Today’s post brings an updated on the scheduled May 2017 mini-release from Pandora, which included two new open bangle designs and three new colours of the pretty Encased in Love charms. I first posted about them back in my April news-round up, noting that they were officially due out on the 11th May.
However, this release has proven anything but straightforward – the release of both these items has been sporadic, even within regions, and I’ve rounded up the latest on both the Encased in Love charms, and the new bangles!
Pandora Encased in Love charms
The first part of this surprise May release were three new colours of the Encased in Love charms. These are now making an appearance in various regions; however, this is in a rather fragmented fashion, and it’s a bit confusing as to which stores in which countries have them or will have them soon. I’ve rounded up the launches that I’m aware of, and please do feel free to fill in the gaps if you know something that I’ve not included here! :)
These have now launched in the US, and are present on the US eStore, but there’s no sign of them yet on the Canadian one. Stores are also now receiving them in the UK, and some readers have been able to go and see them over the weekend; similarly, some retailers have them online already, and others don’t. They’re available now for purchase at The Jewel Hut, retailing for £55 each.
I’ve not seen any sign of them in Australia/New Zealand or Asian regions yet, however.
From the live shots (see the first image in this post, and below), I have to say that I particularly love the opalescent and sky-blue versions. How pretty they are!
Pandora Open Bangles
Alongside the new charms, there were also meant to be two new open bangles launching. These have screw-on ends, and come in both a pave ($125 USD) and a plain silver ($75 USD) version:
There have been rumours rife that there are production issues with these bangles, but then I was surprised to see that they appeared to have launched in the US last week. They appeared on the US version of pandora.net, with several stores posting pictures of the new bangles to Instagram:
However, the latest twist in the tale is that stores are apparently now having them recalled by Pandora! Jahndra from MyXpressions tried to grab one, but was told by her store that they weren’t allowed to let anyone purchase them. So it looks like we might not be getting these for the time being! :(
If you follow the link in the image credit line, Jahndra also very helpfully breaks down how exactly the screw-in ends work and her thoughts on the bangle. :)
I particularly like these new colours of the Encased in Love bead, especially the blue version! I just finished my sky-blue dreamy bracelet, but I do wonder whether the blue Encased in Love would look nice on it… Perhaps it would be too bright a blue?
I did take a look on Sunday to see whether my local store had received these new charms, but they hadn’t yet. :(
It’s a shame about the open bangles, too, but hopefully Pandora will straighten out whatever production issues are happening and get them out again soon. Although I think the shelved bracelet design I would really like to see again is the textured mesh charm bracelet, which appeared in Autumn 2016 promo imagery but was never released. No information has crept out about it since then, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they revisit this idea as it looked so lovely!
Are you disappointed about the bangle news? And will you be purchasing any of the new Encased in Love colours?