With just a little under a week to go until the launch of the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2016 collection, I thought it would be a good time to mull over some lovely HQ images and a little commentary on all the new pieces! The themes for this collection are Petals of Love and Timeless Romance, and the new charms & jewellery all focus on romantic and floral motifs.
The Pandora Valentine’s 2016 collection is due out on Thursday the 14th of January. I already posted most of the pricing for the US in my previous preview, but I now have a fuller list of US prices – and the ones in Australian dollars, too. No news on GBP pricing yet, I’m afraid! For more details on the Pandora Valentine’s 2016 promotions in general, see my post here.
(Also, in case you missed it – Mora Pandora has moved web address! To find out more, please read my post here!)
Charms & Bracelets
It’s becoming something of a tradition for Pandora to release a new style of bracelet with each collection: for Valentine’s Day, there will be a new Moments bracelet with a pavé heart clasp! If you have the Mother’s Day 2015 LE bangle, it’s the same clasp as is used on that one. This new bracelet will be retailing for $80 USD or $109 AUD.
Firstly for charms, we have our only 14kt gold offering for the Valentine’s collection – the Hearts of Gold charm. This is priced at $375 USD or $399 AUD.
One of the most anticipated charms from the new collection has undoubtedly been the Wild Hearts murano! Made from dichroic glass, it should shimmer and glitter when exposed to different lights. :D There have been some beautiful live shots released of this charm already: take a look at my posts here and here. It is priced at $55 USD or $49 AUD.
The Petals of Love clip is notable for its 3D design – something a bit new from Pandora! Its clover-leaf design means that the petals also look like four hearts joined together, embodying the idea of being ‘lucky in love!’ It’s priced at $70 USD or $79 AUD.
I didn’t pay the Petals of Love charm much attention when the first stock images came out, but it is rather pretty – it would be nice on an oxidised chain, for a more contemporary twist on a floral theme. It will be a shop-in-shop exclusive in the US, where it is priced at $75 USD. In Australia, it will be $79 AUD.
The ornate Filled with Romance heart openwork is priced at $35 USD or $39 AUD – I hope that it looks as dark & oxidised in person, as the stock image looks beautifully Gothic in style.
The Ribbon of Love is another nice heart charm, if a little uninspiring. Its stylised curves are pretty, and I suppose the pavé lines are meant to be swirls of ribbon, which is a nice effect. I’m quite tempted by this one! It’s priced at $59 AUD – in North America, it will initially only be available as part of the Filled with Love gift set.
The In My Heart enamel charm has caused some confusion, due to various stock images & live images showing it as varying shades of purple, pink and red! Its item code suggests that it uses the same enamel as the existing Family Bonds charm – so if you see that one in person, or in a photo, you can use that as a reference for the colour of this one. It is reasonably priced at $40 USD or $45 AUD.
The Captivating Hearts charm will be $89 AUD. I have not seen a North American listing yet for this charm, so it’s possibly not coming out for the US & Canada (although this is supposition on my part).
The Joined Together is $90 USD or $129 AUD. This kind of combination of 14kt gold and cubic zirconia doesn’t especially appeal to me, so I expect that I will be giving this one a miss!
The Love Locks is the second two-tone option for this collection, and again features pavé detailing. As you can see from these images, the hearts are separate from each other and will move independently. It will cost $70 USD or $89 AUD.
The Sweet Love charm, priced at $49 AUD, is another button-style openwork, featuring Pandora’s favoured heart silhouettes on its sides. This will be a Jared’s exclusive charm in North America, meaning that it most likely won’t be available in Canada.
The Love is Forever charm will retail at $70 USD or $79 AUD. In North America, this will be sold with a special gift box until the 15th of February.
In a leaked shot of the Italian Pandora Valentine’s 2016 catalogue, the Asian-exclusive Spring 2015 Green Pavé Pear was included along with the other charms! So it looks like this lovely little charm might finally be available in Europe at least. I did not see it listed in the North American catalogue for Valentine’s Day unfortunately.
The Piggy Bank charm for Pandora’s CNY 2016 release is due for official release in Asian countries with the Valentine’s collection, although some regions have received it a few days earlier. I’m also hearing that other regions may have it in times for Valentine’s Day, too, including Australia and possibly the UK, too:
We have this lovely live shot courtesy of YT from Singapore – isn’t it just adorable! I love its contented expression. It’s also been confirmed that the charm has a little slot on its back, like a piggy bank,
There will be a small selection of accompanying jewellery with the collection – first up, we have the necklaces. The two-tone United in Love necklace will be $75 USD or $129 AUD.
The Petals of Love necklace will be bundled in a gift set with its matching earrings in North America:
To finish off with, we have a small selection of rings coming out for Valentine’s Day. The Petals of Love ring finishes off that set, and is priced at $70 USD.
The Ribbon of Love is $65 USD and matches the charm nicely:
The Linked Love ring offers a simple, but pretty plain silver design. It will retail for $40 USD or $49 AUD.
Stores in the US & Canada have started receiving their stocks of this collection, and a handful of lovely live images have been shared on social media! There will be more to follow next week, I am sure. ^^ It’s nice to see that the In My Heart charm looks a really pretty red/pink shade, while the Filled with Romance looks as oxidised and intricate as I hoped!
Overall, I can understand why some have found this collection a little uninspired; in previous Valentine’s releases we at least got Cupid dangles, or articulated Valentine’s cards or love birds. This time around, it is just straight-up, unambiguous hearts through and through! Nevertheless, there are individual pieces that are really stunning. I can’t wait to see the Wild Hearts murano in person. Also on my wish list are the new pavé heart clasp bracelet and the beautiful openwork Filled with Romance heart – the Ribbon of Love is a maybe, too!
Are you looking forward to the Valentine’s collection? Do you have any pieces on your wish list?