Exciting news today as we have our first sneak peek at an upcoming Pandora release from 2017, with a preview of the Pandora Chinese New Year 2017 charm! Every year, Pandora release one or two charms in celebration of the Lunar New Year in one of my favourite traditions from the brand – have a browse through my previous posts to see what has come out already. This often inspires some of their more unique and striking designs, and I look forward to seeing what’s new every year!
The Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar, and will fall on the 28th of January in 2017; last year, the Pandora CNY release was made available with the launch of the Valentine’s collection in mid-January, so that may well be when we can expect this charm to launch. It came to more countries last year, although not the US & Canada, including the UK and Australia, as well as Asia!
This year’s design is just stunning – read on for a preview and further details! <3
Pandora Chinese New Year Charm 2017 Preview
This year’s design is a Dancing Lion, using a gorgeous mix of translucent red enamel and sparkling pavé. Its face looks to be highlighted by some clear white enamel, to me, and either CZ or black enamel eyes.
The dancing lion is a very recognisable symbol of CNY celebrations, and in some ways I’m surprised that Pandora haven’t gone for something like this before some of the less obvious designs, such as the Chinese Doll or the adorable Piggy Bank charms.
Thanks to the Pandora’s Angels FB page, we also have an adorable sneak peek at one of the campaign images featuring this bead. It looks just stunning with the gold beads!
I am rather blown away by this year’s CNY design – Pandora have outdone themselves! The use of enamel is just gorgeous, and I love how they’ve managed to make the the charm’s face so detailed and stylised, and yet also so sweet. This one is undoubtedly my favourite CNY bead to date.
My CNY red leather bracelet is rather full, but I will have to add this bead! I’m thinking of moving all my beads away from my red leather and putting them on to a silver bracelet design, and adding a little hint of pink cherry blossom to complement the red. I can stack the leather with that bracelet!
What do you think of this year’s CNY bead? Will you be getting it?