There’s just over a week until the launch of the Pandora Autumn 2018 collection, and today – as is tradition – I have HQ images, detailed commentary, and additional pricing for all of the new charms coming out! This year’s Autumn 2018 collection features majestic purples, regal motifs, and lovely grains inspired by the season.
The collection is due out on 30 August worldwide. Here I’m focusing on the regular charms and bracelets – there will also be pieces for the Shine, Rose, Disney and jewellery lines. I’ve linked to those previews below:
I haven’t had any kind of go ahead from Pandora about a Disney preview I’m afraid though chaps. :( In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this HQ walk through the Pandora Autumn 2018 Moments charms and bracelets!
Pandora Autumn 2018 collection preview
First up, we have a new charm bracelet, again in the new padlock style. I absolutely love the detailing on the clasp, and it’s all-silver design. My problem is, however, that I would want to fill it up with charms, and I’m not sure that that’s how best to wear these padlock bracelets. This one is retailing for $75 USD or £60.
Next – charms! I’m beginning with one of the most charming options, Bruno the Unicorn. This little guy is an all silver design, and so very cute. My OH thinks he looks a little like a uni-cow haha, but regardless, too adorable and definitely coming home with me on release day! He’s priced at $40 USD / £30.
The Regal Beauty features translucent purple enamel, arranged in what looks to be a slightly hypnotic spiderweb design. It will be retailing for $50 USD or £40.
The Regal Key pendant is another from this collection that scores highly with me – the intertwining silver detail and oxidation of the key itself is lovely. It’s affordable at $45 USD or £35.The Iridescent White Glass murano comes in silver and Rose, and represents something new for Pandora – murano glass beads with patterned silver cores. I think this works rather nicely, and am looking forward to seeing some live shots of it in action! The only thing that I’m not sure about from the image is whether the coring as the same height as the bead – I prefer the silver cores not to overwhelm the glass. It’s priced at $55 USD or £45.
The Dazzling Crown clip would be fab for a London-themed or Disney princess themed bracelet, I think, and is priced at $45 USD or £35.The Love Potion charm is another that catches my eye, as I do love a nice pastel pink! The stone is simply described as a ‘pink mist crystal’. I’d put it with the white iridescent murano and some of the fairytale beads for a nice white-and-pink styling. It’ll be priced at $55 USD or £45.
The Fairy Tale Castle is lovely and solid in its detailing, with lots of little windows and gates beautifully depicted. However, it’s similar to many of the Disney Parks castle beads, if you already own one. It’s priced at $50 USD or £40.The Free as a Bird is reminiscent of a classic two-tone Spring 2013 design that was one of my all-time favourite Pandora charms. This new version features the ubiquitous pavé detail of ‘newer’ style Pandora, but also a few of its own very sweet quirks – I love the little curlicues around the bottom of the charm, and the way the dangling bird can either be worn caged or uncaged. You can see that the cage itself is hinged and will open and shut! It’s priced at $55 USD or £45.The Fairytale Book charm has a cute horse design on the front, and Our fairytale written inside. I have a few of these book-type dangles, and while they’re very cute, they do have a tendency not to shut properly after a little while. This is another modern Pandora take on a Spring 2013 classic – this version will be $55 USD.
The Layers of Lace charm is a honeycomb decorative piece that reminds me a lot of the Pandora SS14 pieces. It’s retailing for $45 USD or £35 – this strikes me as being more affordable than a lot of Pandora’s similar statement pieces, which usually feature more pavé.
The Keys of Love charm is retailing for $55 USD or £45. I wonder if it’s quite jingly in person, with all those little silver keys knocking against each other.
The Lock & Heart features two silver heart charms connected by a silver chain in a rather sweet design, priced at $55 USD. I would love this, but the pavé at the bail detracts a little for me – it’s not a design that needs sparkle.
The Love You Lock will be $45 USD or £35.
The United Regal Hearts is $45 USD or £35.My favourite of these abstract heart charms is this pretty little openwork, however. It has a less contemporary style and an elegance that really appeals to me. It’s $30 USD or £20, which is also a price point that appeals to me, haha.
By far the most interesting thing about the Regal Love Key charm is its beautifully elegant filigree panel. I’d strip away the sparkle at the bail and around the edge of the locket, and replace it with elegant silver beading, though, I think. It’s priced at $60 USD or £50.The Faceted Floating Locket is marked as a seasonal item, which means it will be retired after this season. You can see how this looks with a petite inside in the campaign image at the top of the post. It’ll sell for $65 USD or £55.
