REVIEW: Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm

“Of course there is a monkey. There is always a monkey.”

Show off your playful side with the Sparkling Monkey charm and it’s dangling tail.

Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

Last week I was delighted to receive a special gift from Pandora, the adorable Sparkling Monkey! The super cute Sparkling Monkey (798054CZ) charm was released on Thursday 30th May 2019 as part of the Pandora 2019 Summer Collection. The jungle is one of the main themes from the Summer Collection. Other animals include the magnificent Sparkling Lion Princess (788024CZM) and the sweet Rino the Rhinoceros (798023) charms.

Dora Explores: Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm

Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

The Pandora Sparkling Monkey (798054CZ) is one of my favourite charms from the Pandora 2019 Summer Collection. Gripping his little feet, the cute monkey forms a hole that a bracelet or necklace can be threaded through. This fun charm is filled with lovely details including bright turquoise cubic zirconia eyes and love hearts stamped onto the bottom of his feet.

Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

Like many of the recent Pandora charms, the Sparkling Monkey charm has movement incorporated into it’s design. His dangling snake chain tail swings playfully as he spins around on a bracelet. The regular Pandora hallmark, ‘S925 ALE’ is discreetly stamped on the Sparkling Monkey’s bottom.

Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

Clear cubic zirconia stones decorate the Sparkling Monkey’s head and scatter down his back in a similar style to the pattern on the new Sparkling Coffee Bean Shell (798131CZ).

Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

The Sparkling Monkey’s features are based on the common Rhesus macaque monkey, with his big ears and protruding face. Pavé set cubic zirconia stones cover his furry head.

Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

The Sparkling Monkey charm is top heavy and hangs upside down if worn on a necklace. However, as monkeys often climb and perform acrobatics it actually looks fitting hanging upside down!

Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

The Sparkling Monkey is a wonderful charm and I can’t help but smile whenever I look at his little face.

Style 1: See No Evil

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.

Robert M. Hutchins
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it’s scary. And the bear because it’s intense, but the monkey makes people laugh.

Lorne Michaels
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

By trying often the monkey learns to jump from the tree.

African Proverb
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

My stylings with the Pandora Sparkling Monkey charm are themed on the ancient Japanese proverb ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’. Three wise monkeys depict the adage. The three monkeys are Mizaru who covers his eyes and sees no evil, Kikazaru who covers his ears and hears no evil, and Iwazaru who is covering his mouth and speaks no evil.

My first styling is based on ‘See No Evil’ and set on my gorgeous Two Tone Clasp Moments Bracelet (590702HG) which is currently available for £125 in the Pandora Summer Sale. Gold and turquoise combine to create a tropical beach feel where evil is nowhere to be seen. The 14k Gold Heart Pendant (750809D), Tropicana Openwork (750834) and the Celtic Circles (750811TPK) charms create a spattering of gold throughout the design. Sea greens from the Ocean Mosaic Pavé Ball (791261MCZMX) and the Petite Green Facet (791499SGQ) charms highlight the Sparkling Monkey’s vivid eyes.

Style 2: Hear No Evil

Space. It seems to go on and on forever. Then you get to the end, and a monkey starts throwing barrels at you.

Phillip Fry
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

“Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.” 

Malcolm de Chazal
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

“When the monkey can’t reach the ripe banana with his hand, he says it is not sweet.”

Sudanese Proverb
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

No evil can be heard in the quiet of the jungle of my second design with the Sparkling Monkey charm. Four Pandora Muirapiranga Wood (790703) beads are interspersed around the classic Moments Bracelet (590702HV). The Sparkling Monkey plays silently in the middle of the forest, while the King of the Jungle (791377) treads majestically through the trees. Five other animals can be spotted on the beautiful Safari (791360) charm: a Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Buffalo and Rhinoceros. Golden drops from the Lazy Daisy Clips (791014), Tree of Life (790429) and Moss (791225) charms lend warmth alongside the chocolate brown wood.

Style 3: Speak No Evil

“The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

Robert Benchley
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind.

Joseph Sidwell
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

Not my circus, not my monkeys.

