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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.