The previews continue today with a full look at the upcoming jewellery for the Pandora Autumn 2016 collection, due out on the 1st of September! There’s the usual sparkling selection of new rings and earrings, but also excitingly a different charm jewellery concept for Pandora – the Floating Locket necklace, which has divided collectors somewhat.
This is the second part of my Pandora Autumn 2016 preview and it covers all the rings, earrings and necklaces coming out with the collection; to see Autumn 2016 charms and bracelets, please check out my first preview here.
Otherwise, read on for more sneak peeks! :)
Pandora Autumn 2016 Jewellery Preview
First up, we have the Autumn 2016 rings! These are pretty sparkly overall, and include four new versions of the Hearts of Pandora ring, in 14kt gold, and pink, lavender and silver enamel.
Next up, we have a brand new set of Birthstone Droplet rings – these match the new birthstone Signature Heart charms that were released last autumn. I’m surprised that they have felt the need to replace the original birthstone rings, which always seemed so popular, but there are some nice new colours in here.
In contrast, we don’t have a lot of colour in terms of new earrings coming out for Autumn 2016. These are again all rather sparkling options, with the exception of the Elegant Beauty studs, which are freshwater cultured pearls.
In terms of regular necklaces, there’s just the Dazzling Dainty Drops chain coming out for Autumn 2016 (sorry for the picture quality!):
Last, but not least, we have the brand new Floating Locket concept from Pandora – a customisable necklace in which you can put sets of charms. Reactions from fans so far have been mixed, with many collectors pointing out that Pandora have essentially lifted the idea from other brands.
There are two sizes of the necklace coming out: the large necklace is on a 75 cm chain, while the medium necklace is on a 60 cm chain.
Overall, I am pretty safe when it comes to the Pandora Autumn 2016 jewellery! The rings are pretty, but not must-haves, and I don’t tend to indulge in Pandora earrings. The pastel-coloured Hearts of Pandora rings should be pretty cute and lovely for stacking.
On a personal level, it doesn’t bother me too much that the Pandora Floating Locket is taken from other brands; there seems to be a fair amount of borrowing of ideas among the jewellery brands anyway. I quite like the concept, but still can’t ever see myself going into work for example with one of these lockets on. They’re perhaps just not my style, although it’ll be interesting to see what kinds of charms they make for it in the future (there are some Christmas petites coming out for Winter 2016!).
Is anything from this set going on your wish list?