Today’s post continues my previews for the Pandora Autumn/Winter 2015 collections, with some high-res images of upcoming Pandora Essence charms! The Pandora Essence AW15 collection offers some subtle pastels for the season, with shades of pink and blue.
From what I understand, this collection is due out with the Pandora Autumn 2015 collection on the 27th of August. If/when I get more information on this release, I will update this post, so check back here for updates. :)
Pandora Essence Autumn 2015
The thing that instantly strikes you about this selection is that there are no new values. One of my initial concerns when the Essence collection was first unveiled was that there was surely a limited number of values that Pandora could feasibly represent, and I wondered how they would tackle this in future collections. Offering multiple representations of the same value seems to be the solution.
First up, we have another version of the Caring charm, which features some rather pretty openwork silver detailing.
The Love charm is a pretty plain silver design, with its open hearts running through its centre – it’s one of my favourites of this selection! Pandora are very big on their heart motifs, so it’s surprising in some ways that we haven’t seen an Essence charm with a heart-themed design before. ;) This charm should be nicely affordable, too.
*UPDATED* Pandora have opted for a pretty moss-green in this new version of the Creativity bead:
The Spirituality charm comes in a deep blue shade, which nicely matches the value it represents.
Next up, we have a pink cubic zirconia version of the Sensitivity charm. This seems to be essentially an Essence version of the Spring 2015 Pink Petite Facets charm.
The Friendship bead offers a subtler, paler shade of pink, which I find very pretty! However, it is made from opalescent pink crystal, so unfortunately it is a synthetic stone.
Last, not but least, we have a new Dignity charm, which is probably the bead I am most excited about from this collection. This charm is a freshwater cultured pearl – I have long wished that the beautiful pearls made by other brands such as Thomas Sabo or Katzenmaiers were available from Pandora, so this new Essence bead is really great to see!
This seems a pretty and delicate little collection, with some lovely cool pastels for the autumn/winter season. I am really excited for the pearl bead, and I also like the pale pink of the new Friendship charm as well!
Nevertheless, this does seem a small selection, especially when compared to previous collections. Rumours have been abroad that the Pandora Essence line may be discontinued (although I would still be surprised should this prove to be true), so possibly this smaller collection represents a downscaling of the line.
What do you think of these new Essence charms? Are any going on your wish list?