Happy Easter everyone! ♥ Today’s post brings a little Easter inspiration with a review of the new White Primrose pieces from the Pandora Spring 2015 collection. I’ll be offering some detailed shots of the new white Primrose Meadow charm and Primrose Pendant, which are perfect for any spring or Easter-themed bracelet design!
In terms of upcoming reviews, I have lots planned! All my new Disney pieces have arrived (so exciting!) and so you can expect to see reviews of those soon. Of the regular Spring 2015 collection, I have a few left to review, including the Graduate Owl, Coffee Lovers, Guard my Heart and the new Darling Daisy pieces – let me know if you have any requests as to which I do next!
In comparison to last year’s Darling Daisy pieces, all the Primrose pieces feature cubic zirconia detailing at the centre of each flower. I initially was a little sceptical about this addition, but the effect in person is not gaudy or bling-y. It adds a nice point of interest, I think.
The Primrose pendant has a larger, single flower design; I love the way each petal looks like a heart! In person, it’s very light and delicate – it would be perfect on a necklace chain as well as on a bracelet.
In contrast, the back of the charm is plain silver, with the Pandora silver hallmark engraved on it.
However, my favourite new primrose piece is the lovely new white Primrose Meadow charm. While the bigger, statement florals – such as the Primrose pendant – are nice, I prefer the little clusters of flowers that you get in the ‘Meadow’ versions of the floral charms! I did consider getting the pink version of this one as well, but the shade looked more bubblegum than I’d have liked.
The Primrose Meadow has bigger and smaller flowers alternating throughout the design. It’s really very beautiful!
One thing to note is that it is really big in comparison with other charms. In this picture from my review of the Ladybird, you can see how the Primrose Meadow towers over it and the Darling Daisy clip.
My other reservation is that, if you are going to invest in one of these white enamel pieces, you should beware of the potential for discolouration. While Pandora have changed their enamel formula to prevent this from happening, it is still not perfect.
The white enamel pieces often do still yellow slightly, as you can see in this picture. On the left is my new White Primrose pendant – on the right is my Darling Daisy clip, which I bought a year ago. The Darling Daisy has a slightly yellow tinge, in comparison to the crisp whiteness of the pendant.
Pandora advise that you are particularly careful to keep pale enamels away from creams, sprays and perfumes etc – as this will add to the rate at which they discolour.
I am going to be wearing my new primroses with my Pandora Rose charms and bracelet; the white enamel charms look gorgeous against the pinker tones of the rose gold plating. This design is coming along rather slowly, mainly as I want to add more Rose charms and it’s rather time-consuming having to import them from the US/Canada!
The white enamel looks great with darker colours, too. It’s perfect worn with the purple leather bracelet! I added the pink and blue Butterfly Kisses muranos to give that pretty pastel look for Easter; butterflies remind me of new beginnings, which seem very apt for Easter and spring-time ♥
Finally, this is my Easter design for this year, which uses the white Primrose charms alongside some pearls and murano glass. It’s a little jumble of pastel colours, florals and animals (that’s the Hedgehog that you can see face-down!) – it still has symmetry, but I was going more for a fun, eclectic look! The Primrose pendant makes a nice centrepiece, too.
Overall I am really pleased with my new Primrose pieces – the heart-shaped petals are really very cute, and the cubic zirconia centres are also a nice touch. While other charms from the new collection may be more exciting, the Primroses are wonderful at adding a touch of delicacy and prettiness to a bracelet design, and make a great complement to many of the new pieces. They’re particularly lovely when worn with pastels, I think, or with two-tone designs – whether that’s Pandora Rose or regular yellow gold!
The Pandora Primrose Meadow is £55 or $60 USD, while the Primrose Pendant is £35 or $45 USD. If you’re in the UK, you can buy them alongside the rest of the Pandora Spring collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
Have you bought any of the new white floral pieces, or are they on your wish list? Or, have you created any designs for Easter?