Today sees the first new collection from Pandora for 2018, with the launch of the Valentine’s Day and CNY jewellery! As is traditional, this is only a small release, but it manages to pack in a range of different pieces. As well as jewellery for the Moments range, there are also new offerings for Pandora Rose, Essence and the Floating Locket petites!
As usual, I’m celebrating the launch with a selection of live shots of all the new jewellery! ?
Pandora Valentine’s Day 2018 release
The Valentine’s 2018 collection offers some of the usual pinks and heart charms, but there are a few more off-the-wall options as well this year! With a lip-themed set of beads and some emoji-inspired jewellery, some of the new pieces seem to be aimed at a younger, more contemporary style.
For full previews, and details on accompanying gift sets and GWPs, please take a look through the Pandora Valentine’s 2018 tag. :) I actually finally made a promotions page for 2018, which has all the info I know so far listed, so you can take a look at there as well!
As usual, stores have been uploading various live shots to social media, which gives us a better idea of what all the beads look like in person. The heart-key jewellery looks delicate and I particularly like the heart-shaped Floating Locket. The heart-lock bracelet is also cute, but I’m still surprised by how big the clasp is in person – it’s definitely a piece you could wear without any beads on it. In fact, I wonder how it would suit being filled up like a proper charm bracelet.
Pandora CNY 2018 release
There are two new designs launching in celebration of the Lunar New Year today! One is a very traditional Pandora CNY design – the Luck & Fortune charm, as pictured below, features cheerful red enamel and beautiful detailing.
The Double Happiness is more contemporary in style. For a full preview of both charms, have a look through the Pandora CNY 2018 tag. :)
These gorgeous live shots from Patty Ng show off the new beads perfectly. The Luck & Fortune dangle is just as pretty as I hoped it would be! I don’t know if I’ll get it straightaway though – I might wait for a promo, seeing as I’ve spent all my pennies during the various sales.
The Double Happiness dangle has a nice shade of enamel, but I would have preferred it without the pave detailing. The pop of enamel colour against bright silver would have been lovely on its own.
It’s the year of the dog – there isn’t a new dog charm launching to celebrate it, but Australia and New Zealand do have a cute little red leather bracelet gift set in honour of it!
Pandora Club charm 2018 release
Finally for new releases, this year’s limited edition Club charm is launching a little earlier this year! The 2018 bead is a globe design, drawing on the theme of a global Pandora community.
For a more detailed look at this bead, you can have a look at my original preview here. It comes with a pretty little heart-shaped box, as usual – this is marked with the year, to add to its collectability. <3
This live shot shows it off rather nicely:
They are also already asking fans for ideas for the 2019 collectors’ Club charm! You can go online and answer a few questions. The survey asks you to pick a metal, colour, stone, etc., and then to upload an image that inspires you.
The only vaguely inspirational image I had easily to hand on my phone’s camera roll was quite a generic shot of a park in niceish weather that I’d taken recently – my apologies if they run with that. ;)
Like many, my thoughts on this collection haven’t really moved very much since our initial sneak peeks – many of the pieces are pretty – particularly the new bracelet, the Rose pieces (especially the ring) and the Two Hearts spacers. However, at this point in my collecting career, so to speak, I need to be more selective and stick more to character beads, or pieces that are more distinctive from those I already own. I’ll be going to see the new charms this weekend, and am prepared to be pleasantly surprised by any of them, nevertheless.
Consequently, the charms I’m planning on buying are the Luck & Fortune charm, which will make an adorable addition to my favourite Chinese New Year red bracelet, and the 2018 Club charm. This will be going on my mesh bracelet along with the So Many Reasons to be Happy pendant that came out for the US a couple of months ago and the Home Sweet Home charm. ☺️
Are you buying anything today? Have you seen any of the beads in person yet?