Today’s post brings a brief update on a new limited edition charm exclusive to the Austrian market, produced in honour of the Vienna Opera Ball! The Vienna Opera Ball is annual event, wherein Austrian débutantes are inducted into society with much elegance and dancing.  This year is its 60th anniversary, and so it’s a rather special year; Pandora are among the event’s sponsors and have created a limited edition charm to celebrate the occasion.

Vienna Opera Ball Austria
Vienna Opera Ball Austria

The charm is a specially-engraved version of the Unforgettable Moments pendant. It has been handed out to débutantes and guests at the ball, but is also available to purchase exclusively from the Pandora concept store on Trattnerhof 2, 1010 Wien, in Vienna, Austria. Read on for more details!

Pandora Vienna Opera Ball LE Charm

Retailing at 49 euros, the charm is engraved with ‘60 Jahre – Wiener Opera Ball‘, which means ’60 Years – Vienna Opera Ball’ in English. This is a very limited edition charm, with only 3,500 pieces produced. It went on sale on the 1st of February and will only be sold until the 8th (one week in total) – any charms not sold will be returned.

pandora vienna opera ball charm 2016

The other touch that helps to make this charm special is that each one comes with a certificate from Pandora (pictured below).

pandora limited edition vienna opera ball charm
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This was brought to my attention by my fellow blogger Claudia at! For more photos and info about both the charm and the Vienna Opera Ball, please check out Claudia’s full post!

My Comment

Pandora have produced a number of engraved special edition versions of the Unforgettable Moments pendant, such as the Canadian-exclusive Survivor charms, but this one stands out for me. Vienna is high up on my bucket list of places to visit, and there’s something about the pretty script and the fact that it’s associated with such an elegant event that just appeals to me. I’m picturing it with my Cinderella pieces on my midnight-themed bracelet. <3

Are you at all tempted by this LE charm for Vienna? Do you have any other special engraved charms?

11 Comments on Pandora Limited Edition Vienna Opera Ball Charm

  1. I just have to say, you both take gorgeous pictures! I don’t think I could take those pictures even if I had a super expensive camera :D

    I have to be honest, I never thought I’d like this charm so much – but after reading the story behind the re-opening of the opera ball and the lovely script font on the charm, there’s a classy elegance to it! It makes it a lovely collectible charm, and so romantic at the same time!

    Thanks again for making this post Ellie and alerting us all of this lovely elegant charm! I’m such an Ellie – Dora fan now seriously :P *hugs*

    • Haha, thanks! My biggest problem with pictures is the fact that it’s often so cloudy and grey where I live, so it’s hard to take photos in natural light. But I’m glad to hear that you like them. That photo of Claudia’s is beautiful, and a big part of why the charm caught my eye, I think! <3

      I'm the same! I just like the whole concept, and Vienna is truly one of the places I'd love most to visit so the charm can represent that for me.

      You're welcome! <3 I wasn't sure whether to post this one, but figured as I wanted the charm there would probably be others who did too. Thanks for your lovely comment as ever Suzy!

  2. Ellie,

    Thanks so much for this post. I love the opera! Unfortunately where I live we only get Live Streaming from the Met in New York. However, Imhave had a few opportunities to see live Opera when travelling abroad.

    I have left a message on Claudia’s blog, and I’m looking forward to, hearing from her.

    Your idea of a midnight Cinderella theme is a good one.

    Again thanks so much for this wonderful nugget!

    On another note, wouldn’t it be wonderful if Pandora created a mask charm for Venice, masked balls are another event held in some European cities.

    Lisa K.

    • Hi Lisa! Yay, I’m glad to hear that you’re going to get one too. Even better that you are an opera fan already!

      Yes, a mask charm sounds amazing! They could easily do it as a pendant charm, or get creative with an openwork design perhaps. I have wished for a masquerade charm before, too, so have given it some thought haha. A whole set of charms would be amazing – you could have a murano bead with flecks of brilliant iridescent colour and glitter, to represent the different colours of mask and the whirl of a ball. It would be so much fun!

      Thanks for commenting Lisa!

  3. Hello, we love your reviews of charms and have a quick question unrelated.. we were wondering if your pandora rose gold charms are still in good shape? Have they faded at all yet or still looking like new? Debating if we should invest in them! Thank you :)!

    • Hi Yvonne! All my Pandora Rose charms are looking wonderful still (with the exception of the Big Smooth Heart which very quickly showed wear – but that one got discontinued in North America for that reason). Admittedly I rotate my bracelets a lot and my charms get something of an easy life, but both the charms and the bracelet look pristine and as shiny as ever. The bracelet is almost two years now as well!

      You can read a more detailed review of the Rose charms overall here, too:
      What I said there pretty much still stands <3

      Hope that helps!

    • I agree! It’s great when Pandora get involved in local culture and make something a bit different like this one :)

  4. Hi Ellie!
    I love it when Pandora makes so special charms, although I’ll skip this one. I wish they made more! I went to Vienna two years ago, and, since this wasn’t available and no other charm related to Vienna, I chose the tiara dangle with the “My princess” engraving, to represent Empress Sissy and the palaces I visited, and the heart with the word love in different languages (“Liebe” among them)!
    I like your idea of representing Cinderella’s ball with this dangle! I’ve used the silver “First dance” for the same purpose! Please take a photo with it on your bracelet, when it comes!
    Thank you for the lovely post! You reminded me of the happy moments I lived in beautiful Vienna! ♥♥♥

    • Hi Chrysa! I am envious of you! I’d love to go to Vienna. Since I developed my fear of flying a couple of years ago, I’ve been working out all the places I can get to by any other means than airplane. ;) Which basically means Europe, haha. Love your alternative ‘Vienna’ charms though! I have and love that heart charm. <3
      I will definitely take a picture of it when it's on my bracelet :) I don't know whether it'll be going on the midnight theme or on my new bracelet which has blue cinderella muranos on it. We shall see! ;)
      Glad you enjoyed the post - and thanks for commenting! ♥♥♥

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