Today brings my first review from the Pandora Winter 2017 collection, with a closer look at the stunning new enamel Wintry Delight bead! This was my ‘day one’ purchase, and I scooped it up as part of my haul for the Pandora UK Christmas ornament gift with purchase. ^^
I finished my midnight blue bracelet some time ago (pictured below), but I knew as soon as I saw this charm, that I would make it work in my collection one way or another. ^^
Read on for close-up shots and some wintry styling inspiration! ❄️
Pandora Wintry Delight Review
The Wintry Delight leapt out at me as a must-have as soon as I first saw the Winter 2017 sneak peeks. It’s a simple, yet wonderfully executed design. The deep blue of the enamel offers a vibrant, yet elegant splash of colour without the expense of the other pave or CZ-based beads. The contrast of the polished silver snowflakes against the deep blue is just beautiful.
The colour is not quite as solid in person as it appears in the stock image; in the charm that I have, the swirls in the enamel are much more apparent and less subtle.
The charm can look quite dark in some lights. When the sunlight really catches it, however, the swirls of enamel become apparent, highlighting both the glitter in the enamel and the shininess of the silver snowflakes. The finish is very glassy and reflective.
The charm is threaded, and hallmarked on one side. It feels nice and solid to hold.
This charm looks stunning with the other new deep blue Winter charms, particularly the Dazzling Snowflake in navy. The styling below is my favourite of the new campaign images! However, I’m trying to be a bit more selective with my new Pandora purchases, and the Dazzling Snowflake charm is £70 here in the UK, which is nothing to sneeze at.
I’ve been working on a powder blue bracelet on an oxidised chain, combining some older periwinkle blue muranos with classic silver beads. I decided, however, that the light blue glass didn’t bring enough colour to the design. The deep blue of the Wintry Delight definitely adds a bit of oomph and gifts the design a lot more interest. If you wanted to do this properly, you could add another deep blue charm from the Winter 2017 collection to each section and I’m sure the end result would be stunning!
I have decided against this, however – I’m actually going to add some Pandora Rose pieces to give this bracelet a bit more warmth and colour. I’ll post a picture when that’s ready! ^^
Instead, I’m going to keep it simple. My Wintry Delight charm is going on the Unique as you are LE bangle from last year.
The shape of the snowflake on the bangle’s clasp is very similar to those in the charm, and they’re a really lovely match. I can stack it with my periwinkle blue design, or with the midnight blue bracelet I already have. ^^
It’s no surprise to me that this charm is one of the most popular new beads of the release, offering subtle yet vibrant colour, pretty snowflake detailing and a lower price point. ❄️ It didn’t disappoint in person – it’s well made, and absolutely gorgeous whether part of a bracelet design or as a stand alone bead. It might not be as exciting as a new character bead, but it’s really lovely nonetheless.
The Wintry Delight is £40 or $50 USD.
What do you think of this charm? Is it on your wish list?