Today’s post looks forward to the Pandora Spring 2016 collections, with a round-up of sneak peeks and hints from various sources! There have been a couple of press previews, and a smattering of pictures and info have emerged online. There are some interesting pieces included and it looks like flowers will once again dominate Pandora’s Spring release for 2016. We also have a complete look at the Pandora Essence Spring 2016 collection, which only contains four charms this time around!
Pandora’s spring releases début in March, and I would predict that this year it will be out on the 10th of March.
Pandora Spring 2016 Sneak Peeks
Flowers are the big theme again this year, with primroses and lilac forget-me-not motifs. This ring and this necklace are both from the upcoming collection, and I hear that there will be charms and other jewellery based around both designs.
The necklace is supposedly lace-inspired, and Pandora reference classic English embroidery in their inspiration for this collection.
Meanwhile, I am told that there will be matching charms and other jewellery to match this design with the delicate purple stones.
I also found this live image of the ring from a Pandora Spring/Summer 2016 preview in Amsterdam:
Continuing the floral theme, there will also be a number of new enamel primrose pieces – this live shot is from a preview in Vienna. To be honest, I had my fill of enamel daisies and primroses this year, but it would be interesting to see the stock images for these to get a better idea of them.
It looks like one of the charms is shaped into an openwork heart – and the flowers inside it look to be a mixture of pink and white primroses and daisies, when you zoom in. And the primrose spacers look like they might be hinged, like a clip?
We have one more live shot here, also from Vienna. On the bracelet, it looks like there are matching enamel, heart-shaped bride and groom charms, and a charm that I can’t really make out in the middle – it could be a dummy/pacifier or a bell, perhaps? Or a dancer, maybe. I think that’s the Valentine’s Love is Forever bead on the left, as well.
In addition to this, we have a few other sneak peeks and hints! The following images are not the best quality, but they give you an idea of the concept at least. They are published here courtesy of a kind reader with a little editing and collaging from me, so please do not reproduce these without credit.
Next up, we have a sneak peek of some new Vintage letter charms coming out for Spring 2016. These have intricate openwork detailing surrounding the letter itself, which are decorated with pavé-set stones. Obviously, while only A-D are pictured here, there will be the full alphabet, haha.
There will be a new bracelet coming out for Spring, and this is one of the pieces for which I’m most excited – it’s a Moments version of the Essence bracelet, with a circular bangle-like clasp and no threads on the chain at all! So, it’s basically the Essence bracelet scaled up for the Moments collection.
As the bracelet has no threads, you might be wondering how charms are going to be held in place on the chain. Pandora are releasing two new pavé spacers, each lined with silicone – just like an Essence charm. These will keep your beads in place on the threadless chain. I think, from the look of them, they will clip on as well – there seems to be a line going down the middle of them.
Finally for images, brownie points for any new jewellery pieces you can make out in these SS16 preview images (you can click the images to enlarge them)! In this first one, I think I can spot some new pearl jewellery (which I hear will be Pandora Mother’s Day 2016 releases), including earrings, a necklace and a centrepiece on the bracelet, too. There’s another floral disc necklace, and a strange snow-globe-shaped charm, which is pictured to the left of a pavé clip on the bracelet.
I also have some details on a couple of other items coming up for Spring 2016, but no pictures!
- A rabbit charm, in the same portrait/cake-pop style as the Autumn 2015 animals
- A fairy charm
Pandora Essence Spring 2016 Sneak Peek
Finally, we also have quite a nice sneak peek at the four upcoming charms for the Pandora Essence collection (you can click the image to enlarge it) – this is from another Spring 2016 preview. There are two new faceted charms in deep pink and deep blue, much in the style of the Pandora Winter 2015 Geometric Facets. There are also two new clear pavé charms pictured here, with geometric/abstract patterns.
While only releasing four Essence charms might be disappointing for fans of the line, I am also hearing rumours that there will also be an Essence bangle!
So, I realise that there is a lot of rather fragmented information in this post – but you get a sense of some of the new themes and colours. There is nothing shown so far that particularly grabs me, as I had my fill of flowers this year. The heart-shaped bride and groom charms are a little bizarre to me, as well! I like the new Vintage letter charms a lot, although I probably won’t indulge in my own initial. ^^ The only thing I am really intrigued by is the new Moments bracelet without threads – I’d love to know more about how that one will work!
None of the Essence charms are must-haves for me either, which is a relief as I loved so much of the Autumn 2015 collection! The prospect of a bangle is also intriguing. The US & Canada did not receive the AW15 Essence release, but I’ve heard from a few sources that Pandora NA is going to give Essence another shot and relaunch it in the Spring.
What do you think of these initial sneak peeks? What are you hoping for from Spring?