It’s an exciting start to the month for Pandora collectors, as today sees the launch of both the Pandora Summer 2016 collection and the limited edition Pandora Club charm for 2016! The Summer collection features two main themes, Oriental Bloom and Holiday Fun, offering a mix of exotic deep reds and sparkly oceanic teals and blues.
As usual, I’m celebrating the launch of the new collection with a selection of gorgeous live shots of all the new charms & jewellery!
Pandora Club Charm 2016 Release
This year’s limited edition Pandora Club charm has mostly met with approval from collectors; it boasts a more intricate and interesting design than last year’s, while avoiding the clunkiness of the 2014 Club charm. Personally, I love it! For a more detailed preview of this charm, and for more information on the background behind it, please see my original preview here!
In many regions, it comes with a beautiful heart-shaped box (pictured below) and, in others, with a special card sleeve.
And in others, with nothing at all. Check with your local store to see how the Club charm is presented in your area. In the UK, we don’t get the box, and I’m quite a sucker for pretty packaging, so I will probably be sourcing my club charm from overseas!
Pandora Summer 2016 Release
I personally can’t wait to get away on holiday this year and looking at all the pretty summer blues in this collection is only making it worse! ;)
As usual, retailers have been uploading some beautiful live shots from the collection to social media – here are a selection of my favourites!
This great shot from Pandora Market Mall shows off all the new muranos from this year (excluding the Wild Hearts from Valentine’s Day); again, you can kind of see a faint hint of mint/green in the Frosty Mint murano, but not much!
The Oriental Blooms charms look particularly gorgeous to me; the red enamel on the Junk Boat is very striking, and the colour of the Red Shimmer murano is vibrant. The only one that doesn’t quite hit the mark for me is the Oriental Bloom itself, which doesn’t (to me) look as sophisticated as the others.
Stores don’t seem to be showing off the Flower Garden murano as much as I expected them to, but there are some beautiful shots of all the new cute fruit charms and the other summer pieces. Both summer leathers look absolutely lovely in these photos, especially the light blue one. :D
And – finally – look how cuuute the Lucky Elephant is! <3 <3
I have a pretty healthy wish list from this collection, which is unusual for me, as summer brights don’t usually appeal to me so much. However, I’ve already purchased two Flower Garden muranos, and I’d also like the two new LE leather bracelets, the Club charm and the Lucky Elephant – maybe the new Kangaroo as well! The Pandora UK sale has sapped some of my funds unfortunately, so I’ll have to stagger my spending on new beads over the next couple of months. ;)
I’m not sure when I’ll be able to go and see all the new pieces in person yet; hopefully this weekend. I’m most interested in seeing the new Frosty Mint murano, the colour of which is something of a source of contention, and the new leather bracelets!
If you’re in the UK, the Pandora Summer collection is now available from authorised retailer John Greed, who are currently offering free delivery on Pandora.
What’s on your wish list from this collection? Have you been to see the beads in person yet?