*UPDATED* 09/02/16 with new stock image* Today brings our next SS16 preview, with an in-depth look at the Pandora Mother’s Day 2016 collection! The release offers some typical love and family options, but also a surprising amount of charms that have a more general appeal, with floral motifs, cupcakes and new safety chains. :D It’s my favourite Mother’s Day release that Pandora have done yet.
You can expect the Pandora Mother’s Day 2016 collection to début worldwide on the 14th of April – however, the UK celebrates Mothering Sunday earlier than most regions (this year it falls on the 6th of March). Consequently, we will receive a partial release of the Mother’s Day 2016 collection in mid-February – and the rest of it in April with the rest of the world.
This preview encompasses just the Moments charms & bracelets that are coming out for Pandora Mothers’s Day 2016 – jewellery will be previewed separately! :) I have listed names for the charms, where I have them, but no prices yet.
Pandora Mother’s Day 2016 Preview
First up, we have the traditional LE bangle for Mother’s Day. This year’s has ‘Family Forever’ engraved on it and a heart-shaped clasp. It’s very similar to last year’s Always in my Heart charm, but instead of having a two-tone heart in the middle, it has a clear CZ heart:
For charms, there will be the usual selection related to love, family and motherhood; there are some pretty designs in here, especially the pearl-coloured heart (which is enamel, FYI) and the two-tone safety chain. Some of the heart charms are rather nice, too, especially the heart-lock pendant dangle and the heart with the two-tone bow!
Prices for the US are as follows:-
Beloved Mother – $55 USD
Love Lines – N/A
Bound by Love – N/A
Pacifier – $50 USD
Glittering Heart (enamel) – $40 USD
Family Forever – $70 USD
Luminous Hearts (mother of pearl) – $75 USD
Heart & Crown safety chain – $115 USD
Best Mum – N/A
Mother Heart – $50 USD
However, I think it’s this set of charms that make up the most pleasant surprise for Pandora Mother’s Day 2016! We have pretty florals, freshwater pearls and mother-of-pearl detailing – and even a new murano glass charm! For those of you who missed out on the classic retired Perfume Bottle charm, this new Eau de Pandora charm now offers an alternative. The cupcake also looked much cuter in the Mother’s Day live images than perhaps it does here.
Prices for the US are as follows-
Luminous Leaves – $70 USD
Luminous Elegance (pearl pendant) – $75
Nostalgic Roses – $45 USD
Luminous Floral – $70 USD
Sweet Cupcake – $50 USD
Infinite Shine – $25 USD
Sparkling Love Knot (gold) – $400 USD
Eau de Pandora (Signature Scent) – $50 USD
Pavé Barrel clip – $75 USD
Loving Pandora safety chain – $40 USD
In addition to this, there’s also a mother-of-pearl floral dangle – but I don’t have the stock image for that one yet! You can see it in this campaign image, however:
*UPDATED 09/20/16* I have now got a stock image for a new pendant version of the Sparkling Love Knot charm. It’s rather pretty!
UK Mother’s Day release
I’ve been told a little bit about the UK Mother’s Day 2016 release, and it will contain the following charms & bracelets:
- Family Forever bangle
- Nostalgic Roses murano charm
- Beloved mother dangle
- Sparkling pavé heart charm
- Charm with two-tone bow
- Family Forever charm
- Double-hearts charm
- Best M♥M charm
- M♥M charm with pink CZs
I’m a little disappointed as it really does just stick to the family-themed charms!
This collection is my favourite Mother’s Day release Pandora have done for some time – while there are the usual family-orientated charms, there’s also a lot included to appeal to those who don’t have children. The floral beads are pretty, and it’s great to see Pandora returning to genuine materials with the freshwater pearl and mother-of-pearl charms. :D The only thing I am less keen on is the proliferation of the button-style charms and designs; I hope Pandora are just getting it out of their system this time around. ;)
Both safety chains will be coming home with me, as I like to have them on all my bracelets if I can, although the two-tone one is by far the most exciting! The pearlescent-coloured enamel heart is also a beautiful shade, and I will be thinking about how I can make that fit into my collection. I like the look of the pink floral murano charm, but it’s inevitably a little overshadowed for me by that gorgeous Flower Garden murano from the Spring collection!
What do you think of this year’s Mother’s Day 2016 selection? Have any made it on to your wish list?