There are only a few days to go until the official launch of the Pandora Spring 2017 collection on Thursday, and today’s post will hopefully get you in the mood to go shopping later this week with HQ images of all the new charms coming out! :D The collection is heavily decorative, with few character beads, but there are some beautiful new glass designs and floral options that will undoubtedly look lovely in person.
I’ve included prices in USD/CAD where I have them; to see an HQ preview of the accompanying jewellery, please take a look at my post here. Otherwise, read on to look at all the charms and charm jewellery! :D
Pandora Spring 2017 Collection Preview
Of course, I have to start with the beautiful Field of Flowers muranos! ? These feature painted flowers set over a looping ribbon pattern and a softly glittering core, and are available in three beautiful shades. The pink is definitely coming home with me! ^^ They’re priced at $50 USD each.
As is the purple! I like that the soft white detailing stands out a little more against the darker background colour with this one. It really showcases how on point Pandora’s glasswork is these days. They’ve done some catching up with other brands, even if they haven’t quite reached the heights of some – but the vast quantities in which Pandora produces its beads mean that often the more complicated glass designs hit production issues, so you can understand why there aren’t so many glass beads as some smaller brands, perhaps.
The third colour, a pretty cornflower blue, did not appear in the NA catalogue, and so I guess it’s not coming out there. It should be launching in most other regions, however, including the UK. I can’t wait to see it in person; I hope the blue isn’t too bright!
Next up, we have a couple more entries for the Dazzling Daisies series, including a spacer priced at
And a statement pendant charm, which is on the pricier side at $85 USD/$95 CAD:
My favourite new Dazzling Daisy piece is this Meadow charm, however, which has looked consistently stunning in all the live shots I’ve seen! It’s like a more delicate variation on the Radiant hearts charms. It’s also pricey, however, at $85 USD/$95 CAD.
We’re also seeing more pieces in the Poetic Blooms collection, with a very pretty set of floral petites for the Floating Lockets. I haven’t yet indulged in one of these necklace, but think how pretty these florals would be in the Mother’s Day 2017 heart-shaped floating locket that’s due out in April!
One of my favourites of the new florals is this new Poetic Blooms clip, which has looked beautiful in every campaign image I’ve seen so far! I’m very tempted to get one maybe further down the line for either my forest-green bracelet or my pink/purple Field of Flowers bracelet.
To match, we have the Poetic Blooms clasp bracelet, which is a must-have for me. Collectors have been asking for a floral-themed special clasp for a long time, and it’s nice to see them come out with one!
Next, we have a brand-new set of florals for spring: the delicately tropical pink Magnolia Blooms. This range is surprisingly extensive already, and it’s hard to know how they could possibly expand this range – there are already two charm designs, a pendant, a dangle, a spacer and a clip, in addition to matching jewellery!
I very much like the brighter pink, which manages to be delicate and yet also vibrant at the same time. This openwork charm is $65 USD or $75 CAD.
However, I prefer this pretty version of the charm, without the extra pavé. It’s also slightly more affordable at $55 USD or $60 CAD.
The clip is also lovely:
But the spacer is possibly my favourite piece, as I think the magnolia design looks at its best in this smaller form, clustered around each other:
In terms of dangles, you can choose from a bigger statement charm ($60 USD / $70 CAD):
Or the subtler pendant version:
Next up, we have more decorative pieces! There certainly isn’t any shortage of those in this collection. My favourite of these is the new safety chain, which is a clip design and would be perfect with the threadless bracelet from last year’s spring collection!
There is a matching Insignia clip, as well:
The Fairytale Crown is a rather fun addition, but the addition of CZs means that I probably won’t be indulging in this one. It would be great on an Alice in Wonderland or UK-themed bracelet, I think! Its openwork design means it’s a little less expensive than some other pieces in this collection, retailing for $50 USD or $55 CAD.
