Today brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for October 2017 – and beyond! Pandora has been generous with the promos lately, and that trend continues during October in the run-up to the launch of the Winter 2017 charms at the beginning of November.
Before I start, however, I want to apologise for missing September’s round-up! It’s the first one I’ve missed, ever :o The plan is to ease back into blogging this month, and to work out what level I can manage without having to go off the grid for a month or so when it all gets too much each time, haha.
In the meantime, this round-up will also attempt to cover some of the things I missed over the past couple of months! (gulp)
Pandora October 2017 Promotions
In the US, today marks the last day to take part in the Fall Favorites promotion, offering 40% off select styles both in store and online. Starting from 12 October, there’ll be an offer for a free ring with spends of $100 USD or more, however. In Canada, the 3-for-2 ring promo started last week and will continue until 15 October:
The UK will be getting their own ring promo from 26 to 29 October! I’ve yet to confirm the details, but I imagine it’ll be a 3-for-2 offer or something along those lines.
Meanwhile in the UK, the Disney clutch GWP continues while stocks last – spend £99 or more on Pandora Disney products and get it for free! I think that some European countries have also had this promo, but with an 89 euro spend.
I was checking out all the Disney products in store – so surreal to finally see them in the flesh! The Minnie murano was adorable, much cuter in person than it looks in pictures. I was rather tempted to get two of those, and then maybe Mrs Potts, to make up the £99 spend but managed to talk myself out of it. It was a very close thing, though, and I keep adding them to my basket online..!
My final promo notification is for Australia and New Zealand. Starting this Thursday and running until Sunday, if you spend $179 AUD / $219 NZD on the Pandora Rose collection, you’ll receive a Pandora Rose heart clasp bracelet (worth $119 AUD) free of charge.
Pandora BCA 2017 Charms & Promotion
Pandora has a longstanding tradition of supporting breast cancer awareness, and this month select Pandora stores in the US will be supporting the ‘Do Give Hope’ campaign. If you buy one of four BCA awareness themed products, 20% of your purchase will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The products include the two double pink leather bracelets pictured in the campaign poster above, and also two new BCA awareness charms. These are existing designs, tweaked to bear a pink ribbon motif. The Hope Ribbon is $65 USD.
The Survivor murano is $70 USD.
Pandora Autumn 2017 exclusives
These are some country exclusives for the Pandora AW17 season that I missed these on my coverage – better than late than never!
The first one I have to show you today is this Arabic Love charm (hat tip to Amalia Jammal for alerting me to this!). This plain silver design, as far as I’m aware, is exclusive to the Middle East. This design really appeals to me – it’s plain silver, elegant, and cute, too, with its little central swirling motif, which Pandora calls an ‘Arabic love script’. I would love to get my hands on one.
Thanks to Amalia, we also have this lovely live shot of it. I really like this one!
This next one is very old news by now, but you might remember that I previewed the two-tone heart lock charm below in my Autumn 2017 coverage. It never materialised in most markets, and I’ve been told that it was released as a limited edition run in China only, in the end:
Meanwhile, North America has had a flood of engraved pendants, too. I don’t usually find the Unforgettable Moments designs that interesting, as they’re essentially variations on the same charm, but if they have some particular meaning to you, then they can be exciting!
These collegiate designs are currently included in the Fall Favourites promo at 40% off, too! Regularly they are $60 USD each.
There are also these family-themed pendants, also included in the Fall Favorites sale. They usually retail for $55 USD each. I have to say, I have a little bit of a soft spot for the dog one!
Pandora Winter 2017 collection starts to land in stores
Pandora stores in North America often start selling new collections ahead of the official release date, and it seems that a few stores already have the new Winter 2017 pieces! We have some lovely live images courtesy of the lovely @sarinak, showing off some of the new midnight blues and the vibrancy of the new emerald green Essence bead:
One of my favourites I’ve seen so far is the new snow globe, with its beautiful deep blue enamel. A great option if you missed the 2015 snow globe Black Friday charm, too.
And this from another reader, Alex, shows off another angle of the lovely new Ice Drops murano. It features the smaller core and a vibrant blue colour. I had imagined it as more of a softer powder blue, so I’ll have to see it in person to judge whether it’ll work for the design I had intended it!
Pandora Winter 2017 gift sets for North America
Finishing off the round-up, I have a little bit of extra info regarding Pandora NA’s gift sets for Winter 2017. These will be definitely available in Canada, and I assume they’ll be the same for the US? They’ll be making their debut with the Winter 2017 launch on 2 November.
The Dazzling Snowflake gift set includes two Heart of Winter clips, a CZ barrel clasp bracelet and the Dazzling Snowflake charm for $240 CAD.
The next set offers a similar deal, but with the main charm swapped out for the Snowy Wonderland bead, retailing at $225 CAD:
Finally, the Classic Elegance set retails for $165 CAD:
We have been so spoiled for promos at the moment that I’m all turned around! I’m not planning on purchasing too much this month as there have already been way too many opportunities to spend my money, haha. I’ve bought a few things over the past month or so. I got the Blooming Heart and Teardrop openworks, plus a second Pink Glitter murano in the UK’s 3-for-2 on charms (what a great offer!), while in the US sale, I treated myself to the new two-tone Signature safety chain at 40% off. There were many, many things that I could have indulged in, but I’m trying again that policy of being *slightly* more selective about what I add to my collection. So I picked one big ticket item that I wouldn’t have paid full RRP for otherwise. I also got the new silver safety chain with the gem from my parents for my birthday last week, and the cute little Pre-Autumn Cocktail glass from my boyfriend.
The other thing I got was this new Stackers lid! My old Stackers box was much beloved but really rather battered (several house moves and just generally being carted around the house for reviewing beads), so Greg decided it was time I had a new one. ^^ This one has a little rose-gold-coloured fastening, which I loved!
Since posting that, I got myself a second layer to go with the first, and have mixed them both with boxes I already had to create a semi-ombré effect haha.
So, that concludes this month’s round-up! I’ve tried my best to include everything I’ve missed but if there’s anything else important, please do leave a comment! :)
What are you looking forward to this month?