It’s just under a couple of weeks now until the launch of Pandora’s glittering Winter 2015 collection, and this post offers some detailed commentary and HQ images of the new charms! Entitled Crystalised Embellishments, the collection will hit stores worldwide on the 29th of October and features Pandora’s typical mix of cute holiday charms and seasonal icy blues. I have also included some details on this year’s holiday gift sets, so check for the end of the post for that.
This preview encompasses the new charms and bracelets; to see the accompanying jewellery please read my previous Winter 2015 preview. For live shots, please see my coverage of Pandora’s press previews here! :)
Colours & Crystals
Kicking off the preview, we have some new colours of the Geometric Facets in synthetic ruby, icy blue and a white opalescent crystal. These are all priced at $50 USD ($55 CAD) or £40.
While the stock image looks quite matte for this white shade, I’m hoping that in person it might have a pretty shimmer when it catches the light.
There’s also a new version of the Radiant Hearts out for Winter – this one is a fabulous icy blue, and it looks like the cut-out hearts beneath the stone will shine through really clearly, too. This one will retail for $80 USD ($90 CAD) or £55.
The Fascinating Blue Iridescence murano (something of a mouthful!) is this year’s answer to the 2014 Fascinating Aventurescent, which unfortunately was retired almost immediately due to production issues. Let’s hope that this version lasts a little longer! It’s more of a navy blue than the Aventurescent, but also boasts a sparkly effect. This one will be $50 USD ($55 CAD) or £35.
The Eternity spacers are being released in three new colours for Winter 2015. They are priced at $40 USD / $45 CAD / £30.
Particularly pretty is the opalescent version, I think:
The Inspiration Within spacers will be coming out in a festive red for the holiday season, as well. It will cost $35 USD / $40 CAD / £30.
The Inner Radiance is already available in silver and a Pandora Rose finish; it is now available in 14kt gold, for $400 USD ($440 CAD) or £325.
Seeing the high-res image has made me take another look at the Crystalised Snowflakes charm, as I love its graded colour effect and the deep blue star at its centre. This one is priced at $70 USD ($80 CAD) or £50.
There will also be a pendant version of this charm, retailing for $65 USD ($75 CAD) or £50.
The Ice Crystal will cost $75 USD / $85 CAD. In the UK, it will only be part of a bracelet bundle until January. It will be sold with the silver barrel clasp bracelet and two Sunburst clips.
Another ‘button’ style charm, the Radiant Bloom has a pretty celestial design and will retail for £55. In the US and Canada, this will initially only be available as part of a gift set.
The Starshine spacer will retail for $40 USD ($45 CAD) or £30.
Ribbons & Hearts
Next up, we have a selection of feminine ribbon and bow designs. My favourite of these is the new Dainty Bow safety chain – which makes the third new safety chain for this AW15 season! After a drought of two years or so, Pandora have been spoiling us with some new SC designs. :D This one is $65 USD / $75 CAD.
There will also be a matching clip at $50 USD / $55 CAD.
The Heart & Bow is a statement pavé design – I’ll have to see this one in person to decide whether I like it, I think. It’s a little pricey at $80 USD / $90 CAD.
This new openwork ribbon charm features Pandora’s signature pastel pink enamel in a design that will hold its appeal all year round. It’s priced at $50 USD / $55 CAD / £40.
It is also available in clear pavé at $60 USD / $65 CAD / £45. I love pink enamel and clear pavé together, and these two charms would look great worn together!
The Braided clip is another beautiful plain silver design from Pandora. It is really reminiscent of some of Pandora’s first clip designs, and it’s nice to see them drawing inspiration from some of their original work. This one is priced at $35 USD / $40 CAD / £25.
The Abundance of Love was originally released in pink enamel back in Spring 2014, but it now makes an appearance in a gorgeous off-white sparkly enamel. It is priced at $65 USD / $75 CAD / £55.
There will also be a corresponding spacer, although without the two-tone detail. It is priced at $35 USD / $40 CAD.
