Today’s post continues my Pandora Valentine’s 2016 reviews, with a closer look at the brand new Pavé Heart Clasp bracelet! This is the latest in a line of special edition bracelet clasps, offering a romantic and sparkling twist on Pandora’s classic bracelet. Some see these ‘special’ bracelets as a bit of a gimmick, but I always enjoy Pandora’s little customisations to my favourite charm bracelet and I have indulged in most of them. :P
Read on for some technical details, close-up shots and styling inspiration! <3
Also – my apologies for tardy comment/email/Facebook replies over the last week! I finally managed to catch whatever was going round and have been a bit under the weather. I’m much better now and I’ll be back on form with comments etc going forward! ;)
Pandora Pavé Heart clasp bracelet
So, the Pandora Pavé Heart bracelet offers a slightly more fancy version of their regular charm bracelet, with a larger, heart-shaped clasp. The pavé effect is pretty, but surprisingly subtle in person. The clasp sparkles, but it’s not too blingy – especially if you mix it with the right pieces. As far as I am aware, this is not limited edition, so there’s no hurry to grab one while they’re still around.
The clasp itself is identical to last year’s Mother’s Day bangle, with clear pavé on one side and plain silver detailing on the other. It adds a little extra sparkle to the bracelet without being overwhelming – there’s no need to fill up the bracelet itself with pavé charms if you don’t want to!
For me, the fit came up smaller than with a regular Moments clasp bracelet. I usually wear a 19cm, and the bracelet I received – including the clasp – measures exactly that. However, as the heart-shaped clasp is bigger than the usual barrel clasp, it seems to mean that there is less bracelet chain to make up that 19cm in total length. So it might be worth trying on your bracelet in-store and seeing what size fits you best!
If you’ve been collecting for a while, you might remember that there were some problems last year with the plain silver heart-clasp bracelet – due to the stiffness of the new bracelets and the awkward shape of the heart clasp, there were some difficulties doing up the clasp. However, this time around my pavé heart clasp bracelet is shiny and new but not too stiff – so, while it is still slightly more difficult for me to fasten, it’s nowhere near as tricky as the plain silver heart clasp was last year!
If you missed out on the Always in my Heart bangle, which has the same clasp, then this bracelet makes a great replacement. It’s beautiful worn plain or with other bracelets, just like the bangle before it. :D
I often hear from readers that they would like to see more red from Pandora’s Valentine’s collections – consequently this Valentine’s styling focuses on some romantic reds, offset with the white Fizzle muranos. The red Sweethearts murano is a recent acquisition of mine, and its pretty cherry red is great with the Fascinating Red glass bead. The new Ribbon of Love charm makes for a perfect centrepiece, which just a dash of pavé detailing.
I mentioned in my Wild Hearts murano review that I wanted to put it with the periwinkle blue Cinderella Signature muranos, and was hoping that they’d look good together! I have now put together an initial styling and am really pleased with the result! Clear pavé and light blue look always beautiful together, and the Cinderella muranos look great with the pavé heart bracelet.
This is one of my new bracelet projects for 2016 – the pink tendril clips are borrowed from another design and I’m actually planning on putting the Feathered clips on this bracelet, eventually. I don’t know what else I’m going to add. I like it a lot as it is, but hopefully there will be some charms from future collections that will make their way on here. ^^
And, to round off, here’s a quick shot of this design from my iPhone, so as to show off the colours in different lighting:
I am very pleased with my pavé heart clasp bracelet, and love the little extra sparkle it adds to a design. For me, it’s a tiny bit cuter than the regular CZ barrel clasp bracelet that came out last year for Autumn 2015, but it’s also reasonably subtle. It looks great whether you want to fill up your bracelet with pavé charms, or just want to add your favourite plain silver pieces.
It also offers something of a second chance to those who missed out on the limited edition 2015 Always in my Heart bangle, which also featured this special clasp. <3
The Pandora Pavé Heart clasp bracelet is $80 USD or £75. If you’re in the UK, you can still purchase it along with the rest of the Pandora Valentine’s collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
Have you bought this bracelet, or is it on your wish list? How are you wearing it?