Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for July 2015! Included are some updates on the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2015 collection, a couple of AW15 live shots and some info on upcoming promotions. :D
The highlight will be the launch of Pandora’s next collection at the very end of the month, but there are some fun promotions running for July in addition. Hopefully the AW15 sneak peeks will keep on coming as well! ^^ Read on for an overview of this month’s key dates, and some Jurassic World inspiration too.
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2015 Collection Release
The biggest event of July is undoubtedly the release of the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2015 collection, which is due out on the 30th worldwide! It features two main themes: pets and travel, both of which are sure to be popular with collectors. For a full preview, please see my post here.
Since I published my Pre-Autumn preview, a new stock image of a pavé ice cream charm has surfaced – this is also due out with the Pre-Autumn 2015 collection! However, it is not listed in the North American catalogue, so I suspect it will not be released there for whatever reason. I have seen it listed in catalogues for other regions, including those for Europe, Asia and Russia.
While it’s cute, I would have preferred this charm with maybe some soft pastel enamel detailing or just something a little more colourful!
Finally, we have a live shot of the new Pre-Autumn pet charms to whet your appetite for the collection, courtesy of Jahndra from the fab charm jewellery blog My Xpressions. Check out her post here for a wonderfully detailed review of the new Pre-Autumn pieces and some close-up shots of each of the new charms pictured below! :D
I particularly love the look of the Curious Cat and the Devoted Dog portrait charms, while the food bowls are also rather adorable!
Pandora Autumn/Winter 2015 Live Shots
There have been a few Pandora AW15 previews running in the last couple of weeks in various countries and a smattering of pictures have emerged from them (thanks to my reader Pau for bringing some of them to my attention)! For detailed previews of some of the new pieces coming out, please see my post on the Autumn 2015 collection here and the Winter 2015 collection here.
In this one, you can get a feel for some of the beautiful rings coming out for AW15 in the top half of the picture; while the second half showcases the new Winter 2015 pieces.
This picture, in contrast, shows off some of the new Autumn 2015 pieces; in the bottom of the picture, you can see the new Fascinating Blush murano alongside some of the new 14kt gold and purple-coloured jewellery.
Finally, this live shot offers a great sneak peek at the new feather pieces from the Autumn 2015 collection – the ring is particularly striking!
Pandora July 2015 Promotions
For Pandora collectors in North America, a 3-for-2 rings promo will be running from the 2nd -1 2th July – I will post more details on that tomorrow! :D
I have also heard (although I don’t have official confirmation on this yet) that a rings promo for the UK may be running at the end of this month – the dates I have heard quoted are the 23rd to the 26th of July. If/when I hear anything more concrete on this, I will let you know!
There are also Pandora summer sales running in a variety of regions now – it’s worth checking your version of Pandora.net to see what your country is offering. :)
Pandora & Jurassic World
Finally, I thought it was worth mentioning Pandora’s recent affiliation with the very popular Jurassic World movie. A post recently appeared on the Jurassic World site advertising a Pandora store that appears in the movie, which tantalisingly hints at ‘one-of-a-kind’ Pandora items.
Sadly, these items are entirely fictional and just part of the PR accompanying the film. ;) However, I went to see the film myself with my OH and was still rather excited to see a Pandora store make an appearance (if a little cynical, too, about the sheer volume of product placement packed into one film!). My OH, on the other hand, didn’t even notice! The time to keep your eye out for a Pandora reference is right at the end of the film in the final climactic fight.
While the ‘Mosasaurus pendant’ quoted above may not be real, there is always the adorable retired Pandora Dinosaur charm instead. It was discontinued back in 2011 and has been a reasonably sought-after piece ever since. I took these pictures a long time ago (over a year!) for a post that I never got finished, but it seems like an appropriate point to trot them out. If you can get hold of one I would definitely recommend it –the Dinosaur is one of Pandora’s classic detailed silver charms, down to his big feet and spiny tail. He’s very cute and a fair bit cuddlier than the dinosaurs in the film. ;)
So, while July is another quieter month in the Pandora world, I am nevertheless getting increasingly excited for the launch of the Pre-Autumn collection just at the end of July! I particularly like the sweet portrait pet charms, and the new black enamel Sentimental Snapshots offers some notably wonderful detailing.
I have my fingers crossed for a rings promo in the UK this month, too, as I am still hankering after a couple of Spring 2015 rings and this would be the perfect opportunity to indulge in them!
What are you looking forward to for this month? Are you excited for the launch of the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2015 collection?