With just under two weeks to go before the Pandora Valentine’s 2015 collection is released, today’s post brings some pretty high quality images of the new pieces, plus some more details on pricing for the US and also the UK! The collection is a typically sparkling affair from Pandora, with lots of hearts, pink tones and pavé detailing. It’s due for release worldwide on the 15th of January. I’m missing HQ images for just a couple of the charms – sorry about that. The rest you can see in their full high-res glory! ;) If you would like to use these images, please feel free; however it would be great if you could please credit the blog if you do!
First up, and perhaps most excitingly, we have a twist on the classic Pandora charm bracelet – it’s now available with a heart-shaped clasp! On one side of the clasp, the word ‘Pandora’ is written, on the other we have the classic Pandora crown logo. This is a must-have for me – even though I’m definitely not in need of another bracelet. ;) It’s priced at $65 or £55.
The second bracelet making its debut with the collection is another romantic offering, with the word ‘love’ detailed in pavé stones. It’s priced at $50 USD or £45.
First up, we have the only 14kt gold charm: a version of the popular pavé heart range. Gold collectors may be disappointed to know that the stones are cubic zirconia, and not diamond. This charm will be $400 or £399 – once again, the price difference between UK and US currencies does not work out at all well!
There are only a couple of two-tone options, and my favourite of these is the Message of Love. I really love the elegance of this design; however, the price point is very high on this one – £65 or $70 – so I probably won’t be asking for it!
Next up, we have a pendant charm, entitled Forever in My Heart. In the US and Canada, this will be a concept store exclusive. It will retail for $65 USD or £55.
The Together Forever offers, in contrast, an affordable plain silver option. This is only $25 USD, and will be a shop-in-shop exclusive in North America – it will be sold as usual in other regions. It will be £25 in the UK.
Finally for the pendant charms, we have the Signature of Love pendant. This is reasonably priced at $35 USD. The GBP listing I have for this one states that it’s £25, but that seems amazingly cheap to me!
Another more affordable option is the all-silver Words of Love charm. It’s priced at $35 or £30.
My favourite charm of the collection is probably the Pink Hearts murano, which is similar to the existing Fizzle/Effervescence muranos – however, the cubic zirconia inset into the glass are shaped like little hearts. This is priced at $45 USD or £35.
The With Love is a cute heart-shaped gift box, accented with soft pink cubic zirconia. This charm has had mixed reviews from collectors, due to its rather glitzy aesthetic, but I find it quite sweet. It will be a Jared’s exclusive in the US, retailing for $65 USD or £55.
In North America, the Sweetheart charm will initially be sold with a limited edition heart-shaped gift box. It’s priced at $75 USD.
Next up, we have another take on the lock and key motif from Pandora. The Lock of Love charm retails for $70 or £60.
A new clip also makes its debut: the Open My Heart clip features an all pavé design and retails for $70 or £55. This would look great on the oxidised bracelet, I think.
The Falling in Love charm represents another romantic pavé offering, and is priced at $60 or £55.
The Love All Around was released last year in fancy pink cubic zirconia – now it’s available with clear stones, too. It will cost $65 or £55.
Finally, we have the prettily-named Tumbling Hearts, which offers a classic contrast between the clear stones and the black hearts. It’s priced at $60 USD or £55.
There are a total of six rings being released with the Valentine’s Day 2015 collection.
The Hugs and Kisses ring features the popular ‘XOXO’ motif, picked out in a cute cubic zirconia design. It will be a Jared’s exclusive in the US – however, it will be distributed as normal in other regions. I don’t normally go for sparkly pieces like this, but I do quite like the fun of this one! It will be £115 in the UK – ouch!
The Signature of Love collection has a matching ring; this is priced at $60 or £45.
I don’t have an HQ image for the Crossing Paths ring, but it will retail for $80.
The Forever More ring will be $80 USD or £90.
The Heart to Heart ring features a beautifully-classic interlocking hearts design. It will retail for $65 or £70.
Finally, we have an offering for gold-lovers! The Linked Love offers a simple heart design, which will retail for $275 USD or £225.
There isn’t much else included within the collection, but there will be two new necklaces and a pair of earrings.
The Signature of Love necklace is priced at $60 USD or £60.
In North America this pretty necklace is part of the Always in my Heart gift set (see my Promotions for 2015 post for more details!), but is available individually for $125. In the UK it is priced at £99.
Last up, we have a pair of two-tone Heart to Heart earrings, priced at $65 or £70.
My must-haves from the collection are most definitely the heart clasp bracelet and the Pink Hearts murano (provided I like the colour in person!). I’m also fond of the two-tone Message of Love and the With Love gift box, although the price point is a little high for me on both of those. :/ The Signature of Love collection is growing on me, too – the motif is very on trend at the moment, and I do particularly like the necklace and the ring!
This is a very expensive release, with a high average price per piece – but, I suppose, this is Valentine’s Day: Pandora are probably aiming this directly at other halves, who might be tempted to spend a little more on a present for the occasion. I would also like to see just a pinch more originality in Pandora’s Valentine’s designs; there are more ways to express love than heart motifs, and it would be nice to see them think a bit more outside the box next year. Having said that, there are some cute pieces included and I’m sure it will sell well!
What do you think of the Valentine’s Day 2015 collection? Are any of the pieces on your wish list?