Christmas is fast-approaching and, as those who celebrate are starting to put up their trees, I thought now would be an appropriate time to offer a showcase of the lovely Christmas Ornament charm from the Pandora Winter 2014 collection!
This charm makes an absolutely fab alternative to this year’s Black Friday charm, if you’re unable to obtain one. I have one on its way to me from Canada, so I’ll be able to offer a comparison of the two charms when it arrives!
The Ornament was my favourite of the Christmas charms when the first stock images of the Christmas collection emerged, offering a cute representation of a Christmas tree bauble.
Well, the charm is just as pretty in person! It feels substantial and well-made: it is a simple design, but the details are prettily executed. It is a very elegant little charm – if you’re averse to the sparklier look of the Christmas Wish Black Friday charm, this definitely offers a subtler alternative.
The charm features a little hint of cubic zirconia, just adorning the bow. For those who aren’t a fan of CZ, they are very tastefully done in this instance – you can see the prettiness of the sparkle in the following image:
The back of the charm is plain, without a ribbon. The only thing that I did think was that maybe the snowflakes on the bale of the charm were a little too much. From the back, it’s basically a snowstorm. ;) It seems a little crowded to me.
First up, we have a couple of Winter-2014-themed stylings. Whether you’ve gone for the dramatic blues of the cosmic charms, or for the Classic Christmas pieces in a cheery red, the Christmas Ornament works well with both!
I’ve yet to get any others from the Classic Christmas pieces, but I love the look of the Ornament styled on the red leather bracelet. This bracelet is a recent acquirement of mine and I have found myself wearing it in a variety of different styles. It’s such a fun piece, and especially great for anyone wanting to get a festive feel without going all out with the Christmas charms. It’s already retired in the UK and is most probably going to be retired soon in other regions, so get one while you can! :)
As for the cosmic charms, I am still in love with my Midnight Effervescence (Fizzle) muranos, with their amazing cosmic blue shimmer. The subtle sparkle of the Ornament charm looks perfect with them, adding a little hint of festivity into the design.
However, this is one of the more versatile Christmas charms from the collection. While I absolutely love the vibrancy of the Christmas Bear or the Christmas Pudding charms (the latter wonderfully reviewed by Endangered Trolls here), the Christmas Ornament is one that can absolutely be worn all year round. Here, I’ve added it to one of my favourite combinations – the oxidised bracelet and the Pandora Rose collection. ♥
I’m still deciding how to wear the Christmas Ornament within my own collection, and I’m wanting to create a two-tone oxidised bracelet design. I’m planning on adding some two-tone clips, the Fascinating Aventurescent murano as a centre piece and the Black Friday 2014 charm. Hopefully it’ll look good together – although I’m thinking of taking out the Stella. I love it so much, but I just can’t seem to make it work in my collection, haha. It’s my problem charm…
This charm is the highlight of the Christmas 2014 charms for me this year. It offers a more versatile option if you’re not keen on the bright colours of Pandora’s other Christmas offerings this year, and makes a gorgeous alternative to the 2014 Black Friday charm.
The Christmas Ornament is priced at £50 in the UK or $60 in the US. If you’re in the UK, you can buy it along with the rest of the Pandora Christmas collection from John Greed Jewellery.
Have you got this charm, or is it on your wish list? Have you purchased any of the new Christmas charms?