It’s less than a week to go until the launch of the Pandora Autumn 2015 collection, and today’s post brings some HQ images of all the new charms and bracelets plus some gorgeous live shots! I also now have pricing in GBP for most of the new pieces so I have included those here too. The collection, dubbed Magnificent Kingdom, primarily draws its inspiration from the majesty of nature, and features elegant swans, dragonflies and beautiful feather pieces among others!
The Pandora Autumn 2015 collection has already hit the shelves in some stores in North America and Australia at least, so it’s worth checking with your local store to see if they have it in. In the UK, we have to wait until the release date proper, which is the 27th of August.
This preview only encompasses the charms and bracelets for Autumn 2015 – for other jewellery, please see my preview here!
First up, these amazing live shots are by magazinep.com, and they give a beautifully crisp view of some of the new pieces. I love the look of the Feathered clip in this shot, and the green Fascinating Olive bead is beautiful, too.
Click any of these images to cycle through the gallery!
They also uploaded a YouTube video from an official Pandora AW15 preview, which gives you a great look at some of the new Autumn and Winter 2015 jewellery:
*UPDATED* I’ve added a live shot of the new Dragonfly Meadow charm, courtesy of Sheila Holmes. How pretty is the little silver flower! These live shots are courtesy of Pamela Vaughn and Edwina Navid, and also offer a look at the new Pandora Rose Autumn 2015 collection as well! I’m very curious to see the blush pink pieces in person. :)
There is also a beautiful shot of the new Essence Autumn 2015 beads, including the beautiful pearl Dignity charm (be still, my heart!). You can also see the new openwork Caring bead (bracelet on the left) and the new pink CZ Sensitivity bead. A full preview of the Pandora Essence Autumn 2015 charms is available here! North American readers should not the Pandora Essence Autumn 2015 collection will not be coming out there this season.
Unfortunately, in the UK, I’ve been told that the Dignity bead will not be sold on its own until November 2015. Until then, it will only be available as part of a bundle for £75 with the silver Essence bracelet. I hate it when Pandora does that, especially as they usually pick the most popular pieces. Mark me down as irritated, as it was one of the pieces I wanted to get on release day and I do not need another Essence bracelet!
First up, we have a new delicate pavé bracelet, priced at $50 USD.
For most regions, this new pavé version of the Pandora’s signature charm bracelet will be available with the Autumn 2015 collection. In North America, it won’t be available until the Winter 2015 collection comes out. It’s priced at £75.
This bangle will be available in Australia, probably as part of a GWP running in October, but I have not seen it listed for any other regions so far (including North America and the UK).
First up, we have the lovely Layers of Lace clip. This is a detailed, but simple silver clip that’s reminiscent of some of Pandora’s classic clip designs. It’s refreshingly affordable at £25, too. This one won’t be available in North America until the Winter 2015 launch – it’s going to be part of a holiday gift set.
The Radiant Hearts are rather dramatic statement pieces, and will be available in a pretty violet purple and a blush pink. These have had rather a mixed reaction from collectors, but lately I’ve found that they are really growing on me. I saw an absolutely gorgeous live shot of one on Facebook the other day and was really very tempted! They are $80 USD ($90 CAD) or £55.
I’m hoping this one will prove quite a lovely dusky blush pink in person. If you look closely at the stock image, you can see that the hearts that run along the side of the charm also run under the stone – a transparent heart effect. So cute!
I am less enthused by the Radiant Splendour, however, which is also priced at $80 USD / $90 CAD.
The Fascinating Blush and Olive beads may look like traditional murano glass, but they’re actually something a little new from Pandora – they’re made from cubic zirconia. The price point remains the same as regular glass, however, at $50 USD ($55 CAD) or £35. The Blush version may be a little delayed in some markets.
This olive version, however, will not be sold in North America. It’s a shame, as it complements the forest and nature-themed beads from this collection rather well.
Next up, we have the Eternity spacers, which will be available in four different colours for Autumn. They are priced at £30 or $40 USD / $45 CAD.
Finally for the decorative pieces, we have purple and blue Geometric Facets, both priced at £40 or $50 USD ($55 CAD).
Finally, the Forever PANDORA charm offers yet another option if you’re looking for a charm to represent your love of Pandora. It’s retailing for $50 USD / $55 CAD or £45.
The Floral Brilliance, which first came out in silver in Spring 2014, now makes an appearance in 14kt gold. It will retail for $400 USD / $440 CAD. It strikes me as a piece that would be perfect for the Pandora Rose collection!
The Love & Appreciation will retail for $375 USD / $415 CAD.
I love the intricacy of the Magnificent Heart pendant, although I can’t help thinking it would have been nicer without the pavé at the top and with a more substantial bail. It will cost $120 USD ($135 CAD) or £90.
The Lace Botanique is priced at $150 USD / $165 CAD, or £115.
Animals & Nature
One of the stand-out pieces of this collection for me is the beautiful Forest Fairy. Several readers have noted that she doesn’t appear to have a face in the stock image, but that doesn’t stand out too much to me amidst the charm’s other beautiful details. This one will be $35 USD ($40 CAD) or £30.
