*UPDATED with more pics* Today’s post looks forward to the Pandora Autumn 2015 collection, with some sneak peeks of the upcoming charms! As has been typical of Pandora’s recent style, the collection offers numerous heart designs and a lot of sparkle. However, there are also a few classic silver designs, some rather lovely feather motifs and classic decorative pieces! The colour scheme for this collection is a delicate ‘blush pink’, which goes beautifully with the angel wing pieces.
These pictures are published with the very kind permission of the Pandora’s Angels Facebook page (and a little extra editing from me), so please don’t reproduce these images without crediting them. :) There are still a few stock images missing from this selection, but these pictured give a great overview of the overall themes and feel of the Fall collection.
The collection is due for release on the 29th of August – all prices given are in USD.
Nature & Animals
Wings are a key motif for the Pandora Autumn 2015 release, and we have some beautiful silver designs! The Angelic Feathers offers a detailed plain silver design, and will retail for $50.
Priced at $60, the Angel Wings pendant was one of the most popular from the initial AW15 sneak peeks. It features some CZ pavé detailing and a delicate pink enamel core.
The Majestic Feather pendant offers a slightly simpler take on the feather concept, and is priced at $60.
The Majestic Feather pendant has an accompanying charm, which is rather similar to the existing Light as a Feather charm. It’s priced at $60.
The picture is a little blurry for this one, but the Feathered clip is possibly my favourite of the feather/wing charms. I love its simplicity and it reminds me of the Pandora’s original range of plain silver clips. It’s reasonably priced at $35.
Moving from feathers to the birds themselves, we have the Red Robin charm, priced at $55. It’s cute in theory, but I’m not sure about its execution here.
However, the Majestic Swan I do love. The pavé detailing is used perfectly to accent the swan’s wings and the whole effect is very pretty and elegant. It’s a little pricier at $70, but this one is worth it I think. ;)
Now we have my favourite of the Autumn 2015 sneak peeks – the Forest Fairy, priced at $35. Offering a solid silver design and some whimsical detailing, this charm stands out for me from the rest of the collection.
The Dragonfly Meadow is an openwork design, featuring clusters of sparkling dragonflies picked out in pavé detail. This is one of my favourites of the charms unveiled here and I’m sure it will make its way into my collection come Autumn! ^^ It’s priced at $60 USD.
The Playful Pig seems to be this collection’s oddball offering (remember the Alligator pendant from Spring 2015?), but it’s rather cute nevertheless. It is $30.
To accompany the Playful Pig, we have also the Peaceful Panda, also priced at $30.
The Radiant Hearts and Radiant Splendour are two new statement pieces for the Autumn collection, featuring blush-pink crystals. I particularly like the vintage-look of the Radiant Hearts, with its large gem and cut-out heart detailing.
They are both priced at $80.
The notable thing about the Fascinating Blush is that it is not actually a murano glass charm – it’s actually made from blush-pink crystal. I’ve noted that Pandora seem to be moving away from their murano glass ranges; this seems to be a continuation of that trend, with faceted gemstones replacing their traditional glass offerings. It is priced at $50.
The Radiant Hearts will also be available in a deep purple:
In addition, there will be two new mini-faceted charms – in royal purple and blue! These are very similar to the existing Petite Facets, but are called Geometric Facets. They are priced at $50 USD.
The Timeless and Classic Elegance pendants are priced at $65 USD each:
The Forever PANDORA charm, retailing for $50, is another option for those who want to further represent their love of Pandora on their bracelet:
The 14kt gold Floral Brilliance is priced at $400 USD.
Finally, there will be a new range of pavé spacers, each priced at $40.
Family, Love & Occasions
Pandora’s original Birthday Bloom birthstone set are now being replaced for Autumn 2015 by this Signature Heart collection, which features a range of natural and synthetic stones to represent each month of the year. They are priced at $55 USD.
The Hearts Tiara is rather reminiscent of the Disney Princess tiaras that were released earlier this year, and offers an intricate pavé design. It will retail for $45 USD.
The Birthday Wishes charm is priced at $50 USD.
This Love & Appreciation charm was one of my favourites of the Pandora Rose for Spring 2015, with its filigree detail and delicate pavé detailing – it now makes an appearance in 14kt gold! It’s a pricier option in $375.
The Magnificent Heart pendant offers a rather pretty two-tone option and is priced at $120 USD. I absolutely love the heart itself, but the cubic zirconia on the bail detract from the design for me.
The Lace Boutanique is similarly pretty and is priced at $150 USD.
The Majestic Heart is slightly reminiscent of Pandora’s ‘O’ logo, with its little 14kt gold crown. It’s priced at $90.
My favourite of this selection of love/family pieces is this beautifully-intricate two-tone piece. I already have a lot of hearts in my Pandora collection, but this charm is lovely. It is expensive, however, at $90.
In addition, we also have a two-tone heart clip, with the word ‘love’ written on it in 14kt gold. It will be $70.
The hearts continue with the Daughter’s Love charm, with features a sweet pink cubic zirconia heart. It will cost $50.
The Best Friends charm is very similar, but with a clear stone. It will retail for $50 also.
The You are so Loved charm is slightly cheaper at $35.
Finally, we have our first new safety chain design since Spring 2013 (excluding the North-American-exclusive Disney line)! The safety chain is another family-orientated one, with the words ‘Family’ and ‘Forever’ written on it. It’s priced at $40.
I am not bowled over by this Autumn selection, but there are a couple of pieces that have definitely caught my eye. I absolutely love the sweet Forest Fairy charm, and the simple silver Feathered clip. Of the extensive range of pavé charms, the Dragonfly Meadow and Majestic Swan are just lovely, and I am not averse to the classic look of the Radiant Hearts charms.
In general terms, the wing/feather motif is a great choice for Autumn and I think they’d look great with the existing Light as a Feather set, which has always been one of my favourites. It’s great to see a new safety chain design too, even if its family theme doesn’t really apply to me! Briefly touching on the negative side, however, there is rather a heavy use of synthetic stones; I’d have liked to have seen a greater number of plain silver charms to counterbalance all the sparkle.
What do you think of these Autumn sneak peeks? Is anything going on your wish list?