Today’s post brings our first fresh Pandora preview in a little while with an early sneak peek at Pandora’s upcoming Chinese New Year charm for 2016, courtesy of the Pandora’s Angels Facebook page! ^^ For those unfamiliar with this particular Pandora tradition, Pandora have a history of releasing special charms each year to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
The Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar, and will fall on the 8th of February in 2016; the Pandora CNY release is typically available a little earlier in January. The charms are usually initially only available in Asia, before being released worldwide with the Spring collection – although we don’t have concrete details on what will happen this year yet! :)
Pandora Chinese New Year 2016 charm
The picture is a little grainy, but very clearly reveals a rather cutesy pig charm for Pandora’s Chinese New Year 2016 release! It features a red enamel bow tucked around its head, which is rather an adorable detail. 2016 is set to be the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar, so going for a pig charm does seem like a slightly odd choice from Pandora – but I am not complaining as I think it’s rather fun! ;)
No other pictures have leaked so far, so this may well be it for Pandora’s CNY 2016 release. This picture is published with the very kind permission of the Pandora’s Angels Facebook page, so please do not reproduce it without crediting them! :)
I have always been a fan of Pandora’s special releases, and I particularly look forward to seeing what they come up with to celebrate the Lunar New Year! I think this charm will rather divide Pandora fans, but personally I like it a lot – for me, it’s cute and it’s quirky, which is often how I like my Pandora best. The red enamel detailing is becoming something of a tradition with Pandora and their CNY releases, which means that all their CNY charms from different years should continue to fit in nicely with each other too! I suspect that I will be trying to get hold of this one. ^^
What do you think of this year’s Chinese New Year charm? Will you be trying to obtain one?