Today’s the day – the Pandora Autumn 2016 collections are officially out today! With a lot of sparkle, brand-new Floating Locket charm necklaces and some beautiful country exclusives that are worth tracking down, there may well be a lot to tempt you. There are also releases for the Pandora Rose and Pandora Essence lines today, with some stand-out new beads for the Essence collection in particular.
I’m celebrating in my usual way with a round-up of live shots from various retailers on social media and some commentary on my favourite pieces! I’ve included links to all the different collections released, too, so you can get a comprehensive sense of what’s on offer from today. <3
Pandora Autumn 2016 Release
The Pandora Autumn 2016 collection offers a lot of sparkle, primarily in pastel pinks and purples – offering continuity with the previous Spring collection from this year. There are also a couple of darker, more Gothic pieces. For full previews & further live images, please take a look through the Pandora Autumn 2016 tag!
My favourites, however, are the plain silver beads, including the Heart of Freedom, the Charming Owls and the Love Reading charm. I know a few people have found the owls’ eyes creepy, but I find them just adorable. ^^
There are a number of country-exclusives this time around, too, including an adorable silver Origami Crane and a much-coveted Russian-exclusive Fairytale Fish:
I actually got to see some of the new pieces last weekend, including the new floating lockets. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the size of the lockets in person – they weren’t too chunky and the little charms inside looked quite delicate. It would be nice to see some more character petites, as the detail in miniature was really pretty! (Click the image to see more detail)
Next up, we have some shots of the accompanying jewellery, including the new birthstone rings:
Pandora Rose Autumn 2016 Release
The Pandora Rose Autumn release for this year is just a small one, with a handful of new charms and rings – but there are two brand new bracelets, including a Pandora Rose bangle! For a full overview of the new pieces, please check out my Rose preview here!
My favourite of the new pieces is undoubtedly the new Rose heart-clasp bracelet, although the bangle looks gorgeous too. I was (and still am) so tempted to start another Rose bracelet with the new heart clasp – but honestly, I have four bracelet projects on the go and I really really shouldn’t…!
It would be great if they started putting a bit more thought into producing charm designs exclusive to the Rose collection, or even just more of them – I’d be much more tempted to start that new Rose bracelet if there was a bit more variety in what’s available. I don’t want to build the same bracelet twice!
Pandora Essence Autumn 2016 Release
Pandora often seems to knock it out of the park with their autumn releases for the Pandora Essence line, I feel; I have loved every single one to date! <3 There are some pretty new mosaic beads coming out this season, and two new button-style charms, if you fancy something a bit different from the uniformity of the existing Essence beads. For a full preview of the new Essence collection, head over to my post here!
The mosaic beads are actually smooth in person, so there’s no risk of pieces breaking away or getting lost.
I saw the new cerise enamel Freedom bead in person and was a little disappointed by how bright it is – I felt like you couldn’t see the pretty detailing on it that easily, it was a bit swamped by colour. It was still nice, but just not quite what I wanted.
My wish list is getting ever longer, having seen a lot of the new pieces in person and all these pretty pictures! My must-haves are the blue and white Essence mother-of-pearl mosaics, and then the Love Reading and Charming Owls beads from the regular collections. I’m also quite tempted by the Fairytale Bloom! Then, from the country exclusive offerings, the Fairytale Fish and the Origami Crane are also calling my name – so my list of beads to get is becoming quite sizeable already! I liked the Floating Lockets in person, but they’re quite pricey and I’ll wait and see what other kinds of ‘petites’ they bring out before making a decision on whether I need one or not. ^^
If you’re in the UK, the new Pandora Autumn 2016 collection is available from authorised retailer John Greed!
Just as an aside – I’m aware that I have a lot of comments to reply to on my previous post; I have had a bit of a busy week, and haven’t had a chance to go through them properly. I will sit down and reply to them all tomorrow or over the weekend! <3
Have you been to see the new collections yet? Which are your favourites?