Today sees the global launch of Pandora’s brand new jewellery line, titled Reflexions. The collection is more decorative than Pandora’s traditional jewellery, and has some similarities in concept with the older Pandora Essence line, although it is much more contemporary in style.
I’ll start with a little overview of how the collection will work, and then showcase the launch collection pieces!
What is the Pandora Reflexions range?
The Pandora Reflexion collection comes in silver, Pandora Rose and Pandora Shine. The core pieces and charms are offered in all three finishes, and offer nice opportunities for symmetry through mixing the different versions of each piece. The Reflexions bracelets are a mesh design that look a lot like watch straps.
The charms all clip on to the Shine bracelet, meaning that you don’t have to screw them on and off like you do a Moments chain. You have a little more freedom to rearrange the beads as you like. Each bead has a silicone grip, so they’ll stay in place once you’ve clipped them on.
Pandora Reflexions collection preview
The bracelets feature a broad mesh design, much like a slim watch strap. They’ll come in sizes from 15 to 21cm. Pandora have said that they recommend 5-7 charms to be worn on the bracelet, but that you can wear more if you like – that recommendation is mainly based on what they think is most comfortable.
It’s nice to see safety chains launch with the Reflexions collection – we had a little while to wait when the Pandora Essence range came out before they produced a compatible safety chain. The design is quite stripped back, but the elegance of the double chain is rather pretty.
The charms are, for the most part, quite abstract and contemporary in design. There are the ubiquitous Pandora logo designs, which benefit from being plain metals and not too sparkly:
The Crowns are quite fun, and I think work well in a Rose and Shine finish, where the contrast between the CZs and the metal looks particularly striking:
Next, we come to some of my favourite pieces. The Floating Heart clips remind me of a classic Pandora Moments design, and a little sweetness to the contemporary look of Reflexions.
Sweeter still is the Sweet Bow, which comes only in Pandora Rose. This would be so beautiful on the silver Reflexions chain – I’d put it with the Rose safety chain for a lovely two-tone look.
To finish off with, we have some designs that will only be released in silver.
The Locket allows you to add a dash more customisation to your Reflexions bracelet, as you could pop any number of existing petites in there – spring ladybirds, Christmas beads, bright summer enamels, etc.
My personal inclination with these pieces would be to mix metals. For me, silver on silver, or gold on gold, won’t look as effective as beautiful Rose charms set against a silver chain, or silver pieces picked out against a Rose or Shine chain. As the textures of the various charms and the bracelet chains are so similar, I think that I would prefer the distinction in colour to make them stand out more. My picks would be the silver chain with the Rose safety chain and the pretty little Rose bow, or the Rose chain with the silver safety chain and the plain silver heart disc!
I am not, however, immediately desperate to indulge in a new bracelet concept and I’m going to reserve judgement proper until I’ve seen this in store. There’s just something about the Moments line that I love so much – the best pieces are often wonderfully eclectic and personable and quirky, or they feature beautiful glasswork, or pretty florals – and this line strikes me as something much more like standard jewellery. It’s nice and looks stunning in some of the campaign images, but I love my charm bracelets!
What do you think of this collection? Are you planning on indulging?