Today I’m reviewing another piece from the Spring 2014 collection – the Darling Daisy clip. The collection was characterised by pretty spring motifs, including butterflies and flowers, and this piece is no exception. This was a surprise gift from my mother, as I’ve had to have a number of hospital tests recently – nothing serious, but still unpleasant nonetheless. ;) It made a lovely consolation, however! This clip has two accompanying rings and a set of earrings, which you can see here.
The clip is very similar to the pink Cherry Blossom clip, which was released with the Spring 2013 collection last year. I never got around to adding that one to my collection, as there was just so much that I loved from Spring 2013 – it’s probably my favourite Pandora release to date.
This time, however, the Darling Daisy clip was pretty near the top of my Spring 2014 wish list!
The clip features a pretty white daisy design, with the petals picked out in white enamel. For those concerned about the enamel yellowing, Pandora have stated that newer enamel charms are made with a new formula that stops this from happening – so consequently, that shouldn’t be an issue with this charm.
The silver itself is slightly oxidised; this enhances the contrast between the silver and the white enamel, and lends the charm overall a more antique feel.
From side on, it possibly looks a bit chunky, due to the clip’s hinge.
As I don’t own the Cherry Blossom clip, I thought I’d just show you a shot of this new clip with the older Cherry Blossom pendant. You can still see the difference in shade and style, but also the similarities of design. The two soft shades work very well together, and a bracelet featuring both the Cherry Blossom and the Darling Daisy clips would look great.
I’ve experimented with a number of stylings for this charm, as I think it’s a piece that can be used in so many different ways.
When I was in store looking to buy this charm, I noticed that one of the display bracelets had the clip with some other two tone charms, including the new Vintage Heart. I haven’t actually seen anyone use the clip with two tone charms yet, so I thought I’d try it myself!
White and two tone always look great together, and I thought the Darling Daisy clip made a lovely focal point in a two tone design. Please click on the image to see it better – my blog layout doesn’t accommodate wide shots of bracelets too easily!
Of course, I had to use my new favourite piece of the season – the new Circle of Love bangle. I love the white with the soft lilac colour of the bangle and Pink Pavé Heart charm. I also enjoy the contrast between the more modern-looking pavé charms and the softer aesthetic of the floral clip.
If you want to give the clip a bit of an edge, styling it with a darker chain works really well. Here, I’ve used the oxidised silver bracelet and the triple grey leather bracelet.
The sharper colour of the limited edition Purple Zebra murano also adds to the contrast between a more modern look and the softer vintage aesthetic of the Daisy clip.
The triple wrap grey leather bracelet also really sets off the Daisy clip, giving a soft but not too girly look – it would look even better with multiples of the clip!
My favourite way to style this clip has to be with the new blue Butterfly Kisses murano, also from Spring 2014. The soft white and the pale blue look gorgeous together – I’m pretty sure this is how I will ultimately be using this clip.
This clip is not only beautiful, but extremely versatile. I’ve used it a number of different bracelet styles, and it’s looked beautiful in all of them. For me, this is one of the highlights of the Spring 2014 collection, and is definitely up there with the acclaimed Cherry Blossom clip from Spring 2013.
The Darling Daisy clip is £45 in the UK and $55 in the US.
Have you bought this clip, or is it on your wish list? Have you indulged in any of the Spring 2014 collection?