Today brings an unexpected little preview, with a look at some upcoming US-exclusive Halloween Pandora charms! This is something of a surprise to me, as Pandora has seemed completely uninterested in Halloween for years.
Collectors, myself included, have long complained that Pandora haven’t released any new spooky designs after retiring their original witch, pumpkin and ghost charms; well, they haven’t quite committed to designing some new Halloween charms proper, but it looks like US stores will be getting some Halloween versions of Pandora’s stock engravable charms.
For me, this is certainly better than nothing, and some of the designs are quite cute – read on for a closer look at them! :)
Pandora Halloween AW17 Charms
I first heard about these beads after a reader, Judy, emailed me to let me know that she’d spotted one in her local store. Her further research unearthed photos of four new charms and more info.
These are reportedly US exclusives and limited editions, although I don’t have the RRPs on these yet. The four charms are enamelled versions of Pandora’s usual basic engravable charms: there are the Pumpkin and Trick or Treat beads on an openwork button design, a Happy Halloween cat pendant and a heart-shaped My Boo ghost charm. :D
So far, the Happy Halloween cat dangle has been the one most spotted in stores, and it’s cropped up in a few pictures online from various retailers. This great shot of the Happy Halloween cat dangle comes from eBay store, tiedyedeb, who has lots of great shots of both it and the new Winter 2017 beads :)
However, it seems like the other charms might be starting to arrive in store as well – you can see the Trick or Treat and Pumpkin beads in this retailer shot below! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to get the My Boo charm, too. The pun is a bit so-so, but the ghost is very cute… 👻
It gives me a little hope to see Pandora turning their minds to Halloween again, even if these are only more engraved designs. Perhaps we might see Halloween charms proper if these do well? It’s depressing when you see the brands going all out for Halloween (Chamilia’s annual gift sets are always such fun), but Pandora stays resolutely within their usual parameters.
The charms are undeniably on the cute side, but to be honest, that’s exactly the kind of Halloween decor I like. ^^ My favourites of these are the ghost (although the pun is a bit much!) and the cat dangle, but the pumpkin is also pretty cute. I hope that I can manage to get one.
If you’d like to see what Pandora have previously released for Halloween, and some seasonal inspiration from me, please follow this link!
What do you think of these latest engraved designs?