Today’s post brings my next Pandora Valentine’s 2016 review, with a closer look at the pink enamel In My Heart charm! It’s been a little while since my last review, what with all the exciting previews we’ve had lately. :D
This charm didn’t instantly catch my eye (unlike the Filled with Romance openwork) but, after seeing images of it online, its vibrant colour and glossy finish really grew on me. My OH got it for me for Valentine’s Day after we spotted it looking rather pretty in the store! Read on for the usual styling inspiration and close-up shots. :D
Pandora In My Heart Review
This charm is called the Heart Beat charm in the UK, which is a name that I think I actually prefer. It’s rich in colour, which is all the more off-set by the charm’s reflective finish, created by applying translucent pink enamel in a slim layer over sterling silver.
The stock image doesn’t really convey this translucent quality very effectively; it also appears more of a violet shade.
In reality, my charm is much more of a reddy-pink. From other pictures & comments online, it seems like most of the In My Heart charms are the same (some apparently lean more towards a candy red in person, too). The hallmarks are set on the rim of one side of the charm, FYI.
It was a nice surprise for me to discover that this charm is, in fact, threaded, and not an openwork! It feels nice and substantial in person.
The charm’s bright colour makes it not all that versatile – it seems to work best as a centrepiece, or worn in conjunction with other bright colours to offset it. I’ve used it as a centrepiece in this variation on my favourite oxidised bracelet styling.
Here it is again in a design featuring all of my favourite Pandora Valentine’s 2016 charms! The pearlescent Abundance of Love spacer is gorgeous, and goes with just about anything. It looks especially nice when paired against the bolder pinks of the Wild Hearts murano and the In My Heart charm.
I’ve added my In My Heart charm to my pink-and-blue bracelet, which you can see here in this shot from my sparkly new Instagram page. ;) This is a more unusual colour combination for me, but I really like how it’s turning out. Those Cinderella blues look great with so many different combos! <3
While this is yet another heart charm from Pandora, the glossy use of enamel makes it stand out – the same technique is also used to striking effect in charms such as the Pandora Disney Snow White’s Apple. There’s a pearlescent version of this charm coming out for Mother’s Day 2016, and that will be even prettier I think. :D
The Pandora In My Heart charm is $40 USD or £35. If you’re in the UK, this charm would be perfect as a Mother’s Day gift and you can buy it alongside the rest of the Pandora Mother’s Day collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
On a separate note, I apologise if I have been late in replying to comments or messages in the last few days – I have a big backlog of emails and FB messages to sort out, as well. I started a new job last week and, while it’s going well, it’s been consuming a lot of my time as you might imagine. ^^ I’ll be getting round to them soon – although possibly not until the weekend.
What do you think of this charm? Have you purchased it, or is on your wish list?