Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all that’s coming up for July 2016 – and beyond! I often include a collection of rumours and additional sneak peeks in these posts – and there is actually quite a lot of news this time around, including a sneak peek at a new Pandora Essence bracelet and the Mrs Claus charm coming out for Winter 2016, so do read on!
I’ve been on holiday since last Friday, and will be until this coming Sunday – which is why replies to comments, etc. have been a little patchy and will continue to be so this week :) Posts are scheduled to go up as usual, including further previews etc.!
Pandora Winter 2016 Mrs Claus Charm
In my Pandora Winter 2016 preview, we were missing a stock image for one charm in particular – Mrs Claus. She appeared in a live image, but we couldn’t get a clear look at her:
I now have a stock image for her, pictured below. The picture is a little blurry – but the charm nevertheless looks adorably detailed! She has a delightfully crotchety-looking face, a red enamel red dress and a little gingerbread man in her hand. She could be quite a good charm for a fairy-tale-themed bracelet, too, I think – luring Hans and Gretel away with gingerbread for example! ^^
She was missing from my original previews as she is going to be a Jared exclusive bead in the US (which means that Canada won’t be getting her, unfortunately). I’ve updated my original Winter 2016 preview with this bead now.
Pandora Essence Gold Bangle & Updated Preview
Next up in terms of updated previews – we have an image of a gold Pandora Essence bangle, due out with the rest of the Pandora Essence Autumn 2016 collection! I’m not sure why it was missing from my original preview, so we will have to wait and see where it comes out on the 1st of September. This is way out of my price league, but oh-so pretty!
I also have better photos of all the new Essence charms available at my original preview as well: doesn’t the patterning on the cerise Freedom bead look just beautiful? Can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Pandora Children in Need 2016 Charm
Yep, the rumour is that Pandora and CIN are teaming up again to produce another UK-exclusive charm for this year’s Children in Need fundraising. No photos yet, but I’m told that the charm will be Pudsey again, but this time a full-bodied charm, again with the enamel and CZs to represent his bandage.
For the uninitiated, Pandora released a UK exclusive limited edition Pudsey charm in support of the British charity Children in Need last year:
For more info, please have a look through the Children in Need tag.
Pandora Promotions for August 2016 and beyond!
North America: I finally have some info on what’s coming next in terms of promos in North America.
First up, there will be a Pandora Essence event coming up in August, running from the 18th to 31st (or so I am told). I have not been given the details officially, but I’m told that you will be able to get a silver Essence bracelet/bangle and a plain silver Essence charm ($35 USD / $40 CAD) for $75 USD or $80 CAD. I’m not sure what the equivalent spends will be in the US. This is a great starting deal for someone who wants to try Essence.
Next, I can confirm that the promotion event for September will be a ‘spend and save’ kind of deal, with bigger savings depending on how much you spend. The credit you get will be to spend on any kind of jewellery, but you do have to use it at the time you make your purchase, from what I understand. The spends look to be higher than in previous bracelet events they’ve run for the US & Canada, and the savings less. I can imagine that a few Pandora shoppers are not going to be best pleased, but it’s still an opportunity to get some money off the new collections in September!
Australia: I hear that there will be a 3-for-2 rings event for Australia & New Zealand this month, starting from around mid-August. I don’t have the details on that yet, but that should be something to look forward to!
I haven’t had time to track details on more promos, but if you know of something going on in your region – it would be great if you could leave a little comment and let everyone know :)
I kind of love the new Mrs Claus charm, she’s so detailed and grumpy looking – so cute! I am running out of room for all my cute Christmas charms, however, so I will have to think as to whether I can fit her in or not. ^^ My love affair with the Pandora Essence Autumn 2016 collection also continues, although I certainly won’t be able to afford the bangle!
In terms of blog news, I still have more posts on the Autumn/Winter 2016 collections coming up, including Winter jewellery (yes, you have waited very patiently for that one!). I’ve not bought that many Pre-Autumn 2016 pieces, so reviews might be a bit slow going forward (unless anyone is interested in some more articles about pieces that came out earlier in the year – I still have Maximus from the Disney Spring 2016 collection left unreviewed, and the Spring 2016 Shimmer muranos).
I actually tried to track down the Koala here on holiday but the new collection doesn’t seem to have hit stores yet :( Perhaps he and I were not meant to be! ;)
What do you think of these latest sneak peeks and the Pandora promotion info? Does anything stand out to you?