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Trollbeads Limited Edition Cherry Blossom Collection Review

Last Friday saw the release of Trollbeads Limited Edition Cherry Blossom Collection. I had been eagerly awaiting the release date since the first images  appeared, and I am definitely not disappointed!

Trollbeads Cherry Blossom Collection
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The collection itself comprises of the Limited Edition Fantasy Necklace with Emerald, the Cherry Blossom Pendant / splitter (12307) and Emerald Earrings (86201). I am thinking that the splitter pendant and earrings may form part of the main collection (as they have standard article numbers) with just the Fantasy Necklace with Emerald being Limited Edition, though this my thought only as the collection is being advertised as Limited Edition and I cannot find any wording from Trollbeads themselves to confirm this or otherwise.

These new pieces match perfectly with Trollbeads other existing Cherry Blossom pieces – the silver Cherry Blossom Bead (11449) and silver Cherry Blossom Earrings (16103) – and of course the Emerald Stone (80203).

Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with Emerald
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The emeralds on the Fantasy Necklace vary, as do all natural stones. Some are paler some darker and others have more veining.  I requested a paler version to match my Emerald stone bead, and I could not be happier. It is a beautiful mint colour with a few darker flecks / veins running through it. The earrings also match perfectly.

Trollbeads Cherry Blossom Collection
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Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with Emerald
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Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with Emerald
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Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with Emerald
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Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with Emerald
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The decoration at the top of the emerald is very delicate and really finishes off the necklace. It differentiates this necklace from the other Fantasy Necklaces in the collection, as of course does the beautiful Emerald. The necklace itself is available in two lengths – 80cm or 90cm. I opted for the 90cm as it can always be shortened using a stopper at the back of the neck.

Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with Emerald
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The splitter is quite large, mainly in comparison to the detailing at the top of the emerald, but does not look at all out of place and complements the necklace beautifully. It is also a stunning splitter to wear with the existing pearl and onyx Fantasy Necklaces.

Trollbeads Cherry Blossom Pendant
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Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with Emerald
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The earrings are beautiful in their own right. I did try to layer the Cherry Blossom earrings and the Emerald earrings onto one hook but was not able to get the second one round the bottom bend of the hook. Both look great with the collection though.

Trollbeads Emerald Cherry Blossom Earrings
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In summary, this is an absolutely stunning collection. Whilst it does come with a higher price tag due to the Emerald stone, in my eyes the sheer beauty justifies it. A very delicate and fresh collection, it is perfect for spring going into summer.

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Trollbeads Limited Edition Cherry Blossom Collection

Today saw the unveiling of something very spectacular, in fact so spectacular that it literally took my breath away ….. the new Limited Edition Cherry Blossom collection. The collection will make its debut on 11th April.

Trollbeads Cherry Blossom Emerald Fantasy Collection
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The collection comprises of a breathtakingly stunning new emerald fantasy necklace.  Not only does the necklace boast a beautiful emerald stone (which also made its first appearance in the Spring 2014 release), it goes one step further by having beautiful cherry blossom detailing at the top where the chain attaches. The necklace is available in two lengths – 80cm or 90cm. The Fantasy Necklace with Emerald will retail at €240 (approx £198 ) for the 80cm and €255 (approx £211) for the 90cm.

The standard Fantasy Necklace with Pearl or Onyx retails at £124 for a 90cm chain, the higher price presumably accounts for the emerald stone and  the cherry blossom detailing . However, I do feel that the higher price tag is justifiable, and it definitely does not put me off acquiring the full collection.

Also included in the release is the Cherry Blossom splitter pendant and matching Emerald earrings (hooks are not included but are available as part of the main collection) . The Cherry Blossom Pendant retails at €58 (approx £48) and the Emerald Earrings at €72 (approx £59).

If the cherry blossom design looks familiar, it is probably because of the two existing cherry blossom designs in the main collection – the Cherry Blossom Bead and Cherry Blossom earrings.

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I have the Cherry Blossom earrings in my own collection, they are so feminine and delicate, and they also match perfectly with the pieces from this new collection.

It is worth noting that as emerald is a natural stone, there will be some degree of variation in the intensity of colour and markings, as with the Emerald bead from the Spring 2014 collection, and of course most other natural stones.

I am wondering whether the Cherry Blossom Pendant and perhaps the earrings will make their way into the main collection? As it stands for now though, the collection as a whole has been termed Limited Edition. There is no definitive idea as to how limited this collection will be, so if you are intent on getting this collection, I would recommend getting it sooner rather than later as I envisage it being extremely popular.

In conclusuion, I really cannot wait for this release. It it a perfect Spring / Summer piece, and one which can warrant the price tag due to the amount of wear it will most definitely get!