It’s a happy day for Pandora collectors the world over, as today sees the Pre-Autumn 2018 collection hit the stores! Offering contemporary signature designs (and the odd slice of pizza), this collection aims to highlight how well Pandora’s three key finishes – silver, Rose, and Shine – complement each other.
Again, I wasn’t able to preview this collection in advance, so this is going to be something of a Pandora Pre-Autumn mega post, offering a detailed walk through the collection, live images and a promo alert, too! ?
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2018 collection overview
Beginning with the bracelets, our first offering is a Rose take on the popular mesh bracelet, priced at $150 USD / $165 CAD. This looks absolutely stunning and is one of my favourites from this launch!
We already received a silver version of this bracelet back in Spring, but to me it’s more beautiful again in a Rose finish. The Rose sets off the shimmer of the CZs in the clasp very nicely! It’s pricey, however, at $175 USD / $195 CAD.
This bracelet is also available in a Pandora Shine finish, priced at $200 USD / $220 CAD.
First up for beads is this lovely charmification of Pandora’s classic Crown ‘O’ logo, available in silver, Rose and Shine finishes. The silver version is priced at $45 USD / $50 CAD.
The Rose version retails for $55 USD / $60 CAD.
And, finally, the Shine version is $65 USD / $75 CAD.
All three of these Logo Hearts clips are silicone lined, meaning that they’re intended for use on non-threaded bracelets such as the smooth charm bracelet or the bangles. The silver version is $55 USD / $60 CAD.
The Rose version will be $65 USD / $75 CAD. The Rose finish always sets off clear CZs very nicely, but you do lose the oxidation that brings out the heart detail in the silver version.
The Shine version is $75 USD / $85 CAD.The Spinning Hearts of Pandora, retailing at $65 USD / $75 CAD, is an unusual design, as the two halves can be spun! It reminds me of a little cotton reel.
The Hearts of Pandora spacer offers a stripped back version of this design. In silver, it costs $45 USD / $50 CAD. In Rose, it’s $55 USD / $60 CAD.
In Shine, it’s $65 USD / $75 CAD.The Spinning Pandora Signature charm has a spinning centre, one side adorned with pavé-set stones and the other with a sweet silver heart. This is priced at $55 USD / $60 CAD. These new alphabet beads will be replacing the Vintage Letter charms that were introduced back in 2016. The front of each charm is plain silver, but the back of it has some pretty beaded detailing and Pandora’s beloved little silver hearts. These are rather sweet, although I wonder how well they will sit with other charms, given their very 3D design. Each is priced at $35 USD / $40 CAD. Next we have two slightly oddball newcomers! These are two pendant charms inspired by Italian cuisine – pizza and pasta! I can imagine these being most popular as tourist souvenirs. The Love Pizza, retailing for $50 USD / $55 CAD, is adorned with coloured enamel and CZs, and has a little dangling pizza slice to accompany the main charm.The Love Pasta charm would be a little more easy to style, given its all-silver design. It’s cheaper at $45 USD / $50 CAD.
Finally for charms, we have the Dazzling Love Birds, which is exclusive to China. Pandora’s copy for this charm states that there are ‘love bird’ motifs in the charm – I can’t see them from the stock image, so I assume they are silhouetted beneath the crystal in some way?
We also have a selection of accompanying jewellery: this is mainly silver, but there is one pair of Pandora Shine earrings, too. Again, the pieces focus on Pandora signature motifs.
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2018 live images
Many of the live images focus on the beautiful arrangements that are possible through mixing the three different finishes, with the new logo charm a particular favourite. There are few full bracelet designs – most focus on simple bangle or leather stylings, picking out a handful of the new beads as focal points.
Pandora Pre-Autumn offer for the US
Starting today, Pandora US are offering once again this white leatherette jewellery box as a GWP! It’s available for shoppers in the US with spends of $125 USD or more.
This is a pretty and contemporary collection – nevertheless, nicely put together as it is, it doesn’t quite set my imagination alight, primarily as the focus is on decorative rather than collectable pieces. The new bracelets in their different metal finishes look gorgeous, however, and I particularly love the two Rose options. The charm that I think will stand out for many Pandora lovers is the Signature ‘O’, which looks striking in every finish. It would be beautiful styled alone, and I like the idea of contrasting metals – putting a single silver ‘O’ on a Rose bracelet, or putting the Rose ‘O’ alone on a silver open bangle. The pizza and pasta charms are very quirky, but I struggle to think how I would style either.
What do you think of this collection? Is anything on your wish list?