Today’s post rounds off the week with an updated look at the upcoming Pandora Valentine’s Day 2018 collection! I previously posted some sneak peeks a month or so ago, but this post offers a comprehensive preview of the upcoming jewellery. With the usual pinks, a dash of red, and some controversial lips motifs, this release is both conventional Valentine’s Day Pandora and a slight departure from it, at the same time.
I don’t have an official release date for this collection yet, but going on previous years, I’d predict that it would be out on 11 January. I’ll update if I hear otherwise. I’ve included the pricing for North America as well. I was only given CAD pricing, but I’ve worked out the USD prices based on those. :)
Read on for a look at what’s coming out next!
Pandora Valentine’s Day 2018 collection preview
Firstly, we have two new bracelets – the Explosion of Love is an adjustable bangle, while the Lock your Promise offers a new twist on the existing threadless charm bracelet with pink CZs. I do like the concept, but would have preferred plain silver detailing or clear CZs for versatility. I’d be interested to know whether the padlock closure affects sizing, too – does it take up the same amount of space as a regular clasp?
Pricing for North America is as follows:-
Lock Your Promise – $75 USD / $85 CAD
Explosion of Love – $90 USD / $100 CAD
Next – charms! These range quite a lot in style, with some more elegant decorative pieces such as the Two Hearts spacer or the Key to my Heart pendant, to some busy, colourful designs such as the Explosion of Love. My favourite of these is the Shape of Love charm, a beautiful faceted design with a really rich colour (although it’s hard to tell whether this will look more red or pink in person). It looks like it has raised silver dots either side of it. I have to admit that I don’t get the ‘kiss’ beads very much, and will be interested to see how they do.
Prices for North America are as follows:-
Two Hearts (silver & CZ) – $55 USD / $60 CAD
Two Hearts (two-tone) – $75 USD / $85 CAD
Shape of Love – $55 USD / $60 CAD
I Love You – $50 USD / $55 CAD
Key to my Heart – $75 USD / $85 CAD
Explosion of Love (clip) – $40 USD / $45 CAD
Explosion of Love – $80 USD / $90 CAD
Talk about Love – $35 USD / $40 CAD
Two Hearts (spacer) – $30 USD / $35 CAD
Tree of Love – $50 USD / $55 CAD
Glitter Kiss – $45 USD / $50 CAD
Lock Your Promise – $65 USD / $75 CAD
Burst of Love (charm) – $50 USD / $55 CAD
Kiss all round – $55 USD / $60 CAD
Burst of Love (clip) – $40 USD / $45 CAD
Kiss More – $75 USD / $85 CAD
There’s a matching Essence version of the Shape of Love, representing the value of (you guessed it) LOVE. The Pandora Rose pieces are some of my favourites from this set. The combination of the red CZ with the pink metal is really beautiful. It works particularly well in the spacer and the ring – I like the pendant charm, but think it might be a bit bulky on a bracelet. We’ll have to see!
LOVE (Essence) – $50 USD / $55 CAD
I Love You – $65 USD / $75 CAD
Love Kiss Petite – $15 USD / $20 CAD
Two Hearts (spacer) – $40 USD / $45 CAD
Two Hearts (ring) – $60 USD / $70 CAD
Next up, we have necklaces, floating lockets and petites! Pandora are incorporating the popular heart key motif into two new floating locket designs, which work well. I can see these being very popular! The plain silver petites are nice to see, also.
Prices for North America are as follows:-
I Love You – $75 USD / $85 CAD
Tree of Love – $90 USD / $100 CAD
Lock your Promise – $100 USD / $110 CAD
Floating Locket Heart Key – $140 USD / $155 CAD
Petites (individually priced) – $10 USD / $15 CAD
Large Floating Locket Heart Key – $200 CAD
Finally, we have rings and earrings! The You & Me ring is engraved underneath the stone – I can’t tell whether it has something carved into the stone or not though! The pink pave earrings to the bottom left did not appear in the NA catalogue I saw, and I’m wondering whether they are possibly exclusive to some regions or maybe to Jared in the US.
Prices for North America are as below:-
Two Hearts (ring) – $45 USD / $50 CAD
You & Me – $45 USD / $50 CAD
Love Lock (ring) – $45 USD / $50 CAD
Two Hearts (earrings) – $90 USD / $100 CAD
Pure Love (long earrings) – $65 USD . $75 CAD
Love Locks (earrings) – $45 USD / $50 CAD
There are also going to be some gift sets offered for Valentine’s Day, as usual, but I’ll post about those separately.
Having seen a fuller look at the collection, there’s more that I like. The Two Hearts motif is really pretty; the spacer is lovely both in Rose and silver, with the red CZ offering a particularly stunning contrast against the Rose. The Shape of Love faceted charm is another favourite of mine, and I also like the two-tone Key to my Heart dangle.
However, so far, my only definite from next year so far is the CNY 2018 Cai-shen charm. Other than that, I will have to see if any bracelet ideas pop into my head for which I could choose any of these others. I have many, many Pandora hearts at this point, so I need to be quite selective and sensible (gulp)! ^^
What do you think of this collection? Does anything leap out at you?