A few years ago Pandora released a design that was geared towards breast cancer awareness – the lucerne flower, known for its wellness and health connotations. This collection was not widely distributed and different countries saw different pieces; it was available as a clip, amulet/dangle, and the rare locket pendant. The clips were sold as part of a breast cancer awareness promo bundle in Australia, and they were also available in the UK, but as far as I know, they were never released in the US. The dangle was the most widely released and was sold in all countries. Lastly, the necklace I have only ever seen from Denmark. These are all now retired, which is a shame as it features such a beautiful pattern.
The design is very spindly, mainly composed of dots and lines forming the figure of a flower. This flower is replicated in all the different pieces and stands out on the plain silver background. The Lucerne clips were some of the very first country-exclusive Pandora I bought when I first started collecting and they hold a special place in my heart. The clips have a low side profile in line with the older style rather than the spherical round clips of late. The amulet was also one of my first Pandora buys and I absolutely adore the two-part dangle. The front of the piece shows the lucerne and the back is another petaled flower; the inside is blank and perfect for a tiny inscription, otherwise it is heavily oxidized and blank. The necklace pendant is exactly the same as the dangle except 5x in size. It also has a magnetic closure and can be considered a locket although there is no place for photos or anything like that. It does have a larger space for engraving which I may take advantage one of these days.
With the Autumn 2013 Collection, Pandora also produced a gold version of the clip which is a bit out of my price range, but it’s definitely gorgeous! Up until a few weeks ago I didn’t even know the pendant existed but I’m so glad to have gotten it from my friend in Denmark. This is one of my favorite Pandora collections of all time and since it’s still Breast Cancer Awareness month I thought it was a great time to showcase this set. In the US, a portion of the proceeds from the lucerne dangle was donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Do you like this design? Do you have any of these pieces?