We are nearing the end of our Pandora previews for the SS16 season, and next up we have a full look at the Pandora Summer 2016 collection! This release is scheduled for the 2nd of June and features two main themes: Oriental Bloom and Holiday Fun.
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Pandora Summer 2016 Collection Preview
First up, we have the Oriental Bloom charms, which feature some beautiful bright reds. My eye is drawn to the lovely Red Shimmer murano, which offers an alternative to the Disney Signature Snow White murano, for those who are unable to purchase that one. The Chinese Junk boat and the central clear pavé charm are also pretty!
In amongst the Holiday Fun selection, we have a couple more animals with a teal enamel Parrot and an adorable sitting baby Elephant, which is a plain silver design. There are teal versions of the shimmer murano, shimmering droplets and Shining Elegance silicone clip.
To accompany the teal and red colour scheme, we have two double-wrap leather bracelet – both of these feature a spherical clasp, which is unusual. I suspect that these will be limited edition, much like last year’s seasonal summer leather bracelets.
It’s a little hard to make out the colour of this one exactly from the pre-release image, but this leather bracelet is a delicate baby-blue in shade.
This live shot from Urban Diva reveals more of its true colour:
Pandora Summer 2016 Jewellery
There’s a small selection of jewellery coming out with the Summer 2016 collection – some pretty oriental designs, and one teal statement ring, which matches the Holiday Fun collection.
Now, you may notice that a certain mystery animal charm (kangaroo?) that we saw in the SS16 live shots is missing from this preview. It’s not listed in the North American catalogue, so I suspect that it may not be up for release there.
As a rule, I am never all that keen on Summer collection as I prefer softer colours and motifs. However, I very much like the ‘Oriental’ theme they’ve chosen for this year’s collection; it’s a bit different and gives us some more of that vibrant red enamel that Pandora have already used so effectively in their Chinese New Year pieces. The Chinese Junk boat is particularly striking, and I also like the Red Shimmer murano.
The trend of releasing special edition leather bracelets for summer is also a nice one, I feel. I like the baby blue one, and I expect it might end up in my collection! ^^
What do you think of this year’s Summer collection? Is anything going on your wish list?