Since the limited edition Pandora Club charm made its debut earlier this month, there’s been a little confusion as to exactly how limited the Club charm is. Some reports have suggested that it is very limited in numbers, while others have suggested that it is merely limited in time. This post offers Pandora’s latest statements on the exclusivity of the charm, which will hopefully clarify the situation a bit.
The other thing I want to do is to suggest some possible ways of styling the Club charm with other charms from Pandora’s collection; I know a lot of people have been a little perplexed as to how to utilise the charm in their collections, as it’s very square and much bigger than most charms form Pandora! To see a full overview of the Club charm, please see my review here!
There have been rumours circulating that a very limited number of Club charms were made. However, Pandora UK have suggested that the charm is limited in time, and not numbers, and will be sold for all of 2014. Pandora Singapore seem to have confirmed this, releasing a statement reassuring disappointed Singaporean Pandora fans who missed out on the charm that it will be restocked in August 2014.
I’m still very happy to have got my Club charm, and it has to be remembered that a lot of hype was inevitably generated by the Pandora fan community itself; Pandora themselves have always been somewhat coy as to exactly how exclusive their limited edition pieces are.
Anywho, I’ve seen a number of posts around the web from people who are having problems fitting the Club charm into their existing collections. It’s a bigger charm than most, and its square shape when closed isn’t the most streamlined. Consequently, I thought I’d offer a couple of ideas as to how you could style the Club charm on your bracelets…
as a focal point
The size of the Club charm means that it is well-suited to being a statement piece/focal point; here, I’ve used it with the new Butterfly Kisses murano, the Sparkling Forest spacers and some other spring-themed charms!
I’d advise putting two spacers either side of the charm, therefore lessening the effect of the harshness of its lines against other charms. Placing the charm next to or near muranos works well, too.
next to other bigger charms
I found that I like the Club charm next to larger charms, such as the openworks. Here, I’ve chosen a two tone theme; as the Club charm has a diamond in it, I thought it suited a more opulent setting. ;) I’ve also used the rhodolite Treasured Heart pendant, as it goes beautifully with two tone charms. I’m still sad to see that it’s being retired this year!
I’ve put the Charm next to the large openworks daisy charm on the left, and near the larger Queen of Hearts clip. Neither of them are as large as the Club charm, but they help to detract from its size a little! The idea here is for it to blend nicely into the overall bracelet design, which I think it does.
I’ve also included the Pandora Shopping Bag charm on this bracelet, which I think goes very well with the Club charm to represent a love of Pandora!
on its own?
As I’ve said before, the polished silver surface of the Club charm is very prone to scratches. Perhaps using it a a single charm on a bracelet will make it stand out, and prevent it from being scratched by other charms moving around.
This might work best on the Pandora bangle, although you would need to use silicone o-rings to stop the charm moving about, if that bothers you!
As for me, I haven’t really decided how I will be using the Club charm in my own collection just yet. My latest bracelet project is in its infancy, with only four charms on it – I know that the charm will be on there somewhere, but I don’t know how exactly I’ll style it!
How are you wearing your Club charm? Are you disappointed that it’s perhaps not as exclusive as we first thought?