I have a large collection of silver and semi precious gemstone jewellry and up until now it never seem to really tie into what ever Pandora bracelet I was wearing. I mean silver goes with silver but the tiny gemstones on the birthstone beads always seemed to get lost on my bracelet with so many other eye catching beads. So I actually squealed with delight when I saw the semi precious gemstone beads Pandora is adding to its collection.
From left to right above we have Amethyst, Cornelian, Pink Opal,
2nd Line Orange Moonstone, Onyx, Garnet
3rd Line White Moonstone, Blue Topaz
They have also released some dangle beads that compliment the above beads really well.
I can only find pictures of the dangles in Orange Moonstone, Pink Opal and Onyx at the moment. It seems a pity to me if they didn't release dangle beads to match all the semi precious gemstone beads if only because I would love to do a white moonstone bracelet to match some great earrings I have.
The other dangle beads released have a very simple dangle, which according to the catalogue code I have says its a red garnet but unless that photo was taken in very bad lighting it looks more like a citron or a cubic zirconia to me. I guess I will have to keep searching for a better photo or a look at this one in real life to have more idea. I will update as I find out as I hate not knowing.
The last dangle is a lovely freshwater pearl with a flowers. I think this is so very pretty and would look amazing on a simple white themed bracelet or even on a dramatic black and white one. Also if they'd had this bead when I'd gotten married I think this would have been a great bead to have to remember the big day by. Though my mum did buy me the cute little church as a wedding gift so maybe I'll hint to my husband that this might make a good anniversary present. The fact that my Pandora bead anniversary present hint list is now something like 3 pages long shouldn't put him off at all.
Well that's it for the Pandora Spring 2010 bead collection. To top it off they are also releasing leather bracelets with gold fittings in tan, black and grey. All in all I am very happy with this release, the last couple have seemed a little like Pandora where following the trends instead of setting them, but this collection feels, to me anyway, like Pandora are starting to come up with a few new ideas. A couple of the silver beads feel a little Trollbead inspired to me, I can't complain as I love Trollbeads and wished more of them fitted on my Pandora bracelet, like those delicious amber beads, but I digress.
I would love to hear what you all think about the collection. What beads do you like or dislike and why? What beads are you planning on getting? What beads would you like to see them release? Please leave a comment or two and let us all know.
To see the rest of the collection follow these links.