Today’s post wraps up my reviews of the Pandora Disney Spring 2015 collection, with an in-depth look at the sparkling Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach! This is definitely my favourite Cinderella charm of the set (although Cinderella’s Dream comes a close second!), and offers a beautiful representation of an iconic Disney symbol. For me, it’s one of those pieces that wonderfully showcases how beautiful Pandora’s recent, pavé-based style can be.
In this review I’ll be offering some close-up shots of all the various pretty details that this charm has to offer, plus some suggestions as to how you could style it!
This is a charm that can only really be appreciated in person; it is full of pretty, light details. Little touches of oxidation also add to the vintage look – one of my favourite details is the little heart in the door. <3 However, as with many of Pandora’s recent pieces, it is an openwork and it does not thread on to the bracelet. You can see the bracelet chain through the lattice of the coach’s roof when you’re wearing it.
The sparkling look is quite integral to this charm, so it probably won’t be for you if you’re not a fan of pavé, but I do think that it works nicely in this case. It gives it a rather pretty fairy-dust quality which seem wholly appropriate for this coach. ^^
The charm features a beautiful openwork lattice top to the carriage, while the 14kt gold crown on top gives it the perfect finishing touch.
Pandora like to tuck away hidden hearts into their designs, and the carriage is no exception! If you turn it upside down, you’ll see two lovely openwork hearts at the base of the coach.
It seems to me like this design is a mixture of the classic Cinderella coach and the new 2015 carriage from the live film. It has the beautiful vine-like wheels from the classic, but the top of the charm looks more like the new film’s coach, with its intricate look. Really, Pandora should create a 14kt gold version to properly emulate the look of the coach in the new film. :P
Like all the Pandora Disney charms, the Pumpkin Coach is hallmarked ‘DISNEY’ on the rim. The other side has ‘PANDORA’ written on it, alongside the regular s925 hallmark. It’s worth noting that the Coach is quite wide, and looks a little chunky when viewed from sideways on.
When you compare this new Disney version with the original Pandora two-tone carriage, which was released back in 2011, you can appreciate the development in Pandora’s style over the years.
The Disney Coach is larger and more intricate, with a very delicate feel to it; however, there is nevertheless something very charming about the Pandora original. I love the addition of the pearl, the refreshingly unfussy lack of pavé and that lovely detail of the girl nestled in the window of the carriage. It’s also worth noting that the original carriage has a lot more solidity and weight to it; it’s threaded, whereas the Disney carriage is not.
First up, I had to put together a Cinderella-inspired bracelet! <3 I saw an amazing design on social media, which had the brilliant idea of using the new Guard my Heart to represent Prince Charming – I can’t remember where unfortunately to link to it, but I thought it was amazingly cute. The Ballerina is standing in as my Cinderella, while the Fairy pendant is my fairy godmother. The new Coach has pride of place on this design, but I snuck in the original two-tone carriage too. ^^
I also love a combination with the iridescent midnight muranos from the Winter 2014. This is my Midnight/Starlight design, which seems appropriate for Cinderella! The clear pavé looks wonderful against the deep blue murano glass.
And, as it wouldn’t be a Mora Pandora review without a little pink in it, here’s a pink and two-tone styling to finish off with, featuring the new Complete my Heart pendant.
This was one of my most anticipated charms from the latest Disney collection and it definitely did not disappoint in person! I love the intricate detailing that characterises this charm; and the pavé set stones work beautifully to offset it. (However if you don’t like pavé detailing at all, or want something a little more simple, then the original carriage makes an equally beautiful alternative to this one. :))
Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach is $90 USD or $100 CAD – unfortunately the Pandora Disney collections are exclusive to North America, so this charm is not available elsewhere.
Have you indulged in this charm, or is it on your wish list? If so, how have you styled it?