*Updated with new images and information* Breaking news today as pictures emerge of a new rose gold collection entitled Pandora Rose! This appears to be a test product release in a select number of stores in the UK, the US, Australia and Denmark. The collection includes a bracelet with a selection of charms, plus a ring, a pendant and earrings.
The jewellery itself is rose gold-plated and will apparently only be available for ten days.
The Pandora Rose collection is described as ‘luminous beauty in pink’, combining:
a unique blend of copper and sterling silver with a layer of 14ct rose gold plating.
The pieces, therefore, are a genuinely ‘pink’ version of silver (thanks to the copper) but also have a plated layer of rose gold.
Pandora Rose Collection
These pictures are used with kind permission of Angela Hull and Michelle Bass, so please do not reproduce them! :) These were taken in Australian stores.
You can see the Pandora Rose bracelet in this shot, which is silver with a rose gold plated clasp.
The bracelet is accompanied by a set of Pandora Rose charms:
In the subsequent image, you can see the existing charms available in the collection (from right to left):
The Family Forever charm; the Her Majesty spacer; the Light as a Feather openwork; the Pandora Open Your Heart openwork; the Pandora Sparkle of Love; the Love of my Life clips; the Puffy Heart charm; the Pavé Lights.
There are also some unknown pieces: the Crown pendant (in the centre) and two openwork charms (seen to the left of the image).
Apparently none of the charms are threaded – although I can’t be 100% about that.
The accompanying ring, pendant and earrings from the Light as a Feather collection are also available in Pandora Rose.
Availability and Pricing
This apparently will be available for only 10 to 14 days in ten stores in four countries: Australia, the US, the UK and Denmark. In Australia, the time limit has been stated to be ten days; in the UK, stores have said two weeks from today.
- You should be able to purchase this collection in Australia from Pandora Chadstone, Pandora Queen Street or Pandora Pitt Street.
- In the UK, it will be stocked in their flagship Marble Arch store in London, the Trafford Centre in Manchester and the Lakeside store in Essex.
- In the US, you can find it in the Pandora store in Annapolis, the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas and in Nashville.
As for pricing, it should be a lot less than the 14 carat gold collection, as it is plated jewellery. In the UK, the bracelet is £60, while the charms start from around £30.
For US readers, check CharmWhore’s comment below for pricing. :)
I suspect that these pieces are being trialled potentially as a replacement or to supplement the dwindling 14 carat yellow gold collection. So many gold and genuine gemstone pieces have been retired over the last few years, as Pandora have changed their focus to more affordable pieces, using instead silver, gold accents and more cubic zirconia. Rose gold plating would certainly offer a more affordable option.
Besides, rose gold and pink metals are so fashionable currently that I’m not surprised to see Pandora trialling it in their collections. I personally love rose gold, so I’d be keen to see these in person! :D I’d love a bracelet with a rose gold clasp; but I’d be a bit worried about the longevity of it, if it’s plated.
What do you think of this Pandora Rose trial? Will you be trying to obtain it? Let me know if you have any questions!