“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
~ ~ Guest review by Dora, www.TheArtofPandora.com ~~
I was really excited to receive the Celestial Mosaic Charm (796400MMB) I personally believe it to be the most exciting and interesting charm from the PANDORA Winter 2017 collection. The design is quite simple but incredibly effective with its striking black acrylic and shimmering mother of pearl. I am sure the Celestial Mosaic Charm will be a favourite for long time PANDORA collectors, as it is reminiscent of older PANDORA charms, especially with its lack of cubic zirconia stones!
When I first saw the official stock images of the PANDORA Celestial Mosaic charm I thought it had a deep navy blue background. The colour is actually black but the reflections of the luminous mother of pearl inlays make it appear to have a slight blue hue.
The Celestial Mosaic Charm has an alternating pattern of one large star and a smaller star next to a crescent moon with little circles in between. Tiny mosaic tiles pave both ends of the charm. Mother of pearl is the perfect element for a celestial themed charm as it has such a glowing, radiant quality. As the light catches the decorative inlays gleam in soft pink, grey, blue and teal. It really is a stunning charm!
The usual PANDORA hallmarks are in their typical place on the Celestial Mosaic Charm, around the silver opening.
The mother of pearl is inset into the acrylic on the Celestial Mosaic Charm, but its surface is notably smooth! Even looking closely through a macro lens, the outline of the mother of pearl items is barely visible!
The Celestial Mosaic Charm feels quite dense as it is a threaded charm and contains a nice amount of silver for your pennies!
My first design with the Celestial Mosaic charm is a true blue winter love affair featuring the new royal blue Dazzling Snowflake (796358NTB) charm and the shimmering Wintry Delight (796357EN63) charm. For more styling options with the Dazzling Snowflake charm you can read our review of the Dazzling Snowflake Bracelet Gift Set.
My second design emphasises the incandescent beauty of the mother of pearl on the Celestial Mosaic Charm. The Disney Pearlescent Mickey Silhouettes charm (791818MOP) compliments the brilliant shining moon and stars design. The Starry Night Sky Murano (791662CZ) from the 2016 Winter Collection, echoes the stellar theme and the trio of charms sit comfortable together on the PANDORA Open Bangle (596477).
Much of the PANDORA Winter 2017 collection is star and blue based and once again I used the gorgeous, retired, Midnight Stardust Murano charms to add subtle sparkle. I absolutely adore my Stardust Murano charms and they are well worth the hunt to find them! The dark blue of the Murano charms looks incredible with the Celestial Mosaic Charm and creates a slightly gothic, vintage touch. My trusty Galaxy (791388CZ) charms and the Night Sky two tone charm (791371cz) look spectacular with the Celestial Mosaic too. The more recent Vintage Night Sky charm (791992CZ) from the 2016 Winter Collection, would also look charming in this design.
I went straight for the stars in my final design! The Celestial Mosaic Charm looks awesome nestled between two Galaxy charms with the amazing two-tone Stella Star Pendant (390328d) with it’s shining diamond as the final touch!
My verdict on the PANDORA Celestial Mosaic Charm? Heavenly!
Do you have the PANDORA Celestial Mosaic Charm? How do you style yours? Let us know in the comments below.