Following yesterday’s sneak peek of the upcoming Pandora Autumn 2015 release, today’s post covers the charms coming out with Pandora’s Winter 2015 collection! This selection offers the usual mix of dramatic frosty Winter motifs and cheerful Christmas reds, and is set for release on the 29th of October.
These pictures are published with the very kind permission of the Pandora’s Angels Facebook page (and a little extra editing from me), so please don’t reproduce these images without crediting them. :) All prices given are in USD.
Additionally, the Angels page has revealed the Black Friday 2015 charm will not be marketed as ‘Black Friday’ any more, but will instead be labelled as a regular limited edition piece. It would be nice if this meant that all markets will be receiving the charm this year!
First up for the Winter 2015 collection, we have a new version of the traditional charm bracelet, with a sparkling pavé barrel clasp! This will be a limited edition, retailing for $80.
Ribbons & Bows
Ribbons are a key feature of the Winter 2015 collection, employing a sweet feminine motif that also plays on the idea of wrapping and unwrapping presents. The Heart & Bow pendant, priced at $80, is quite an unusual design, and I think I’d have to see how it actually sits on a bracelet to judge whether it works or not.
The Sweet Sentiments charm is an openwork bow design, accented with pastel pink enamel detailing. It is priced at $50.
If the pink enamel is not your thing, there’s also a clear pavé version of the same charm, entitled Shimmering Sentiments. It will cost a fraction more at $60.
In addition to the Family Ties safety chain for Autumn 2015, there will be a new Dainty Bow safety chain for Winter 2015 too – collectors have been asking for new designs for over two years, so it’s wonderful to finally see something new! The bows have a little dash of pavé detailing, putting the price for this one at $65 USD.
Finally, there will be a matching Dainty Bow clip, priced at $50.
Unlike the Fascinating Blush from Autumn 2015, the Fascinating Blue Iridescence, priced at $50, is a murano glass charm, and not a crystal. It seems like this collection’s answer to the retired Fascinating Aventurescent from Winter 2014, which was ultimately retired due to production issues.
The Radiant Hearts charm, priced at $80, will also be released in blue for Winter 2015.
Next, we have a series of snowflake-themed decorative pieces. The Crystalised Snowflakes openwork is not dissimilar to the 2013 Black Friday charm, with the addition of some icy blue crystals at its heart. It will retail for $70.
There will be an accompanying pendant, which is slightly cheaper at $65.
The Ice Crystal would make a nice centrepiece on a winter-themed bracelet, and is priced at $75.
The Inner Radiance will be $400.
The Mother’s Day 2014 Abundance of Love charm is being re-released for Winter 2015, with a pretty iridescent white enamel instead of pink. The white enamel and the 14kt gold heart go really beautifully together and this has the potential to be prettier than the original, I think. It’s priced at $65.
In North America, this charm will be a concept-store exclusive.
There will be an accompanying Abundance of Love spacer, priced at $35 USD.
The Starshine spacer is a nice callback to last year’s Winter collection, which featured various cosmic and starry designs. It will cost $40.
The Braided clip is pretty in its simplicity, and is affordable at $35.
Three new shades of the Eternity spacers will also be out for Winter; they are each priced at $40.
Finally, there will be three new colours of the Geometric Facets; I particularly like the bright red and the opalescent shades! These are all priced at $50.
Much like last year, this year’s holiday selection from Pandora focuses on cheery red enamel and cute festive designs. My favourite of these is definitely the Red-Nosed Reindeer, priced at $30.
A close second is the Christmas Puppy, with its red enamel hat and eager expression. I’m hoping this one is cute in person! It will retail for $45.
The red enamel hat makes a reappearance in the Christmas Stocking charm, which is priced at $50.
Priced at $65, the Twinkling Christmas Tree represents Pandora’s third Christmas tree charm to date. The top of it should have a star, I think, but it looks like the stock image has been cropped a bit.
The All Wrapped Up charm is an openwork version of last year’s Sparkling Surprise charm, and is priced at $60. I have to confess that I’m not sure on this one; surely the whole point of something being ‘all wrapped up’ is that you can’t see inside?
This charm will also be available in 14kt gold, retailing for $375.
In addition to these openworks, there will also be a red enamel version of the 2014 Sparkling Surprise, retailing for $75.
The Divine Angel is a nice two-tone offering, retailing for $65.
Family-themed charms are obviously selling well for Pandora at the moment! The Family Heritage is priced at $65 USD.
We have another family-themed charm with the two-tone Heart of the Family charm. It costs $65.
Finally, we have the Christmas Holly murano, priced at $45.
The Dainty Bow safety chain will definitely be coming home with me (deciding which bracelet design to put it on will be hard, though :P) and I love the cute Red-Nosed Reindeer. The Christmas Puppy is also sweet, although it is harder for me to fit brighter red enamels into my collection.
Overall, there is a lot of sparkle, but the bows are rather sweet and the Abundance of Love pieces look great in white. The constant re-tweaking of existing charms is getting a little much (three new versions of a present charm that already exists in three different forms!), but there are some nice original designs, too, including the Holly murano.
What do you think of these Winter sneak peeks? Is anything going on your wish list for the holidays?