Better late than never, or so I hope – today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up featuring all the details on what’s coming up for May 2017 – and beyond!. There aren’t any new releases this month (more on that in the post), and the next big launch we have to look forward to is the Pandora Summer 2017 collection at the beginning of June. Nevertheless, there are some promos going on, and a few other tidbits of news – plus I thought I’d share some of the retired beauties I’ve been scooping up recently!
Pandora Summer 2017 Release
The Pandora Summer 2017 collection is our next big Pandora launch, and it consists of some tropical blues and bright orchid beads, plus some absolutely gorgeous murano glass charms! For a full preview, see my post here; for live images, click here!
The official release date for this collection is the 1st June, so just a little beyond May – however, stores in North America often receive new collections a couple of weeks early. True to fashion, I’ve been told that stores in the US & Canada can expect the new Summer jewellery to arrive around the 15th of May! Which is nicely in time for the spend & save promo in the US (see news item below).
Pandora May 2017 Spend & Save Promotion for the US
The spend & save promotion is back at the end of this month, and will be running from 27th-29th May in the US (Canada is not included, so I’m told). The spends are as follows:
- Spend $125 USD and save $25 off your total bill
- Spend $300 USD and save $75 USD off your total bill
- Spend $500 US and save $150 USD off your total bill
$150 USD is the maximum amount you can save per single transaction. Stores usually set their own rules as to how many times they’ll let each customer do the promotion, but official guidance from Pandora is that the offer should not be given more than three times to any one customer.
Pandora NA June Leather Bracelet Promo 2017
This is a little beyond May, but the next promo on the horizon for North America is a leather bracelet in June! This is certainly running in Canada, and I’d expect it to run in the US as well. From 8th-18th June spend $125 CAD and receive a leather bracelet worth $55 CAD for free! Upgrades to other charm bracelets will be allowed as well.
Overall, this is a better deal than the spend & save, so long as you want a bracelet! So this may be worth considering instead. :)
Pandora Open Bangle Release Delayed
I posted in my last round-up about a surprise mini-release coming this month from Pandora, comprising three new colours of the Encased in Love charms and two new open bangles:
However, the latest news is that these have now been delayed due to production issues (thanks to Jahndra at MyXpressions for the initial heads-up with her blog post). We haven’t heard yet whether the Encased in Love beads will still be released. I hope they will, as they’re such pretty colours! But Pandora might want to keep the release together, perhaps.
The Encased in Love charms have since popped up, weirdly enough, on the German eStore, but are marked as being out of stock, so we’re no wiser really!
Pandora Asian Summer 2017 Koinobori Murano Pre-release
While it’s due out with the Summer 2017 release in most regions, the Asian launched early back in April as a special Asian pre-release, retailing at $69 SGD. The murano’s design is supposed to be like fish scales, and it’s inspired by a carp-shaped windsock that’s flown by children in Japan once a year. It’s so much fun when Pandora make designs that tap into local culture – it would be amazing to actually go and buy this one in Japan!
The lovely Patty Ng kindly allowed me to share these photos with you all, which show off the vibrancy of the glass’s colour and the variation in patterns beautifully:
Whatever you might think of Pandora’s new shift in style, I think their murano glass work is just getting better and better. This one looks lovely!
Pandora Australia & New Zealand Bangle GWP
The Mother’s Day bangle GWP continues while stocks last in Australia and New Zealand – spend $150 AUD / $180 NZD in a single transaction and receive the 2017 Mother’s Day limited edition bangle for free:
I am usually tempted by the NA promos, but with the £ being so weak against the $ and the spends not being crazy good value, I’m a little bit hesitant. I would love to get a couple of new safety chains, but I’ll have to think about whether it’s a good enough deal or not!
Plus… just look’t at this loot I’ve ordered myself from Rue La La! It’s currently winging its way across the ocean and I cannot wait for it to arrive. I don’t usually go for more than one of the same safety chain, but it was a really good price and quite neutral – so I thought I may as well get a couple for a few bracelet designs that have been without a safety chain for a long time. I’ve bought so many retired beads lately – there’s so much amazing stuff on offer!
Having said that, if the new Summer 2017 beads are in store by the time the promo rolls around, then I’d be tempted to get a couple of those lovely green muranos!
Finally, I just wanted to say thank you for all the kind and thoughtful comments I received on my last post – I was actually super nervous about writing what I did, but your responses were so nice to read through, and they went even further in helping me get back into the swing of things! I’m aware that I’ve still got a few to work through, and I’ll be getting to them soon. But don’t think that they weren’t and aren’t appreciated!
So, that concludes my much-belated round-up for the month! What are you looking forward to? Are you going to be taking part in any promos?