Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for April 2017 – and beyond! :D There is absolutely tons in this round-up, with previews of previously unseen charms & bracelets (yes, there are still some left to go!), details on promos for the UK and Australia, and updates on the Pandora Disney Parks Spring 2017 collection, amongst other things!
In terms of blog news, my first Spring 2017 reviews are coming very soon (other news posts keep cropping up and pushing them back) and my latest haul from the Pandora North American bracelet promo just landed on my doorstep – I am beyond excited to start reviewing some of those, too!
In the meantime, read on for all the news for the month. :)
Pandora Open Bangle & New Charms for North America in May 2017
In a bit of surprise news, the first item on the agenda are some last-minute additions to the Pandora SS17 line-up for North America! On the 11th May, the US and Canada will be receive these brand-new charm bangles and three new charms that we hadn’t previously seen. I haven’t heard anything about these launching in other regions yet, but I’ll update you if I do.
The new ‘open bangles’ come in plain silver and pavé versions, priced at $75 and $125 USD or $95 CAD or $145 CAD respectively. I only have low-res images of these two for now, but you get the idea. The ends screw off to allow you put charms on the bangles, while the stoppers pictured have silicone grips and divide each bangle into three sections.
I do, however, have high-resolution images of the accompanying new shades of the Encased in Love charm, also due out on the 11th of May in North America. These will now be available in pink, opalescent white and ice-blue.
I think these new shades are just so pretty, and I love how they all match the new Field of Flowers murano from the Spring collection so perfectly, too. The look of all three colours together is stunning!
The new bangles are also a fun new concept, although I doubt I’ll be rushing out to get one (I prefer the plain silver, which Pandora advertise as giving a ‘minimalist’ look) as I just got two more regular bracelets in the US bracelet promo and I have to stop somewhere, lol!
Pandora Mother’s Day 2017 release
Gosh, it feels like Spring 2017 launched yesterday, and we’re already gearing up for the Mother’s Day launch on the 13th of April! The collection features a lot of heart charms and familial designs, with an emphasis on soft white pearly enamels.
Full previews of the collection and live shots are available at the following links:
- Pandora Mother’s Day 2017 Charms & Bracelets Preview
- Pandora Mother’s Day 2017 Jewellery Preview
- Pandora Mother’s Day 2017 Live Shots
In the UK, we already received a large proportion of this collection as our Mother’s Day falls earlier in the year than elsewhere. We will be receiving the remaining pieces on the 9th as well, but they’ll be marketed as being the second part of the Spring 2017 collection.
Pandora North America Price Changes
You may well have already noticed (and I know that some of you have, as you’ve been asking about it), but there have been some shifts in Pandora’s RRPs in North America. A lot of items have been either increased or decreased in price by $5 USD. Yes, some items have gone down as well as up!
The items that are affected are mainly pave charms and a lot of the ring collection. For example, the Radiant Splendour has gone up from $75 USD to $80 USD:
But the Petals of Love openwork went down in price from $75 USD to $70:
So there are some wins and some losses. :( I do have a list of all the price changes, but it’s in an odd format and I can’t upload – but feel free to ask about any specific items and I can let you know about how it’s changed! :)
Pandora Lion Dance North American Launch
The adorable Lion Dance launched in Asia and Australia earlier this year for CNY 2017 – the great news is that it has launched in the US & Canada for Spring 2017! It’s a shame that it hasn’t launched in more other regions as well, but at least it is slowly making its way around the globe! It’s retailing at $60 USD or $70 CAD, so most probably a bit cheaper than importing it.
This is just the most adorable charm, and it’s going to be a hard one to beat for me this year. It’s definitely my favourite so far! <3
Pandora Disney Parks Spring 2017 Updates
I’ve had a lot of questions recently about the status of the Pandora Disney Parks Spring 2017 collection, and why certain charms from it haven’t launched yet.
Currently, while the full collection has launched in the Disney parks in Hong Kong, the US has not currently received Dumbo, Alice in her Teacup, the Carousel, Duffy, Shelly Mae or Gelatoni.
I’ve double-checked into this, and the latest I’ve heard is that the US will not be getting Duffy, Shelly Mae or Gelatoni – these will remain as exclusives to Hong Kong. However, the US should be getting Dumbo, Alice and the Carousel by the summer. I’ve not been given a concrete date for this, but I will keep an eye out for further information – and, if anyone knows anything further, please do shout!
Pandora UK 2017 Promotions
There’s currently a spend and save promo semi-unofficially going on in the UK. If you made a purchase at the eStore or in store over the past month or so, you might have received a voucher – this entitles you to a . You are supposed to have the physical voucher to get the promo in store, but if you go to the eStore online, you can access the promo simply with the code ‘TREATYOURSELF’. I suspect that, with such a generic code printed on the vouchers, stores would let you access the promotion if you asked about it without a voucher, too, but I’ve not tested this! The promotion began on 30th March and will run until 9th April.
However, I do also have some bad news for UK Pandora collectors. I’ve been told by a source from a UK concept store that Pandora UK are not currently planning on offering a free bracelet promo this year. They usually run one in September/October time, but it’s not currently on this year’s schedule. :( I’ll let you all know if I hear differently of course, but that’s what stores are currently being briefed for.
Instead, we’re looking at an Essence promo at the end of this month, wherein you spend £95 and receive a free silver Essence bracelet or bangle.
We’ll also be getting a 3 for 3 on rings promo later in the year.
Pandora Australia Mother’s Day 2017 Bangle GWP
Every year, Pandora in Australia offer the limited edition bangle from the Mother’s Day collection for that year as a gift with purchase – it’s a really excellent promo, and a great opportunity to pick up a few things from spring and get a limited edition piece for free at the same time! It does mean that the limited edition bangles are never available for individual purchase, but the promo is such a good deal that this isn’t usually a problem for collectors. ;)
This year, the Mother’s Day bangle GWP will be running from the 27th of April while stocks last. It will be available with the usual spends of $150 AUD or $180 NZD.
In terms of the Mother’s Day collection, nothing is a must have, thankfully! I think the new white leather bracelet is lovely, but I have enough new bracelets with my recent US promo haul, and I’m quite tempted by the new safety chain design, just because I always need new safety chains for all the bracelet projects I’m starting. ;)
I’m eyeing up the pink Field of Flowers murano to go with the purple one that I already bought, and I’d also like the new silver Insignia safety chain for this bracelet. It’s kind of taken on quite a contemporary look without me even realising it, and I think the new safety chain would go nicely with it!
What are you looking forward to this month? Are you getting anything from Mother’s Day or are you still playing catch-up like I am? :D