The Radiant Hearts charm will also be available with a clear stone:
And then, next, we have a whole new series of decorative for you to use across a variety of colour schemes! These are the Radiant Droplets, and they’re a little more neutral in style than the Radiant Hearts charms, which have always struck me as big, statement pieces.
The Radiant Droplets all have artificial stones, but have a softer, more natural look (in my view) than other pave decorative offerings. They’re priced at $60 USD or $70 CAD. My absolute favourites of these are the purple and pink shades, which again have looked stunned in live shots and campaign images.
Finally for decorative pieces, we have the two-tone Interlinked Circles. Two-tone charms are always slightly spoiled for me when paired with pave – I’d much rather this design with some oxidised silver instead of the sparkle. Nevertheless, the style itself is pretty – but very expensive, with all that gold and CZ detailing, at $100 USD or $110 CAD!
Love, family & occasions
Moving on again, we now come to hearts, love and family! Starting off this section, we have a beautiful two-tone clip design that could have walked straight out of a Pandora catalogue from years ago – the Classic Heart. This is rather reminiscent of the beautiful two-tone flower clip that was a staple of Pandora’s clip range for years.
The Lavish Heart features a pretty ochre-coloured stone that would match the Russian-exclusive Fairytale Fish rather excellently! It’s $75 USD or $85 CAD.
The Signature Heart again mixes CZs and gold detailing, and is definitely more contemporary in style:
The Wedding Heart goes all out on the pave – it looks like a big charm, and I think it would probably work best as a centrepiece or a lone piece on a bangle. It would be easy to make this one look too sparkly! Unsurprisingly, this is a higher end piece in terms of price at $95 USD /$105 CAD.
The Celebration Heart is a bit more understated, although reminiscent of many of Pandora’s previous designs. It’s $40 USD or $45 CAD.
The Thank You heart will retail for $50 USD or $55 CAD.
The Happy Birthday Cake offers another take on the birthday cake charm, with extra pink enamel and CZs. I loved the delicacy of the rose detailing on the original cake charm, which was a lovely plain silver design. This one is a tad more expensive than the original at $55 USD or $60 CAD.
The Lucky Day is a design that I very much like, mixing a four-leaf clover and a horseshoe disc in a delicate good-luck charm. I just wish that there wasn’t the dusting of CZ on the bail!
Finally, we have one of the few plain-silver designs of this collection; its surface is textured like the Pandora Essence original Wisdom design (Pandora calls it ‘diamond pointing’), which is a very pretty effect indeed in person. It’s surprisingly expensive at $60 USD or $70 CAD – I guess the effect is expensive to do.
The other new launch for the Floating Locket necklace are the new Birthstone Petites, which match the other new birthstone jewellery
Finally, we have four new designs for gold lovers. Unfortunately, they’re all CZ designs, but there are some absolutely lovely inclusions nevertheless.
The Romantic Heart would make for an absolutely stunning centrepiece on a gold bracelet or necklace:
And the Embellished Floral has a similarly Victorian feel to it:
However, my favourite is the Opulent Floral, which seems to have been something of a Marmite charm for collectors. Personally, I think this colour combination is beyond stunning:
There are so many pretty pieces that I’m excited to see in person from this launch, although I’m limiting myself to just a few designs from this core launch (the bulk of my spending is going to be on Pandora Disney, I think!); the floral glass looks just beautiful, both here and in the live images I’ve seen, while the new safety chain design is also very welcome! :D I’m definitely getting the pink and purple versions, and will keep an eye out for the blue in store. The Poetic Blooms bracelet is also on my hit list.
I’ll say again, however, that overall I do feel that this catalogue suffers from a lack of good old-fashioned character beads. These pretty floral charms would be perfect, and so much more exciting, if there were some sweet animals or other fairytale characters to accompany them. Variety is sorely missing from this launch and, while I’m sure this launch will do well commercially, it’s something of a shame for long-term collectors who have many similar beads already.
What do you think of this collection? Do you have anything on your list to buy come Thursday?