A very happy Mother’s Day to all who have been celebrating it today! To mark the day, I’m offering a review of the adorable new Precious Boy and Girl charms from the Pandora Mother’s Day 2015 collection. These, alongside the Asian-exclusive Complete my Heart pendant, were my only two charms from this year’s Mother’s Day collection and I love that they offer a little more versatility beyond the release’s other, more explicitly maternal charms.
I’m sorry it’s been a little longer than usual since my last update, but I have just been so busy getting a number of university papers ready for submission tomorrow. I should be more present on the blog after that, haha.
I like the way that these new versions of the Boy and Girl charms have kept that chubby, stylised sweetness from the originals, but simultaneously also offer more sophisticated detail. A reader a little while back compared them to Lego people in style and I do think they have that look about them!
The Precious Girl is probably my favourite of the two charms, with her sweet little pigtails and her cute pinafore-dress. Their stumpy feet also mean that, rather adorably, these two charms will stand up on their own too.
The Precious Boy is similar in style, sporting a stripy jump-suit instead of spots.
Like the girl, he has a very sweetly happy face and is undoubtedly very chubby and cute-looking. However, I do think the back of boy lacks the detailing of the girl’s – it looks a bit undefined to me in comparison.
One of my favourite things about both of these charms are their adorable little feet! You can also find the hallmarks for both of them stamped here, which is a cute way of incorporating it into the charm, I think.
They are very light, and rather small (I don’t have the original boy and girl charms, but I imagine these are smaller than them). However, both are threaded charms. They are also prone to flipping on the bracelet chain when you are wearing them.
The boy and girl are great for representing your children or loved ones on your Pandora bracelet, so my first instinct was to create a small leather design with a couple of heart pendants. Here I’ve used the new Complete my Heart pendant and the beautiful retired rhodolite heart pendant, which is one of my favourite stones. It’s disappointing that we most likely won’t see Pandora working with them, or any other genuine gemstones, again.
When I picture creating a family-themed bracelet, cosy warm reds always spring to mind for me for some reason. I’ve created another mini-leather design, but I think the boy and girl would look gorgeous as part of a full silver design based on the Wild Flower Tribute murano. With the addition of some white daisies and some other familial charms – such as the Home, Sweet Home and the Dog House – it would look very sweet.
However, personally I am adding my Boy and Girl to my Valentine’s pink-and-red bracelet. They are, of course, perfect to represent your children and that’s what I have focused on in this review, but I am actually using these two as a fun little representation of my OH and me!
This bracelet is almost finished (I just need to buy two white Fizzle muranos – the two white muranos pictured here are borrowed from other bracelets!), which is rather exciting!
These are two very sweet little charms – particularly the Precious Girl – and are perfect for representing your loved ones on a bracelet design, whether that be your children, your whole family or you and your significant other! They’re also two relatively inexpensive offerings, and it’s lovely to see two plain silver designs amongst all the pavé sparkle that characterises a lot of this year’s Mother’s Day 2015 collection.
The Precious Boy and Girl are $35 USD or £25 each. 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 either of these two charms, or are they on your wish list? What charms are your favourites from the Mother’s Day collection?