*UPDATED with my own live shots and impressions* It’s an exciting day for Pandora fans worldwide as the starry Winter 2014 collection officially makes its way into stores today! This release features some beautiful star-themed charms, in cool blue shades, and, in contrast, some brightly coloured festive offerings in time for the holidays. For a full overview of the Pandora Winter 2014 collection with stock images, live shots and pricing, please have a look through the Winter 2014 tag!
To celebrate the collection’s debut, I’m taking a look at some lovely live shots of its highlights!
As stores have been getting in their new stock for Christmas, some beautiful live shots have been popping up on social media!
I still love the starry pieces, and I love the look of the new blue Effervescent/Fizzle murano – I hadn’t given it much thought from the stock image, but it looks beautiful in these live shots.
The selection of Christmas charms are also looking sweet, detailed in festive red. You can also spy a glimpse at the new Midnight Effervescent/Fizzle murano in the second image, which is one of the pieces I’m most keen to see in person!
*UPDATED* I’m now finally home, and I had a great time in the Pandora store today. ;) I thought this winter collection just lovely in person, and I’ve come away with a few pretties and some pictures to share with you.
My absolute favourite from this collection was the Midnight Fizzle murano. I was really looking forward to seeing this one anyway, but the depth of colour was just breathtaking in person. It isn’t actually all that black when the light shines on it; the blue iridescent shimmers just come to life. My SA told me that it’s meant to represent the night sky, and it really is a beautiful effect… so I bought two, haha.
I also loved the new Galaxy openwork, and I don’t think this styling from my store quite does it justice! I have one on its way to me already, and I’m planning on wearing it on a leather bracelet with my two Midnight muranos.
And, ah, the two-tone bangle. You can’t really see it all that well in this picture, but it looked just stunning in person – simple and elegant. I’d love to style it with a couple of the new Midnight Fizzle/Effervescence muranos.
I’ve included a couple of shots of all the charms in general. My favourites of the Christmas charms were undoubtedly the beautiful Christmas Ornament dangle and the new Christmas Teddy, with his adorably festive little red hat. I’d have bought the Christmas Ornament today, if not for its similarity to this year’s Black Friday charm.
Pandora Fascinating Aventurescent Murano Delayed
Due to apparent issues with production, the official release of this murano with the Winter 2014 collection appears to have been delayed for now. It’s a shame, as I’m aware that a lot of people, myself included, were really looking forward to seeing this one in person. Hopefully it will make its way to stores in the near future!
Pandora Starry Heart Bundle for the UK
For those in the UK, the Starry Heart charm from the collection will not be available on its own just yet, but will instead be sold as part of a £99 starter bracelet set. However, I will note that, when it is available on its own, the Starry Heart is set to retail for £35 – compared to the $25 RRP in the US, this seems disappointingly expensive!
I’ll be going to see the collection in person later today, and I am incredibly excited to see it – especially the new muranos! I’m planning on getting (provided I like them in person) two of the new Midnight Fizzle muranos and possibly the new Galaxy openwork. I do very much like the new Christmas charms, especially the cute Christmas Bear, but I think I’ll leave them to my Christmas list this year.
If you’re in the UK, you can purchase the Pandora Christmas collection online from authorised stockist John Greed Jewellery.
Which pieces are you most excited for? Will you be buying anything?