Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for December 2015 – and beyond! This month’s news includes some exciting Valentine’s and Spring 2016 teasers, plus a round-up of all the fun Pandora Christmas GWPs for the season. :D There are some lovely offers going on around the world, with some very collectible GWP items on offer.
Coming up on the blog are my Christmas 2015 reviews, so look out for them in the run-up to the 25th! ^^
Pandora Valentine’s 2016 Updates & Spring 2016 Teaser
I have already posted a preview of the upcoming Pandora Valentine’s Day 2016 collection, but I’ve updated the post with the full list of jewellery and some US pricing as well – so it’s worth having another look! :)
*Updated* These beautiful live shots showcase the new Valentine’s 2016 murano perfectly! The image is reproduced with the kind permission of Kasia Kubus, so please do not reproduce it without crediting her.
Additionally, we have a live shot from a recent Pandora SS16 preview in Amsterdam (hat tip to Stephanie for sharing it on my FB page!) – it shows off the new Valentine’s Wild Hearts murano beautifully. However, you can also see what looks to be a new pink flower murano to the left of the picture, which I assume will be a Spring 2016 offering. It looks rather lovely! Wouldn’t it be great if there were some more colours in this style, too?
There is also a new double heart pendant of some kind at the centre of the bracelet, in between the two pink Petite Facets.
There is also, as a bonus, this little campaign shot from Spring 2016. I have seen a tiny handful of the jewellery coming for Spring 2016, and there is a whole set of jewellery (rings, earrings) in the style of the gold pavé ring pictured on the fourth finger here, plus a glitzy floral ring with purple stones and a plain silver floral necklace. The theme for this year is apparently something along the lines of poetic blossoms and I hear that, yes, there may well be more daisies…
Pandora Opalescent Black Friday 2015 Charm Update
Back when the first images of the 2015 Black Friday charm were published online, the Pandora world was puzzled by the fact that two versions of the charm were leaked: the North American two-tone Wonderland charm, and a mysterious one with opalescent crystals. This opalescent version has not been mentioned by Pandora since, and they have just made an official statement on their Facebook page to say that this charm will not be released. :(
This is the official explanation:
this charm never actually went into production. It is the first design of the US exclusive Black Friday charm. Sorry for the confusion.
It’s a real shame as it was by far and away my favourite of the two versions. :(
Pandora Christmas Snowflake Ornament 2015 Promo
The Christmas Ornament GWP starts today for the US & Canada, and will run whilst stocks last. The spend is $125 USD ($150 CAD) – normally, that spend would be easy to hit, but I imagine there will be quite a few of you shopped out after all the Black Friday promotions! ;)
- In the UK, this promotion is ongoing while stocks last. Many stores have run out, but some online retailers are still offering it.
- In Australia, this promo has now finished – but the Dainty Bow bangle GWP will be starting instead on the 10th of December and running until the 20th of December, with a $150 AUD/$180 NZD spend.
I have my snowflake ornament, and I love it! It has heart detailing in the middle, and the lovely silver detailing at the heart of the snowflake and around the cut-out hearts just adds to its delicacy. Very pretty!
I already had the 2014 sleigh ornament, so this brings my collection up to a grand total of two! ^^ The only thing about the snowflake ornament is that there is no pouch or place to put charms in, unlike the sleigh.
Pandora Jared Exclusive Christmas Ornament 2015
But now for Pandora’s best-kept secret of the Winter 2015 season: there is also a second porcelain tree ornament for 2015! This second is a porcelain Christmas tree, and it will be offered exclusively by Jared’s in the US. (For the uninitiated, Jared’s Galleria is a chain of stores in the US which sells Pandora jewellery.) These live images are by eBay user vinnie-baby, and show it off nice and clearly.
No other region or store has received this ornament, making this one rather exclusive indeed. It will be available starting from today (1st of December) with any spend of $125 or more on Pandora.
Pandora Asia Starry Box GWP
Pandora Asia are offering this limited edition porcelain gift box as a gift with purchase for the holiday season, with varying spends and dates depending on the individual country! It has a rather lovely starry design, which complements the star-themed Asian-exclusives Pandora released this season.
In Singapore, the promotion will run until the 25th of December, and the qualifying spend is $400 nett.
In Hong Kong, the qualifying spend for the box is $3,500 HKD. What’s more, if you shop on the Pandora Hong Kong eStore and buy any gift set, you will get this Christmas card for free, which lets you record an audio message for your loved one. It also comes with a 3D decorative Christmas tree, pictured below. Hmm!
There are some really fun promotions running this year, and I love the little collectible releases Pandora have come up with for the season. The Jared’s tree ornament is pretty (although not as much as so as the Snowflake, I feel), so it’s a shame that it is so exclusive!
It’s exciting to get our first taste of the Pandora Spring 2016 collection, small as it may be! ;) I really like the look of the pink floral murano, even if I really do not need any more pink-themed designs, haha. It would be nice if there were more colours in the same style. On the other hand, I am not as sure about the Valentine’s 2016 murano from the live shots – it looks a bit more translucent than the stock image suggested, if that makes sense!
Will you be taking part in any of the promotions this month? What are you hoping from next year’s collections?