One of the big themes for the Pandora Spring 2014 Collection was butterflies. Butterfly dangles, charm, clips, Muranos, ring, and earrings abound and since it’s one of the motifs I like, I picked up most of the charms during the free bracelet promo last month. This post includes the [pink, purple, and LE lavender] Morning Butterflies, Lacewing Butterfly clips, Sparkling Butterfly, Love Takes Flight, and Butterfly Kisses in pink and blue. I added all the just released butterfly on a new bracelet, but Pandora has a number of other butterfly charms which I have on other bracelets. For a “live” look at these pieces, please refer to my video – Pandora Free Bracelet Promo and Shopping Haul Video.
Starting with my absolute favorites from this set are the Morning Butterflies. Produced in 3 colors currently, pink, purple, and lavender, the last one is limited edition in North America and I’ve been told will only be available until the fall. While I initially thought that these were made of glass, they’re actually faceted balls of cubic zirconia and sparkle brilliantly in the light which is why I love them so much. I couldn’t decided on which one to get, so I ended up getting all three although the colors are similar. The pink is a soft pastel, purple is on the darker side, and the lavender is a light shade and my favorite. The butterfly on the front has a tiny CZ on it too, and I wish it was detached but it’s glued on. I’ve noticed that my dangles have tiny chips around the edges of the facets which surprised me as I thought cubic zirconia would be harder to damage compared to glass.
I was a bit hestitant about the Sparkling Butterfly since it is really glitzy and I generally stay away from charms with lots of encrusted crystals. In person, it’s done rather tastefully in two tones with 92 purple and lavender pavé stones on the front and back. The lavender stones are set towards the center and edged with the darker purple. It’s a wide and big charm which makes it a nice statement piece.
The Lacewing clips and Love Takes Flight have the same image. The clips are spherical and have butterflies etched into both sides, and around the embossed butterfly is rough oxidization which adds to the delicacy of the motif. The butterfly dangle is surprisingly blinged out with cubic zirconia set around the base and another row down the middle in between the wings. It matches the large Love Takes Flight pendant that came out fall 2013, with the exception of the pearl dangle.
Lastly, the Butterfly Kisses Murano is a beautiful new glass collection from Pandora in pink and blue. The Pink Butterfly Kisses has purple painted butterflies on top of pink glass and the Blue Butterfly Kisses is a bit more colorful with purple and blue spotted butterflies on blue glass. I don’t like that these have the slimmer silver cores since there’s no “3D” design within the glass and I miss the iconic Pandora cores that sets them apart from other brands. The Blue Butterfly Kisses is the only piece I don’t have on the same bracelet since it doesn’t match the rest of the pink and purple charms.
My pink and purple butterfly is almost complete but I’m waiting for a couple other things but I’m loving how it’s turning out. I adore the Pandora Spring 2014 Collectionespecially the nature themed charms. I’m planning on showcasing the daisies in the release soon since they’re also a big theme in the set. Butterflies aren’t for everyone, but I adore the beauty of these delicate creatures. Do you like these butterfly charms? Which one’s your favorite?