Last but not least, today I’m finishing off my Pandora Pre-Autumn 2015 reviews with an in-depth look at the new black enamel Sentimental Snapshots charm! It’s almost the end of summer and this cute little camera charm seems like a good summer charm to finish on, acting as a representation of the memories and snaps that you’ve acquired over the last few months. ^^
This charm features a stunning level of detail from Pandora, in every aspect of its design. Read on for close-up shots and details, plus some tropical styling inspiration!
This is an absolutely amazing charm, in terms of detail. I always liked the original silver Camera charm for its cute detailing, but this newer version has even more to admire. I spent quite a lot of time just turning the charm round and discovering all the adorable buttons and dials on each side. Pandora have clearly just looked at a real DSLR and put every single little detail into this charm! :D
The front of the camera has a large cubic zirconia for the lens (perfect!) and black enamel detailing. The contrast between the brightness of the cubic zirconia and the dark enamel is really striking, and the overall effect is so cute. I love Pandora’s use of enamel in general – when used right, it creates such a fun, quirky aesthetic.
The rest of the charm is plain silver, and it’s nice and chunky in terms of its weight and feel. This is where the amazing degree of detail really kicks in; the back of the charm has the flash, a display and some additional buttons and dials.
The top features a button to take the picture, an on/off switch, and a dial just like on a proper DSLR to adjust your settings manually. :o
Last, but not least, the bottom of the camera features a battery compartment, and even memory card slots! Even though it has all these details, the charm still feels nice and compact, and it’s in proportion with the rest of Pandora’s silver charms.
Just one styling to showcase today, as the light in England has been so appalling over the last couple of weeks that it has been hard to take many photos, and I am so busy with this dissertation that’s due in September that I haven’t had time to sort it! For this styling I have opted to go for a fun tropical holiday theme, using both the new and old camera charms.
I think the block black of the Sentimental Snapshots looks great with bold colours, such as the fuchsia of the Orchid and the Shoreline Sea Glass!
The black leather adds to the casual look, and makes for a fun holiday bracelet. You can always space the charms out on the leather by using silicone stoppers, or clips with rubber inserts placed inside them. :)
This is one of my favourite charms Pandora has made this year; it’s very pretty and stylised, but packed with such fun little details as well. If you are into photography or love your DSLR, this is definitely the charm for you! It’s also just super cute and a great memento of a holiday, or if you like to travel.
And that completes my Pre-Autumn 2015 reviews! I’ve really enjoyed this year’s collection. It’s had much more to offer than the cubic zirconia pendants from last year, which I didn’t indulge in at all.
Have you bought this charm, or is it on your wish list? If so, how are you wearing it?