Today brings my first review from the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2016 collection already, with a closer look at the beautiful new Starry Sky charm bracelet! Overall, there hasn’t been that much that has grabbed me from this collection, as I’ve never been that into zodiac signs and I already have a lot of love/heart-themed beads. However, the piece that completely redeemed the collection for me was this bracelet! With its gorgeous and interesting starry clasp design, I knew I had to have it.
I received mine in the post on Friday and loved it even more in person – there’s just something about a super shiny new Pandora bracelet that is just that bit more exciting than a charm, and I had to review it straight away. ^^ Read on for the usual detailed shots and a couple of ideas as to how you might style this bracelet!
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2016 Starry Sky Bracelet Review
So, as you’re probably very aware by now, Pandora have been expanding their range of custom charm bracelets with a range of different clasp styles.
The thing I like about this new Starry Sky bracelet is that the clasp offers something a bit different, without being at all awkward or difficult to do up – as the heart-clasp bracelets can sometimes be. The spherical clasp is the perfect canvas for a custom design while remaining very practical to put on and take off. I’ve heard speculation from some commenters (nothing official!) that Pandora might eventually replace the barrel clasp with the spherical clasp. I would be super sad personally to see the classic barrel clasp go, but this new clasp is pretty!
On one side of the clasp, you have a lovely star-scape pattern, with polished silver surrounding all the little CZs. It is so nice and shiny in person!
As I’ve mentioned before, this is a great alternative to the Pandora Disney Mickey Moments bracelet, if you’re not able to get that in your country or maybe you’re just not that into Disney. They look so similar when you’re wearing them, with just a hint of sparkle. I stacked them together yesterday (which was a gorgeous sunny day here in the UK) and they looked lovely together, too.
On the other side of the clasp is one big star, which is just as nice as the other side! The silver etching gives it a beautiful supernova-style effect. Some have wondered whether it’s meant to be the Sun as opposed to just another star, but I’m not sure it matters to me – it’s pretty either way! ;)
So I have two stylings for you today! Lots of people have said that they are planning to use this bracelet with some of the starry/celestial designs coming out for Winter 2016, and so my first styling works along this theme, to give you a little inspiration. :D
I don’t have as many starry charms as I thought I did, but I’ve added a few Cinderella beads, which work just as well. The Starry Night and Twinkle Twinkle clips are perfect with this bracelet, and I’ve used the retired Fascinating Aventurescent and the brand-new Frosty Mint muranos. The Frosty Mint’s luminescent sparkle is just perfect for a starry bracelet (unfortunately it didn’t show up so well on camera :(), so definitely consider that one to offset any deep and dark blues you might be wanting to use!
However, I’ve already finished my midnight/starry bracelet, and so I went in a different direction for my new Starry Sky bracelet. I am totally in love with the deep teal of the Jasmine Disney muranos, and they look even better when paired with a little yellow gold. The association with Aladdin and magic-carpet rides makes them rather appropriate for the starry bracelet clasp too.
I know that I will be filling up this bracelet more in the end, but I just love it as it is! The bouquet clip safety chain is adorable.
I was a bit worried that the bright cubic zirconia would clash a bit with my older, heavier two-tone beads, but they actually contrast rather nicely! Mixing old and new Pandora is one of my favourite things. ^^
This is one of my favourites of the new special-clasp bracelets – it’s offers something a little different from the ordinary charm bracelet while remaining practical and easy to wear. The Starry Sky bracelet is a little pricier than the regular Pandora charm bracelet, but the clasp looks just like another charm – so in a way it’s like adding a whole other charm to your bracelet design. ;)
The Pandora Starry Sky bracelet is £65 or $75 USD. If you’re in the UK, you can buy this charm along with the rest of the Pandora Pre-Autumn collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
Did you get this bracelet yet, or is it on your wish list? What charms would you put on it?