Today’s post continues our Pandora SS17 previews with some close-up live images of the majority of the charms coming out this season! Live shots are always so useful when planning purchases, as often beads (particularly murano glass) differ in colour in person from how they look in the stock images; thankfully, all the murano glass revealed here looks as lovely as it did in my previous previews. :D
The Pandora Spring 2017 collections are due out on the 16th March; the Pandora Mother’s Day 2017 collection is due out on the 13th April; and the Pandora Summer 2017 collection is due out on the 1st June. I’ll leave links to each collection’s preview with full stock images throughout the article!
Read on for lots of live shots!
Pandora Spring 2017 Live Shots
First up, we have some gorgeous live shots of all the new Spring 2017 charms strung on to a bracelet, along with some close-ups of the new pretty enamel bangles. I still love the look of those worn together, but unfortunately that’s an expensive way to enjoy them! ;) If I had to pick one or two, I think I’d go for the brighter pink and then maybe one of the softer lilac shades.
Next up, we have some beautifully detailed shots of all the new beads. Of course, my eye goes straight to the beautiful new Field of Flowers muranos! These look super pretty in person, thankfully, although the colour is perhaps a little more matte than I was expecting from the glittery stock images. They’ll definitely be coming home with me, however!
The Magnolia collection looks such a beautiful shade of pink, and the gradient effect of the colour is also rather nice!
To see a full preview of the Pandora Spring 2017 charms, please see my post here! I’ll be following this post up with an HQ preview of all the accompanying jewellery very shortly, too.
Pandora Disney Spring 2017 Live Shots
Exciting, we have some amazing close-ups of all the new Disney beads!
Just look at how beautiful the mossy enamel green of the Tinker Bell charms is! I can’t wait to add those two to my planned forest green bracelet (I’m thinking that the Mint Glitter summer muranos might be nice with them, too?).
This live shot reveals the amazing little details on Tigger’s back as well, with silver oxidised detailing etched in and his tail on full show! Piglet also looks rather cute, and the enamel doesn’t look too bright, either, which is one thing I was worried about – I didn’t want him to be too hard to style!
An HQ preview of the new charms is available here!
Pandora Rose Spring 2017 Live Shots
Next up, we have live shots of the Pandora Rose Spring 2017 collection – including the brand-new safety chain! This will definitely be on my list to get for my Pandora Rose heart-clasp bracelet, but it’s not top of my wish list – I need way too much from the Disney and regular Spring collections! The Filled with Romance also looks just as pretty as I hoped it would, and that’s definitely one to consider for the future.
A full preview of the Pandora Rose SS17 collection is available here.
Pandora Essence Spring 2017 Live Shots
Following on from the Rose beads, we have some great shots of the new Essence charms. Essence is seeing another change this season, with the introduction of dangle charms for the first time ever, and our first Essence spacer.
Personally, I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with changing things up for Essence and making sure that there are lots of different styles and options available to people – those who like the traditional spherical beads can stick to those, and those who would like to add a few different textures and shapes can pick from these. However, what I wouldn’t like to see is the traditional Essence natural stones and pretty colours vanish to make way for these new pavé-ified offerings.
Of these new beads, my favourites are the pretty enamel charms, which look nice and subtle in these images; although it is also fun to see a two-tone Essence bead in the style of the Moments charms, as well.
A full preview with stock images of this collection is available here!
Pandora Mother’s Day 2017 Live Shots
Starting off the Mother’s Day 2017 live shots, we have this close-up of the new limited edition bangle. This is already out in the UK (not that I’ve had a chance to go and see it yet!), but I thought I’d include it for good measure:
Finally, we’re lucky enough to have this wonderful shot of all the new Mother’s Day charms together on this oxidised bracelet; and the combination of the pearls, gold and pearlescent enamel is actually rather striking against the oxidised chain, I think, which gives the softer Mother’s Day colours a bit more of an edge!
A full preview of the Pandora Mother’s Day 2017 collection is available on the blog; scroll through the posts for previews of both the charms and jewellery!
Pandora Summer 2017 Live Shots
Rounding off this live image preview, we have the Pandora Summer 2017 beads! Again, my eyes are drawn straight to the murano glass and I’m so happy to see how pretty both the Mint and Pink Glitter glass charms look in person! I loved the stock images so much that I’d have been gutted if the charms weren’t so pretty. The Asian red murano is also lovely, and I imagine that’ll go on my wish list for my CNY bracelet, too.
You can see a bit more of the script on the button charms from this angle, too, and the colour on the muranos is a bit crisper. The bright enamel button charms look pretty much as they did in the stock images, which is either good or bad, depending on how you felt about them ;) Reactions to them were pretty polarised!
The Radiant Hearts charm looks gorgeous in a more aquatic blue; I don’t actually have anywhere I could use this bead, but it’s one of the more striking colours in that series to date, I think!
Finally, we have a live shot of one of the new mixed leather bracelets – the mixed pink cord.
My favourites are unchanged from this preview; the Spring collection definitely wins the most brownie points for the beautiful Field of Flowers muranos and the new bracelet (which I was disappointed not to see in these live images!), while the Winnie the Pooh characters and the Tinker Bell charms are undoubtedly must-haves for me from the Disney collection. The Pandora Rose charms are very pretty, and I’ll definitely get the safety chain at some point, but I think the range would very much benefit from some more original designs, and a greater emphasis on styles that don’t purely rely on pavé detailing.
The Summer murano glass is also to die for! But, again, what’s missing are the traditional silver beads to complement the beautiful new murano glass charms and the bright pops of colour in the enamel or pavé beads. I am actually considering mixing charms from other brands into my upcoming bracelet designs I’m planning, particularly from Redbalifrog, who have done beautiful work with their Enchanted Glade collection.
What do you think of these latest live shots? Do they change your mind on anything?