*UPDATED 01/12/15 with US pricing* Think ‘pink’, think ‘hearts’, think ‘pavé’ – today we have a sneak peek at Pandora’s upcoming Valentine’s 2016 collection! Valentine’s Day is a big holiday for the brand, and they usually go all out with grand heart and romantic motifs. This year is no exception, and the colour scheme appears to be pink once again.
Going on previous years, I would predict the release date for this collection to be the 14th of January. I don’t have pricing for these pieces yet, however, and
it’s worth bearing in mind that this may well not be the full list of the charms and jewellery coming out with this release, too. I can now confirm that this is the full list of jewellery coming out for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!
Pandora Valentine’s 2016 Collection Preview
These two campaign images give a nice overview of the themes and colours of the Valentine’s release (click to enlarge them). The key phrase for this collection is Petals of Love, and there are a number of new designs that focus on flowers with heart-shaped petals (you can see the charm and clip in the second campaign image).
Charms & Bracelets
One of the most exciting new offerings is a new version of the classic charm bracelet with a pavé heart clasp, which effectively combines last year’s plain silver heart clasp bracelet with the Always in my Heart Mother’s Day bangle. ^^
The charms pictured here are invariably romance or heart-themed; I had fun making this collage, as the pinks do look rather lovely and rich when paired with the two-tone. There are a few more designs based on the AW15 Radiant Hearts set, and of these I rather like the Hearts of Gold openwork design; the pattern is very pretty!
The Love is Forever is this collection’s special charm in North America, and will retail for $70 USD.
Prices for North America are as follows (if the charm is not listed, I don’t have the price for it yet):-
Love Locks – $70 USD
Joined Together – $90 USD
Petals of Love (clip) – $70 USD
Ribbon of Love – N/A, part of gift set
Hearts of Gold – $375 USD
In my Heart – $40 USD
Love is Forever – $70 USD
*UPDATED* I now have a picture of one final charm for the Valentine’s 2016 collection: a plain silver heart design, entitled Filled with Romance. It has some pretty intricate openwork detailing, although it’s hard to make out the patterning exactly from the stock image.
In the US and Canada, the Ribbon of Love will initially be available exclusively as part of the Filled with Love bracelet gift set, which also includes the plain silver heart-clasp bracelet (590719) from last year and the Autumn 2015 Feathered clips (pictured below). This will retail for $185 USD and will come with a white leatherette wristlet.
The charm and the clips will not be sold individually until the 15th of February 2016.
Up next, we have earrings and a necklace to match the Petals of Love charm and clip – the necklace will be presented on a 90cm chain. In the US & Canada, these two pieces will be sold as the Petals of Love gift set, which will retail for $150 USD and be presented in a heart-shaped gift box. Again, the individual items will not be sold on their own until the 15th of February.
*UPDATED* I now have a stock image for another new necklace! This is a two-tone heart design, entitled United in Love.
Finally, I have pictures of three new rings for the Valentine’s 2016 collection. The Linked Love ring is actually plain silver, although the beaded effect makes it look a little like pavé.
Pricing for North America is as follows:-
Ribbon of Love – $65 USD
Petals of Love – N/A, part of gift set
Linked Love – $40 USD
This is a pretty typical Pandora Valentine’s release, with hearts and pavé galore. It would have been fun to see them try something different – some reds or burgundies might have been rather nice – but I can understand why they are not going to change the formula if it has worked well in previous years. Again, this may not be quite all of the new jewellery so I will update the post or make a new one if any other pictures are leaked.
Of the jewellery pictured here, I love the double hearts pink murano, and I like the pavé heart clasp bracelet and Ribbon of Love charms. I don’t want to make another dedicated pink bracelet, however, so I will probably think of another colour or theme that I could pair the murano with. :D
What do you think of the new charms coming out? Is anything on your wish list?