During December I’ll be reviewing a whole range of Christmas charms from various brands. Today’s Pandora jewellery blog article brings a review of the Pandora Snow Globe, part of the Christmas 2013 collection.
A quick apology if people will indulge me. My plan for the advent calendar reviews was to mix the brands a lot. Unfortunately we have another monster storm due to hit Denmark tomorrow and we still have temporary repairs in place from the one in October. As such the time I should have spent photographing today has been dedicated to trying to secure buildings, work horses and prepare for tomorrow. My apologies if you feel a little inundated with Pandora reviews for the next day or so; they’re the only articles I had prepared.
When the Pandora Christmas 2013 collection images were first leaked, the Snow Globe charm was one of the designs that received mixed feedback from collectors. Naturally whether you appreciate this design or not depends greatly on your own thoughts regarding enamel charms. Enamel is a prominent feature of this design. As always though, the earliest leaked images were fuzzy and unattractive so forming opinions on those images alone is a little unfair to Pandora. The same can be said for the Pandora Valentine’s 2014 leaks!
I’ll admit I liked the concept of this charm from those earliest leaked images and I still think it’s a lovely festive feature.
Pandora Snow Globe
This charm has a dome shape with a flat base, basically what you would expect from a miniature snow globe. The base is engraved with “Merry Christmas” in addition to the Pandora hallmark. The body of the charm is mostly white enamel, punctuated with silver studded accents and a very whimsical and cute looking reindeer. The design itself if reminiscent of a Christmas card.
My own Pandora collection isn’t huge and I simply don’t have the budget to rush out and purchase several new charms per release. This often leaves me faced with the problem of using new additions. I have three main Pandora bracelets; one complete and two in progress. The complete bracelet has a pink theme. One of the others is a blue festive bracelet and the second a black, more gothic bracelet. When the Pandora Fall 2013 collection debuted with it’s emerald greens, as much as I liked the release, I found myself unable to accommodate even the charms I liked. Green matches nothing I have in my Pandora collection which left me faced with the decision of passing on the release or investing in a few additional charms to create at least a mini bracelet.
In light of the above, I’ve been trying many of the Pandora Christmas 2013 charms as the focal feature on a bangle.
For the featured bracelet, I opted for a succinct mini bracelet, based on the Pandora Bangle. It utilises a couple of the blue murano charms from my existing Pandora Christmas bracelet, in addition to the new Pandora Pavé Christmas Tree.
Pandora Snow Globe Ordering Details
My recommended Pandora retailer for the UK are the wonderful John Greed Jewellery and you can find the Snow Globe at the link below:-
Pandora Snow Globe Summary
There have been some concerns regarding the long term durability of this charm. White enamel has been known to turn yellow over time. Unfortunately at this stage it’s difficult to predict whether this will be an issue.
The charm itself is very sweet however and will look beautiful with many colour schemes. Unlike the charms with flashes of red enamel, this charm will compliment most existing collections, even the smaller ones such as my own.
As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Pandora Snow Globe and indeed the Pandora Christmas 2013 collection in it’s entirety? Hit the comments and let me know!