Today’s post further continues my Pandora Valentine’s 2015 reviews, with a in-depth review of the beautiful new Together Forever pendant! This is one of the cheapest, and simplest, offerings from the new Valentine’s 2015 collections, but it is one of my favourites. It’s a very versatile piece, with some beautiful details. <3
I’ll be offering some close-up shots of this new piece, and some ideas for styling. This charm brings my total of pieces from the Valentine’s Day 2015 collection up to four (the heart-clasp bracelet, the Pink Hearts murano, the With Love charm and the Together Forever pendant). <3
The Together Forever charm is made like a pendant, meaning that it doesn’t thread on. It’s very nice and light, so it won’t add too much weight to your bracelet, unlike other dangles. The front of this charm is quite oxidised, offering a more vintage finish. The little heart cut-out is a very cute detail, and finishes off the design nicely.
This is also perfect to be worn on its own on a necklace, or even on a bracelet – perhaps the Pandora bangle. :) You can also just about make out the hallmark, which is placed on the rim of the charm on its right-hand side.
My favourite detail of this charm, however, is the ‘I love you’ written on the back. I like the sweetness of the repetition of the words, which makes it seem like saying it once just isn’t enough. ^^ It’s also worth noting that the back of the charm features a much shinier finish than the front.
When it came to styling this pendant, I thought I’d move away from traditional silver Moments bracelet stylings today and focus on some leather bracelet and Essence inspiration! The simplicity of this pendant looks great against the colourful cords of the leather bracelets. A couple of readers have mentioned how their pets are their Valentine, and I can’t say how much I adore my own puppy – so this is a mini-Valentine’s design dedicated to her. ^^ I’ve included the I Love My Dog dangle with the pink enamel hearts charm and this pendant.
I was also struck by how lovely the contrast was between the pendant and the purple leather bracelet. The blue Butterfly Kisses murano gives the overall design a bit of colour and lift, and makes for a very pretty combination!
One thing I’ve discovered is that I love the new Pink Hearts murano with other red pieces! Here I’ve styled it on the red leather bracelet with the new Chinese Doll charm and the Together Forever pendant. This pink and red design is perfect for Valentine’s Day, I think – I’d like to see Pandora include more red pieces in their Valentine’s collections.
While Pandora don’t advise that you put Moments charms on Essence bracelets, I’ve found that adding a single pendant doesn’t hurt. The simplicity of the pendant doesn’t detract from the minimalistic look of the Essence bracelets, and its shiny surface works to set off the colours of the Essence beads very nicely.
Finally, this is how I personally will be wearing my pendant. While it looks quite big from the stock image, the Together Forever pendant is not at all over-sized, and looks good when styled on a Moments bracelet. As I just mentioned, I really love the pink hearts murano with red pieces, and I think I’m going to go with a red-and-pink theme for this bracelet ultimately! I’m thinking of adding two of the retired garnet cabochon, and maybe another of the pink hearts muranos.
While I didn’t take much notice of this charm when the Valentine’s 2015 stock images were first leaked, since seeing it in person it has become one of my favourites from the collection. It’s affordable, pretty and, notably, plain silver, meaning that it will sit nicely with classic-style Pandora charms, too.
The Together Forever pendant is $25 in the US, or £25 in the UK, where you can purchase it with the rest of the Pandora Valentine’s collection from John Greed Jewellery.
Have you bought this charm, or is it on your wish list? What are your favourites from the new Valentine’s Day collection?