Following from my Mother’s Day 2014 preview yesterday, today brings a full preview of the Pandora Summer 2014 collection with some high quality stock images! The Summer 2014 collection, entitled Tropical Paradise, embraces a vibrant, tropical theme, featuring orange and teal as its primary colours – nice and bright for summer.
The release date for this collection published by one Pandora retailer is the 28th of May, but I don’t have official confirmation on that yet. The release date is now confirmed by Pandora as the 28th of May! Click here to see live images of the Summer 2014 charms from a Pandora collection preview in Thailand!
Amongst the images I’ve uncovered are also two previously-unseen charms; they weren’t listed in the US catalogue for Summer 2014, so I’m not sure whether these will be seeing a US release or not.
This first section contains the two previously-unseen charms. First up is a new version of the Eiffel Tower pendant with a little gold heart attached to it – this Parisian dangle was the only image listed, so I don’t know if any of the other dangles in the National Icon series are getting the same treatment.
Secondly, we have what looks to me like a new Australia charm, featuring a kangaroo and stars. The stars represent the Southern Cross constellation, while the kangaroo represents Australia’s national iconic animal. This could possibly be a replacement for the failed Australia charm that was due to be released in Autumn 2013.
The orange colour scheme suits tropical themes well, with a rather resplendent flamingo and a beautiful tropical orange version of the Spring 2014 Field of Daisies charm.
To complement the orange charms, we have a set of teal charms; I personally prefer these as I think that they are a bit more versatile.
Also debuting for Summer 2014 are another series of cubic zirconia pendants, similar to the alphabet pendants being released for Spring 2014. These, however, represent various values such as peace, faith, protection and love. Although, as many collectors have noted, a lucky horseshoe is meant to be pointing up, and not down!
Finally, we have a collection of silver charms. The Pineapple charm gets an update with sparkling cubic zirconia, while the Windmill and Lucky Penny charms are adorably whimsical.
There will also be one accompanying ring coming out with the Summer 2014 collection:
As I’ve previously said, summer releases usually aren’t quite as much to my taste; I don’t tend to wear bright colours. The use of bright cubic zirconia accents also put me off somewhat.
However, I do really like teal as a colour scheme, as it’s a much more versatile summer colour. I also absolutely adore the new Paris dangle with the gold heart – unfortunately, I already own the original plain silver version! :( I like the two tone version much more, so I’m a bit stuck there. ;) Also among my favourites are the Windmill and the Lucky Penny, which have a quirky aesthetic that appeals to me!
For those of you who didn’t like previous previews of the summer collection, have the higher quality stock images changed your mind? Will you be buying any of these charms?
I love the new Paris charm!! However I can’t think of a reason to get it except that it’s sooo cute. I also like the symbol pendants.
I was thinking the same thing about the Paris charm……
Me too, I love it! However I got the original silver version when I was on holiday in Paris a couple of years ago and I don’t think I can justify getting this one too, sadly. ;) A shame as I think the gold makes it even more gorgeous.
I must have that little sea horse!
He’s very cute! :D
I also love the bright orange…..I am a fan of bright colours
Orange has definitely been under-represented in Pandora’s collections; they retired lots of orange beads previously, so it’s good to have some new designs!
The stars on the Australia charm is the southern cross stars. Southern Cross is a constellation (group of stars) that is found in the southern hemisphere. The kangaroo is our national iconic animal.
Ah, brilliant – thanks so much for taking the time to inform me!
Wow. I really really like the orange Tropical flower…. as well as the Australia charm… tee heee~ very bad for my wallet…
It is beautiful, isn’t it? I don’t even usually like orange pieces and I love this one! Hopefully we’ll have some more confirmation soon as to what exactly is up with that Australia charm. :D
Love the southern cross. So sad I cannot get it here in cananda:(
It’s a shame! I don’t know why Pandora NA decided not to release them. :( It’s rare that the US & Canada don’t get the full collection. Maybe you could try getting it online?