Today’s post brings my next review from the Pandora Valentine’s 2017 collection with a closer look at Pandora’s latest special clasp bracelet – the Sparkling Heart charm bracelet for the Moments line! :)
This is one of two pieces I got from the collection; I’ve been good and have stuck to my Pandora ban very well so far. Let’s hope I can keep it going until the launch of the Spring collection next month! ^^
I’m aware that I’ve got lots of lovely responses to read and reply to on my Pandora Spring 2017 preview, but life has been pretty crazy this week and so I just haven’t had the time – lots of changes and busy things are going on at the moment, but I will get on to it asap! :)
Pandora Sparkling Heart Bracelet Review
The Sparkling Heart bracelet is the latest special-clasp offering from Pandora, combining the traditional Moments bracelet with the hugely popular Love of my Life clip from 2013. This has always been one of my favourite Pandora clips; the effect is rather chic, and the sparkle isn’t overpowering when you put it with the right pieces.
The bracelet is for the Moments range, and comes in the full range of sizes you’d normally expect.
For me, one of the immediate benefits is that it features the regular spherical clasp – previous heart clasp bracelets have been shaped like hearts, and they’re often extremely difficult to clasp and unclasp on your own when the bracelet is stiff and new.
This one is much easier to do up, even when brand new, and you still get the pretty effect on the clasp. The only thing to note is that the sparkling design is only one side; on the back of the clasp, there’s the plain Pandora silver logo. I like this very much, however; it would be nice to see a version of the Moments charm bracelet with the bangle clasp.
Pandora first experimented with using this clasp as a clasp back in 2014, when they released the limited edition Circle of Love bangle for Mother’s Day. This is quite a hard to find piece these days but, if you do it have it, then it makes for a gorgeous stack with this new version of the bracelet!
As you know if you read my review of the CNY 2017 Lion Dance bead, I am using my Sparkling Heart bracelet with my lovely red enamel CNY beads:
However, I wanted to put together some more styilngs for th ereview as usual. I mentioned in previous posts that I am working on two new bracelet projects for this year – a pink/purple floral design and a green forest design – and so I thought I’d use this review to provide some styling inspiration for the new bracelet and to show you what I’ve been working on.
First up, we have the pink/purple design. These are recent finds from Rue La La, and I’ll be adding the new Field of Flowers muranos into the mix when they come out :D I’ve used the retired Lavender Pavé Lights, some Birthday Blooms and the retired black spinel Garden Odyssey. I think this will go on an oxidised bracelet eventually.
Next, we have my green forest bracelet to be! The green/teal Ribbon murano is just a stand in – I bought and actually didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. Instead, I’m going to use two of Folklore muranos and maybe throw in a deeper forest green glass bead as well. The green-eyed owl will also be going on this bracelet, along with the two new Tinker Bell pieces! :D
If you’re in the UK, then you can purchase this lovely bracelet along with the rest of the Valentine’s 2017 collection from the Jewel Hut. :D
This is not a groundbreaking new bracelet design, but it’s nevertheless a lovely new entry for the special-clasp charm bracelet line – it’s perfect for adding a little pizzazz to a bracelet design without bringing an overwhelming amount of sparkle to the table. The spherical-style clasps look great on the traditional charm bracelets and they’re easy to do up, too, and the Love of my Life clip is a bit more versatile than either the Disney or the Starry Night clasps that came out previously.
What do you think of this new piece? Did it make it on to your wish list?