Another update today, as I have a couple of sneak peeks at the Pandora Black Friday charm for 2015! For the uninitiated, every year Pandora release a limited edition charm on Black Friday exclusive to North America. Previous versions have included a variety of designs, usually based around a Christmas theme:
This year, Black Friday falls on the 27th of November. It marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US, and is a big day for retailers.
However, this year’s initial sneak peek is a little complicated (in fact, everything about this AW15 season seems to have been complicated in some way :P). If you read on, you’ll see why!
Pandora Black Friday 2015 charm
This is what I have been told about the Black Friday charm for this year: it’s called Wonderland, and features a fun snow globe design, with silhouettes of a Christmas tree and a snowman. It has the year inscribed on the bottom, too, as per Pandora Black Friday tradition. It will be priced at $75 USD or $85 CAD.
However, this is the strange thing – there are stock images of two different versions of this charm, and I’m not 100% sure which one will be the North American Black Friday charm.
This first stock image I discovered last night on the Japanese version of Pandora.net, when it was updating with the new Pandora Autumn 2015 jewellery. I assume it was posted there inadvertently! It features clear pavé stones and has a 14kt gold snowflake on top, while the base of the snow globe is actually a glittery silver enamel, for extra oomph.
However, I also have a stock image of an all-silver version, wherein the snow is represented by pavé-set white crystals and the snowflake on top is silver.
This one was also included in the Pandora Autumn 2015 campaign video, weirdly enough, although it doesn’t seem to be on sale anywhere yet. This makes me think that the two-tone version is most likely to be the North American version, while this silver version will be available to the rest of the world – although I don’t know for sure.
I’ll admit that I really like this design, and think it’s quite an innovative use of pavé detailing! I prefer it to the original white enamel snow globe charm, which I always thought looked a little cartoon-like. I’m usually quite a two-tone person but, of the two different versions, the all-white version appeals to me the most, as the white crystals seem more reminiscent of snow falling. <3
I have collected all the Black Friday charms so far apart from the 2012 red present, so I’ll probably end up with a version of this one – probably the opalescent white crystal one. ^^
Is this design going on your wish list? Which version do you prefer?