I am starting off the week today with another Pandora SS18 preview, this time covering the Pandora Essence Spring 2018 release! This collection is only small, and the majority of pieces are Pandora Rose – so if you are a fan of the more traditional Essence ranges, you might not find what you’re looking for here. If you’re a big Pandora Rose fan, or after a more contemporary look, then this might be more your thing!
Traditionally, each Essence charm represents a given value – ‘love’, ‘hope’, ‘faith’, etc. However, this collection marks a deviation from that trend. Instead of specific qualities, these charms also have longer quotations attached to them. One of my initial queries regarding the Essence range concerned how Pandora would manage to keep adding new values, and we have seen a lot of values being recycled across collections, so I’m not overly surprised to see Pandora deviate from their original naming convention.
This collection will be available to purchase worldwide from 12 April – read on for a full preview!
Pandora Essence SS18 collection preview
There are only three silver pieces making their debut with this Essence launch. First, we have a Pandora Essence open bangle – one end of the bangle is plain silver, and the other has a CZ and Pandora branding. You’ll be able to purchase this for $65 USD.
Next, there’s a silver choker necklace, priced at $90 USD.
The only silver charm is a plain heart, with the inscription Follow your Heart. This is a pretty, neutral bead, and would fit in nicely with either older or newer style Essence beads. It will be sold for $35 USD.
And now for the Rose pieces! This Rose spacer, priced at $45 USD, also has Follow your Heart written on its side.
The Bonds of Love charm is very reminiscent of the Nature’s Radiance bead from the Autumn 2016 collection – it has Bonds of Love written on its side. It’s priced at $90 USD.
This plain Rose bead, RRP $55 USD, features a popular Pandora motif, with tree branches snaking round the charm. The slogan on this charm is Love makes a family.
The Hope charm offers a return to more traditional Pandora Essence values, and is priced at $55 USD.
I prefer this plain Rose dangle, which represents Appreciation. It’s priced at $45 USD.
Finally, we have a Rose Essence necklace, priced at $180 USD.
My own preference in terms of Essence is for the older style beads and stones. I recently found the retired moonstone Balance charm on Rue La La and have added it to my very first Essence design. ^^
If I were to get any of these newer beads, I’d probably to want to start a new sort of design, perhaps on an Essence bangle. The exception to that is possibly the silver Follow Your Heart spacer, which I think would probably fit in with the older beads quite nicely.
What do you think of this latest Essence launch?