Today’s post brings another review from the Pandora Spring 2015 collection, with an in-depth look at the new Wild Flower murano! This is the only new murano glass design out with the collection, and it offers a pretty, subtle floral design, with white daisies and green leaf detailing.
I’ll be offering some close-up shots of this charm, and some ideas as to how you could style it! :)
The stock image for this charm suggests that the colours run lighter, with quite warm tones running through the charm.
In reality, however, the charm I received looked pretty different. It’s much cooler in tone, and the detailing is more defined – what looks like swirling colour in the stock image is actually flower stems, painted in green and brown.
The colours do look a little warmer once you start wearing it in the sunshine:
I hear that there is a lot of variation between these muranos, and that you can choose one with more green or brown tones, depending on which you like best. I’ve not seen these in store, so I’ve not been able to see the variation in person myself yet!
The charm features the smaller silver core, with hallmarking on one side only. This shot also demonstrates the detailing on the green leaves and stems – each is tinged with brown.
The flowers feature a clear cubic zirconia at the centre; however, underneath each cubic zirconia is a yellow bubble in the glass, as you can see in this picture! This makes the cubic zirconia appear yellow a lot of the time. There are a lot of layers of detail to this charm, and yet they all work very nicely and softly together to create a natural, subtle look.
The murano looks perfect in combination with the Darling Daisy white enamel charms, and the silver triple leather makes a nice backdrop to it, too. I do like this charm in combination with more neutral shades, which allow its own softer greens and browns to pop a little.
The other combination I found myself liking was this murano and the Pandora Rose collection. I was trying to think of combinations that could warm up the murano a little bit, and the rose gold really helped to bring out the brown tones in the glass I think.
In fact, the two-tone look is just lovely with this murano; and yellow gold matches nicely with the hints of yellow within the murano itself. I think that this is the kind of design for which I’ll be ultimately using my murano. :D
You have to admire the skill that goes into the detailing of this charm; there are so many layers and little touches that work to create its beautiful effects. In person, the colours are very subtle and soft; I was initially a touch disappointed that it wasn’t warmer as per the stock image, but I’ve come to love the delicate, soft look. It is so lovely in combination with a little gold (whether that be yellow or rose), and crisp white pieces also help to set off the delicacy of the colours.
Pandora have upped their game in terms of their murano glass, which is why it’s a shame that we only saw one new one debut with the Spring collection. The Petite Facets are really nice alternatives, but I hope that we’ll see more murano glass designs for Autumn/Winter. :)
The Wild Flower murano is $45 or £35 in the UK, where you can buy it alongside the rest of the Pandora Spring collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
Do you have this charm, or is on your wish list? If so, what you are planning on wearing it with?