Today’s post brings my next Pandora AW16 preview, with a look at the new charms and bracelets coming out with the Pandora Autumn 2016 collection! Due out on the 1st of September, this release’s signature colour is purple, with a dash of pink as well.
This preview encompasses just charms and bracelets; there will be a separate preview for the other jewellery for this collection. :)
Pandora Autumn 2016 Preview
First up, we have the decorative charms, which include new clips and a safety chain! In my Autumn/Winter 2016 teasers post, I speculated that the Row of Hearts and Shining Path might be for the threadless bracelet – but there’s no mention made of them being silicone-lined in their descriptions. :( So possibly they’re just regular clips. The Pavé Inspiration safety chain does not look to be silicone-lined, either.
The Floating Locket pendant is a mini charm version of Pandora’s new charm necklace concept – I’m not sure about the necklace itself, but I love this smaller pendant take on it! ^^
Next up, we have some elegant fairy-tale and nature-themed charms! The Nature’s Radiance and Intertwining Radiance are quite spectacular, wrapping vines and roots around a faceted stone. The Charming Owls charm has a little baby tucked into her side, which is cute.
There are also a handful of new hobby/personal inspiration beads, none of which have any pavé or cubics at all! :) There’s a shopping charm, which features a pink enamel shopping bag and a silver disc engraved with ‘Shopping Queen’, and also a Love Reading charm.
I’ve been wanting a book for readers/writers for a long time, and so I am very pleased to see this one! It has a book and little reading glasses. Either on the back or maybe inside the book itself, it is engraved with the whimsical words, ‘Ignore the things you have to do and just enjoy a book or two’. <3
The words on the Heart of Freedom charm say ‘sometimes you’ve gotta fall before you fly’. You can see the other side of it in this live shot, which features just the word ‘Free’, with a bird flying away.
As usual, we have a few love and family-themed charms, with a few focusing on specific occasions. The Anniversary Celebration has a cut-out heart at its centre, while the Gleaming Gift offers a plain-silver version of Pandora’s favourite present charm.
I’m a little disappointed to see that all the pendant charms in this section have pavé CZs at the bail. The Family Roots has a really substantial amount of gold and it’s a little sad to see that paired with sparkle that it doesn’t need.
Finally, we have a brand new open-style bangle! I don’t think you can put charms on it, but it has two Pandora Signature logos at each end, making it look quite chic as it is.
It looks rather pretty in this live shot I found:
While I feel like this collection is maybe lacking a cohesive overall theme, there are a number of pieces that I really like. I am so excited that there’s going to be a charm for book lovers, and will most probably end up with that, and the Charming Owls are really cute, too. It’s nice to see Pandora go back to doing some detailed, full-bodied animals.
The smaller Floating Locket pendant charm is really rather pretty, and a nice mini option for those who aren’t completely sold on the charm necklace itself. The Fairytale Bloom is also pretty. I had quite liked the Heart of Freedom charm from the live shot, as I like the delicate swallow motif and the simplicity of ‘free’, but am not so sure about the extended quotation on it. New safety chains are also always a bonus – I have never been mad about the Inspiration Within pavé spacers, but will probably end up with this new pavé safety chain anyway! Shame it’s not for the threadless bracelet though.
What do you think of this year’s Autumn collection? Is anything going on your wish list?