This charm is another of my must-haves. I love dragonfly motifs, and this one is so nicely done – the dragonflies are interspersed with little silver flowers that really add to the delicacy and prettiness of the overall effect. It’s priced at $60 USD ($65 CAD) or £55.
The Majestic Swan is just beautiful, with its sophisticated pavé accents. Previous Pandora swans have been a lot cutesier in tone, and it’s nice to see a piece that really captures the elegance of the birds. It’s very much like the Swarovski logo, though, haha. It will retail for £50 or $70 USD / $80 CAD.
The Red Robin, in contrast, is adorably chubby and has some lovely silver detailing on his tail feathers. Priced at £45 or $55 USD ($60 CAD), he’d be great for any Christmas designs you might have in mind for the holiday season, too!
The Peaceful Panda is one of my favourites of the new portrait animals, featuring some cute black enamel detailing for his eyes! It is priced at $30 USD ($35 CAD) or £25.
The Playful Pig is also $30 USD or £25.
The following animals will not be available in North America. :( They include a cow, chick, horse and giraffe – all priced at £25 in the UK. I still don’t know why these are not going to be available in the US or Canada, as they are really very cute! The Panda and the Pig don’t make anywhere near as much sense on their own.
The Chick is particularly cute, and the only one to have legs, haha.
One of the collection’s most anticipated charms, the Angel Wings pendant actually opens like a locket to reveal a pretty enamel centre. The pink enamel is actually very soft in shade, similar in tone to the Asia exclusive Complete my Heart pendant. It’s priced at £45 or $60 USD / $65 CAD.
The Majestic Feathers openwork is inspired by the beauty of the phoenix (according to Pandora) and would make a nice complement to the existing Light as a Feather pavé openwork. It’s priced at $60 USD ($65 CAD).
The Majestic Feather pendant is $45 USD / $50 CAD, or £35.
The Angelic Feathers is another incredibly popular design, priced at $50 USD / $55 CAD. In the UK, this will be part of another silver bracelet bundle until November 2015 alongside the Feathered clip. It won’t be available on its own immediately.
The Feathered clip is one of my favourites of the feather pieces – its pretty simplicity is rather reminiscent of some of Pandora’s original clip designs. In North America, this clip has been delayed until the Pandora Valentine’s 2016 release, however.
Love & Celebration
There are a lot of love & family-themed charms coming out with this collection and I’ll admit that they don’t interest me half so much – with, perhaps, the exception of this absolutely beautiful two-tone design. The Locked Hearts is an openwork, with beautiful gold detailing on both sides of the charm. It’s priced at $90 USD ($100 CAD) or £70.
The Heart of Love clip will retail for $70 USD / $80 CAD.
The Majestic Heart has a little cubic zirconia to accent it, and is priced at $90 USD / $100 CAD, or £65.
The Friendship Heart and Daughter’s Love charms will be $50 USD or £35.
The You are so Loved heart is plain silver, and will cost $35 USD / $40 CAD, or £30.
The Sweetheart charm will also be making an appearance in more regions for Autumn 2015. It was previously exclusive to North America for Valentine’s Day:
Next, we have the Hearts Tiara pendant, which is priced at $45 USD ($50 CAD).
The Birthday Wishes charm is Pandora’s latest version of their popular card charm, following versions for Valentine’s and Mother’s Day. It’s priced at $50 USD ($55 CAD) or £35.
Other piece I am happy to see in this set of family charms is the Family Ties safety chain, which has ‘Family Forever’ written on it. I’d love to see other versions of this safety chain, with a less family-orientated message on it, as the script is very pretty.
The Signature Hearts collection will replace the existing Birthday Blooms, and feature a mixture of genuine and synthetic stones. They are pretty reasonably priced at $55 USD ($60 CAD) or £35, which is a little cheaper than the existing Birthday Blooms.
Finally, the Arabian Coffee Pot charm doesn’t really fit into any of my categories, so I’m popping it in at the end. This one also won’t be available in North America, unfortunately. This is probably my absolute favourite new charm from Autumn 2015 and I’m hard-pushed to think of a previous Pandora charm that matches its level of detail. For some live shots, please see my original preview here!
While the collection as a whole doesn’t appeal that much to me, there are nonetheless some stand-out individual pieces that I have to have! My must-haves are the Forest Fairy, Arabian Coffee Pot (Dallah) and the Dragonfly Meadow, which all boast some beautiful detailing. I’m also rather tempted by the Majestic Swan, which might look nice with the Forest Fairy on my Pandora Rose bracelet. :D The two-tone Locked Hearts is another superb piece, and would be coming home with me if it weren’t for the fact that I already have the 2014 Vintage Heart, which is very similar and a little more substantial, perhaps.
The Feathers collection is also nicely done, even if I don’t think I’ll be purchasing any of the pieces, and I particularly like the Feathered clip and the Angel Wings locket charm.
Are you excited for the launch of this collection? Have you picked out any must-haves?