While I did previously preview the Pandora Autumn 2014 collection a couple of months ago, some fab HQ stock images have emerged and they give you a much better idea of all the detailing in the charms. Consequently today I’m offering an updated preview of the Pandora Fall 2014 collection! I also have details on US pricing – although none on other currencies as of yet. If anyone has any info on the British or Australian prices in particular, please don’t hesitate to share. ;) This preview encompasses all the charms that will be released – a post on the other jewellery will probably be up later in the week.
This collection will be titled Discover Autumn’s Radiance in the US and is due to be released worldwide on the 28th of August.
So that you can get the full benefit of the enhanced resolution, I’ve listed the stock images individually. You can click on any of the stock images to enlarge them!
Pandora Autumn 2014
First up is a charm we’ve not seen before! This is a charm very similar to the Pandora Summer 2014 collection’s Australian charm – however, this one honours New Zealand, with a depiction of a kiwi bird and a fern. I personally really like this one, as the kiwi bird design is simple but very cute! The previous Australia charm was not available in the US and Canada, and I suspect the same will be true for this one.
While the Winter 2014 collection contains a number of new bracelet designs, the Autumn 2014 collection will see the release of this one new double leather bracelet in dark blue. I love the leather bracelets, and I’m really pleased to see a new colour making its debut. This is set to be $45 USD – I expect that it will be priced at £45 in the UK, the same as the other double leathers.
Some of my favourites from this collection are the new floral decorative pieces, which are based on autumnal leaf and floral designs. <3 The Shimmering Leaves charm will cost $55 USD.
There will also be an accompanying Shimmering Leaves clip – this will also set you back $55 USD.The Inner Radiance is a gorgeously elegant charm – you can see where its name comes from, as the design features a golden cubic zirconia at its centre and a radius of clear cubic zirconia blossoming from it. This little beauty will cost $65 USD.
The golden honey tones of this autumnal collection are echoed in a new colour of the popular Pavé Lights series. As usual, this will cost $65 USD. The older pendant version of the Pandora Fleur de Lis has been replaced by this new one – a much more detailed and sophisticated take on the emblem. However, I do miss something of the pretty simplicity of the original. In any case, this will cost $45 USD.The Mystic Flower features a mix of black and white enamel and will cost $50 USD.
The Mystic Floral series is, in my opinion, absolutely stunning. I love pretty much all of these pieces and it’s going to be hard picking which ones I’ll eventually get. There are two versions of the Mystic Floral charm – one with black enamel petals and a cubic zirconia only at the centre of each flower. This charm will cost $55 USD.The other has cubic zirconia adorning all the petals and will cost $5 more, at $60 USD. There will be an accompanying clip, which also features black enamel and cubic zirconia detailing. This will be $55 USD.
Now, this piece is possibly my favourite of the collection – going on stock images alone. Unless I really don’t like it in person, this is the charm I expect that I’ll get first from this release! I love the intricate floral detailing and the heart lock motif. It’s set to cost $45 USD.
I didn’t pay much attention to the Evening Floral in my initial preview, but seeing it in HQ has really made me appreciate how gorgeous this charm is. It features some simple, but lovely nonetheless, two-tone detailing and features a beautifully-understated design. This will cost $65 USD.
I also very much like the new Laurel Leaves pendant, which features an amber cubic zirconia surrounded by silver laurel detailing. This will be $65 USD.
No Pandora collection would be complete without some cute animals! The Bear Hug is a very sweet offering indeed, featuring a little two-tone detailing in the form of a 14kt gold heart. This one is priced at $65 USD.
The Penguin Family also features two cute animals together – this time picked out in black enamel detailing. I’m not sure I quite like how the baby penguin just blends into its mother (or father, I suppose). This one will cost $35.
However, they aren’t all ‘cute’ designs, as we shall see. The Safari and King of the Jungle feature some gorgeous detailing that deviates from the more cutesy look of some Pandora animals, which is very refreshing to see! This is priced at $50 USD.
The King of the Jungle is a very dignified looking fellow, and I love the crown detailing. I much prefer this one to the original Pandora lion head (long retired now), which featured cubic zirconia for eyes. This is priced at $45 USD.
One of my readers mentioned how much she would like to see more dog breeds from Pandora, and it’s something I’ve written about before, too – I’d love to have a spaniel charm to represent my two dogs! The Labrador charm is a start, however, and features a little cubic zirconia in his collar. This will set you back $40 USD.There was initially some speculation that this charm was a hummingbird from initial live shots, but I was slightly disappointed to find out it was actually a dove. However, the design itself is pretty, and features some (light brown?) cubic zirconia detailing at the top. This is priced at $45 USD.The Rocking Horse is another sweet design, but seems more apt to me for Christmas than for Autumn! This charm will cost $50 USD.
