Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for February 2017 – and beyond! This month I’ll be looking at some fresh live shots and campaign images from the upcoming Pandora SS17 collections, offering up some details on the UK’s early Mother’s Day release, and talking through the promos on offer this month, too. :D
In terms of blog news and reviews, I have one more Valentine’s 2017 review to publish (the Sparkling Heart bracelet!), and then it’s on to the catch-up reviews I keep promising!
Pandora Mother’s Day 2017 UK Release
As the UK celebrates Mother’s Day earlier than many other regions, we are lucky enough to get a portion of the Pandora Mother’s Day collection early every year. This year, the UK will see a select number of the new beads on the 23rd February – the rest of the world will have to wait until April as usual. The mini-release will most probably include the limited edition Mother’s Day bangle for this year, along with a celebration of the more explicitly maternal beads and this year’s limited edition Mother’s Day charm.
For a sneak peek at this year’s Mother’s Day collection, please have a look at my media previews post here!
Pandora Spring/Summer 2017 Updates
The sneak peeks for Pandora SS17 have been trickling in, and we’ve had previews so far for the following collections:
- Pandora Rose Spring 2017 Preview
- Pandora Essence Spring 2017 Preview
- Pandora Disney Spring 2017 Preview
I also recently posted a round-up of exciting live images from recent Pandora SS17 press previews, which showcased a range of new jewellery from the upcoming Spring, Mother’s Day and Summer 2017 collections. However, some more have emerged since and I’ve included some more for you to browse through. There isn’t really anything new to see, but some pictures offer better close-ups of the jewellery:
I find this shot particularly interesting as, if you look at the charm box, you’ll see a plain silver heart disc and an enamel heart disc – from what I’ve heard, I think these are intended to be worn in the Floating Locket necklaces, perhaps?
Pandora February 2017 Promotions
The Valentine’s gift with purchase promotion is on offer in some form across most regions now, offering a red leatherette heart-shaped gift box with certain spends. It’s nice to see this box so widely available worldwide. Promo envy has historically been a very common complain among Pandora collectors!
- In the UK the box is available with spends of £125 or more, while stocks last;
- In Australia and New Zealand, the box is available from the 2nd-14th of February with spends of $120 AUD ($150 NZD) or more;
- In Denmark, it’s available until the 14th of February with spends of 99 euros or more;
- In Italy, Pandora are running some kind of offer on the box that to be honest I’m finding hard to translate, lol – but do see here for all details;
- In Hong Kong, the box is available until the 14th of February with spends of $1,080 HKD or more;
- In Singapore, the box is available with spends of $300 SGD or more;
Pandora North America are not offering this box as a GWP, but it does feature as one of their Valentine’s 2017 gift sets, which are available until the 14th of February – please see my post here for more details!
The only other special holiday packaging I noticed is advertised on the Hong Kong Pandora eStore – along with the Pandora Valentine’s 2017 gift bag, they’re also advertising a rather pretty rose gold-toned Pandora bracelet box. I’ve not seen this anywhere else!
As usual, if you know of any promotions going on in your region or elsewhere that I’ve missed out, please do hit the comments and let us know. :)
Pandora Floating Locket Pendant Redesign & Re-release
You may recall the Pandora Autumn 2015 Floating Locket charm debacle from last year; this little pendant was abruptly discontinued a few weeks after its release due to reports of the locket unexpectedly coming open and losing the petite charm within.
However, Pandora have now re-released this charm with a redesigned closure and entirely new product code. This is now in keeping with the full-sized Floating Locket necklaces, with the same kind of closure; it may not be as delicate, but it certainly looks more sturdy and secure.
Jahndra from MyXpressions wrote an interesting article on the subject and very kindly agreed to let me reproduce one of her live shots of the new pendant here, which shows off the new double bail very nicely:
As far as I’m aware, Pandora are offering exchanges for those with faulty original lockets; however, I’ve heard from a few people who prefer the look of their original charm and who are keeping them in the hope that they won’t prove faulty. You never know, they might become something of a collector’s item in their own right, I suppose!
I have put myself on something of a Pandora ban until the Spring 2017 collection launch – this is a move that’s a bit unprecedented for me, and I’m a bit doubtful of its success, haha – but I will nevertheless be very interested to see what’s lined up for the UK’s Mother’s Day 2017 release! Of what we’ve seen so far from the upcoming collections, my must-haves are Tigger, Piglet, Tinker Bell’s Dress and Shoe, and the Rose safety chain – and I’m predicting a couple more items from the regular collections will make their way on to my wish list, too. Consequently, I’m trying to save up in the weeks ahead! ^^
Do you have any Pandora planned for this month? What are you most excited for from the SS17 previews?