Chamilia LE Disney Princesses Review (Jasmine, Ariel, & Belle)

chamilia-le-princesses-jasmine-ariel-belle-coverChamilia launched a selection of limited edition Disney Princesses this year, with one released per month since February 2014.  I previously reviewed the first three dangles in the set, Cinderella, Snow White, and Aurora.  Today, I’m taking a look at the rest of the collection, Ariel, Jasmine, and Belle.  No more Chamilia Disney charms are planned for the rest of the year and that could be due to Pandora taking over the license (but that’s speculation at this time).

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The feedback for these designs has not been especially positive mainly because of the distorted expressions on the princesses’ faces.  I attribute this to the polished silver background which didn’t do justice to the beauty of these characters – they’re highly reflective and don’t photograph well.  Enamel is used to outline each lady’s features and hair, and Swarovski crystals are used to highlight their mane.  The back of the pendants are engraved with the movie’s motto; Jasmine has “Follow Your Heart,” Ariel is “Let Your Dreams Sing,” and Belle’s theme is “Beauty Lies Within.”

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My favorite from this set is Jasmine and she actually looks very pretty with a rather normal expression, and she also has jet Swarovskis lining her bodice.  Ariel is a close second and her hair is a fiery red and the crystals enhance the brilliant.  They each have their distinctive shapes mainly because of the hairstyle and they’re on the larger size for dangles.  Again, because of the shiny finish they’re difficult to shoot so here’s my best try!  They do look much better in person.

These have sold out at Chamilia headquarters, but can still be found at authorized retailers including Classic Beads.  Chamilia is mostly compatible with Pandora and other brands, and these do indeed fit on Pandora bracelets.  I finally got more Chamilia Disney charms between the last review and now so I’ve added these designs to my other Disney beads.  Have you gotten any of these princesses?

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  • Laura Summers

    To me, these will always look like costume jewelry that a little girl would wear – sparkly and inexpensive. Hopefully Pandora will do a much better job at Disney interpretation.

    • Leann

      Well, Chamilia is known for their bling being owned by Swarovski and all. I hope Pandora tones it down too.

  • FairObjective

    Hi Leann. I’m really looking forward to the first glimpses of Pandora’s Disney line, but I also think Chamilia did a terrific job with many of their renditions as well. I have quite a few of Chamilia’s Disney charms, even duplicates of specific favorites; they’re very well made, with lots of detail (though, admittedly, some are on the small side). Regarding the Princess collection, I only have Snow White; not sure if I’m going to get any of the others, but Jasmine does look pretty natural. You did a good job of photographing that high-shine silver; that’s got to be almost impossible with the pronounced glare. Any idea when Pandora plans to release images/info. on what will be in the collection? Hope it’s not too long of a wait; I’m anticipating this release more than anything that’s been offered in quite a while. Fun! Nighty-night, and take care…Kim

    • Leann

      Thanks, Kim. These darn things are very hard to photograph! The glare from behind my lightbox is the worst :/. Pandora won’t be releasing images until they’re released, but I’m trying to see what I can do to get some previews ;).

  • Guest

    I was not sure where to post this, but I got a look at the new Disney chamilia cruise beads and they are amazing. I really hope that they continue to make beads long after Pandora as other than these princess ones really stepped up to the plate this year with some beautiful designs.. again besides these :(

    • Leann

      Looks great! I love and hate these exclusives – I love hunting them or getting them if I’m in the right place, but it’s frustrating when they’re not easily accessible. I think Chamilia will be able to produce the designs they’ve already gotten, but then again they may retire them next year, who knows? :(

  • Guest

    again sorry my photos posted 3 times. I didnt see it on my screen so I uploaded way too many times ;)

    • Leann

      No worries ;).

  • Guest

    I was not sure where to post this, but I got a look at the new Disney chamilia cruise beads and they are amazing. I really hope that they continue to make beads long after Pandora as other than these princess ones they really stepped up to the plate this year with some beautiful designs.. again besides the princess ones.

  • Guest

    I was not sure where to post this, but I got a look at the new Disney chamilia cruise beads and they are amazing. I really hope that they continue to make beads long after Pandora as other than these princess ones they really stepped up to the plate this year with some beautiful designs.. again besides the princess ones..

  • Vanessaqq

    Leann, I am wondering which brand is the bangle you used in the first picture, which has a Mickey snapper there? Thanks!