Today’s post brings my last major preview for the Pandora SS17 season, with a full preview of the upcoming Pandora Summer 2017 collection! I’m very excited about some of the pieces in this launch, which is unusual for me, as summer brights normally aren’t so much my thing – but there are some beautiful new glass offerings, and some very pretty shades. The popular Orchid motif from the Summer 2015 collection makes a comeback, and there are also the usual oceanic blues and teals.
This collection is due out on the 1st June, so we have a little while to wait. Read on for a full preview in the meantime, however!
Pandora Summer 2017 Preview
First up, we have the usual tropical charms! My favourites of these are the pretty delicate blues and teals in the the oceanic offerings. I quite like the Flamingo as well, even if he is a button-style bead.
The bright enamel button charms have script around the edges; the Tropical Sunset is engraved with All I need is a little bit of paradise; while Summer Fun says Live in the sunshine. I often don’t like writing on charms, but the charms themselves are so quirky and bright that the little messages seem part of the fun of them. They’re a bit too vibrant in colour for my personal style when it comes to Pandora, but they are certainly a bit different to what’s come before!
However, it’s this next selection that I’m really excited for, with three stunning new murano glass offerings included! The flecks of gold in the Pink and Mint Glitter muranos look just lovely, and I just hope that the subtlety of colour plays out as well in person as it appears to in the stock images.
There are also some tropical makeovers for the Cosmic Stars clips and the Shining Elegance silicone-lined spacer clips; of these, I think the pink one is undoubtedly the most versatile, and would look beautiful on designs from all the year round.
I looked up the term ‘koinobori’ and apparently it is a Japanese term meaning ‘carp streamer’, and refers to ‘carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no sekku, which is otherwise known as Children’s Day (thank you, Wikipedia!). So, I suppose the lovely patterning on the murano is intended to be reminiscent of fish scales.
Similarly colourful are the limited edition leather bracelet offerings with this collection – even more so than usual, as both of them are ‘mix’ weaves with two colours plaited into them. I like the colours Pandora have gone with for these; they’re very much in keeping with this collection’s charms, both the oceanic beads and the pink/white orchids, but they’re muted enough too that they can be worn all year round!
Finally, we have a couple of earrings; this is all I’ve been given in terms of Summer 2017 jewellery, and I’m surprised not to see any rings. However, my source has noted that this might not be the full extent of it and I’ll update the post if anything more comes to light!
For me, there’s no doubt about it; the Glitter muranos, if they’re as lovely in person, are by far and away my favourites of the collection.They offer a beautiful pop of colour with a dash more subtlety than the other charms included in this launch. I also absolutely adore the red Asian murano, and am very tempted to get it for my new CNY-themed red bracelet. Of the other charms, I like the pretty orchids, but I already have the original 2015 pendant and don’t feel much need to add more pieces to my collection.
There are once again very few silver character beads but, after what we’ve seen already, I had been prepared for that. My picks from this collection will look lovely with some of the retired beads I’ve purchased recently; I’ll be wanting a couple of the Mint Glitter muranos for my Tinker bell green-themed bracelet, and hopefully they’ll look nice with the two Folklore muranos I’ve bought recently from Rue La La!
What do you think of this year’s summer line-up? Does anything tempt you?