*UPDATED* Today’s preview skips ahead a little to warmer months and sunnier spells, with an overview of Pandora’s Summer 2015 collection! The collection features tropical blues and greens, some sparkling animal charms and new destination charms. While we’ve previously had sneak peeks of the Spring and Mother’s Day 2015 collections, this is the first we’ve seen of Summer. It’s exciting to finally have the stock images! :D
If you are not a fan of Pandora’s new pavé style, you are probably not going to like these summer offerings. :( Many of these designs existed previously as plain silver or two-tone charms, such as the Snake, Turtle and Palm Tree, but have now been transformed into ‘sparkling’ versions. There is also a distinct lack of murano glass; instead, Pandora seem to be relying on their new Petite Facets range and pavé charms to inject a little colour into this season’s collections.
The Pandora Summer 2015 collection is due to be released on the 28th of May. All stock images are property of Pandora, so please do not reproduce them without credit. :) I only have prices for the US currently, but this will be a global release.
Pandora Summer 2015 Collection
First up, we have a selection of decorative pieces in a tropical blue and green. I absolutely love the Orchid dangle; I’m thinking it would look beautiful on my purple leather bracelet. <3 The Petite Facets charms consist of blue and green synthetic quartz.
Prices for the US are as follows:-
Petite Facets (blue and green) – $40
Orchid – $45
Ocean & Sky Mosaic – $65
Inspiration Within – $30
Next up, we have some beach-themed offerings. The Tropicana openwork comes in both 14kt yellow gold and sterling silver. If you look closely, you can also see that the Sparkling Snake has black cubic zirconia for eyes! I have also heard that the Sea Turtle is plain silver on the other side.
Pricing for the US is as follows:-
Sea Turtle – $60
Tropicana (gold) – $250
Playful Dolphin – $45
Tropicana (silver) – $35
Sparkling Snake – $65
Symbol of Stability – $35
Sparkling Palm Tree – $45
There will also be a new selection of heart flag dangles representing various countries, based on the same design as the Autumn 2014 collection’s Australian Heart Flag. These are $50 each.
Finally, we have two new leather bracelets in this collection’s colours of blue and green. These are both priced at $50 USD. I’ve heard that these are limited edition, but I need to double-check that. *EDIT* I’ve seen a couple of queries noting the similarity of the blue leather to the navy Autumn 2014 leather bracelet; this one does look dark, but it is the right stock image. It might be that this pre-release image’s colour is a little off, but it’s different to the navy autumn double leather if you look. :) You can see a glimpse of this new blue leather in person in my spring/summer live images!
There will also be a small selection of rings and a necklace released with the collection, primarily based on palm tree motifs.
Pricing for the US is as follows:-
Sparkling Snake ring – $80
Intricate Lattice ring – $65
Tropical Palm ring – $80
Tropical Palm necklace – $125
Summer releases never tend to appeal to me as much as others, as I usually go for the subtler colours of spring or winter collections. My only summery project is a teal-and-white-themed oxidised bracelet, and I’m not sure any of these fit with that. :( Having said that, I do like the new Mosaic pavé charms; the mix of green and blue stones do a really lovely job of conveying the variety and vibrancy of colour within the sea. The leather bracelets are intriguing, too, but I’d have to see them in person.
The stand-out piece for me is that beautiful Orchid dangle. The Dolphin is also so cute, even if he does suffer from gratuitous cubic zirconia! ;)
What do you think of this Summer release? Will you be buying any of these charms?