Today’s post offers a little holiday inspiration with my first Pandora Pre-Autumn 2015 review – the Travel Together Forever pendant. :D This charm was one of my early favourites from the Pre-Autumn collection, and it offers a rather sweeter, more romantic design than most of Pandora’s other travel pieces.
I am actually on holiday (again, I know!) at the moment, but I managed to get hold of this charm a little early so that I could have the review pictures taken and edited before I went away. Read on for some styling inspiration and thoughts on the charm itself!
I have often chatted with people here about how Pandora have become repetitive with their heart designs, releasing many with each new collection, and perhaps giving the impression that they are returning to motifs that they know will sell and almost playing it safe.
However, I actually really liked this sweet Pre-Autumn travel dangle, rather in spite of myself. ;) The combination of its sweet feminine look with its travel theme offers something a bit different from Pandora’s other travel pieces. I also do like the ‘two halves of a whole’ motif, even if it is a little cheesy in combination with the charm’s motto: ‘I want to travel the world with you’.
The overall effect is sweet; the pavé at the bail of the charm is quite subtle, and adds a little touch of sparkle. The pink is a very delicate shade, and the silver ‘With You’ stands out against the enamel very prettily. The outer inscription, ‘I want to travel the world’, does seem quite lightly engraved in parts, so I’ll be keeping an eye on it to see how well it wears.
The odd thing about this design, however, is that each half of the heart is completely separate and they don’t connect or come together in any way. Each piece is exactly the same, too – you don’t need the other half to complete the message. Each half of the heart is hallmarked S925, as well.
For my main styling for this review, I actually wanted to recreate a bracelet design that I loved from Pandora’s Pre-Autumn campaign images. It’s the Korea bracelet design – the combination of the pink Cherry Blossom pieces with the Korean doll is very pretty, and offers the same feminine twist on the travel motif that the Travel Together Forever pendant itself does.
I replaced Pandora’s pavé central beads with some lovely classic silver charms; the pavé at the top of the Travel Together Forever adds enough sparkle for me! It’s fun to mix some of the chunkier plain silver travel charms with more delicate florals and pinks.
The Travel Together Forever goes amazingly with the Cherry Blossom clips, as they share the same shade of pink enamel. The cute Korean Doll adds an extra pop of colour, too.
Simplicity also works well if you want to showcase this dangle, which has a lot of script and different textures. I love black and pink together, so I added the Mystic Floral and the Da Vinci clip to make a simple but pretty styling using the Pandora bangle. Bangles seem appropriate for travel designs too, as they are light and easy to wear!
Leathers are also good for this, and I will be adding a little contrast to the charm’s baby-pink colour by wearing it on my black leather bracelet. <3 I plan on adding the new Sentimental Snapshots charm, with its black enamel, for added contrast too.
This is definitely a ‘new Pandora’ piece, and I can appreciate that it will not be to all tastes. I like its delicate pastel pinks and the fact that it offers a more romantic take than their existing travel charms. While this charm is very sweet, it’s not my absolute favourite of the Pre-Autumn selection, and I’m looking forward to being able to review the other new pieces when I get home, such as the cute new Ice Cream pendant and the Sentimental Snapshots charm.
The Pandora Travel Together Forever charm is $70 or £55. If you’re in the UK, you can purchase it alongside the rest of the Pandora Pre-Autumn collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
Did you get this charm, or is it on your wish list? Have you purchased any of the Pre-Autumn 2015 collection yet?