*UPDATE 1 Feb* A full preview of the Pandora Spring 2018 collection can be found here. *UPDATED* Sadly, I’ve had to take down the images by instruction of Pandora.
Hot on the heels of my initial Pandora Spring 2018 sneak peek, I now have more information and some further images to share with you! :) In addition to the usual pastels and flowers, this collection seems to be trying to offer something different, encompassing a new line of gold-plated jewellery and some bright aqua-inspired natural charms.
Many of these images are reproduced with the kind permission of Olya R., so please do not reproduce any of hers without credit.
Pandora Shine collection sneak peek
In my previous post, there were a number of plated yellow gold beads, which caused quite a stir. I can now confirm the title of this new line as being Pandora Shine, offering yellow-gold-plated jewellery as an alternative to the existing Pandora Rose collection.
Its launch pieces centre around a stunning bumblebee motif. Honeybee jewellery is some of my favourite, and it’s very popular here in the UK at least. I love, for example, Olivia Burton bumble watches and jewellery. So, I have to admit that I’m thrilled to see so many bumblebee pieces that I will be able to afford (hopefully, haha!).
I’m only showing the pieces here that I didn’t preview in my previous sneak peek post. Once I have a complete set of information, I’ll do complete previews :)
The first set of charms I absolutely love! These are a set of honeybee-inspired beads. My favourite is the Honeycomb openwork, and I’d absolutely love the Sweet as Honey beehive design if it didn’t have pavé detailing at the top. I like that these manage to be both contemporary and rather cute, and I could pick out a couple of them to wear on my two-tone bangle.
Of these accompanying jewellery pieces, I absolutely love the Honeybee ring, which features a little bee perched on it, detailed in black enamel. The Heart & Bee earring studs are also really pretty, although I’m not sure how I feel about them not matching. ^^
The choker and bracelet will be limited edition pieces.
Additional Pandora SS18 sneak peeks
In addition to the Pandora Shine pieces, we also have a sneak peek at some of the other jewellery coming out with the SS18 collections. Instead of focusing on the usual flowers, Pandora have looked elsewhere in nature for inspiration too – there are a series of blue charms inspired by rivers and the sea. There’s also an absolutely gorgeous set of Enchanted Tassel pieces – as well as the charm in my previous post, there’s also a safety chain and another openwork bead.
I only have two new stock images for the Spring 2018 jewellery, a matching pair of Enchanted Tassel earrings and a pretty floral ring:
This Rose charm I missed off my previous preview. It’s a new version of the Valentine’s pendant, but with the word happy spelt instead:
This next bead is also reminiscent of the Valentine’s 2018 emoji-style beads, featuring a little princess cartoon figure:
Next, we have a selection of campaign images, again courtesy of Olya. ^^ I love the bright silver of the mesh bracelets with the blue pieces – you can also spy a 3D clip in the shape of a heart, which I guess will be silicone-lined.
In addition to the Enchanted Tassel pieces previewed above, there’ll be a statement necklace in the same style. As you can see, the ‘tassels’ are free moving and not fixed.
The Bella Bot charm caused quite a stir in my previous preview – as some people speculated, it can now be confirmed that it’ll be available in silver as well as Rose.
The Bella Bot charms thread on to your bracelet through their heads. Pandora’s blurb states that they have movable arms and legs! They’re definitely something very different from anything we’ve seen before.
Finally, we have a little sneak peek at another pair of earrings in this shot – rather glamorous!
More Pandora Spring/Summer 2018 Survey images
And now – the very last item on the agenda! – I have a last-minute, surprise and rather wonderful addition to this post! Jahndra at MyXpressions has managed to find yet more images from the survey Pandora US sent out and there are some very interesting pieces in here! She’s been kind enough to let me use her images, but please do not reproduce them without crediting her.
First up, there are what look to be a variety of additional Pandora Shine designs:
This white murano seems to feature swirled glass:
These two teddy bear designs are Mother’s Day 2018 designs, I imagine.
Moving on to the silver, we have a Spring Bird charm to match the earrings I previewed in my previous post. I’m a little disappointed that it has CZs in it, however.
However, I am head over heels for this next bead! Featuring detailing unprecedented in a Pandora murano, this delicate lavender bead features a bumblebee scene, decorated with deeper flecks of pink. Now, this I have to have! It would be beautiful with the Pandora Shine honeybee jewellery.
We all commented in my last post about how unusual the Bella Bot design was – this one rivals it for strangeness, IMO! This popcorn bead features pearls and pink enamel. I find this a little odd – charms with pearls tend to command a higher price point and are usually more elegant, but this is undoubtedly a novelty piece!
This is another pendant that I really like. Its compass design features pearlescent enamel and a cute blue stone at its centre.
The Shape of Love charm from the Valentine’s 2018 collection reappears in an orangey-red:
The next charm takes a nautical idea and gives it a more romantic twist:
This next charm seems like a summer release: it’s a brand-new New York themed dangle. This is cute, but I think the yellow taxi will make it less versatile than the existing Statue of Liberty charm.
The next batch of charms seem like they will be Mother’s Day 2018 designs. We saw this in my previous post in a yellow Pandora Shine finish – here we have a silver version.
Next is this candy-coloured murano, featuring pastel pinks and purples against deep flecks of glitter:
The next three designs feature pearlescent enamel and cutesy mouse detailing. Pandora are definitely getting creative with this collection, and this dangle sees three mice clamber over the charm in a very sweet design.
In the next, a teddy bear hangs from the charm with a little rabbit toy for company:
And, finally, the teddy bear and rabbit reappear in this disc dangle:
This bouquet of flowers reminds me of the pink enamel bouquet dangle from years ago – its more subtle purple tones might be easier to style than that original version, however.
We also see yet another safety chain design rear its head! This one features very thin bails, studded with different coloured stones.
This pendant strikes me as being similar to the Valentine’s 2018 collection in style, with pink lips and a black enamel moustache. I guess it’s meant to be an anniversary or wedding charm.
This little house charm opens to reveal the message, Home is where the heart is.
Finishing up the charms, there are two more Pandora Disney designs. The first is a silver character design, featuring Mickey and Minnie. This charm might not be for me, but it scores massive brownie points with me for its detailing, lack of CZs and adorable vintage aesthetic.
The next charm is more conventional, featuring a white enamel background and a smiley silver Mickey Mouse:
Finally, we have a bunch of new necklace designs, including a Pandora Rose Floating Locket necklace and a Pandora Rose Essence necklace. My favourite of these are the Spring Bird necklace design, which is beautiful in plain silver, and the Enchanted Tassel necklace.
As I mentioned before, my Olivia Burton honeybee watch is a favourite of mine, and I’d love to have something to match it from Pandora:
In terms of quality, if the Pandora Shine range is as durable as the Pandora Rose collection has proven to be, then I wouldn’t have any worries about purchasing a couple of pieces. My favourites are the Honeycomb openwork and the Heart & Bee. I appreciate people’s concerns about this new plated line devaluing their existing 14kt gold pieces, too, of course – and I’m sure the honeybee collection would have been similarly pretty in a Rose finish.
The blues are pretty, but it’s not my favourite colour, so I probably won’t dip into any of those. :)
What do you think of these latest sneak peeks?
*UPDATED* Sadly, I’ve had to take down the images by instruction of Pandora.