Today’s post brings a review of the new Pandora Wildflower Tribute murano, plus a little update regarding its availability! The charm first appeared on the UK version of Pandora.net earlier this month, but stores in the UK are only just now receiving their stocks of this charm. It’s also now available at numerous online retailers, including Argento, Beadazzle and Acotis. I happily received my murano in the post yesterday and have now got some thoughts and live shots to share with you!
The charm’s poppy motif makes the perfect charm to honour Remembrance Day in November; Pandora UK will be pledging £50,000 of the profits from this charm to the Soldiers Trading Limited, which pays all its taxable profits to the Soldiers’ Charity (registered charity number 1146420 in England and Wales).
First up are some updates on the availability of this charm! I contacted Pandora UK to ask them about this charm, and they have told me that it is not limited edition, and that it will not be exclusive to the UK. Stores in Australia have stated that they will be receiving this charm at the end of October – however, I don’t know whether it will be sold in aid of charity as it is here in the UK. I’ve not heard anything more regarding availability in other regions.
The Wildflower Tribute charm, released in the UK as a tribute to the Soldier’s Charity, features a poppy design that evokes the classic symbol of remembrance for those soldiers killed in war.
The glass itself is clear, with red petals painted on it and a black bubble in the glass to represent the heart of the poppy.
Essentially, it is crafted in the same style as the existing Cherry Blossom muranos. This charm has only four petals, whereas the existing Cherry Blossom muranos have five – the petals are also a little less delicate, better representing the boldness of the poppy.
I absolutely love this style of floral glass from Pandora, as it creates such a delicate, pretty effect – and the three-dimensional aspect gives a lovely depth to it. The Wildflower murano features the smaller silver core, with lettering on just one side of the charm.
As with most muranos, there is quite a lot of variation in the flower detailing of each charm, and I can see a significant difference just in the individual flowers on my murano. Consequently I’d advise that you pick it out in person if that could be a problem for you. :)
I’m not sure at all regarding how I want to wear this charm as red is not a colour that features much in my collection. I was planning to wear it with the Japanese Doll charm, but I didn’t like how they looked together in person. So, for now, I’m wearing it in a very simple openwork flower design on my bangle. I love how the delicacy of the petal detailing looks with the intricate Mystic Floral charm.
Having two of these on a bracelet would look absolutely stunning, especially as a focal point – I only have the one for now, but I am definitely considering getting another one and starting (another) new design!
While, to me, the Wildflower Tribute is not quite as beautiful as the original cherry blossom muranos, it is nonetheless a lovely design in its own right. It’s not overly bold and bright, but offers instead a delicate prettiness that works really well as a symbol of remembrance, I think. It’s a very sweet design, and I do prefer it to Pandora’s original enamel British Rose as a commemoration charm.
It is retailing for £30 in the UK, with a portion of each sale going to the Solider’s Charity.
Do you like the Wildflower murano? Have you bought one, or are you trying to obtain one?