In addition to the Pandora Autumn 2014 collection, today sees the debut of the Pandora Essence Autumn 2014 collection! This release has received a very positive reaction from fans, and I personally think it’s a strong offering indeed from Pandora – it features a really vibrant mixture of colours and textures, and serves to expand the scope of Pandora Essence collection substantially.
Since the Pandora website has updated with some gorgeous new HQ stock images, I’m running through the new charms individually, with prices in US dollars and GBP. I’ll also be looking at a few live shots of the new charms. ^^
The collection consists of twelve new charms: four two-tone designs; four stone designs; and four silver designs.
The Creativity charm is one of my favourites from this collection (although I can dream on with the price point on these!) and costs $170 or £160.
The Dignity charm features a smooth 14kt gold surface, studded with cubic zirconia – this should make for a nice contrast in person. It is priced at $190 USD or £185.
The Intuition charm is another plain two-tone design, for those who dislike additional cubic zirconia detailing. It is priced at $150 or £135.
The Sensitivity charm is a stunning 14kt gold re-design of the silver Pandora Essence Wisdom charm, and will cost $190 or £160.
The new stone designs are similarly gorgeous. The Optimism charm is constructed from lemon quartz and costs $50 or £40.
The Belief charm is made from snowflake Obsidian stone (a rock formed from cooled lava, fyi) and is priced at $50 or £40!
The Patience charm is a lovely pastel blue, formed from blue agate. This is priced at $50 or £40.
The Caring charm is very similar to the existing moonstone Love charm, but it is a more matte pink and is made from reconstructed rose quartz. It’s priced at $40 – in the UK, however, it is currently only available as part of a bundle with the Pandora Essence silver snake chain bracelet for £69.
Next up are the four new silver charms. The Generosity charm is Pandora Essence’s answer to the regular Pavé Lights series – it costs $65 or £50.
The Pandora Essence Dedication charm features cubic zirconia detailing and retails for $65 or £50.
The Spirituality charm is one of my favourites from this collection – I love the simplicity of the silver design. It costs $35 or £35, so there’s quite a price difference between regions.
Finally for the new silver charms, we have the Curiosity charm, priced at $35 or £30.
Additionally, I posted a couple of months ago about an upcoming re-design of the Pandora Essence Balance charm. The new charm has been released with the Essence Autumn 2014 collection, and features a new yin and yang design instead of the original grey moonstone. This new version is retailing for $75 or £55.
The live shots from the collection have mostly concentrated on the new two-tone Pandora Essence charms – and rightly so, as they are undoubtedly the highlight of the collection.
However, the new stone designs are also lovely, as you can see in the lovely shot captured by the Pandora store at Mic Mac mall. Click on any of these images to cycle through the gallery.
This is a collection that makes me really warm to the Pandora Essence range – the addition of two-tone Essence charms was a great idea, and demonstrates Pandora’s commitment to developing what the Essence range has to offer. In person, the charms are even more gorgeous and I just love the range of colours and styles, which promise to suit a range of tastes. In fact, having seen this collection, I finally caved last week on holiday and got the Pandora Essence silver snake chain bracelet. I’m excited to see what else they are going to come up with for the Essence range, as this collection has not disappointed!
That being said, the premium on prices in the UK continues to be something of a drawback – and I don’t blame dedicated Pandora collectors in the UK for importing their charms.
Are you a fan of this collection? Will you be getting any pieces from it?