Today brings the first of my reviews from the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2015 collection, with an in-depth look at the new Pink Hearts murano! This has been one of the most popular pieces from the collection so far and, ever since the first sneak peeks came out of the release, this murano has been top of my wish list.
This is probably down to the fact that I am a big lover of pink; going through my bracelets, I found that over half of them had pink on them in some way. :S Pandora’s older pink muranos often weren’t to my taste, however, as the glass ran more peachy in shade and not that delicate light pink I wanted. This new Pink Hearts murano is a vast improvement in terms of offering a true pink; and the little cubic zirconia hearts are a lovely detail, too.
The stock image depicts a pleasing rosy pink, with cubic zirconia hearts of the same shade.
The murano I received, however, is not quite the same shade of pink; it’s slightly cooler in tone. I would have liked it to be a little rosier, but it is beautiful nonetheless. I haven’t seen multiples of this murano in person to see whether the shade varies, however.
Pleasingly, there’s none of that peachiness that characterises many of Pandora’s older pink muranos. To demonstrate, here’s a comparison shot – compared here (from left to right) are the Rose Love, the Pink Candy-Stripe, the Pink Hearts, the Rose Looking-Glass, and the Cherry Blossom muranos. It probably looks best with the Looking Glass, which matches it most closely in shade.
The Pink Hearts murano has the new, smaller Pandora core. The glass itself is pink in colour; the colour is not just wrapped around the core as with many of their recent muranos.
This murano is also notable for the cute pink cubic zirconia embedded within the glass, which are all heart-shaped. <3 This effect looks beautiful in person, although you’d have to get up close to notice it.
I personally like quite pretty, delicate designs and I first tried pairing the Pink Hearts murano with the lovely pink Morning Butterfly and the Viola Bloom pendant. However I found that the delicacy of the pearl and the warm pink of the Butterfly clashed with the murano, and it just didn’t look right. The Pink Hearts murano is quite bright, and it didn’t work for me with softer, vintage pieces.
However, it looks really beautiful when styled with white muranos; they are not so delicate as pearl, and their snowier white looks great with the light pink. Ideally I’d have paired it with the White Fizzle/Effervescence muranos, as they also feature cubic zirconia in the glass.
It also looked great with purple muranos that were slightly pinkier in tone, such as the retired Purple Hearts murano and the gorgeous Purple Fizzle. I seem to have gone with more classic Pandora designs for this murano; while the Valentine’s Day 2015 campaign stylings feature a lot of glittering pavé stylings, my instinct was to pair it with classic silver pieces and murano glass. It adds just a little bit of sparkle without detracting from the greater simplicity of Pandora’s older style.
Finally, I liked it styled more casually on the triple silver leather bracelet, as well, with a hint of gold and pretty white enamel to add a bit of interest.
Ultimately I am going to wear it on the new heart-clasp bracelet, as it doesn’t really fit with any of my existing bracelet designs. I haven’t purchased one yet, as I am planning out what I want to get for the UK’s pink heart box GWP. ^^
This is a really beautiful murano from Pandora, finally offering a true shade of pink. The little cubic zirconia hearts make it all the cuter! However, if you’re not a fan of hearts, the effect is quite subtle; you have to look up close to notice them. The murano works well with classic silver pieces and, while it has a hint of sparkle, it is not too glitzy. I’m probably going to wear mine with some other romantic charms such as the Love Letter – I will feature it again in my upcoming review of the heart clasp bracelet!
This is priced at $45 in the US or £35 in the UK, where you can purchase it along with the rest of the Pandora Valentine’s collection from John Greed Jewellery.
Have you bought this murano, or is it on your wish list? How are you wearing it?