*UPDATED* Pandora have changed things around since I posted this preview – the Black Friday charm has been released with the Winter 2017 collection as a regular limited edition for the holidays. Today’s post brings something of an exciting AW17 preview, with a sneak peek at this year’s Pandora Black Friday charm! If you’ve not come across this before, Pandora release a limited edition bead for Black Friday every year, and have done since 2011.
This used to be a North American exclusive release, but last year’s charm was launched worldwide, and the same is set to happen in 2017. :D This year, Black Friday falls on 24 November, which is when we can expect this charm to launch. It marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US, although it is increasingly catching on in other regions too.
Read on to see this year’s design!
Pandora Black Friday Charm 2017 Preview
Last year’s poinsettia charm wasn’t so explicitly festive or wintry as those in previous years – the 2017 charm returns to a more Christmassy theme. It’s a red ornament, detailed in vibrant enamel and pave swirls that remind me very much of the popular Lion Dance charm that came out for CNY 2017.
As is traditional, the charm has the date tucked away on the side, adding to its collectability. Its official name is the Bright Ornament, and it will retail for $75 USD or $85 CAD.
I’m sure this won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I very much like this design! Cute enamel detailing often proves a winner with me, and I like the vibrancy of the colour. It fits in nicely with other Pandora holiday beads, which traditionally feature a lot of red.
I’m actually thinking of adding this to my Asian CNY red bracelet, as I do think it’s a lovely match for the Lion Dance charm!
What do you think of this year’s design? Is it coming home with you?