Today’s post brings my next Pandora Pre-Autumn 2015 review, wherein we are moving away from the travel pieces and taking a look instead at one of the new pet charms – the Curious Cat. Cute-as-a-button, while this little critter may not have as much depth of detail as, say, the new Sentimental Snapshots camera, his simplicity of style nevertheless has its own charm!
This is my first cat charm from Pandora, as I have always been a devoted dog person up until now, but if you read on, you’ll see why. ^^
So I actually waited a little while to do this review as I have just got a new little kitten of my own, who has spent most of the time I’ve been typing up this review asleep on my lap. ^^ This is Billy, an adorable young gentleman who arrived with us last Thursday and who has already settled in with gusto. I’ve never had a cat before but I’m already smitten. He’s a charmer!
I knew as soon as we decided that we would be getting him that I’d have to have this new Curious Cat charm to commemorate his arrival! The style is rather broad and cartoon-like, unlike like other Pandora animal charms in the past such as the Cosy Cat. It’s simple but very cute, with just a few dashes for his whiskers, a little button nose and a very round face.
It’s a nice, substantial silver charm and it feels worth its reasonable $30/£25 price tag. When it’s not on a bracelet, like all the animal head and portrait charms, it looks a bit unnervingly disembodied though! ;) Putting it on a chain makes it seem much more in proportion and cute-looking.
The charm is plain on the back, with no additional detailing, which does mean that it will show up scratches quite easily.
Whenever I think about creating a design based around pets, I always want to do a really comforting, home-sweet-home kind of bracelet. I find the combination of the red poppy and the white daisies very homey and soft, so I’ve styled those together on the red leather bracelet, alongside a dog and cat charm to represent both my babies. The leathers are a great way to honour your pets with just a couple of special charms, without having to fill up a whole silver charm bracelet!
The same goes for the Pandora bangle! Here I’ve used the limited edition Always in my Heart bangle alongside a couple of the prettiest Pandora Rose charms to showcase my little cat charm.
Personally, I have added it to one of my earliest and favourite designs – my pink and white bracelet! I have the Waving Cat and Dog House charms on there already so it fits in quite nicely.
This is a very sweet little charm and, while the detailing isn’t particularly sophisticated , there’s still a lot to love in the simplicity of his adorable nose and whiskers! Both the Curious Cat and the equivalent Devoted Dog offer a cutesy way to represent the animals in your life – however, if classic Pandora detailing is more your style, then I’d advise checking out some of the older cat and dog charms. The Cosy Cat is also adorable, and offers a full-bodied design, while the Dog House is also very prettily detailed and has a little red enamel heart on the back.
Coming up, I have one more Pre-Autumn 2015 charm review to go – but it’s possibly my favourite! The Sentimental Snapshots camera is the only one I have left to do, and it’s so cute and incredibly detailed! :D That should be up next week.
The Curious Cat is $30 USD or £25. If you’re in the UK, you can purchase it alongside the rest of the Pandora Pre-Autumn collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
Did you get this charm, or is it on your wish list? Do you have any other charms to represent your pets?