Today’s post sees a continuation of my Pandora Valentine’s 2015 reviews, with a feature on the new heart-clasp charm bracelet! This bracelet is just like the classic silver Moments bracelet, but with a gorgeous heart-shaped clasp instead of regular barrel clasp. I admit that I get a little over-excited when Pandora release these fun little variations on classic designs, and I’ll be looking in detail at the bracelet itself and some suggested stylings for it. :)
I’ve also included a couple of little easter eggs at the end, with some photos of the new pink heart box GWP for Valentine’s Day and the adorable CNY 2015 Chinese Doll charm! <3
The heart clasp is larger than the regular barrel clasp, meaning that it looks especially lovely and shiny in person. The branding is also a bit more prominent than the regular Pandora bracelet; in that way, it’s more like the Pandora bangle.
The classic Pandora crown logo is featured on the other side of the clasp.
The clasp is stamped with ‘S925 ALE’ in the middle:
However, I find that it’s surprisingly hard to put on, even compared to a brand new regular Moments bracelet. The bracelet, being new, is really stiff anyway, but this issue is exacerbated by the shape of the clasp – the end of the bracelet doesn’t fit quite right into the clasp and it makes it really hard to do up!
If you look at this picture, you can see how the two ends of the snake chain are trying to pull in different directions within the clasp. This is primarily what makes it so difficult to fasten with one hand. It’s possible that this issue will lessen once I’ve worn the bracelet in a bit, but for now I have to ask someone else to help me put it on.
The other thing is that, when I wear the bracelet, the clasp won’t lie flat against my wrist – it insists on sitting upright! I’d rather have it lie flat, otherwise it doesn’t really look like a heart haha. Once again, I’m hoping that it might soften up and lie flat as I wear it in.
The most popular way to wear this bracelet, from what I’ve seen so far, is in combination with the silver Steady Heart clips. They do look beautiful with this bracelet, even if they are an obvious choice. The clips are pretty and simple, making them great for showcasing a particular charm in the centre of the bracelet; here I’ve used them to showcase the gorgeous (and sadly retired) Treasured Heart pendant.
A romantic two-tone design also works well (although can you imagine how expensive a two-tone version of this bracelet would be!). The heart-clasp bracelet would be perfect for a fairy-tale bracelet theme, as well!
However, while my mind immediately skips to pink for this bracelet, it’s an incredibly versatile piece and can be worn with any colour scheme you fancy. For this styling, I was sort of picturing a romantic evening under the stars, Lady and the Tramp spaghetti style; the Aventurescent murano and the Twinkling Night clip evoke the evening sky, while the braided hearts and Darling Daisy clips add a little romance.
Having said that, I am personally going to wear this bracelet with the new pink hearts murano, and the With Love charm, in a mini-Valentine’s design. I love the little bicycle, which makes me think of the song ‘Daisy, Daisy’, and the Valentine’s card, with its pretty roses.
Valentine’s 2015 Pink Heart Jewellery Box
I recently took part in the UK’s heart box GWP for Valentine’s Day, and was very excited to receive it in the post last week. :D This is my first ever official Pandora jewellery box, and it’s so adorable in person! One of the cutest things is the zip, which is in the shape of the Pandora logo. This box is available in various countries as a Valentine’s GWP (see my Promotions page for more details).
One side of the box has a little pink insert, which has space for a bracelet and some slots for rings in the centre. However you can always lift this out if you would rather have the space. It makes for a perfect little travel box! ^^
Pandora Chinese Doll 2015
So, I caved and I got the CNY 2015 Chinese Doll – even though I said I wouldn’t. ;) It arrived last week from Singapore, and I thought I’d share some close-up shots of the charm, as the use of enamel is really vibrant and beautiful in person! For the uninitiated, this is one of two charms that Pandora have released to celebrate the Chinese New Year. They are currently limited to the Asian market, however.
I also hadn’t noticed how adorable her little ears and feet are before, haha. I’ll post a proper review of this fun little charm closer to CNY. :)
This is a gorgeous design, offering a really fun twist on the classic Pandora charm bracelet. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, but versatile enough to have a more enduring appeal. However, the shape of the clasp does pose some problems; for me it makes the bracelet harder to do up, and the clasp refuses to sit flat against my wrist. This might improve if the bracelet loosens up and I will update the post if this proves to be the case!
The Pandora Heart-Clasp bracelet is $65 in the US or £55 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 bracelet, or is it on your wish list? Have you had any issues doing it up?