*UPDATED December 2014 with additional details and pics* Exciting news today as we have an early sneak peek at the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2015 collection! It feels kind of bizarre to be writing ‘2015’ already, but I am definitely not complaining. ;) The collection, unsurprisingly, focuses once again on soft romantic themes, with pretty pinks and heart motifs characterising the pieces.
I don’t have any concrete information yet as to release dates or pricing, but Valentine’s Day releases tend to be out in mid-January. This collection is scheduled for release on the 15th of January.
These images are shared with the kind permission of the Pandora’s Angels Facebook page, so please do not reproduce them without crediting them! :)
Charms & Bracelets
The collection includes a number of new charms and bracelets – perhaps the most striking of these is a new heart clasp Pandora Moments bracelet! I love the way Pandora are experimenting with changing the clasps on the bracelets – we’ve previously seen LE pavé clasps for the Pandora bangle, and it’s about time the traditional bracelet got the same treatment. ;) Up until now, special clasp bracelets have been limited edition, so it’s possible that this one will be too.
There are also a couple of two-tone pieces and a gold version of the popular Pavé Heart series. I am something of a pink-lover, and my eyes were immediately drawn to what looks to be a new, more delicate pink shade of the Fizzle muranos. I have long maintained that the existing one is more peach than pink!
There will, of course, also be a selection of pavé charms. These include a pavé ‘Love’ pendant, and some more heart designs – the Pavé Heart in the bottom left hand corner looks to be a clip. I usually love Pandora’s heart-lock-and-key motifs, but this pavé version looks a little oddly-proportioned from the stock image. :S
The With Love charm is a Jared’s exclusive charm in the US.
The rings feature similar motifs, with pavé detailing and two-tone decoration. The first two-tone ring is gorgeous, and I’m intrigued by the ‘LOVE’ ring – the cubic zirconia detailing looks a little off from the stock image, but I get the feeling that it’s one of those pieces that will look great in person. The Hugs and Kisses ring will be a Jared’s exclusive in the US.
From a first impression, I like this collection a lot. Some of the pieces are a little too pavé for my liking, but I adore the new pink murano, the heart-clasp bracelet and the two-tone Love charm! :D
For those who continue to yearn for the subtler aesthetic and genuine gemstones of Pandora’s older pieces, this collection still isn’t going to please. However, I think overall it’s an improvement on last year’s Valentine’s Day collection, with a softer colour scheme and some pretty two-tone pieces.
What do you think of the collection? Are any of these pieces for you?