It’s an exciting day for Pandora collectors the world over, as today sees the last drop of the Pandora SS17 season, with the launch of the Summer 2017 collection! This year’s release offers the usual tropical colours and themes, with vibrant aqua shades, pretty white orchids, and some lovely murano glass. It plays heavily on motifs and designs that we’ve seen in previous collections, but this does mean that these new beads will work work well with charms you purchased before!
The collection should have launched in most, if not all, regions in store and online today, although what exactly has been released varies by country – not all regions get all the items. If you’re in the UK, then authorised retailer The Jewel Hut have the in stock online!
For a full overview of the charms & jewellery coming out today, have a gander at the Pandora Summer 2017 tag – otherwise, read on for lots of live shots and updates on what’s coming out where!
Pandora Summer 2017 Collection Release
To celebrate, I have a delightful selection of images from both readers and stores online, which really show off the new pieces. For me, the highlights are undoubtedly the Mint Glitter muranos, but I also have a real soft spot for those pretty white Orchids, and the new aqua Radiant Hearts also looks stunning. It’s interesting to see how different the muranos look in varying lights, so I’ll be keen to see those in store.
One of my favourite Summer 2017 stylings I’ve seen so far has been this one by @sarinak23, which pairs the new White Orchid beads with the lilac murano from the Spring 2017 collection. The overall effect is so delicate and lovely; the soft purple of the murano really highlights how pretty the stone is in the Orchid beads. It’s given me inspiration in terms of one of my current works-in-progress!
I also absolutely love this bracelet combining the two colours of Glitter murano by Jessica-Alice: it looks so lovely and summery, just like ice cream! 😋
The Japanese-inspired Koinobori muranos were launched earlier in the year exclusively in Asia, but they’ve now seen a wider release for Summer 2017. The UK hasn’t received these, unfortunately, but they’ve made it to North America!
And, finally, the double-wrap white leather bracelet that was originally intended as a Mother’s Day release has been launched with the Summer 2017 collection as well!
Pandora Sunny Doll Asian Exclusive
Pandora are releasing Asian exclusive beads on a semi-regular basis these days – with this collection comes the Sunny Doll, a traditional Japanese good-weather charm called a ‘Teru Teru Bozu’. This has only been launched in Asian countries, and is retailing for $89 SGD / $499 HKD / ¥ 8,100. As many people have pointed out, it’s a little ‘ghosty’ in its detailing and perhaps could be subbed as a Halloween charm as well?
Retailers aren’t allowed to ship internationally and so, if you’d like to get your paws on this bead and you don’t live in Asia, you’ll have to find a friend who can help you out. :)
I have one of these on its way to me and I can’t wait to add it to my Asian-inspired red bracelet! It’ll be replacing the bunny. ^^
*UPDATED* Pandora Disney Parks Dumbo, Alice, and Carousel for the US
While the full Pandora Disney Parks exclusive Spring 2017 collection seemed to have made it to the Disney Parks in Hong Kong, many collectors were disappointed to find that Alice, Dumbo and the Disney Carousel were missing from the US release.
The latest information from a few sources has suggested that these should be out in US Disney Parks with the Summer 2017 collection. I haven’t had this confirmed for sure, but keep your eyes peeled on the Disney Store online – I’ll be looking out for any reports of them being available from today in the Parks themselves, too!
These missing charms have been launched in the US today, but as a charm gift set for $200 USD – you don’t seem to be able to buy them separately. The gift set, listed on the Disney Store online, is called ‘Fantasyland’ and comes with a special presentation box and a lithograph:
I am super disappointed by this, as really I just wanted Dumbo! :( I’ll have to think about how best to get him now.
Pandora Open Bangles Launched in the UK and Europe
The Pandora Open Bangles were originally scheduled to make their North American debut on the 11th of May, and started filtering into shops, only to be abruptly pulled from sale a few days later. They hadn’t reappeared anywhere since, but, happily, they appear to have been released in the UK and some European countries with the Pandora Summer 2017 collection today! They’re listed on Pandora.net UK, and I’ve heard from a couple of people who have seen them in store, also.
The plain silver version is retailing for £60, while the pave version is £100.
I’m rather keen on the plain silver version, which I think would be beautiful to showcase a single murano or dangle. Hopefully they prove hardy, as there were reports of them feeling a bit flimsy or potentially having production issues – we shall see! :) I’m going to Spain this summer, and am thinking of potentially trying to pick up the Protection murano that I can’t get here to wear with the silver open bangle.
There might not be a lengthy wish list for me to work my way through for this collection, but I’m rather over-excited for the pieces that I do like! The Glitter and Koinobori muranos look stunning from all the live images I’ve seen and, judging by pictures I’ve seen online so far, seem to be the most popular pick of the collection. I was also rather bowled over by pictures of the White Orchid pieces – the delicate pinky-purple stone with the white enamel is lovely – and the colour of the Aqua Radiant Hearts could not be more Caribbean perfect. The Sunny Doll is so fun and cute, too – the Asian exclusive beads are often cultural and quirky in a way that a lot of Pandora’s other more modern beads aren’t these days.
I’m hoping to be able to make it to the shops later in the day to scope out the new things; otherwise, I’ll be popping into store on Saturday to see everything! I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that the Mint Glitter muranos will look pretty on this bracelet with my Tinker Bell beads:
What are you getting from the new collection? Have you seen anything in person yet?