There’s just over a week to go until the launch of the Pandora Valentine’s Day 2017 collection and so today I’m taking a look at all the new pieces in more detail, with lots of lovely high resolution images and individual pricing! Also included are some extra tidbits of Valentine’s info, including a sneak peek at the Valentine’s 2017 limited edition gift packaging and some live shots of the gorgeous new CNY 2017 Lion Dance bead!
The Pandora Valentine’s 2017 collection is due out on the 12th of January; read on for some HQ images of all the new charms, plus a sneak peek at this collection’s limited edition gift packaging and boxes, and a couple of bonus live shots!
Also – before we get started – I also have confirmation on dates for the January North American ring promo, which I’ve added into the Promotions page for 2017!
Pandora Valentine’s 2017 Charms Preview
First up, we have one of my favourite pieces from this launch – the Sparkling Heart bracelet! I know logically that this is just a regular bracelet put together with an existing clip, but I am such a sucker when it comes to special clasp bracelet designs. ? I’ve wanted a bracelet like this ever since they released the Circle of Love LE bangle back in 2014! This will retail for $75 USD / $85 CAD / 69€.
The Cerise Hearts murano has been another popular choice with many collectors, offering a deeper pink version of the 2015 Pink Hearts murano. It features sweet little CZ heart stones deep within the glass, and will retail for $55 USD / $60 CAD / 39€.
The Ribbons of Love charm offers an openwork version of last year’s heart charm, putting a more contemporary twist on a classic design. It’s $40 USD / $45 CAD / 35€.
This little bead caused some confusion when I first posted preview pics, due to the words ‘Amo Te’ written on it – most people are more familiar with the Spanish form ‘Te Amo’. However, the name of the charm reveals that the words are actually taken from Latin. I really love the pattern engraved into the enamel, and the stone graphic effect applied to the lettering – this will definitely be one I’m interested in seeing in person! This is priced at $45 USD / $50 CAD/ 39€.
The Encased in Love charm continues the rich cerise trend, and features highly polished open silver hearts over a large pink stone. This is another stand-out piece for me; if I didn’t already have too many pink bracelet designs, I’d be tempted to do a whole bracelet around this pretty colour scheme! It’s a bit pricier at $65 USD / $75 CAD/ 59€, although it will only be available as part of a bracelet gift set until after Valentine’s Day in North America (see here for info on the North American Valentine’s gift sets!).
The Struck by Love charm, retailing for $65 USD / $85 CAD/ 59€, will be presented as a ‘charm gift set’ in the US & Canada, which essentially means that it’ll be sold in a special red gift box until Valentine’s Day. <3 I’m not sure why there’s quite such a discrepancy between the US and Canadian prices! :S
The Gift of Love is another fun offering, finished with a bright pop of pink cerise enamel. I love enamel detailing, especially in this rich pink shade, and I’m rather a fan of the present box charm motif (one of my favourites that’s rather similar is the With Love bead from the 2015 Valentine’s collection) – so this is another one that appeals to me rather. It’s on the pricier side, however, at $75 USD or $85 CAD, or 69€.
Next, we have a new baby pink version of the Open your Heart CZ clip! This should be rather beautiful in person – I have the Circle of Love LE bangle from Mother’s Day 2014 and the existing pink Pave Heart charm, which should match this in shade, and they are gorgeous in person! This is $75 USD / $85 CAD / 59€.
The Wonderful Love charm offers a sweet baby pink enamel heart and a lot of cubic zirconia detailing – it’s priced at $70 USD / $80 CAD / 65€.
Next, we have a couple of two-tone designs. The Love Script bead has a cute dash of gold in the top corner, and the script is rather elegant, but the dusting of CZ detracts from the design a little for me. It’s priced at $75 USD / $85 CAD / 69€.
Next up, we have the Love You Forever bead, which will retail for $65 USD / $75 CAD / 59€ – as you might expect from the name, the back of the charm reads ‘forever’! Again, this would be a very sweet bead for me, but I’m put off by the gratuitous CZ on the bail.
The Lace Bow Heart stands out from the rest of the collection, offering something a little more delicate and soft amongst all the vibrant hot pinks. The webbed lacy detailing looks to be created against a softer peach enamel, while the bow itself is a soft pink. This is again one that I’m so very tempted by, but I have so much pink already…! It’s not too expensive at $50 USD / $55 CAD / 45€.
Now, from what I understand, the next two charms are set to be Jared exclusives (Jared’s Galleria is a chain of jewellery stores in the US). The strange thing about these beads is that I haven’t seen them yet in catalogues for other countries, and I’m wondering if these are possibly the first actual Jared exclusives, and that they might not even be sold in other countries? If you have seen them advertised outside the US, please do let me know!
