Happy new year everyone! :D Today’s post kicks off the new year with my monthly news round-up, with all the details on what’s coming up for January 2017; included this time around are some updates and beautiful campaign imagery for the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2017 collection, some updates on the Pandora CNY 2017 charm and a round-up of promotions & sales!
I can’t believe that we’re at the start of another year – 2016 has been an exciting one for the blog, moving from wordpress.com to its very own hosting and seeing a complete layout overhaul at the start of the year. I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading and chatting Pandora as much as I have, and that you continue to over the next year, too. :D
Going forward this month, there will be more previews and reviews, of course – you all seemed enthusiastic about the idea of mini catch-up reviews while we’re waiting for the launch of the Pandora Valentine’s 2017 collection, so I’ll be trying to run through as many as I can of those too! ^^ I’ve got some comments to reply to on my previous post, which I’ll get to tomorrow – it’s been a busy couple of days, although all for nice reasons!
Pandora Valentine’s 2017 Launch & Campaign Images
The most exciting event of the month is undoubtedly the launch of the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2017 collection, which is scheduled to go live in most countries on the 12th of January.
I’ll be posting an updated preview very shortly, with various pricings and lots of lovely HQ images, but in the meantime, I have a number of sweet campaign images to share with you to whet your appetite for the collection!
The deep cerise shades look gorgeous, and should match a number of charms from last year’s collection, such as the Wild Hearts murano. I also rather like the look of the Valentine’s 2017 petites, although I’ve not invested yet in a floating locket necklace.
And, finally, my personal favourite of the campaign images, if purely for the Lace Bow Heart’s delicate pastels:
Pandora North American Valentine’s 2017 Gift Sets
As usual, there are a couple of gift sets coming out with the Valentine’s 2017 collection for North America! The first is the Open Hearts bracelet gift set, which will retail for $195 USD or $225 CAD:
There’s also the Loving Hearts of Pandora gift set, which will retail for $125 USD or $150 CAD:
Thanks to Pandora Valley, we have a great snapshot of the accompanying boxes for this set! The boxes are in a red leatherette finish, with a heart shaped box for the bracelet gift set and a regular square box for both the necklace gift set and the limited edition charm!
Pandora Chinese New Year 2017 Charm
For me, the new release I’m most looking forward to is the Lion Dance charm, Pandora’s latest Asian-themed offering in celebration of Chinese New Year 2017! This charm should be launching in multiple territories, including Asia, Australia, Europe and the UK. :D
This charm appears to have launched today in China, and there appears to be some kind of competition, although I can’t actually translate the text accompanying the banner on the eStore!
However, in most countries, it’s scheduled for release with the Valentine’s collection on the 12th of January.
It doesn’t appear to be getting a release in North America, but certain stores in the US will be getting their own exclusive Unforgettable Moments CNY 2017 pendant instead.
Pandora Promotions & Sales
- Pandora’s official sales continue in a number of regions into January, including for the UK, Australia & New Zealand, and various Asian countries
- This is also the last day in which to indulge in Pandora NA’s free jewellery event: spend $100 USD and receive a free jewellery item of up to $75 USD in value (the free item cannot be a Pandora Disney piece)
- A ring promo is scheduled for Pandora North America this month, according to my sources, but I’ve not had confirmation on dates or spends yet
In Singapore, there are some in-store special bracelet bundles featuring retiring or limited edition charms at special prices – these are available for a limited time only, and a full list of the sets on offer is available at the Pandora Singapore Facebook page.
My personal pick of these is this one, which allows you to get the limited edition Mother’s Day 2016 bangle along with the beautiful Petals of Love openwork from the 2016 Valentine’s Day collection!
The launch of the Pandora Valentine’s 2017 collection is something I’m very much looking forward to, although I don’t have too many must-haves from it. I’ll definitely be getting the new pavé heart clasp bracelet for my new CNY silver bracelet design, and also the Cerise Hearts murano, which will finish off an existing travel design. :D The other bead I’m considering is the Lace Bow Heart, which is beautiful! It’ll be great to see all the pieces in person, and to see whether anything else jumps out at me!
The other must-have for me is the CNY 2017 Lion Dance bead, which is just to die for, IMO, and I’m sure it’ll be the highlight of my month!
In terms of the past month or so, I’ve bought way too much and so I’ll try and keep my Valentine’s spending to a minimum! ;) The only consolation to my bank balance (if not to me) is that I had bought three things from the Argento UK sale, but unfortunately they had a stock glitch and have since refunded me :'( Consequently, my sole purchase from the UK sales is this very pretty Teal Lattice murano, which I’ve put near my turquoise December bloom charm:
My collection has grown extraordinarily in the past year or so, but that also hasn’t stopped me taking part in the US jewellery event promo and getting a new bracelet as my free item! It’s useless fighting it, haha.
Have you been sale or promo shopping? What are you looking forward to the most this month?