*UPDATED 08/02 with pricing for NA and UK* Today’s post brings another little update on the Pandora SS17 collections, with a preview of the limited edition Pandora Club Charm for 2017!
Pandora first introduced the concept of releasing an exclusive charm to honour its Pandora Club members back in 2014; you can scroll back through the Club charm tag to see charms from previous years. However, this year’s Club charm is a little unusual in that Pandora actually ran a competition last year allowing Pandora Club members to vote on what they wanted the Club charm to look like! Collectors could pick between two different designs, which I showcased on the blog at the time.
We’ve already had it confirmed that the locket design won, and seen a sneak peek of it on a campaign image, but I do have a high-res stock image and a couple of campaign images that showcase the charm rather nicely. Read on for an updated preview! :D
Pandora Club Charm 2017 Preview
This year’s design is a pretty locket design – the first pendant-style Club charm to date – with ‘PANDORA CLUB’ engraved on the back. The date, ‘2017’, is written inside the charm, and is only visible when you open the charm. The stone tucked away inside the locket is, as usual, a 0.01 carat diamond!
For the past two years, the Club charm has been released with Pandora’s summer launch, but the 2017 club charm will come out with the Pandora Spring 2017 collection on the 16th of March. I don’t have details on pricing yet, but I imagine it will be comparable with previous years.
*UPDATE* I now have pricing for the US, Canada and the UK, along with a sneak peek at the limited edition gift box that will accompany the charm in North America, at least. :D
It will be priced at $65 USD / $75 CAD / £50.
I love lockets and so I’m very glad that this design won! I imagine it’ll be a slightly controversial choice, as many collectors don’t like dangle charms, but, on the other hand, it’s good that it’s a little bit different to the previous charms. I have a fair amount that I’m wanting from the Pandora Spring 2017 collections, so this charm won’t necessarily be top of my list to get, but it’s definitely on the wish list to get at some point this year. ^^
Nevertheless, this is still the fourth Club charm in a row that has run on the same basic design: a classic heart with a diamond for an accent. They’re all very pretty, but for a series of charms aimed at dedicated collectors who want to buy each year’s edition, it makes them all seem quite samey. Pandora, however, seem to have twigged to this; and, about a month or so ago, they ran another Pandora Club campaign, allowing readers to submit ideas for the 2018 Club charm, including colour, materials and style. This is very encouraging, and implies that they’re up for changing it up a bit next year!
What do you think of this year’s design? Will you be purchasing it?