It’s finally here! The Pandora Spring 2018 collections have launched across the globe today, bringing us woodland creatures, all the colours of the rainbow, enchanted tea parties and only a small dose of flowers. This year Pandora has moved away from a heavy emphasis on floral patterns, thinking more creatively about nature with some beautiful water-themed designs.
Of course, today also saw the launch of the gold-plated Pandora Shine collection – as this is such a big new release for Pandora, I’ve written about this in a separate article. We have to wait until April for the release of the new Essence and Disney beads. :)
Pandora Spring 2018 collection live images
As is traditional, I have a wealth of lovely live shots for you to look through! If you’d like to see full stock images, pricing and other live shots, please do have a mosey through the Pandora Spring 2018 tag! :)
The collection offers a mixture of different styles that will appeal to different tastes; Pandora has explicitly stated that their collections became too repetitive over 2016/17, and they’ve made a conscious effort to include pieces that cater to varying styles and designs.
You can see the three new charm bracelets in the next two shots. I actually really like the look of all three of these. The Signature padlock is much more versatile than the pink CZ Lock your Promise, and it looks nicely contemporary. I’d love to try the Sliding Bracelet as well.
In this beautiful shot, we have the Wildflower Meadow charm bracelet, with the Spring Bird House charm and the beautiful Tea Pot. I love the little raised flower, and that beautiful ladybird detailing – apparently the purple of the ladybird isn’t vibrant in person, which is a shame, but it’s sweet nonetheless.
The next live images focus on the rainbow- and water-themed charms! I absolutely love Sarah’s (Sarinak) styling of the Iridescent Rainbow glass with some softer florals – it stops the rainbows from being too chirpy and softens them beautifully, making me think of a crisp spring day.
The Iridescent Rainbow glass is a must for me, and I’m actually quite tempted by the enamel Rainbow dangle after seeing how nice it looks with floral beads. Styled with the right things, I think it can err on the right side of fun without being too childish.
Now, my very favourite pieces of this collection are the beautiful Enchanted nature beads. The stand-out is the Enchanted Garden Glass murano, with two bumblebees hovering beneath the glass. They look lovely both with older Pandora charms and the other new Spring releases:
The others I adore are the Spring Bird pieces (the ring and the house charm), the tea party charms and all the sweet little animals. Pretty much everything pictured below, haha!
The Tassels are up next! I love the drama of them, but wonder how practical the Enchanted Tassel charm would prove to be on a bracelet. I type all day at work and suspect that I would annoy my coworkers no end with all the swishing. 😂
Finally, we have the Bella Bots! I still can’t quite work out how I feel about the Bellas. On the one hand, they’re wonderfully quirky and fresh – on the other, I just have no idea what they’d go with!
In Asia, Australia & New Zealand, both the silver and the Rose versions of Bella will come with a special box. This is a bit bigger than your usual charm box but smaller than a bracelet box:
Pandora Rose Spring 2018 collection live images
I’ve already showcased a couple of the Rose beads in the live shots above, but these photos focus more explicitly on the Rose beads. 🌹 The new Rose beads are mainly floral based, although there is the little Cute Bunny bead as well!
The bunny received mixed reviews – I think it’s sweet, but would have been much improved without the CZ eyes. I get that they can’t really use oxidised detail in the same way for a Rose charm that they can with silver, though.
Pandora Easter 2018 charms
The US-exclusive Easter charms have also made their debut, for better or worse (the reaction they got from a lot of collectors was mixed, shall we say), and you can check them out in this live shot from Pandora Mall of Georgia:
I like that Pandora has tried to cater to different tastes and moments with this collection – I find it hard to differentiate 2016 and 2017’s Spring collections in my head, but this one absolutely has its own character. My favourites are the Wildflower Meadow bracelet, the tea cup and tea pot, the safety chains, and the animals – particularly the Snail. He’s slowly crept up on me (as a snail will) but I’m now fully head over heels. It’s just too cute and silly, and I think he’s going to be one of my very first purchases!
I will be going to see the new collection on Saturday, and my day one buys will most probably include the Wildflower Meadow bracelet, the Enchanted Garden Glass and the Snail. :D
Have you seen any of the new pieces in person yet? What are you planning on getting?