The Sparkling Love charm is reminiscent of many other Pandora beads, offering a straightforward heart design in CZs. It will retail for $75 USD.
For years and years, Pandora collectors have been asking for more Halloween charms – well, in the year 2018 they have finally got one! The Sweet Pumpkin scores instant brownie points for being plain silver – I love the style of it, too. I’m definitely in the camp who prefers their Halloween to be more on the cute side rather than actually scary. 😅 This bead will be $40 USD or £30.
On a side note, I don’t have good pictures for these yet, but there will also be two new US-exclusive Halloween beads in the style of last year’s engraved charms. One is an engraved heart dangle with Hocus Pocus written on it, and the other is a CZ button with Boo-tiful engraved on it.
The Pumpkin ties into another major theme of the Pandora Autumn 2018 – grains, harvest and renewal. The Grains of Energy clip has purple enamel detailing and a pleasing contrast between the two rows of leaves – one has oxidised markings, and the other is plain silver. It will be $40 USD or £30.
There’ll be a safety chain along the same sort of design, too, retailing for $55 USD or £45. This has silicone lining, and is really rather pretty. I love that it’s plain silver, too.
I love the beautiful plain silver styling of this next one, too, with bright twists of silver grains brought together in the shape of a heart. It’s easy to tire of Pandora and their many hearts, but it’s fun when they do something a bit different and reimagine it in terms of a collection’s core theme. It reminds me of the Angelic Feather charm from Autumn 2015. The Icon of Nature will be $35 USD or £25.
The Always by Your Side charm sees another visit from the cute little mouse and bird that featured in the Pandora Spring and Mother’s Day 2018 collections, this time given an autumnal twist with grains and purple stones. It’s priced at $50 USD
The Bright Seeds is $50 USD or £40. I really like the raised grain detailing around the edge of the heart.
The Seeds of Elegance is a simple design, but a pretty one – it has a silicone grip, so can be used for keeping charms in place on smooth bracelets, leathers and bangles. It’s priced at $40 USD or £30.The Dazzling Grain Swirls is quite abstract in style, and will retail at $50 USD.The Radiant Grains of Energy offers a little more colour, and is priced at $80 USD or £65.
This charm is engraved with Family is where love grows, and retails for $40 USD / $45 CAD.
The Family Locket offers a blush pink dangle, hidden away inside a silver locket case. It’s $55 USD or £45.The Family Game is a really cute and new take on a well-worn Pandora theme – it will be available for $40 USD or £30.The Rabbit Lantern is detailed in pretty pastel enamels. This one won’t be available in the US, but it should be coming to Canada and selected other regions.The Dazzling Stethoscope celebrates the medical profession, and retails for $40 USD.The Hero Dog Tag will be $50 USD.The Firefight Essentials will certainly make a mark on any bracelet design, with its bold red enamel – it’s $55 USD.The Om Symbol is $55 USD.
To finish off with, we have two solid 14kt gold charms coming up for Autumn. The first, the Opulent Flower, will be $400 USD.
In the Spotlight will be $400 USD also.
On a finishing note, there are a few pieces that I showed in my original Autumn preview that I haven’t posted here. This is because they haven’t appeared in any subsequent catalogues, and they don’t seem like they are still coming out – or not immediately or straightforwardly. I’ll update later if I get confirmation on any of them. The pieces I’m mentioning include the Sparkling Open Heart, the Thank You Letter, and the unnamed Pandora signature pieces, including the heart padlock bangle.
There’s lots to love in this collection – I think the grain/harvest motif works beautifully, especially in combination with the Shine collection, and the ‘new’ Pandora take on classic fairytale beads is really enjoyable. My one caveat is that I wish Pandora felt comfortable enough with their designs to not add a sentimental message or a dusting of CZs. The designs are sweet, and nice, and interesting, and they really do speak for themselves. Nevertheless, it continues to be very refreshing to see new characters, new animals, pretty design motifs – and a minority of generic button designs. <3
I just got the sliding silver bracelet in the US promo, and I’m thinking Bruno would look rather nice on it. I’d like to get one of the White Iridescent muranos to go with him, and I think perhaps the Love Potion and Free as a Bird, too. Other than that, I absolutely adore the Sweet Pumpkin and I have a little space carved out for him (get it?!) on my Halloween bracelet. 🎃
(Also, on a side note, I’m a little behind on my comments and email – it’s been super busy lately, and posts like this one take quite a while to put together! I’ll get on them as soon as possible 😊)
What are you planning on getting from this collection? Are you excited for the 30th?