Today’s post brings an updated look at the upcoming Pandora Chinese New Year 2016 charm, with high quality stock photos and beautiful campaign images! :) For those unfamiliar with this particular tradition, Pandora have a history of releasing special charms each year to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The charms are usually initially only available in Asia, before being released worldwide with the Spring collection.
The Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar, and will fall on the 8th of February in 2016; the charm itself will probably launch some time in mid January. This year is the Year of the Monkey, but Pandora have opted for a very adorable pig charm to celebrate the occasion instead.
I love that this year’s campaign bracelet features the beautiful Orchid pendant – the pink, red and gold is such a rich combination. The new charm for 2016, the Lucky Pig, is tucked away next to the Monkey pendant! Read on for more pictures and info. :)
Pandora Chinese New Year 2016 Charm
This year’s charm is possibly my favourite to date – it’s a lucky pig charm, with an adorable full-bodied design. :D I have not seen or been given any other stock images for the Chinese New Year 2016 release, so it’s possible that this charm may be it this time around.
The highlight of this cute charm for me is a gorgeous red enamel bow – the eyes are detailed in black enamel, as well.
I have found some pictures that really show off how well-detailed this charm is, right down to its curly tail and beautiful eyelashes! I have also heard this charm called ‘Piggy Bank’, which fits in with the idea of luck and fortune, but you can’t tell from any of the stock images whether it has a slot on its back.
You can expect Asian retailers to start receiving their stocks of this charm in mid-January – around the same time as the launch of the Pandora Valentine’s collection – although it can also vary by region too. When I hear about any concrete dates, I will update this post! :)
Of all that we’ve seen so far for 2016, this is the Pandora piece for which I’m most excited! It’s a full-bodied design, full of cute little details (look at the tail! <3) and it has the gorgeous red enamel that we have come to associate with Pandora’s lunar new year releases. I will definitely be getting mine as soon as it’s available.
Like many, I have my CNY Pandora charms on my red leather bracelet. My favourites up until now have been the existing red enamel pieces – the Lantern and the Chinese Doll – but this cute new charm may well have them beaten.
Are you excited for this year’s Pandora CNY charm? Have you collected any of the others?