There’s an unexpected bonus for UK collectors today, as Pandora have released the Mother’s Day 2018 collection and our next Disney drop here early! For the uninitiated, the UK celebrates Mother’s Day sooner in the year than most countries and consequently Pandora releases a small proportion of the collection early here. We will get the rest of the collection in mid-April, which is when the rest of the world will receive the whole thing.
We were originally due to get this on Thursday, but it has unexpectedly been brought forward to today. Just to keep me on my toes! 😅
On a related note, I have finally had confirmation from Pandora on when I can preview the full global Mother’s Day 2018 collection – you can expect lots of posts from me next week! For those who are unaware, all my preview release dates are being agreed in advance with Pandora currently and I am running to a schedule.
In the meantime, read on to see what’s out in the UK today!
Pandora Mother’s Day 2018 UK Release
To start with, we have the Flourishing Hearts set encompasses a bangle, pendant, charm and pair of earrings. The set features a pretty heart-tree motif, which Pandora have used reasonably often over the past few years – but I really like this latest take on it. The plain silver detailing is nice to see.
As usual, I would prefer it if these pretty bangles came with an unengraved option, as the family-themed message means that I probably wouldn’t get it. My favourite of the set is the pendant, however. My only hesitation is the price, which seems quite high at £35.
The matching charm is cheaper at £25, which I assume means that it’s an openwork.
Meanwhile, the earrings are £30.
The Love Mum, priced at £35, is a more traditional Mother’s Day charm from Pandora, offering pastel enamel detailing.
The Perfect Mum pendant is priced at £40. Like the Love Mum charm before it, does the usual crafty Pandora thing of not committing to either ‘mum’ or ‘mom’ with the strategic use of a little ♥︎. ^^ The remaining beads were all showcased in my original SS18 sneak peeks before I had to take them down, I think.
The Balloon & Teddy is a sweet charm, and one of a set of balloon-themed beads that will launch with the rest of the Mother’s Day charms in April. It’s £40.
The Mother & Baby Bird pendant, also retailing for £40, is a nicely different take on a mother/child charm. I would liked it better if there had been some wrought oxidised silver detailing around the birds instead of the pastel pavé.
Another of the charms that I like best is the Perfect Home, retailing for £45. It makes me think how cool it might be to have an Amsterdam town house in the same style!
Pink and Pandora Rose always go beautifully together, and I like the colour combo in the Pattern of Love dangle (£55).The Mother Heart is now available in Rose for £45. Thankfully, it’s the only button-style design of this set, however.The Part of my Heart pendant offers a two-tone Pandora Rose design – I think it’s quite nicely done. It’s individually priced at £50.
It will also be part of a gift set for £185.
Pandora Disney February UK launch
The second part of the launch is Pandora Disney related. The Disney line only came to the UK and Europe last year and the launch collection was limited. Today’s release includes a lot of the pieces that we initially missed out on – Winnie the Pooh, princesses, Tinker Bell and more!
You can see the full new Disney line-up at the UK version of Pandora.net.
It’s great to see so much more of the Disney collection added to the UK’s line-up! I’m sure the same pieces will be launching in Europe soon – possibly on the originally intended date of Thursday 15th. I already bought most of the charms I wanted in this latest set from the US, but I’m happy that they’ll be so much easier to obtain for my fellow UK collectors. Plus, there’s the added customer care bonus for me – if I have a problem with one of the beads, UK stores will be much more able to help!
Of the Mother’s Day pieces, I’m rather tempted by the Flourishing Hearts pendant to wear with some of my intended Spring 2018 purchases! I also like the Perfect Home and the Birds dangles, but I don’t have kids yet so they’re not for me. I’m looking forward to being able to see everything in person on the weekend, however!
Do you like any of the charms in this set? Are you planning on adding any to your collection?