Is your gown pressed? Tiara polished? Speech prepared? That’s right it is time for The Art of Pandora Awards for 2020!
The Art of Pandora Awards for 2020
The first Pandora Awards were in 2018 and you can look back to that special event here. We didn’t hold them last year due to a double booking of the ballroom art the Dorchester Hotel (neither of them was ours).
Normally I would have done this review of the year at the end of December, but by the end of 2020 I was, in general, looking forward to a more positive 2021. That is not to say that 2020 was not a great year for Pandora, in fact, it was a momentous year for the jewellery brand that celebrated 20 Years of its Moments collection which we all love so much.
So without further ado…
2020 Best New Range
Winner: Star Wars x Pandora Capsule Collection
Runner Up: Disney Pandora Cinderella 75 Years Anniversary Collection
This capsule collection took me into hyperspace with some of my favourite Star Wars heroes! Released alongside Season 2 of The Mandalorian there was a lot of buzz about this incredible collection which also included Baby Yoda or Grogu as we now know him as.
2020 Best Bracelet
Winner: Disney x Pandora Cinderella Pumpkin Coach Clasp Bracelet
Runner Up: Pandora Sliding Magnetic Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet
Although Pandora kindly gifted me some Cinderella charms, I purchased the gorgeous Disney x Pandora Cinderella Pumpkin Coach Clasp Bracelet for myself. I also treated myself to the Sliding Magnetic Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet so look forward to both reviews soon!
2020 Biggest Surprise
Winner: Pandora 20th Anniversary Collection
Runner Up: Disney x Pandora Baby Charms
It seems like such a long time ago that I received the exclusive announcement from Pandora about the Pandora 20th Anniversary Collection, on 16th January 2020, just 4 days before launch! It was in incredible surprise since neither myself or any of the Pandora community had any information on this upcoming collection. Every month it was exciting to discover what charm was going to be released on the 20th. The excitement was then followed by a panic to purchase the charm!
The Disney x Pandora babies were also a lovely addition later in the year. Their cute faces helped to cheer us up once most of the world was in lock down due to Covid-19.
2020 Best Disney Charm
Winner: Pandora Disney Pixar’s Up House & Balloons Charm
Runner Up: Disney x Pandora Cinderella Magical Moment Dangle Charm
Lots of wonderful Disney x Pandora charms were released in 2020! The one that really captured my heart was the Pandora Disney Pixar’s Up House & Balloons Charm from the Summer 2020 Collection. This fantastic charm has a creative design and is full of fun and nostalgia.
I also treated myself to the stunning Disney x Pandora Cinderella Magical Moment Dangle Charm from the 75th Anniversary Cinderella collection.
2020 Best Murano
Winner: Pandora Wavy Dark Blue Murano Glass Ocean Charm
Runner Up: Pandora Murano Glass Sea Turtle Dangle Charm
The Wavy Dark Blue Murano Glass Ocean Charm wins this category hands down! It’s shimmering mix of blues is both beautiful and intriguing. In fact it almost seems to change colour depending on how it is styled!
The runner up is the stunning Murano Glass Sea Turtle Dangle Charm. Both charms compliment each other perfectly.
2020 Best Spring Charm
Winner: Pandora Openwork Daisy Flower
Runner Up: Pandora Wavy Lavender Murano
The Spring 2020 Collection included some beautiful pink pieces. My favourite from the collection is the Openwork Daisy Flower as I love the combination of white and pink enamel against the soft and feminine Pandora Rose.
The pretty Wavy Lavender Murano charm is in second place. This Murano has such a lovely shade and I love this new slightly smaller size of glass.
2020 Best Summer Charm
Winner: Pandora Murano Glass Sea Turtle Dangle Charm
Runner Up: Pandora Rose Sparkling Starfish Dangle Charm
The Pandora Summer 2020 Collection was super exciting, especially as it was an online exclusive and only available for a short period of time. Much of the collection is due to be released again this summer so fans will have another opportunity to purchase these gorgeous pieces.
