Today brings another sneak peek into next year’s line-up, with a look at the Pandora Chinese New Year 2018 release! Every year, Pandora release one or two charms in celebration of the Lunar New Year in one of my favourite traditions from the brand – have a browse through my previous posts to see what has come out already.
Historically, Pandora’s CNY releases have been limited to Asia, but in recent years, they’ve also launched in other regions. Australia, New Zealand & Asia will certainly be getting this release, but I don’t have confirmation yet as to other regions. :) They’re usually launched in mid-January with the Valentine’s collection.
Read on for a sneak peek!
Pandora Chinese New Year 2018 Sneak Peek
The first bead I’ve been shown is this adorable dangle – it’s a new twist on the Chinese Doll design from a couple of years ago, this time with a male figure, and a little two-tone detailing.
This second charm is also part of the CNY collection, I’m told. It combines an enamel back plate with a swinging heart, encrusted with salmon CZs and silver Chinese symbols.
It’s pictured below with other charms from the upcoming Pandora Valentine’s 2018 collection. It matches nicely with the pink/red charms:
Obviously, my Chinese isn’t the best, but it looks to me like the same symbol from the Chinese Double Happiness charm, which would make sense!
Pandora’s annual lunar new year release is always one I look forward to – like the Pandora Disney line, it’s another area where Pandora still and produce character-based designs. It’s a little guaranteed slice of interest every year. :) I really like the little Chinese figure dangle and will almost certainly be adding him to my collection. The heart dangle is cute, but more like other beads they produce all year round.
This is my CNY bracelet as it currently stands – as you can see, it already has quite a few dangles on it! But I’m thinking that I might make it into more of a traditional charm bracelet-y design with a higher number of dangles – three in each outer section. 🤔
What do you think of this year’s CNY release? Do either of these beads tempt you?