In today’s post, I’m previewing Pandora’s Autumn 2014 collection! I previously posted a little sneak peek at the charms coming out for autumn – however, I now can share the full collection with you. <3 The collection will be titled Discover Autumn’s Radiance in the US.
The colour scheme for this collection is a beautiful amber/citrine shade – combined with the leaf motif it reminds me pleasantly of the trees turning golden in the autumn months. Included are beautiful floral themes, country-themed pieces and the usual charms representing love and family. The collection is set to debut on the 28th of August.
To see a full preview of the Winter 2014 collection, check my post here.
Pandora Autumn 2014
Perhaps the most emblematic charms of the Autumn 2014 collection are the floral/leaf pieces. My favourite of these is the beautiful Floral Heart Padlock, but I also love the Mystic Floral pieces, too.
In contrast to the more autumnal floral pieces, there will also be a little collection celebrating love and faith debuting. This is characterised by typical pink hues; the most striking of these for me is the Love and Guidance angel wing dangle, which represents a gorgeous two-tone option.
The Surrounded by Love charm that debuted with the Valentine’s Day 2014 collection gets matching Hope and Faith charms, while the In My Heart pavé charm receives a makeover with a synthetic ruby stone, too. I’ll be up front and admit that I really, really don’t like the Family Bonds charm. It just doesn’t look like Pandora to me!
There are a number of animal charms debuting with the collection, too. These vary a lot in style, from the adorable Bear Hug to the more unusual King of the Jungle. I think I like the look of the Rocking Horse, but I’d have to see it in person – I’m not sure on whether I like the detailing of its face or not, haha.
I have to say that, while I’m not sure that I’d get the King of the Jungle or Safari charms, I’m still thrilled to see them – they represent, in my opinion, a more creative, unusual aesthetic and I’m so glad to see Pandora experimenting with styles, instead of sticking to tried and tested motifs.
Next up, we have a selection of location-based charms – these seem to be included in every new collection of Pandora’s of late. For those who are unaware, Pandora were due to release an Australia charm back with the Autumn 2013 collection – however, it was never properly released due to errors in design. This new Australian heart flag charm looks to be Pandora’s re-design of the original charm – so, if you got the original Australia charm I think you might have a real collector’s piece there!
The Corno (‘horn’) is a traditional Italian symbol apparently intended to protect against the evil eye – although apparently it is mostly worn by men. If anyone knows anything more about it, please do feel free to share!
There will also be a cute series of hobby-themed charms! These focus primarily on music and winter sports. I especially love the little Ballerina and the First Dance charms. I’m surprised to see the Skis included in the Autumn and not the Winter collection, tbh!
The Pandora logo charm is actually part of a larger Pandora logo collection, which includes a pendant, earrings, etc – I’ll be previewing those in a later post. The logo charm is sweet, but perhaps not so much so as the Pandora Shopping Bag charm that was launched last autumn.
Rounding off the charms, we have a couple of additions to Pandora’s gold range. These again are purely decorative; the gold charm on the right features cubic zirconia detailing.
As I said in my JCK coverage, Pandora have recently retired their entire range of new smooth leather bracelets that they released last summer – consequently, it’s not surprisingly to see them building up their existing braided leather bracelet selection. This dark blue bracelet appears to only be available in double wrap for now.
This is the first collection this year that I have instantly spotted must-have pieces for me! :D I am looking forward to seeing these charms in person, or just for new live shots to come out: my favourites for now include the Floral Heart Padlock, the Mystic Floral charm, the Japanese and Korean Dolls, and the adorably-detailed Ballerina. I did really like the look of the Dove of Peace from the live shots from JCK, but I’m a little off-put by the cubic zirconia on its base.
I think there are some really interesting pieces in here, too – some departures from Pandora’s usual style. For example, when I saw the Japanese and Korean doll charms, I was surprised, as they weren’t something I’d have expected from Pandora. However, they are actually two of my favourites from this collection, and I’m trying to think how I’d use them, as they don’t really match with anything I own so far!
So, what do you think of the Autumn 2014 collection? What’s going on your wish list?