*UPDATED with new image* Today’s post offers a sneak peek at an upcoming re-design of the Pandora Essence Balance charm! You may or may not recall the delays in getting the Balance charm in some regions when the Essence range first launched, due to production issues with the moonstone it was crafted from. Well, as a result of continuing difficulties in sourcing the moonstone, the charm is now getting a complete makeover. This is the original charm design that represented ‘Balance’, as it was first conceptualised:
However, it is reportedly soon going to look quite different. And, while it may only be a low-res shot as of right now, I have a little sneak peek of the re-designed charm! The original grey moonstone has been transformed into a yin and yang design, complete with black and white cubic zirconia. This is set to retail for $75 USD, as opposed to the original charm’s price of $40.
I do not have a release date for this new version of the charm yet. However, it has been suggested to me that stores cannot order any more stock of the original Balance charm, implying that the new charm may be out soon. I will update the blog when more details about this come through!
*UPDATED* I now have official confirmation of this re-design, plus another stock image, which might give you a slightly clearer look at the charm:
I quite liked the look of the original moonstone version, so I’m sad that it will be retiring from production. On the other hand, the idea of yin and yang is a good representation of the idea of balance, and a concept that probably fits quite well with the spiritual ideas behind Pandora Essence.
What do you think of the Balance charm’s new look?