Today’s post squeezes in one last review ahead of the launch of the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2016 collection on Thursday, with a closer look at the Pandora Dainty Bow bangle! I previously reviewed the Dainty Bow safety chain and clip, but the bangle is a nice piece in its own right – and it’s limited edition, so I thought it was deserving of its own post. ^^
For a review of the Pandora bangle overall, please have a read through my review here! Otherwise, scroll on for some pictures & thoughts on this special Dainty Bow edition. :D I’ve opted to go for some romantic stylings and pictures to get you in the mood for the Valentine’s launch – the Dainty Bow ribbon motif works well with heart/floral themes!
The Pandora Dainty Bow Bangle
The Dainty Bow bangle is the latest in a range of special edition Pandora bangles, each with a customised clasp. This one is a little more delicate than previous LE bangles, such as the Circle of Love and Always in my Heart designs, which have opted for large amounts of pavé. It’s a sweet but unobtrusive design, adding a little bit of interest without being too showy!
If you got your bangle from North America, it came with this rather lovely box (it’s a shame that other regions don’t put as much thought into their presentation as Pandora NA clearly do!). This is ideal as a travel box for a spare bracelet – or, indeed, just as storage if your Pandora collection is just starting out! It has a little clip to hold your bracelet in place, too.
One difference between this bangle and other previous special editions is that the Dainty Bow bangle has the bow design on both sides of the clasp. So there is no Pandora branding on it whatsoever – I guess that’s good if you are not so keen on obvious branding, but less good if you want people to know that you’re wearing Pandora. ;)
One thing that I love about the LE bangles is that you can pretty much wear them as you wish – the special clasp designs add enough interest for them to be worn on their own, but they also look great worn with complementary charms. For reference, the hallmarks are on the inside of the clasp.
The Dainty Bow bangle originally made its début with the Pandora Winter 2015 collection and, thinking of that, my first styling matches it with the delicate icy blue of the Elsa’s Signature Colour murano. This offers a soft pastel design that’s also reminiscent of winter weather!
However, I’m also starting to think about what bracelet I might put together for the Pandora Valentine’s and Spring 2016 collection – this bracelet’s pretty bow clasp would be ideal for showcasing some pieces from either collection. Consequently, I’ve put together a mini floral styling featuring the Cherry Blossom murano, the retired pearl Garden Odyssey pendant and the pink Primrose Meadow. :D
I haven’t actually decided what I will be putting on my Dainty Bow bangle yet – I may well save it for some Spring 2016 beads! For now, I like to wear it plain and stacked with other bracelets. I have accumulated quite a bangle collection now, haha – here they all are: (And – even with all five bangles – it still feels lighter on your wrist than a full Pandora charm bracelet! :P)
The Dainty Bow bangle is a sweet and subtle design, and I’m sure that the fact that the bow design is on both sides of the clasp will appeal to many! While it came out with the Winter 2015 collection and works well to add a feminine twist to Christmassy pieces, it would also be a great choice to showcase your favourite pieces from the upcoming Valentine’s or Spring collections!
The Pandora Dainty Bow bangle is $75 USD or £65. If you’re in the UK, you can still purchase it along with the rest of the Pandora Winter collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
Have you added this bangle to your collection? Do you collect the LE bangles?