Along with my posts on Trollbeads Popular Unique designs, I thought it would be helpful to start a series on the different collections of Pandora Muranos. My plan is to start with the oldest of the Pandora Muranos and that is the Spotty designs. The Spotties were one of the earliest Muranos from Pandora and as such, has some of the most variations in their color and size. There were ten spotties total, the names are the glass color/spot color: pink/lime, lime/mauve, emerald green/white, blue/lime, pale blue/white, pale green/grey, black/blue, amber/white, red/pink, and peach/blue, respectively. (Pictures are provided courtesy of Cilia van Zal and Dian Prahesti, please do not reproduce)
There are generally 9 spots that protrude from the glass, but really old Muranos have 8 spots. How much the spots stick out also varies quite a bit with some spots barely there and others bulging out. I would think that with the spots there would be a danger of breakage, and while there are some ladies reporting of lost spots, they’ve held up quite well for which I’m thankful. I’ve found the most color variation with the pink/lime and the peach/blue. As you can see there are enough variations that they could be an all-together different bead.
In terms of popularity, time has seen many of these greatly appreciate in value. The blue/lime and amber/white have proved to be most popular and expensive, mainly because these two along with the lime/mauve, green/white, and peach/blue were retired earlier in 2008, while the rest were not retired until 2011. The least popular has been the opaque and milky colored beads – pink/lime, blue/white, and green/grey. I seem to have acquired an impressive collection of the rarer Spotties without setting out to. What do you think of the Spotties?