With a little under a week to go until the release of the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2016 collection, I thought it was high time that we took another look at all the new pieces launching, with high quality stock images of the new charms (and bracelet!).
This collection is due out on the 21st of July – this Thursday! It’s just a small launch, with some new zodiac beads, some friendship charms and a new starry-themed charm bracelet. My favourites are the bracelet and the new Koala bead, but read on to see what might tempt you!
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2016 Collection HQ Preview
First up, we have the new Zodiac charms, retailing for £25 each. These are plain silver openwork charms, styled in the same way as the Spring 2016 Vintage Letters, but without the addition of CZ. They have three faces: one with the star sign written on it, one with its symbol and the third with a picture representing it.
These charms would be beautiful worn with the new Starry Sky bracelet, which is priced at £65. This bracelet is also the perfect candidate for any Winter 2016 stylings you might have in mind, as it would look great paired with some of the new starry and celestial blues.
The other big theme of the collection is love & friendship, and we have a number of new beads celebrating friendship in particular. The Best Friends dangle, priced at £55, is intended to be split – you can keep one half and give the other to a friend. I quite like the fact that the two halves together look like a lucky clover in the stock image, it’s a nice touch!
The same goes for the Best Friends dangle, priced at £55 – it splits into two parts. I actually quite like this one, as I have a bit of a weakness for that sweet pink enamel detailing on charms – it is very similar to last year’s Pre-Autumn Travel Together Forever bead, which I did get!
If you’re not into the idea of splitting two halves of a charm, the Forever Friends charm is a single pendant, with a pavé infinity sign and a plain silver engraved heart. It’s a bit cheaper at £40.
The Love & Friendship bead is £45, and has proven one of the more popular pieces of the collection with its pretty floral pattern and sweet pink heart.
The only (potential) drawback is that it’s been revealed to have quite extensive script on it, with a sentimental message. Some may love this, but it does seem a shame to limit what would have been a generically pretty design with a rather specific message.
The Sister’s Love heart charm follows other heart charms in the same style and is priced at £35.
On a more generic love theme, we have the Infinity Heart clip, priced at £45. This is one of the prettier and more tempting pieces of the set for me – it’s quite old-fashioned and delicate in its styling. <3
Finally, we have just a couple of travel-themed beads. The Canada Heart Flag is the latest in Pandora’s range of heart-shaped flag pendants; it was released early in Canada to celebrate Canada Day this month, but other regions will receive it on Thursday.
The other travel charm is the cute Koala charm! It’s plain silver, full-bodied and packed with detail, and consequently has gone down very well with many collectors. I’m waiting to see it in person to decide whether I have to have it or not, but I so want to love it!
This collection does not hold too much for me; so far, the only piece I am sure I will get is the beautiful Starry Sky bracelet, upon which I will put my new two-tone Jasmine murano design. However, I’m also perfectly prepared to fall in love with the Koala when I see more photos of him, so we shall see!
I still have a couple of things to get from Spring/Summer 2016 anyway (including the Lucky Elephant, Dazzling Daisy Fairy and more!) so I am not too distressed to find that I don’t want very much from this launch!
Is there anything you have to have from this collection?