Today I’m having a look at the new LE Pandora Rose collection! I obtained my Pandora Rose thanks to a very lovely lady who purchased them from the flagship store in London for me – ever since the news broke, I’ve been eager to see it in person, being a real fan of rose gold jewellery. In this post, I’ll be giving my first impressions of the jewellery and showcasing the products I chose.
About the Pandora Rose Collection
For those who are unaware, Pandora Rose is a new test product from Pandora: a collection of rose-gold-plated charms and jewellery. Beneath the plating, the charms themselves are 92.5% silver, but mixed with copper to give a pink sheen. The product is currently very exclusive – it was only released in 10 stores worldwide, and for a limited time only. You can read more about it here!
We do not yet have any official confirmation on whether these charms will see general production. Pandora’s official statement remains thus:
It is important to stress that we are testing this type of jewellery to get your feedback, and it is still too early to say if they will ever go into production.
However, the reports continue to come in of a pure 14 ct rose gold collection for the summer – so, we might be seeing a rose gold collection from Pandora in some form or another!
From the collection, I chose the Pandora Rose bracelet and puffy heart charm. While I love the pavé ranges from Pandora, I wanted to choose something simple and classic from Pandora Rose – I have to say, from first impressions, I love the way it looks:
The finish is wonderfully shiny, and the rose colour looks beautiful. Pandora states that this collection is, ‘luminous beauty expressed in pink’ but, of course, it’s not exactly pink in shade. Here’s a comparison shot of the new Pandora Rose bracelet with the original Pandora two tone bracelet – there’s quite a difference between the yellow gold and the rose gold:
Reports state that none of the Pandora Rose charms are threaded – this is true of the puffy heart charm that I chose.
As a result, I’ve opted to wear my Darling Daisy clip with it to stop the heart slipping right off the bracelet whenever I undo it.
I will mention that, if you compare the Pandora Rose version of the puffy heart to the silver versions, you’ll notice a difference. The Rose charm is much lighter and less substantial in comparison to the traditional silver charm. It does not have threads inside it and it is thinner than the silver version.
The charms and bracelet are stamped with ‘ALE R’. There is no 585 stamp for gold or 925 stamp for silver. I suppose it does get a bit complex when the charms are silver, but also plated with gold!
Obviously, I can’t comment yet on how well these charms will wear. However, I will say that the finish seem very good on these charms; both bracelet and charms look shiny and polished. From initial observations, they seem as well-finished as any of Pandora’s other products. I’ll be keeping an eye on the bracelet clasp especially, as I imagine that will be most prone to wear, what with being opened and closed all the time.
From my initial impressions, I’m in love. I’ve lusted after rose gold for quite some time, and I’m thrilled that Pandora are exploring offering it. The fact that it’s plated does give me pause, as you want longevity from expensive jewellery; however, I know that I could certainly not have afforded to go out and buy a pure rose gold bracelet and charm off the bat. I’ll be interested to see how these products wear, and what kind of finish you can ultimately expect from it.
My ideal solution to this would, of course, be rose gold two tone charms – I would love that!
As you can see, however, I haven’t bought the Pandora Rose clips. Consequently, I’m not certain which clips will suit my bracelet best. I love the Darling Daisy clip with it, but ultimately I have that in mind for another bracelet. I was thinking of getting two of the Steady Heart clips from the Mother’s Day 2014 collection to complement the Rose heart, but I’m not sure… Suggestions are welcome! ;)
Do you like the Pandora Rose collection? If so, have you managed to obtain any of it?