The Pandora Shine Collection is a new line of 18k gold-plated jewelry coming with the Pandora Spring 2018 collection.
PANDORA SHINE — REVIEW
Pandora Shine is Pandora’s first major new concept since the launch of the Pandora Rose line back in 2014. Let’s start with the fact that the collection will be sold only in branded stores and on the Internet.
Shine jewelry is sterling silver jewelry with 18k gold. The launch will be very different from the existing Pandora gold line, which is made from 14 carat gold and is much lighter.
The structure of the product consists of several layers — sterling silver is covered with a layer of palladium, and then with a very thick layer of 18 carat gold.
PANDORA SHINE BRACELETS
The Pandora Smooth bracelet is almost a classic bracelet thread, only without the usual bulges. If you want your charms to stay in place you will need silicone rings and clips or retainers with silicone pads inside.
Adjustable bracelet — slightly refreshing, beautifully crafted. The unusual structure of the bracelet gives it a certain playful mood and will draw attention to itself.
We absolutely love this Pandora Shine bracelet — the contrast between the metals is beautiful. A gilded heart is a kind of highlight with a rather simple design.
The Honeybee bracelet is the only non-charm bracelet option and will be a limited edition.
One of the main reasons for the successful advertising campaign of the Pandora Shine line is the Queen Bee pendant. It is made in the smallest detail, amazing workmanship — black shiny enamel, cubic zirconia stones, chiseled elements and a small, but at the same time practically, the main accent — a tiny heart, make up a completely solid completed element! In addition, the motifs of the queen bees are now playing an important role in promoting women’s empowerment company Pandora and highlight their advertising slogan — do celebrate, do shine, do Pandora (Celebrate, Shine, Pandora).
The Heart and Bee is refreshing, free of any enamel or glitter, we love the little detail of the bee pendant. This is one of our favorite charms, but still wondering if it has carvings.
This openwork bead can become one of our favorites: a honeycomb filled with honey, a bee with black sparkling enamel — what could be more beautiful. ^^
The Golden Honey charm offers a beautiful combination of colors. Amber enamel and golden honeycombs are a great combination and convey the feeling that you have a small barrel of honey on your hand.
Honeycomb Lace is a beautiful openwork carved heart set with pure cubic zirconia stones.
The latest bee-and-honey-themed pendant is Sweet as Honey. We think it would be more organic not to use cubic zirconia stones at the base of the pendant and if the bee was larger and decorated with black enamel stripes. An interesting feature of this pendant is that the evidence consists of two elements — a “tiger’s eye” stone and a golden spiral wrapped around it, giving the shape of a beehive.
Pandora approached her first collection with gilding very carefully, extremely carefully choosing motifs and concepts that would complement each other and look harmonious in gold – together with honey and bees, we were also presented with two charms in the form of solar disks. The Rays of Sunshine charm is crafted with warm yellow enamel and cubic zirconia on its edges.
The You are my Sunshine pendant will serve as a wonderful symbol of expressing your warm feelings, as it contains a secret message that says “You are my sunshine.”
There is only one Murano in the Pandora Shine line. It is white pigmented Murano glass in a swirling swirl design. White glass and gold frame — a perfect combination, a combination of beauty and versatility.
The Filled with Romance openwork charm is one of our favorites. It has already been presented in silver and in the Rose line.
The only connecting chain we’ve been introduced to this launch is a gold-plated version of the Pandora Logo chain.
The Shining Elegance clip has silicone pads on the inside, perfect for any of the newly-deceased bracelets, and will pair wonderfully with the charms above.
There are also two clips that are hollow inside. To fix them on any bracelet from the Pandora Shine collection, you will need silicone rings.
It’s nice to see clip-on earrings without the use of zirconia stones were also included in the line, but I would also like to see something not so branded. A simple round clip would be great and would fit more with the bees and honey theme.
The Golden Pavé Ball charm combines cubic zirconia stones in different sizes and colors.
Concluding the review of charms, I would like to mention one more new petite — a miniature bee with black stripes will perfectly decorate the medallion and give it a slight playfulness.
PANDORA SHINE JEWELERY
A matching pendant has been released for the Rays of Sunshine charm — it’s very large and probably best for a necklace, not a bracelet.
Likewise with the Honeycomb Lace pendant. If you choose a pendant or charm, we would advise you to choose a pendant. A more refined execution of the pendant gives it an extraordinary charm.
The simple Shine chain will perfectly complement any pendant from this line.
The well-known Heart necklace, which was previously released in silver, is now presented in gilding. The chain on this necklace is 45cm but is adjustable to 42cm or 38cm.
Choker Honeybee will be released in limited edition. It really looks beautiful on your neck, emphasizing its sophistication.
The Honeycomb Lace ring, like the charm, is a very bright piece of jewelry — it certainly looks great, but we think it is too big in size!
The Honeybee ring is another piece of jewelry that will be released in a limited edition. The honeycomb shape of the ring is incredibly charming!
From the images that we were provided, it is impossible to understand exactly how the yellow stone will be combined with yellow gilding, so we will not draw conclusions until we see it live!
The Enchanted Crown Ring will be released this spring in the Rose range and in the Classic Silver range.
The following set of rings offers us the existing Pandora designs only in the Shine version. We especially love Linked Love in gold — it’s so pretty and elegant!
The Bee & Heart stud earrings are so cute, you can’t wait to get them. The different design of the front part makes them even more attractive and eye-catching.
Honeycomb Lace earrings continue this series of jewelry and perfectly complement the necklace.
Our review ends with PANDORA Forever earrings. Wonderful laconic earrings captivate with their elegance and insane radiance.
We have only positive impressions from the gilded Pandora Rose line. Therefore, we were wildly excited about the upcoming Pandora Shine yellow gold collection, as jewelry made entirely of gold is quite expensive. But we also perfectly understand those who are worried that this collection will reduce the price of their gold jewelry. Although the price of the new line is a little high, it still remains more affordable than pure gold.
Pandora made the right choice with bees, bumblebees and sweet honey as the main motifs – they represent the good points in Shine, offering modern and cute designs that work well in gold. There is nothing like this in the existing Pandora collections, and this immediately gives Shine its own personality and character.
What do you think of Pandora Shine?