I previously posted two posts containing some sneak peeks of the new charms debuting for Spring and Mother’s Day 2014. I am now pleased to offer a complete preview of the Pandora Spring 2014 collection, along with pricing for the US! <3 Pandora have stated the release date to be the 13th of March. However, there is variation in the Spring collection’s title; in Europe, the collection seems to be named Spring Paradise, while in the US, it is called Spring Takes Flight. To see live images of the various charms in the Spring collection, click here!
In Pandora’s own description of the Moments collection, the charms encapsulate 2014 fashion trends with an emphasis on butterflies as well as ‘lace patterns and pastels’. They also state that ‘you will also see word and alphabet jewelry in many different brands’, and that the new Pandora alphabet charms are on trend for the season. The collection certainly plays up to traditional spring motifs; if Pandora are following fashion trends, then every collection they release in future will be bound to reflect the seasons in some way.
Pandora Teaser Video
Pandora have also uploaded a little teaser video of some of the new Spring charms! You can see 360 degree shots of some of the butterfly charms, which also reveal that the new muranos feature the smaller silver core and not the traditional large murano. The new Butterfly Kisses muranos look gorgeous here; the detailing on the wings is so pretty.
These pendant initial charms are studded with cubic zirconia and will be $35 or £25 each. The current initial charms are very popular on bracelets, especially with those wanting to symbolise their loved ones, but they could definitely do with prettying up, IMO. They would also make a great necklace pendant – in the live shots they looked quite big, so perhaps they would best suit being used in that way. There are also some more symbols in this range being released for Summer 2014.
There are two new butterfly muranos coming out for Spring, one in pink and one in blue – these are known (in the US market) as the Butterfly Kisses muranos, and will retail for $35 ($40 CAD) or £30 each.
The Morning Butterfly cubic zirconia drops come in pink, purple and lavender. These will be $65 ($75 CAD) or £45.
This lavender version of the Morning Butterfly drops is slated to be a limited edition release, at least in the US market.
The Sparkling Butterfly represents a new style from Pandora, with a heavy emphasis on cubic zirconia detailing. This will cost $75 ($85 CAD) or £60.
This pretty Lacewing Butterfly clip accompanies the butterfly collection and will be $45 ($50 CAD) or £35.
This pendant is called Love Takes Flight in the US and features a ring of cubic zirconia around its base. It will retail for $50 ($55 CAD) or £35.
This Darling Daisy clip has to be one of my favourite of the new charms for spring. It perfectly complements the pink cherry blossom clip that was released for Spring 2013. This clip will cost $55 ($60 CAD) or £45.
The new Floral Brilliance boasts a slightly more sophisticated aesthetic, with its grandiose floral patterning and statement cubic zirconia at its heart. It fits a series of recent Pandora jewellery that have reminded me of the Art Deco jewellery, which looks so striking in films such as The Great Gatbsy. It will be sold for $60 ($65 CAD) or £50.
The new Field of Daisies murano will be available for $35 ($40 CAD) or £30, and features some delicate pinkish flowers with yellow centres. I’m very curious to see what this one looks like in person, as murano glass can vary quite significantly from what is portrayed in the stock image.
Around the World
The Chinese Lantern is one of the two Chinese New Year charms released in January 2014 – it is now seeing a wider release globally with the Spring 2014 collection. It will cost $50 ($55 CAD) or £35.
The Silver Ingot is the second Chinese New Year 2014 charm, and will also be seeing a global release with the Spring collection. However, it will not be released in the US alongside the Chinese Lantern charm. It will cost £25.
This Greetings From London charm is yet another great representation of British culture – the ‘1st’ stamp represents our postal system here. The stamp features the Union Flag on the back of it, too. It will cost $45 ($50 CAD) or £35.
Travel enthusiasts and patriots get a map charm to represent the US, retailing at $55 ($60 CAD) or £50. Reaction to this particular charm has been somewhat ambivalent, but perhaps it will attract more interest when we can see it in person.
While the Brazil charm was slated for a release with the Pandora Summer 2014 collection (and still is in the US), it appears to have been released with the Spring 2014 collection in many other regions, including the UK. It is priced at £50.
The My Sweet Pet charm has received some of the most positive reactions from collectors, and will retail for $40 ($45 CAD) or £30. I’m not sure how I feel about the writing on this charm – I think the paw prints would have been nice on their own. Plus, it would have left a side clear for owners to engrave the name of their pet!
For dog lovers more specifically, there is the I Love My Dog charm, retailing for $35 ($40 CAD) or £35. It features a cute dangle bone, decorated with cubic zirconia and ‘I <3 My Dog’ engraved on the charm’s base.
No Pandora collection would be complete these days without a new shade of the popular Pave Lights series. These will retail for $65 ($75 CAD) or £55, and be available in lavender, pink and a multi-coloured version.
The Her Majesty spacer is being released with purple stones. This will be $40 ($45 CAD) or £25.
The Dice charm gets a makeover with some cubic zirconia accents. It will be a Las Vegas exclusive in the US, like the previous dice charm, but widely available in all other markets. This one will retail for $40 ($45 CAD) or £40.
The Sacrifice charm, retailing for $35 ($40 CAD) or £25, feels a bit erroneous amongst the rest of the charms for Spring, and reminds me very much more of a Pandora Essence charm. This is apparently a charm designed to represent the military, invoking the values of ‘service, sacrifice, honour and valor’ – thanks to Sara for that information!
The Bicycle charm will be $35 ($40 CAD) or £30 and is a cute charm for any cycle enthusiast, while having a pleasing vintage aesthetic with details such as its charming basket! This is another charm that tempts me from the collection.
At $35 or £30, the Equestrian charm is perfect for the horsey type. With a riding boot, horse shoe and curry comb, it represents the most common items in horse riding.
The Home Sweet Home charm is a detailed little house, with ‘Home Sweet Home’ written on its base. It will be priced at $45 ($50 CAD) or £35.
There will be a lacrosse charm, a spherical charm with two lacrosse sticks on it. This will be $40 ($45 CAD) or £30.
There will also be a volleyball charm, costing $40 ($45 CAD) or £30.
Finally, there will also be an Artist’s Palette.
I love this live shot of the charm; it looks really adorable! It features coloured cubic zirconia for its paints, and will cost $50 ($55 CAD) or £40.
This collection has grown on me ever since the first stock images of it were released – I’m now considering adding quite a few pieces to my collection! I particularly like the new butterfly muranos, the Darling Daisy clip and the Bicycle dangle. The Artist’s Palette also looks really cute in the live shot, although I have no personal reason to buy it – my drawing skills are absolutely diabolical. ;) I did quite like the My Sweet Pet charm, but I’m less keen since seeing the writing on the back of it.
What pieces are you coveting? How do you like this Spring release from Pandora? Let me know!