We have, firstly, the Be My Valentine bead, which is very similar to Wonderful Love with the addition of a romantic script.
The next Jared bead is more to my taste; this is the contemporary-looking Love Struck dangle, which features a cute, modern font and a CZ arrow. I can imagine this one being a bit of a marmite bead – you either love it or hate it!
There are also two new Disney beads making their debut with this collection; I had been a bit ambivalent towards this one, but when I got the high-res images, I was delighted to see that there is actually Minnie Mouse with her sweet red bow on the back of the charm, as well! This one is $80 USD or $90 CAD.
The same goes for this next Disney charm, which is very similar, but with a subtler Minnie Mouse design on the other side without the red. It’s also $80 USD/$90 CAD.
Finally for charms, we have a new set of Petites for the Floating Locket necklaces! These come in the collection’s signature bright cerise and the arrow motif that occurs in other charms. They’re relatively inexpensive at $30 USD / $35 CAD / 29€.
The selection of accompanying jewellery with this collection is only small, but there are some cute pieces. The Ribbons of Love ring is priced at $55 USD / $60 CAD / 49€.
The Forever Hearts ring is another CZ design, priced at $80 USD / $90 CAD / 69€.
The Sparkling Bow bangle has been another very popular design, and offers a sleeker alternative to your regular charm-heavy Pandora bracelet! It’s a bit more expensive at $125 USD / $140 CAD / 119€.
There are two new earring designs: these pavé earrings are actually reversible, meaning you can wear them either way round! They’ll be $125 USD / $140 CAD / 99€ – so pretty expensive!
Next, we have the Ribbons of Love earrings, which are much more affordable at 45€!
Finally, we have a couple of necklaces. The Ribbon of Love matches the ring and charm seen previously, and will be priced at 69€.
The Hearts of Pandora necklace is €129. In the US and Canada, it’ll initially be available as part of a gift set with CZ heart earrings.
Finally, we have new sets of birthstone pendants and earrings – I won’t reproduce them individually in high res, as I’m sure you get the gist more from the collages! ^^ The birthstone pendants are priced at $40 USD / $45 CAD, while the earrings will be $50 USD / $55 CAD.
Pandora Valentine’s 2017 Limited Edition Gift Bag & Boxes
We have another exciting tidbit of Valentine’s info, as images have leaked online of the limited edition gift bag that will be coming out with this collection (hat tip to Eloise Scaut for first finding this on Instagram!). It’s a lovely pink and red design, with PANDORA embossed in pretty silver writing. For the uninitiated, Pandora always offer special gift packaging during holidays such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day, and these gift bags become quite collectable themselves!
I have proper stock images for each of the special Valentine’s gift boxes coming out this month; the heart-shaped red gift box will be offered as a GWP in Australia & New Zealand from the 2nd of February with a $120 AUD ($150 NZD), and in other regions, too, I’m sure.
Pandora Chinese New Year 2017 Live Shots
This absolutely gorgeous Lion Dance CNY 2017 charm will be out in many regions, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and other Asian countries, on the 12th of January with the rest of the Valentine’s collection. It’s by far my favourite of this launch, with its gorgeous red enamel swirls, sweet face and thoughtful detailing. It doesn’t seem to be up for release in North America yet, though, although some stores in the US will be getting their own LE CNY 2017 bead.
It’s priced at $79 AUD / $99 SGD / 59€.
As this charm launched early in China, a few live shots have crept on to social media and I’ve picked some out here. Thankfully, it looks just as stunning in person. I cannot wait to get mine! Please don’t reproduce these beautiful images without crediting the original posters! :)
Overall, while there isn’t a great deal that stands out as a ‘must have’ for me, I do very much like the more contemporary feel of these beads – the lovestruck arrow motif is rather pretty, and the richness of the cerise colour scheme is very attractive, even if it would have been nice to have some more red for Valentine’s Day. I notice that a lot of the designs are derivative of those from previous collections, such as the Ribbons of Love pieces, the Sparkling Heart Bracelet or the Cerise Heart murano, but they are nicely done and it’s always fun to have more options if you were a fan of the original designs. :D
After doing a romantic-themed bracelet based on last year’s Valentine’s collection, Im not really ready to do another, and so I’m going to use the two pieces I want from this collection to complement two distinctly non-romantic designs. One will be a CNY Asian-themed bracelet and the other is to go on an oxidised travel-themed bracelet!
The Lion Dance charm is just. stunning. and I absolutely cannot wait to get mine! Every single photo I’ve seen of it so far has been beautiful!
What do you think of this latest collection from Pandora? Are there any must-haves here for you?