Today I’m kicking off the week with a complete preview of the upcoming Pandora Essence Zodiac collection! The charms represent the twelve signs of the zodiac, and will be the first set of new charms released for Pandora Essence since its debut in November 2013.
The set of twelve silver charms have the signs of the zodiac detailed on them in cubic zirconia, plus the zodiac sign they represent engraved on their silver cores.
These charms will be $55 USD and $60 CAD; no confirmation on pricing for other regions as of yet.
I was originally (mis)-informed by a sales assistant in a local store that these were coming out for Mother’s Day 2014, but it now looks like they will be seeing a Summer 2014 release. However, I don’t have any concrete confirmation of that as of yet – I will update you when I do!
While the charms are pretty and fit with the general aesthetic of the Pandora Essence collection, zodiac ranges for Pandora don’t ever seem to do amazingly well. A significant chunk of the Pandora Chinese Zodiac animal dangles just got retired here in the UK and the remaining charms are being marketed simply as animal pendants. Consequently I’m not sure how many people will consider their zodiac to be a crucial part of their ‘essence’. This also doesn’t reassure me about the longevity of the Essence concept; what other ideas do they have for future collections?
However, perhaps I’m being too sceptical. What do you think of the new Pandora Essence zodiac line? Does it appeal to you?