My highlight from the Summer 2020 Collection is the spectacular Murano Glass Sea Turtle Dangle Charm! This was the first time Pandora has used Murano glass in such a creative and integral way and the result is amazing! The runner up is the Pandora Rose Sparkling Starfish Dangle Charm with its delightful combination of blue crystals and Pandora Rose.
2020 Best Autumn Charm
Winner: Pandora Baby Shoe Dangle Charm
Runner Up: Pandora Fluffy Llama Charm
I was excited to see a reintroduction of two tone charms in 2020 and my favourite was the Pandora Baby Shoe Dangle Charm, released in the Autumn Collection. For me the Baby Shoe Dangle represents my new bobby running and I love the 14k gold detail on the laces!
The Fluffy Llama Charm takes the Runner Up prize with its fun and cute design! Look out for a review coming soon.
2020 Best Winter Charm
Winner: Pandora Isa Star Charm
Runner Up: Pandora Openwork Star Constellations Charm
The Isa Star charm from the Pandora Winter 2020 Collection is so cute! She isn’t part of my collection yet, but is definitely on my wish list!
In second place is the sparkling Pandora Openwork Star Constellations Charm! This gorgeous openwork charm is available in both silver and Pandora Rose versions.
2020 Best Classic Pandora
Winner: Pandora 20th Anniversary Frog Charm
Runner Up: Pandora 20th Anniversary Clover Charm
What an amazing year we had with the release of the Pandora 20th Anniversary charms! Which one was your favourite? I was really happy to get the Pandora 20th Anniversary Frog charm as it had a lot of personal meaning for me.
I was also delight to see some more two tone designs such as the pretty Pandora 20th Anniversary Clover charm, especially as I didn’t have the original version.
2020 Best Disney Parks Charm
Winner: Pandora Disney Parks Snacks Dangle Charm
Runner Up: Pandora Disney Parks Slinky Dog Toy Story Charm
We had a vacation planned to visit all the Asia Disney Parks in March but when Covid-19 hit in January and February we cancelled those plans and decided to re-book for Disney California. So obviously that didn’t work out either so I didn’t get to buy the Pandora Disney Parks charms that I had intended.
The Pandora Disney Parks Snacks Dangle Charm wins this category with its fun Disney shaped treats! In a close second is the Pandora Disney Parks Slinky Dog Toy Story Charm. One of my favourite rides at Walt Disney World is the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster and I look forward to visiting again one day. Both charms are available online at ShopDisney.com.
2020 Best Safety Chain
Winner: Pandora 20th Anniversary Hearts Safety Chain
Runner Up: Pandora Daisy Flower Safety Chain
Regular readers will know that I don’t often wear a Safety Chain on my bracelets and when I do it is normally for style rather than safety! However the Pandora 20th Anniversary Hearts Safety Chain has a simple yet pretty design. Plus as part of the Pandora 20th Anniversary Collection it is especially collectable.
The Daisy Flower Safety Chain is a runner up with its delicate design featuring two sweet daisies.
2020 Best Pendant
Winner: Pandora Beaded Starfish Pendant
Runner Up: Pandora Club 2020 Penant Charm
Another highlight from the Pandora Summer 2020 Collection was the beautiful Beaded Starfish Pendant! Dark oxidisation really lifts the design and adds emphasis to the beaded detail.
The runner up is the pretty Pandora Club 2020 Charm which features details in Pandora Rose and a tiny diamond.
2020 Most Collectable
Winner: Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry Charm
Runner Up: Pandora 20th Anniversary Jewellery Box
Many fans were not able to purchase the Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry charm and it ended up being one of the most hard to find pieces from the collection. In fact in some countries it had sold out in under 15 minutes! Thankfully I was able to purchase all of the Pandora 20th Anniversary Collection.
Towards the end of 2020 Pandora surprised us with an extra treat! A special jewellery box featuring the Pandora 20 logo was made available as a gift with purchase.
And that concludes the 2020 Awards by The Art of Pandora. Thank you to all the winners and nominees which have contributed to wonderful year in the sparkling world of Pandora! Join us at the after party in the comment section.
Share your views on Pandora throughout 2020. What were your highlights and what are you hoping to see from Pandora in 2021?