The Tumbling Hearts is now available in gold for $400 USD / $440 CAD / £325.
Now, the Christmas Holly murano has become another of my favourites from this collection. I was initially a little put off by the orangey, burnt look of the berries, but this appears to be a quirk of the stock image. If you look at live images of this charm, the berries appear to be a cheerful cherry red, which is much nicer! This one is $45 USD / $50 CAD / £30.
The Prancing Reindeer is another Christmas charm I really love, with its cute red enamel reindeer design! If I didn’t already have the ornament charms from last year, this one would definitely be coming home with me. It will be sold for $60 USD / £40 – in the US, it will be a Jared’s exclusive.
The Twinkling Christmas Tree will be $65 USD / $75 CAD / £40.
The Christmas Puppy is another of my must-haves. I am definitely a puppy lover – stick a red enamel Christmas hat on too, and I’m sold! ;) This one is $45 USD ($50 CAD) or £35.
The Red-Nosed Reindeer is another design I’m sure will be popular – it will also be taking a place on my Christmas bracelet I think! ^^ I do like his red enamel nose, although I still prefer full-bodied designs when it comes to Pandora’s animal charms. This one will be sold for $30 USD / $35 CAD or £35.
The Sparkling Surprise will cost $75 USD / $85 CAD / £60
The All Wrapped Up design is an openwork version of the sparkling present charm, and will be available in both gold and silver. The silver version will be $60 USD / $65 CAD.
The gold version will be $375 USD / $415 CAD.
Next up, we have a few classic two-tone designs. The Heart of the Family will cost $65 USD / $75 CAD / £65.
The Divine Angel features a pretty gold halo and will be priced at $65 USD / $75 CAD / £55.
The Family Heritage isn’t a Christmas charm as such, but its themes of family fit in well with the celebration. It will retail for $65 USD ($75 CAD) or £55.
Bracelets & Gift Sets
The Dainty Bow is this season’s limited edition bangle:
- It will be sold individually in the UK for £65.
- In the US, it will be available as Cyber Monday promo from November 27th – 30th with a spend of $125 USD – after that, it will be sold individually with a gift box for $75 USD.
- In Australia, it will be available only as a GWP from 10th – 20th December with a spend of $150 AUD ($180 NZD).
The US & Canada did not receive the new pavé clasp Moments bracelet with the Autumn 2015 collection like everybody else – instead, it will now be available as a rather stunning gift set for $195 USD, along with the Radiant Bloom and Layers of Lace clips. These pieces will not be available individually until January 2016.
This set comes with a rather lovely leatherette gift box (image by Pandora Chinook):
There will also be a gift set for the US & Canada featuring the Delicate Sentiments necklace and earrings. I love pearls, and this gift set looks like such a lovely present for the holidays. This one will retail for $150 USD.
It will also come with a beautiful gift box:
I am really looking forward to this collection’s launch and I have quite a long wish list already! ;) While I find the icy blues and crystals very beautiful (particularly in live shot – the colour is stunning), I am more interested in the more festive selection this time around. This is primarily because I am starting my first dedicated Christmas bracelet and I’ve earmarked some of these new pieces to go on it – I have to have the adorable Christmas Puppy and Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the Holly murano looks beautiful in live shots. I’d also like the Dainty Bow clip and safety chain to add a little delicacy to the design. :D
Overall, I think this is a really nice Winter release from Pandora, with a nice mix of dramatic wintry blues and cute festive reds as usual. However I do sometimes wish that Pandora would do something a little more quirky when it comes to their holiday charms – a lot of these motifs we have seen before (especially the Sparkling Present!!) and it would be nice to see them do a gingerbread house or some mistletoe, or just some kind of entirely new holiday motif we haven’t seen before. I always look at Chamilia’s new holiday collections and think that a little of that whimsy could really liven up Pandora’s too! ^^
Are you looking forward to this collection? Which pieces will be coming home with you? :D