Trollbeads Spring 2014 review – Part 3 – Drops of Delight & Ruby Falcon

Today brings a further review of this years Trollbeads Spring release. Today, I am focusing on Drops of Delight and Ruby Falcon.

Trollbeads Ruby Falcon
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Both are quite big dangles, and although both look great on a bracelet, I think they also make beautiful pendants on a standard Trollbeads necklace. As you can see, the Ruby Falcon is slightly smaller than the Drops of Delight.

To give a better idea of the size of these beads, here they are with the Nomad bead and Sun Moon & Stars Lock, also from this release:

Trollbeads Drops of Delight
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Both the Ruby Falcon and Drops of Delight beads are beautifully detailed. The Drops of Delight I have is a gentle soft / blush pink, virtually identical to my Faceted Rose Quartz. Even against the strength of the colour in the Ruby Falcon you can still see the pink hues.

The Rose Quartz stone is more of fuller shape than the stock images may suggest, but I actually think this looks nicer. The stone itself is clear, with no inclusions. I have not done any other photos of Drops of Delight here, as I have some ideas of using it in an inspiration bracelet which I will get on here in the near future.

The Ruby Falcon that I reviewed here was not a totally smooth stone and had a brownish patch. Although this is normal and expected within natural stones, this is probably a bead to choose in person if you are looking for a solid ‘ruby’ colour stone. That aside, it did not distract from the beauty of this bead. This would definitely create a focal point on a bracelet, and personally I think it looks best with just a few beads rather than a full bracelet. As I said before, would make a great statement on its own on a necklace.

Here is the Ruby Falcon with some other beads from the collection:

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For those of you who have either of these beads, it would be great to hear how you wear yours. As statement pieces from the release, are these must-haves for you or do you have other favourites?

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