The previews continue today, with a surprisingly early sneak peek at the limited edition Pandora Black Friday charm for 2016! Pictures of the new charm have been leaked all over Facebook and Instagram, revealing this year’s design to be a red pavé poinsettia. For the uninitiated, every year Pandora release a limited edition charm on Black Friday, exclusive to North America. Previous versions have included a variety of designs, usually based around a Christmas theme:
This year, Black Friday falls on the 25th November. It marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US, and is a big day for retailers! Pandora don’t offer any kind of discount, but they do offer this limited edition charm.
Read on for a preview of this year’s design!
Pandora Black Friday Charm 2016 Preview
This year’s charm is a Poinsettia, with red pavé detailing and one clear CZ at its centre. It has the year engraved on it, of course, which you can just make out in the photograph below. It’s quite nice and small; so if you don’t like having the dates marked on charms, it really won’t be too noticeable.
This image is courtesy of the Pandora’s Angels Facebook page – please do not reproduce it without crediting them! <3
I have a live shot of the charm here, too. It would be a great focus point on a bracelet design, or lovely as a stand alone bead on a bangle!
Poinsettias are very popular at Christmas, so this is a nice way for Pandora to do something Christmassy for Black Friday, while also not resorting to the usual snowflakes, hearts or present beads!
I first saw sneak peeks of this charm a little while ago and so it’s exciting that pictures are finally out for everyone to see! My initial reaction was – ‘oh dear, more pavé! – but it has grown on me somewhat. I like the idea of a poinsettia charm, although it takes me back to tiring days working in a garden centre at Christmas when I was younger. ^^ They were always tricky to wrap up! I’m not sure that I’d have ever thought that this charm was a poinsettia without being told, though.
For comparison, there is also an older, retired Pandora poinsettia charm, which I’ve always liked. You could always try and track down one of these as a less sparkly alternative for your Christmas bracelet:
What do you think of this year’s Black Friday design? Does it get a place on your wish list?