*updated* Today we have a preview of a rather weird but wonderful charm, due out with the Pandora Autumn 2016 collection on the 1st of September! A few days ago, I got a lot of messages from people who had seen some fuzzy pictures online of a new two-tone fish charm, reportedly exclusive to Russia. I put some feelers out to find out more about it and now have a high-quality stock image, and some more info on this upcoming exclusive!
Read on for a high quality preview and info on pricing!
Pandora Fairytale Fish Charm
The charm in question is a very cute Fairytale Fish, complete with a 14kt gold crown and CZ detailing for his scales in warm amber and clear stones. His eyes are black stones, too. Normally I am a little averse to sparkly details, but I think the warmth of the stones look really pretty with the yellow gold here!
The way it’s threaded means that it will sit with the tail hanging down on your bracelet, effectively making it a dangle charm:
This charm will retail for 5,000 rubles, which at the time of writing translates to around $78 USD / £58 / 68 euros. My apologies – updated information suggests that the charm is actually 5,950 rubles. It’s quite pricey, but not too bad considering its little gold crown.
This is, as far as I’m aware, the first charm to be exclusive to Russia. We’ve had Asian exclusives before, and a fair smattering of UK/North American exclusives, but not one for Russia. It’s hard to work out the logic behind these seemingly random country exclusives that crop up every now and again – but, for dedicated collectors, the fun is often in the chase! ;)
Personally – this is an absolute must-have for me! It’s quirky, detailed and fun – and two-tone. I have such a weakness for all the fairytale beads, especially when there are cute animals involved. I have no idea how easy it will be to track one down, but I’ll certainly give it my best shot. ;)
I would want to put this charm on my longstanding two-tone fairytale bracelet, one of my very first designs and a firm favourite. Since I took this photo, I’ve actually added the Happily Ever After castle charm between the silver rose and the clip on the left. What I think I’ll do is remove the snake and put this little fish in its place. Provided I can find someone to help me buy it, haha.
What do you think of this latest country-exclusive bead? Will you be trying to find one?