Happy new year everyone! :D Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up for January 2016, with all the details on what’s coming up for the month. Included are some updates for the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2016 collection (including new live shots), the Pandora Chinese New Year charm 2016 release and a variety of upcoming promotions!
In terms of blog news, I’m planning some changes soon to the website design and other features (new year, new look!) – so keep an eye out for updates on that. Thank you so much to all of you who read or comment – I look forward to chatting Pandora with you in 2016, too! ^^
Pandora Valentine’s Day 2016 Collection Release
The most exciting event on the Pandora calendar for January has to be the global launch of the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2016 collection on the 14th of January. It’s a typically Pandora affair, with lots of hearts & pink and pavé detailing – for a full preview, please see my post here!
I have found a couple more live shots, which cover the majority of the new charms coming out (there aren’t too many). Here, you can see the new Petals of Love clip and openwork charm, plus the new two-tone heart charm. The Petals of Love pieces look quite sizeable – I like the openwork charm more in this shot, and can imagine it looking pretty and contemporary on an oxidised bracelet chain.
You can see the new pavé heart clasp bracelet in this next shot, alongside the new Wild Hearts murano and the In My Heart pink enamel charm! The bracelet is definitely on my wish list, as is the murano. :D
*UPDATED* We now have two beautiful pictures of the Wild Hearts murano, courtesy of Sue Lloyd. It is made from dichroic glass and should glitter rather nicely in person!
Pandora Chinese New Year 2016 Release
The other release to look forward to this month is the Pandora Chinese New Year 2016 charm! We don’t have a confirmed release date for this one, but I would expect it to be making its debut in mid-January, based on previous years. It’s the Year of the Monkey, but Pandora have opted for a more generic CNY design – this year’s charm is the adorable Lucky Pig (pictured on the bracelet below).
I absolutely love Pandora’s bracelet styling for this year’s Chinese New Year campaign, utilising the pink ruby Geometric Facets, red enamel beads and a dash of yellow gold. It’s quite an usual combination but it looks so pretty and rich!
Pandora January 2016 Promotions
You can expect a number of Valentine’s promotions to run across most regions, but we only have confirmation so far on those for North America and Australia:
In North America, there will be a number of special gift sets and LE boxes on offer, starting from the 14th of January.
There will also be a Valentine’s jewellery box GWP for Australia – I would expect a corresponding one to be offered for the UK as well, but there are no details on that just yet!
More information on all Valentine’s promos can be found in my dedicated post here!
Pandora 2016 Promotions Page
The Promotions for 2016 page is now available for viewing – it’s already surprisingly full, as we have advance notice of the 2016 Pandora promotions schedule for North America!
These dates were first reported by the Pandora’s Angels FB page and have since been confirmed by my own source:
- Free Bracelet Event: March 31st – April 3rd. Free silver bracelet with purchase of $100 USD/$125 CAD or more. (Further details to be confirmed).
- Pandora Mother’s Day 2016 Gift Sets: April 14th – May 8th.
- Free Leather Bracelet GWP: June 9th – 19th.
- Earring Event: July 7th – 17th. Details to be confirmed.
- Free Bracelet Event: September, dates TBC.
So, we can all breathe and look forward to the fact that the free bracelet promo is back again as usual in March – if a little later than usual. ^^ I’m already planning my purchases, haha!
I am looking forward to the launch of Pandora Valentine’s 2016 collection, and would love to see more live photos of all the new pieces – but the highlight of the upcoming month for me is undoubtedly the CNY Lucky Pig! Its fully-detailed design and cute little face have totally won me over. ^^ From the Valentine’s collection, the pavé heart clasp bracelet, Wild Hearts murano and the silver openwork Filled with Romance heart are my must-haves – but it will be interesting to see it all in person!
Also, another reminder that Pandora’s official sales continue in many regions until mid-January – I have not picked up too much in them this year, as I found the UK’s sales rather disappointing. I did get two silver animal beads that I’d been wanting for a little while, however – I’m collecting my favourites before they retire for good! ^^
What are you looking forward to this month? Are you going to be getting any of the Valentine’s Day pieces?