Today I’m going to be reviewing the new limited edition Circle of Love bangle, which is being released as an exclusive piece to accompany the Pandora 2014 Mother’s Day collection on the 10th of April. We in the UK were lucky enough to receive part of the Mother’s Day 2014 collection early, to correspond with our earlier celebration of Mother’s Day (or Mothering Sunday as it is sometimes known).
My picks of the collection were the gorgeous limited edition two tone Vintage Heart charm, and this pavé heart bangle. I walked away on the opening day with the new bangle, which is bundled with the new Pink Pavé Heart charm here in the UK:
This will not be a review of the Pandora bangle itself (although I will do one, once I’ve worn it longer), but rather a review of this very special edition of the Pandora bangle.
The limited edition Circle of Love bangle is almost exactly the same as the traditional Pandora charm bangle, but with one key difference; on one side of the clasp, it has a pink pavé heart design, based on the style of the existing Love of Life clips.
The Circle of Love bangle is available in three sizes, just like the original Pandora bangle: 17cm, 19cm and 21cm.
What colour pink is it, actually?
One of my concerns, from the stock image, was that the stones in the pavé clasp were quite a dark pink. As the bangle is bundled with the new pink pavé heart charm, I was afraid of a clash.
However, I needn’t have feared; the clasp and the charm are exactly the same shade. I wouldn’t call that shade ‘pink’, though, as it’s more of a pale lilac/lavender in my eyes. In darker lights, it looks almost clear. It’s a very subtle colour, and nothing like the stock image.
This image, captured by an Instagram user, demonstrates the difference between the existing pink Love of my Life clip and the clasp of the new bangle. The existing clip is much more red in tone, while the new bangle clasp is much lighter and more purple.
The clasp only has the pink pavé heart on one side; the other side looks the same as the traditional Pandora bangle clasp, with ‘PANDORA’ written on it.
Personally, I like this. The clasp is pretty stiff, so you can just turn the pavé heart side in towards your wrist to hide it and, voila, you have the regular Pandora bangle too! It just makes it a bit more versatile.
The Gift Set
As a gift set, I think that this works well; as I said, the charm and bangle match perfectly in colour. You could always take the heart charm and put it on another bracelet to stack with the bangle, too.
Charms do not stay in place on the bangle, so the heart does slide around a lot, usually ending up on the threads near the clasp. However, I think Pandora did well to pick an openwork charm; the bangle is prone to scratching, and openwork charms scratch it less, as they don’t have threaded cores like other Pandora charms.
The bangle is a limited edition piece, and will only be available while stocks last.
- In the UK, this bangle is only available with the new Pink Pavé Heart charm, retailing for £99.
- In the US, it will be available on its own for $75, complete with a porcelain box.
- In Australia, it won’t be available for purchase, but will be a rather amazing GWP, starting from the 24th of April – spend $150 AUD and receive the bangle for free!
As for other regions, I don’t have any info yet – feel free to drop me a comment if you know of any more details!
This set was perfect for me as, back when the first stock images of the new 2014 charms were leaked, the new pink pink pavé heart was one of my favourites. The charm is described as pink, but I termed it as more of a shade of lilac – this is how it appears in real life, and it’s so very subtle and pretty. To have a bangle that matches the charm is even better!
I’ve been wearing this bangle consistently all week since I got it, to the extent that I haven’t actually worn any of my traditional Moments bracelets! That’s how much I love it. I adore the colour of the charm, and the bangle’s clasp; plus the bangle itself is so light and comfortable to wear.
If you’re in the UK, have you indulged in this limited edition set? And, for my international readers, is this bangle on your wish list? Let me know! :D