This Trollbeads blog article offers an in depth, celebratory preview of the Trollbeads Royal Orange bead, in honour of it’s global launch, tonight
The Trollbeads Royal Orange bead’s launch has been rather a fiasco at this stage. It was initially set to debut on Friday the 5th of April. Unfortunately, the US distributor had received no stock leaving retailers with no beads to sell. The launch was officially postponed until Friday the 12th. It was logistically impossible to prevent the sale of these beads on the original launch date. The result being some retailers were permitted to sell the bead. In certain geographical regions, the local distributor forced retailers into removing the bead from sale. Naturally Trollbeads haven’t offered any official marketing for the Trollbeads Royal Orange bead due to it’s delay but many collectors have already acquired their beads.
With Friday now marking the global debut of this bead (and US based retailers have indeed received their stocks now), it’s time for an in depth preview of this sumptuous bead.
Trollbeads Royal Orange Bead
The bead has been created in celebration of the crowning of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange as king of Holland. Naturally this governs the luscious orange colour of the bead. It’s reminiscent of the Trollbeads Oranje Boven, part of the Dutch World Tour collection, though this bead boasts a faceted cut. It’s worth noting that this bead is a limited edition
I’ll be offering my own review of these beads in the coming days but the images here are provided by the lovely Beth at Trollbeads Studio. They give an amazing idea of the variation found within these beads.
Considering this variation, if you’re particular about your glass, I’d recommend purchasing from a retailer that takes individual images. Trollbeads Studio accommodate this perfectly! Variation appears to effect both the size of the beads (predictably) and also the amount of gold sparkle contained within. For reference, this sparkle is provided thanks to the inclusion of copper frit.
There has been a great deal of speculation regarding the specific shade of this bead, particularly in comparison with the aforementioned #FF4000Oranje Boven. The following images show a comparison of the two beads and demonstrate what a beautiful compliment they are.
Trollbeads Royal Orange Ordering Details
The Trollbeads Royal Orange makes it’s official debut tomorrow. While some eager customers may have chosen to order from European retailers, the US stores will begin selling from tomorrow. Further to this, the European retailers that I have seen haven’t chosen to provide individual images of this bead and this may have deterred many from ordering.
Trollbeads Studio have provided a pre-order link for those wishing to place their orders as quickly as possible and clicking on the link below will open the landing page in a new window:-
Once other retailers list their pages, I’ll update this article with appropriate ordering links:-
- Trollbeads Royal Orange at Goldmine Trollbead Boutique (ships from the USA)
- Trollbeads Royal Orange at Diamonds4Ever (ships from Denmark)
- Trollbeads Royal Orange at Perlen (ships from Denmark)
- Trollbeads Royal Orange at Trollbeads Gallery (ships from the USA)
- Trollbeads Royal Orange at Star Bijou (ships from Germany)
- Trollbeads Royal Orange at Heidi’s Trollbeads & More (ships from Austria)
Trollbeads Royal Orange Summary
Based on the images, I really do like this bead, though at the time of writing, I’ve yet to physically see it. It’s a beautiful, sumptuous orange colour. While it’s obviously a patriotic bead to commemorate the crowning of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange as king of Holland, it will offer versatility as a stunning summer bead. With tanned skin this bead will look spectacular. It’s faceted cut ensures it reflects light beautifully and this will look fabulous in the sunshine.
As always I love to hear from my readers. Are you coveting the Trollbeads Royal Orange bead? Have you indulged in it already or are you waiting for it’s official launch? Are you ordering this bead in multiples or just the one? Hit the comments and let me know!