I’m not quite sure where the time has gone, but today’s the day – the Pandora Winter 2016 collection is officially out worldwide! With some sparkling winter blues and cutesy red enamel, there are charms and jewellery to suit both elegant and festive designs. There are also a couple of new Pandora Disney beads making their debut in some regions. :D
As usual, I’m celebrating the launch with lots of lovely live images on all the new jewellery – I also managed to go the store last week to see it all, so I’ve also included what I thought of everything in person! ^^
Pandora Winter 2016 Collection Launch
This year’s Winter 2016 collection is pretty par for the course from Pandora; it features the usual celestial and winter-themed blues and then some classic, cute Christmas reds. For a full preview and more live images, have a look through the Pandora Winter 2016 tag!
The UK soft-launched the Winter 2016 collections last week; I managed to make it to the store and I took some sneaky pictures of all the new jewellery so as to be able to talk you through what I liked and didn’t like! You can click to enlarge any of the images and zoom in on the jewellery! :)
First up, we have the beautiful celestial beads. These are truly lovely in person, when you can truly appreciate the richness of the blues and the prettiness of the sparkle. The Crystalised Floral charm and dangle are *so* pretty in person, and the Night Sky charm and dangle are also rather nice.
Of these, my favourite was definitely the Starry Night Sky murano. It was hard to capture how beautiful its glitter was on an iPhone camera under store lighting but, honestly, it was just lovely! The only downside is that it’s a whopping £45 here in the UK :(
The jewellery that interests me most this time around, however, is the gorgeous Classic Christmas collection! Again, you can click on this image and zoom in on the jewellery. The ruby reds are so crisp in person. I was never really tempted too much by the Floating Locket necklace, but those Christmas Petites are so adorable – the Jolly Santa and the pavé snowflake look gorgeous together. The other bead that I really liked is the Shimmering Gift, which is very sweet in person – it’s a bit pricey for me, but so nice.
Of this selection, I had already decided that I wanted Mrs Claus, Santa’s House and the Christmas Kitten. Thankfully, none of them disappointed in the flesh!
They have done an incredible job on the detailing for Mrs Claus – her face really does convey such expression and not at all in a creepy way! The Santa’s House is gorgeous, too, and I do advise going to see it in store to really appreciate how pretty the enamel detailing is on it.
And, of course, we have the adorable Christmas Kitten! I was totally smitten with this in person, too. It is very nicely done – it reminds me of a maneki-neko style cat, there’s just something about the facial detailing. It’s so cute!
The Merry Christmas bauble is not one of my favourites from this collection, but it does look better in person. The red enamel script looks less cartoony, and it’s a nice pop of colour.
Of course, retailers have been uploading some far superior and truly beautiful live images of their own! I’ve selected some of my favourites for you below:
Pandora Disney Winter 2016 Launch
The Pandora Disney AW16 collection is tiny this year, with only three new beads making their debut in North America. One of these is a limited edition, double-sided Mickey & Minnie pavé bead, which comes with a truly lovely special box.
However, I’m not sure whether the latest Pandora Disney Parks collection will be out on the Disney Store or not – there’s been a lot of confusion surrounding this launch, and we’ve not had the pre-release info that we usually get! But it’s worth keeping an eye out to see if any of them do get launched with the Winter 2016 collection. :)
Pandora Gift Packaging & Ornament Live Shots
And, finally, just for good measure – we have some extra beautiful live shots of the holiday gift packing and the Christmas ornament for this year, courtesy of the lovely Jonny Pettifer! :) It’s definitely worth planning when you’re going to get your purchases this season so that you can indulge in all the lovely extras that Pandora offer at various points over the next couple of months, such as the Ornament GWP or the special packaging!
I haven’t purchased anything new just yet, as I’m working out how best to plan my next purchases so as to be able to take part in the Christmas ornament promo and other holiday offers! But rest assured, the Christmas Kitten, Santa’s House and Mrs Claus beads will definitely be coming home with me. I’ll be adding them all to my Christmas bracelet, which I will reshuffle to make space. This is it as it stands:
If you’re in the UK, the new Pandora Winter 2016 collection is available from authorised retailer John Greed!
Have you been to see any of the new jewellery yet? Will you be buying anything?