Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, with a list of all the Pandora goodness coming up for July 2016! In this month’s feature, we have live shots from the Pre-Autumn 2016 and Autumn/Winter 2016 collections, a look at some previously unseen charms from the Pandora Autumn 2016 range and details on all the promos and sales on offer. :D
It’s been a difficult month for us in the UK; but, what better to do when your country is embroiled in a political and economic crisis that you can do nothing about than to blog about pretty things? ^^ In that spirit, I have more previews and reviews coming up this month – including a review of the Pandora Club Charm 2016.
Before we start: the previews for AW16 have been coming thick and fast this month. Just to recap, here’s what we’ve seen so far.
- Pandora Autumn 2016 Charms & Bracelets
- Pandora Essence Autumn 2016
- Pandora Rose Autumn 2016
- Pandora Black Friday Charm 2016
- Pandora Disney Autumn Winter 2016
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2016 Collection
The biggest event on the Pandora calendar for this month is undoubtedly the release of the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2016 collection, which is due out on the 21st of July – a full preview is available here! <3 This release has met with mixed reaction from collectors, as it features a predominance of hearts and friendship-themed charms, and fewer original designs.
There is, however, an adorable Koala and a new set of zodiac beads!
We also have some live shots of the new charms, courtesy of the ever-lovely Patty Wu! The Koala looks so much cuter in this live image:
You can also take a peek at the friendship beads in her photos below. (I’m sure you all know the drill by now, but please don’t reproduce these images without crediting Patty! <3)
It was Canada Day on the 1st of July – to coincide with the celebrations, Pandora released the Pre-Autumn 2016 Canadian Heart Flag charm (pictured below, left) early in Canada!
Other regions will have to wait until the 21st of July, when the rest of the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2016 makes it debut!
Pandora Autumn/Winter 2016 Updates
I’ve updated my original Pandora Autumn 2016 preview with two previously unseen charms – the Shimmering Medallion and the Alluring Cushion spacer. I find the ‘Alluring Cushion’ a little odd as a name (when was the last time you saw an alluring cushion?) but I actually really like the Shimmering Medallion, despite all the sparkle!
The Alluring Cushion picture comes courtesy of the Pandora’s Angels FB page – the rest of the stock images are from my own sources.
Going forward, I also have a few more live shots from various AW16 previews! There have been a few more press events held, offering up some more photos of all the new jewellery. Here are a selection of pieces from the Pandora Autumn 2016 collection:
And some from the Winter 2016 collection, which will give you a taster for what’s next! You can see some bright Christmas reds and icier wintry blues, plus some new star pieces and gold jewellery.
The other interesting thing to note is that Pandora Rose features very prominently in this preview from Poland! Looks like Australia might not be the only ones getting the Rose collection this autumn. :D
The summer sales have kicked off now in many regions (we had ours early in the UK), including Asia, Australia and Europe. You’ll need to check with your local stores to see what’s on offer, as it varies a lot between regions, but most sales have started by now!
In Germany and Holland, the sales will run until the 20th of July – the day before the launch of the Pre-Autumn 2016 collection worldwide. I imagine most sales will be finishing either then or before.
Pandora Hong Kong have an interesting sale promotion going on until the 10th of July. They’re offering discounted bracelet gift sets, each featuring a retired and HTF charm from previous years. They are all priced at $1,400 HKD ($180 USD). Examples include the 2014 Vintage Heart charm and last year’s pavé Mickey and Minnie heads:
Quite an interesting promo I think!
Pandora North American Summer Ring Promo
Just a reminder that the 3-for-2 on rings offer is running in North America until the 17th of July! For more details, please see my post here.
I’m excited for the launch of the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2016 collection, if only for the gorgeous new Starry Sky charm bracelet! I have a bracelet design, featuring the beautiful Jasmine muranos, already planned out for it. :D I’m also going to be taking a look at the new Koala, who potentially might get a spot on my travel bracelet.
Over the past month or so I’ve mostly been tracking down older retired beads in the various sales (see Jasmine bracelet above!). Having said that, my AW16 wish list is coming along: so far, I’m planning on getting three of the new Essence beads, the Love Reading charm, the Charming Owls bead, the Heart Clasp Rose bracelet, and the new Pavé Inspiration safety chain. I also quite like the look of the Shimmering Medallion.
What are you excited for this month? Have you started planning your AW16 wish lists yet?