Polish Proverb
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm 798054CZ Summer 2019 new Collection

No evil is spoken in my third styling with the Sparkling Monkey charm, a fun filled circus scene set on the silver Pandora Mesh Bracelet (596543). Bright lights glittering and shine from the Colour Wheel (797199NLCMX) at the centre of the design. The Sparkling Monkey twirls and spins on one side and the Disney Wish Upon a Star (797490NBL) charm creates a magical nighttime feel. The shimmering Ariel Signature Murano (791641) charms highlight the Sparkling Monkey’s teal eyes, while the two tone Drum (790412) and Disney Parks Carrousel charm complete the design.

The Wish Upon a Star charm was one of my purchases from the Pandora Summer Sale. It is currently available for £29 on the Pandora UK eStore.

My verdict on the Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm? It’s the monkey’s uncle!

Dora
Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm (798054CZ)
  • 10/10
    Wow Factor - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Value - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Design - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Versatility - 9/10
9.5/10

Summary

I absolutely love the Sparkling Monkey charm and it has a fantastic design full of wow factor. I dropped a couple of points on the value and versatility as I think it could have been a little cheaper, perhaps if there were less stones on the charm. The size and dangling tail on the charm make it quite a statement piece but not as versatile. Overall it is a wonderful charm and already a firm favourite of mine!

In the UK the Pandora Sparkling Monkey Charm (798054CZ) is £55 and is available from the UK Pandora eStore.

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Pat

The monkey looks lovely on all these bracelets arrow . I like that his eyes match the colours in two of the bracelets and he seems to look less oxidised in those bracelets but I do think I prefer him with the wooden beads as it seems more like his natural habitat of the jungle grin . I’ve been looking forward to seeing your stylings for this charm and they didn’t disappoint arrow .

Dora
Dora

Hi Pat,

Thank you for your nice words. I think I like the gold and green design the most, but the one with wooden beads in lovely too. The wooden beads charms will eventually transform into an Africa bracelet with some of the new Summer charms, and the Monkey will eventually make a cameo as Abu on an Aladdin bracelet. He is a useful charms to have around, very versatile arrow

Did you see the additions to the UK sale?

Have a great day

Dora
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Pat
Pat

I can’t wait to see the Africa bracelet . Aladdin would have been better for me last year as the Special Needs school where I work on the agency sometimes was doing that as their school play, A lad in trouble . I’m looking forward to seeing that too . I did get the email off Pandora this morning and have had a look at the additions to the sale but the one charm (x2) I want/need still hasn’t been added . I have clips and a safety chain ready for my next bracelet but I need the bracelet before… Read more »

Dora
Dora

Hi Pat,

To be honest I prefer the buy less save more of the UK sale lol In the UK sale you can buy one charm for £10.

Have a great day

Dora
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Pat
Pat

lol you sound like my husband, lol lol , I tell him I’ve saved so much and he says I could’ve saved twice as much by not buying at all, like that’s even an option, lol lol razz

Pat
Pat

I’ve just spotted that the US sale is different to ours, that’s not the buy more save more promo that I meant, lol wink , I meant the one where they give you different spend levels on anything you want and you save more depending on how much you spend. I think they had it in the US when we had our 3 for 2 hmm .

Dora
Dora

Hi Pat,

Yes, the sales are different. Sometimes the US get a better promo, sometimes the UK gets a better deal. I prefer the UK one on this occasion, although I purchased 3 items anyway so would have been ok in the US too.

Thanks
Dora
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Yanina Protskaya
Yanina Protskaya

I adore this charm! However, it is strange that on Pandora’s photos the monkey doesn’t have a smile 🤔

Dora
Dora

Hi Yanina,

Thanks for your comment. Yes, it is interesting and looking back I see what you mean. Of course it is that same charm, but in the stock photo he is sitting flat on the ground which make his head lean down, hiding the smile. In my first photo of him on the ribbon his feet are in the air a bit and his face is tilted up — a slightly different angle.

But your are correct, he is adorable.

Have a great evening

Dora
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