Love and Faith
An instant favourite with fans, the Love and Guidance wing pendant is an incredibly striking piece. It’s elegant, but dramatic – more than capable of being worn on its own. This will cost $60.
This charm offers another take on the quintessential Pandora puffy heart design, and has ‘Princess’ written on the back. It comes with a high price ticket at $90 USD.
The Inspiration Within spacer will cost $30 USD.
The Menorah is simply but nicely conceptualised and will cost $35 USD.
I’m never overly keen on realistic miniature faces, and I’m not quite sure that I like the look of the Holy Family‘s detailing. In any case, it’s a sweet concept and it will cost $40 USD.The Special Sister pendant works much like the existing Mother/Daughter and Best Friends pendants – it comes apart and the two halves can be worn separately. This will cost $60 USD.
The Family Bonds charm features an unusual aesthetic from Pandora, with a vivid deep pink enamel background and shadowy silver figures set against it. It will cost $50 USD.
Pandora debuted a ‘LOVE’ charm much like these two in its Valentine’s Day 2014 collection – now, to complement the original, we have matching Faith and Hope charms. These will also cost $55 USD.
The existing In My Heart pavé heart charm gets an update with a synthetic ruby – this version is priced at $70 USD.
Around the World
Next up, we have the usual selection of cultural charms. My favourites of this collection are the adorable Japanese and Korean Doll charms (in that order) – they are just adorable, and are a great example of when Pandora gets enamel detailing right. These will cost $45 USD each.
You may remember the failed Pandora Australia map charm that was due out with the Autumn 2013 collection. It had many errors, and was withdrawn from production. Instead, it looks like it will be replaced with this Australian flag heart design (which, incidentally, I do think I prefer). This charm is set to be $50 USD, the same as the original map charm.
The Noble Splendour is an elegant silver crown pendant – one which will also be making its debut in rose silver as part of the Pandora Rose collection in October! The silver version is set to cost $35 USD.
Next up for headgear is something slightly less regal – the Sombrero. This fun dangle will cost $40 USD.
The Corno is a traditional Italian symbol, and has already seen limited release in Naples. It will cost $35 USD.
Hobbies and Passions
The First Dance charm is one in a series celebrating weddings and marriage from Pandora and will cost $40 USD. I do particularly like this one, as it captures a particular moment, and not just the occasion over all – it’s a bit more tangible, in some ways.
The Ballerina is another of my favourites – I have never been particularly blessed in the way of gracefulness, but I love this charm anyway! This will cost $45 USD.
The Treble Clef is the perfect charm for any music lover, although I’m not overly keen on the abundance of cubic zirconia in the design. It will cost $50 USD.Next up, we have a couple of winter charms. The first is the Snowboarder, which features red enamel detailing on the snowboard itself. It’s priced at $40 USD.
The Skiis are very cute and offer the miniature detailing typical of Pandora – these are priced at $40 USD.
The Pandora Signature series offers a further representation of one’s love for Pandora (if wearing the bracelet itself just isn’t enough) – although, as I have said before, I think the Shopping Bag charm is perhaps a tad cuter. This will cost $50 USD.
It’s not much, but at least it is something – there are two 14kt gold pieces debuting for the Pandora gold lovers out there. The Mystic Serenity is a semi-spacer, and is a nice, but not extraordinary, decorative piece. This is $215 USD.
Next, we have the In the Spotlight charm, priced at $325 USD. This has a lot of cubic zirconia detailing, which is likely to be polemical amongst gold collectors, who typically prefer not to mix their gold and their cubic zirconia stones – a position that I can very much understand.
Of this collection, the highlight for me is most probably the floral pieces – to me, they offer a lovely combination of the simple elegance of earlier Pandora designs with some of the increased sophistication and detailing of the newer pieces. I also really love the fun in this release – there’s a big variety of styles, colours and themes outside of the main autumnal colour scheme. The King of the Jungle and the Dolls are particularly great.
On the other hand, I do wish that there were more plain silver, two-tone and gold designs without the addition of either enamel or cubic zirconia. While Pandora are very good at utilising both, it would be nice to see more of a balance.
Are you excited for the upcoming collection? Are there any must-haves here for you?