Today’s post brings a full preview of the second summer release from Pandora, alongside details of pricing for the US market! The release contains Pandora’s much-anticipated foray into rose gold, alongside some new pavé bracelets and pendants.
As you can probably see from the campaign image colours, this mini-collection is an extension of the Summer 2014, one which features more designs in the cubic zirconia pendant range. There isn’t an awful lot here that wasn’t featured in my initial sneak peek at these summer pieces, but this post contains full details on this mini release.
This collection is currently set for a release on the 31st of July. Once again, I’m afraid I only have details on US pricing as of now – this is, however, a global release.
Perhaps most exciting of the Late Summer collection are the rose gold pendants, which represent something of a new direction for Pandora! These are solid 14 ct rose gold, studded with cubic zirconia – however, the bases of the pendants are silver. They are completely separate from the trial Pandora Rose collection that Pandora released back in April. There is no news currently on whether the Pandora Rose collection will see an official release, unfortunately.
The pendants are all priced at $120 in the US, with the exception of the Lucky in Love, which is priced at $140 due to its larger design.
Included in the collection are six new additions to the range of cubic zirconia pendants that debuted with the Summer 2014 collection – once again, each piece represents a specific value, such as ‘aspiration’ or ‘guidance’. These will be $35.
To accompany the alphabet charms that were released with the Spring 2014 collection, we have matching number pendants. These seem like a cute way to represent special birthdays that don’t have dedicated charms, or even a memorable date. These are also $35 each.
Finally, there are a series of complementary bracelets, which feature versions of the cubic zirconia pendants. These are priced at $50 each. A similar bracelet released in the Valentine’s Day 2014 collection has proven to be popular – and consequently I could see these little bracelets doing quite well alongside Pandora’s main charm bracelet concept.
In terms of the release overall, this is obviously a very small collection, one which focuses exclusively on the new cubic zirconia pendant concept that Pandora debuted with the alphabet charms in the Spring 2014 collection. Consequently, if you’re not a fan of those, this collection will have limited appeal. While I’m really excited to see the rose gold in person, and just excited full-stop that Pandora are doing rose gold at all, I’m always a little reluctant to buy high-ticket pieces that contain cubic zirconia stones. I don’t know whether to hope that they wow me in person or not, as I expect that the UK prices will not be pretty either! ;)
Otherwise, of the new cubic zirconia pendant designs, I particularly like the new heart key! I’m not sure whether I’d get it, but I do think it’s sweet. Especially for the price, too! On the other hand, I still find the Insight eye pendant a little unsettling…
What do you think of this release? Are you a fan of the new cubic zirconia pendants?