Today’s post brings a small update on the upcoming Pandora Autumn/Winter 2016 collections, with some live shots and info that have leaked in recent Pandora AW16 previews in the US and UK! :D
With the JCK convention in Las Vegas and a recent AW16 preview for jewellery publications and other members of the press, we have a look at some of the collection’s key pieces!
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Pandora Autumn/Winter 2016 Teasers
We got our first exciting sneak peek at the Pandora AW16 collections thanks to some photos uploaded to Facebook by someone who attended Pandora’s presentation at the JCK jewellery convention in Las Vegas (hat tip to Natalie for finding them!). Unfortunately, I can’t reproduce the images here, as I didn’t hear back after sending a couple of requests asking for permission to share them. I apologise for this, but I’ll link to them instead and summarise here what was revealed in them. If you can’t find the photos via the link, shout and we should be able to help you find them!
The images come from a Facebook page belonging to Trân Võ: the most exciting one is this shot of the Autumn 2016 catalogue itself. Here’s what I can make out from zooming in on it:
- Silver character charms in the top row on the left, including what looks to be an owl, a dog and little prince/princess charms
- More colours of the Radiant Hearts charms
- A Dark Purple Shimmer murano
- What look to be two new silicone-lined clips – one seems to be called Row of Hearts and is possibly plain silver, while the other is Shining Path and has a strip of CZs down the middle
- Steady Heart clip with pink CZ
- A new safety chain! Its thin style indicates that it is possibly silicone-lined as well and could be intended for use with the threadless bracelet
- A new open-ended Pandora Signature bangle
- Lots more pavé and heart designs
One of the most intriguing items pictured in the catalogue is a brand new necklace concept, which the Pandora CEO termed in a recent interview as a ‘floating locket’. If you’re familiar with the brand Origami Owl, the concept borrows a lot from that; it’s a customisable charm necklace. You put tiny sets of charms inside a locket with a clear front.
If you look at the catalogue shot posted by Tran Vo, you can see that there are a few sets of three mini charms – presumably to be put inside this necklace, which is pictured here in an image from Pandora UK’s AW16 preview.
You can see one set of mini charms in these preview images – they include two interlocking hearts with a crown on top, a pavé heart locket and a love bead.
I also have just a couple of stock images of some of the Pandora Autumn 2016 jewellery, including two rings and a pair of earrings. There appears to be a new version of the gold Hearts of Pandora ring, but with what looks to be an enamel strip half way along the pavé:
You can see the new pair of earrings in the campaign image, along with a pair of matching rings:
Most excitingly, perhaps, we also have a look at the new Christmas and Winter charms! (They appear to have displayed some of the Christmas 2015 charms as well – there are some older pieces mixed in with the new).
Here, we can see that the Pandora Christmas 2016 collection again has a lot of red enamel and red pavé. On the left, the centrepiece of the bangle is a new button-style present charm, with red pavé and a clear pavé bow. I can’t tell for sure what the central charm on the right bangle might be: is it a gingerbread man silhouette? If so, I think I much prefer the older cute enamel dangle gingerbread man!
In the next shot, we get a closer look at the Christmas charms, bottom left. There is:
- a little cat holding a red enamel present, which looks a lot like the Black Friday 2013 charm
- candy-stripe enamel/pavé charms,
- a new Christmas Tree with multi-coloured stones and what might be a gold star on top
- a Sleigh with a red-enamel Father Christmas
- a little figure, with red enamel robe or dress
(All the blue charms are from last year’s Winter 2015 collection.) You can also see some more Autumn 2016 charms at the top right, including the little silver Princess charm, an intricate Gothic-style heart charm and a silver heart with the word ‘Free’ with a little bid flying away from the end of it.
The most intriguing pieces revealed so far for me are the new silver silicone clip designs and the new safety chain, which I would love to add to my threadless bracelet, and the new necklace concept has potential. I’d also love a closer look at the new silver animals pictured in that blurry catalogue shot! The Pandora Christmas 2016 charms are kind of more of the same.
I’m disappointed not to see any Halloween-themed beads yet, but I live in hope! Maybe there is more to see for Autumn.
What can you make out from these initial images? Does anything catch your eye?