Shine charm so stay tuned!
      Thanks again for commenting and enjoy your weekend.
      Dora 🐝

  • Patricia
    Reply
    April 6, 2018

    THe photos are out of this world! I wish I could get images like that on my camera!

    I have been trying to decide if I want to invest in Pandora Shine as gold is not normally my thing, but these images have me hooked! I am looking forward to your upcoming reviews to help me try to decide.

    The bee charm looks like my favourite, but I will see what you have to say about it.
    Patricia

    • April 7, 2018

      Hi Patricia,
      You are too kind! Thank you so much. When my husband treated himself to a new camera I received his old one which helps me a lot. I hope my reviews help you decide if you like PANDORA Shine. It looks wonderful mixed with silver and PANDORA Rose jewellery so if you are not 100% sure about fully committing you could always buy the charm you love the most and play with a mixture of metals. My next review will be ready soon so stay tuned!
      Dora 🌟

  • Deborah Craig
    Reply
    April 6, 2018

    I did purchase 2 of the Shine bracelets, as well as the sweet as honey and 2 of the honeycomb hearts. I used two of the Shine shining elegance clips to hold the charms in place on one of the bracelets. I pair this with my 18K gold watch and tennis bracelet, which have never looked right with the 14K gold. On the other bracelet I wear 14K gold charms as a full bracelet. The Shine bracelet peeking through brightens the look of the whole bracelet. I haven’t experienced any scratching either so far. The clasp on the underside would be the most susceptible to harm, but so far it is doing beautifully. I am considering the sliding clasp Shine bracelet as my next purchase pending how my others hold up over time. And I do love Theodore bear!

    • April 7, 2018

      Hi Deborah,
      I love the sound of new your Shine jewellery! I was tempted buy the PANDORA Shine Sliding Bracelet too but decided to try out some charms first. I also really loved the little PANDORA Shine Bee and Heart Stud Earrings. It is so fun that they are one of each rather than a pair!
      I use my clasp opener with my PANDORA Rose bracelet to protect the clasp and I think I will do the same when I have a Shine bracelet. It also protects my nails!
      Thank you for commenting and sharing your opinions. I have another review coming soon so check back later!
      Dora 🌻🐝

  • Sue
    Reply
    April 6, 2018

    I added the shine Muranos to my 14 k bracelet. I was very surprised how well they blended in with the gold charms. Shine muranos make bracelet pop. Very happy so far with Shine charms. Hope they don’t fade in color, time will tell. Thanks for all the work and time you put into the blog.

    • April 7, 2018

      Hi Sue,
      The PANDORA Shine White Waves Murano is gorgeous! I’m so pleased you bought it! It is still on my wish list for now. It’s funny as when I first saw it in the stock images I thought it was quite boring but it is stunning in real life! I love the texture of the swirl in the glass. The white and gold combination looks very elegant too.
      Thank you for sharing your excitement and commenting! Another review will be ready soon so stayed tuned!
      Dora 💛🐝💛

  • JJnAZ
    Reply
    April 7, 2018

    I had to have two of those white murano’s and the honeybee hive with one of those looks gorgeous on the shine necklace. So many ways to wear these. I have two shine bracelets and found myself wishing for the open clasp bracelet in shine. This gold bracelet looks fantastic with the all gold charms I already own and a cheaper idea for displaying those. My BFF has already used hers this way. I chose to wear that darling hive on a necklace and it also looks great with that little bee that I just love! I just love bees so I probably won’t be into,any more designs in the future. This is a very bright gold. Looks so fantastic with black. I cannot say I enjoy this bright gold with silver and I will not wear it that way. I am a gold snob and I never mixed my 14K either, so just me!

    • April 8, 2018

      Hi JJNaz,
      I love the sound of how you style your PANDORA Shine jewellery. I am definitely going to have to get one of the PANDORA Shine White Waves Murano charms… or maybe two!
      The great thing about PANDORA is that we all can wear and style it different ways. I’ve always thought it’s like Lego for girls as it is so customisable.
      Thank you for reading and sharing your styling ideas.
      Have a wonderful Sunday!
      Dora ✨💖

  • Alyssa
    Reply
    April 7, 2018

    Thank you for your lovely Pandora Blog, I happened upon it today – what a delight!

    I was researching Pandora Shine and your page was top of the list.

    Thank you for this review, like many of your other readers I am concerned about jumping into a whole other precious metal. I don’t have any of the 14k gold as it is out of my price range but the 18k plated charms look more affordable.

    I am encouraged to think that I might be able to mix metals, so to speak, and tip my toe in.

    Your photos are lovely BTW that for sharing!

    Alyssa

    • April 8, 2018

      Hi Alyssa,
      Thank you for your kind comment. I definitely recommend dipping your toe into PANDORA Shine! I love the look of it mixed with silver and PANDORA Rose. I have 3 more PANDORA Shine reviews on their way and hopefully that will help you to decide.
      Thank you for finding theartofpandora.com, please bookmark and visit again!
      Have a great Sunday,
      Dora 🌸🐝

  • Tanya (Beadhousebuilder)
    Reply
    April 7, 2018

    Lovely photos as always. I went a little wild with the regular Spring release during the US promo, but this and the Queen Bee are on my list as ones too watch. I’ve slowly been collecting Pandora gold and most recently Trollbeads gold, which is quite the investment, so it may be a while before I decide to mix the plated pieces in with my solid pieces. I do think the designs are very cute though.

    • April 8, 2018

      Hi Tanya,
      The Spring collection was incredible and I think we all went a little wild! I have quite a few charms to review and I will concentrate on the silver and Rose charms once I’ve finished the PANDORA Shine reviews.
      I only have one 14k gold charm as they are an investment as you say. I am pleased PANDORA produced a gold plated option as it opens up gold to more fans.
      In my next review I have mixed the PANDORA Shine Honeybee Charm with a PANDORA Rose and a 14k gold charm and I am interested to see what you will think.
      Thank you for reading and commenting.
      Have a wonderful Sunday!
      Dora 🐝✨

  • Natasha
    Reply
    April 7, 2018

    I am really in love with the Pandora Shine collection. The Sweetest Honey pendant charm is sooooooo beautiful 😍

    N.

    • April 8, 2018

      Hi Natasha,
      The PANDORA Shine collection is amazing isn’t it! Have you bought any pieces from the range yet? I am in love with the four charms I decided on and would have loved more. I’m excited to see what future designs PANDORA will produce for Shine!
      Thank you for commenting and have a wonderful Sunday!
      Dora ✨🐝✨

  • susan mcgee
    Reply
    April 7, 2018

    I saw the Shine in the store and I just can’t get on board with it. It’s too bright for me.

    • April 8, 2018

      Hi Susan,
      Thank you commenting and sharing your view. You are correct in saying the Shine range is bright. In my next review I have a PANDORA Shine charm with a 14k gold charm and it makes the 14k gold more Rose like! I’ll be interested to see what you think.
      I have more reviews to come from the Spring collection which are nit PANDORA Shine so hopefully you will enjoy those!
      Thank you again for commenting and enjoy your Sunday,
      Dora 🎀

  • susan mcgee
    Reply
    April 7, 2018

    I saw the Shine in the store and I just can’t get on board with it. It’s too bright for me.

Leave a Comment: