There is no global retirement list available yet for 2014, but Pandora.net in the UK has updated with the newly retired charms for the season. There are surprising pieces in here, and
I’m amazed to see several versions of the safety chain listed as retired – I can’t help but wonder if this is an error. *UPDATE* Safety chains are now listed as current again. :D All the Halloween charms appear to have been retired, alongside some iconic Pandora charms, such as the silver strawberry and the dice. Notably, the Royal Baby 2013 charm is now listed as discontinued.
In any case, here are the charms newly listed as retired on the UK version of the Pandora.net website (I hope I got them all – the Pandora website doesn’t list pieces according to date of retirement, which is bafflingly unhelpful!):
Inner Strength 790530
Treasure Chest 790425
Giraffe Print Murano 790942
Tiger Print murano 790939
Ox Zodiac 791103
Ram Zodiac 791098
Rooster Zodiac 791096
Tiger Zodiac 791102
St. Basil’s Cathedral Destination dangle 791141
Abstract Leaf (Climbing Ivy in the US) 791036
Cultured Elegance Pendant 390345
Silver charms with accents (i.e. gemstones, enamel)
Butterfly Cameo Pendant 790865CAM
Black Enamel Hearts 790543EN22
Purple Enamel Hearts 790543EN21
Champagne Rose 790575CCZ
Rhodolite Heart Pendant 390324RHL
Christmas Tree 790365
Cocktail Glass 790527GR
Flower Basket 790960
Red Enamel Crowns Pendant 790434EN09
Royal Baby 2013 791209CZ
Seahorse dangle 790518
Abstract Heart (Hugs and Kisses in US) 790430
Black & Red Blossom Murano 750513
Double Heart Pink Sapphire clip 790382PSA
Marigold Pendant Clip 790812PCZ
Midnight Bloom Rhodium Clip 791009BR
Red Enamel Dogwood Clip 790957CZS
Sparkling Tote Clip 790597ACZ
Two-tone Butterfly Clip 790892
Teal Smooth Leather Bracelet 590714CTT-T
I’m really sad to see some of these pieces go – and more indignant not to have seen them listed in the sale! ;) Many of my original pieces are retired now. :/
What do you think of the pieces being retired? What do you think it says about the direction in which Pandora are taking their jewellery? Do let me know if there’s anything I’ve missed!
It seems that the Australian retirement charm list is more extensive than the UK. The retired charms have been on sale since boxing day with up to 50% on some of them. Here is the list of charms that are retiring for Australia.
I always thought the retirement would be the same for all countries.
Thanks for the link and info! It does seem much more extensive, and I’m surprised (again) at some of the pieces listed there; but it’s possible that this is only the first wave of retirement for the UK. Also, some of those charms are already retired here.
Retirement is rarely the same for all countries, as each country’s individual head office usually makes their own decisions. For example, the African Elephant charm is retired here in the UK but current in the US; the Hippo charm is retired in the US, but current here in the UK! Pandora do have a global retirement list for each season, but outside of that there will be variation. :)
Pandora seems to be going much lighter and more sparkly of late. The oxidised charms that first attracted me to Pandora over eight years ago are less common now. For some time it has seemed that there are none in the new collections. The daisy safety chain now has no oxidisation at all. I do like some of the new sparkly charms, but miss the older style ones.