At Pandora’s recent spring jewelry preview, darling cherry blossom motifs in silver with pink enamel accents were abundant, but it was a long silver and wood beaded necklace that burned an image in my memory. The beads—made of wood from Acapu, Muirapiranga, Coracao de Negro, and Pau Amarelo trees—were warm and pretty in their red, orange, yellow, and brown hues, contrasting the high polish of their silver hardware. Strung in multiples on a long thick snake chain, the effect was robust, and made an unpretentious statement (because of the affordable materials) that’s still striking enough to inspire envy among highfalutin folks. Bottom line: I think I’ll have to start my own collection of Pandora wood and silver beads to build up to that coveted lengthy look. And since the beads retail for just $35 each, this obsession will (happily) be one of my more reasonably priced ones.
Pandora Acapu wood and silver bead, $35
Pandora light Muiracatiara wood and silver bead, $35
Pandora dark Muiracatiara wood and silver bead, $35
Pandora Pau Amarelo wood and silver bead, $35
Pandora Coracao de Negro wood and silver bead, $35