Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, with all the details on what’s coming up for March 2018! There’s loads going on this month, with the launch of the Pandora Spring 2018 collection and various promos – I’ve also got some SS18 live shots, campaign imagery and a sneak peek at the Pandora Mother’s Day gift bag for this year. :D
I can’t wait to get stuck into my Pandora Spring 2018 charm reviews – so you can expect those later in the month too!
Read on to see what’s on the agenda!
Pandora Spring 2018 collection launch
Of course, the biggest event on the calendar is the launch of the Pandora Spring 2018 collection worldwide on the 15th March! I’ve already posted a full preview of the jewellery coming out, which you can see if you follow the Spring 2018 tag, but I also have some additional campaign imagery to whet your appetite for the collection today.
A lot of the campaign imagery focuses on the Bella Bot robot charms, which have been an unusual offering from Pandora – I can’t wait to see how people style them once they’re out.
These next campaign images show the jewellery styled on models. They have a summery, fresh vibe to them that’s quite a departure from Pandora’s usual Spring campaign imagery. The focus is on the aqua-themed beads, and I was interested to see the rainbow pieces in action, as I find it hard to imagine how I’d actually wear some of them!
There don’t seem to be too many campaign images that focus on my favourites from the collection – the beautiful enchanted teacup, teapot and other sweet animals – apart from this one. However, I’m sure I will be showcasing them plenty in my own reviews once they are out! :)
Finally, I have a small handful of live shots to share with you from a Pandora SS18 press preview! In these next two, you can see the new Enchanted Garden Glass honeybee murano, plus some of the new Pandora Rose Spring 2018 pieces.
Finally, you can see the Enchanted Tassel in action in this shot:
Pandora Shine release
Also making its debut on the 15th March is the Pandora Shine collection, a new line of 18-kt-gold plated jewellery. Pandora have been posting a lot of sneak peeks for this new line on social media this week, and you can see lots of the new pieces coming out for this line on Pandora Club at Pandora.net.
The main motif for this initial launch collection is the lovely honeybee. I adore honeybees in jewellery, and so this is right up my street! ?
*UPDATED* I have had clarification from Pandora to say that I won’t be able to share the Shine imagery until launch on 15 March. I was told by Pandora that the collection was embargoed until launch, so I am not sure whether I am okay to post what has been shared already so that we can discuss it here – I am checking this.
Pandora promotions for the US and Canada
Next on the agenda are promos for the US! The big one coming up is a spend & save event next month. From 22–25 March,
- Spend $150 USD and save $50;
- Spend $350 and save $125;
- Spend $600 and save $225;
- Spend $1000 and save $400.
This offer will be running both in store and online!
There will also be a ring dish GWP in celebration of Pandora Shine’s launch – I understand this is meant to coincide with the Spring launch on 15 March. There will also be this cute bag on offer:
After that, there will be a promo in April for Mother’s Day. From April 30–May 13, there will be a white leatherette gift box available as a GWP with spends of $125 USD or more!
In Canada, there’s a jewellery GWP scheduled for later in the month, and I’ll have details on that soon I hope.
Pandora Mother’s Day Earring promo for the UK begins today!
Starting today until 11 March, shoppers in the UK can get a free pair of earrings from Pandora UK. Spend over £125 and receive Classic Elegant Stud Earrings in sterling silver; or spend £145 or more to get them in Pandora Rose.
Pandora Free Bracelet Offer for Singapore
From 1-4 March, Pandora Singapore are running a free bracelet GWP both in store and online! The free bracelet on offer depends on how much you spend:
- Spend $230 SGD and get a free silver Pandora barrel clasp bracelet
- Spend $290 SGD and a free Pandora Rose barrel clasp bracelet
- Spend $750 SGD and get a free two-tone barrel clasp bracelet
Pandora hallmarking changes
I’ve had a few questions from people who have been worried because jewellery they’ve bought recently has had unfamiliar hallmarks – e.g. ‘P2’, which has been a common one. You don’t need to worry if you do see these new marks, as Pandora have indeed changed their hallmarking recently. The full details of the hallmarking changes are as below:
Pandora Mother’s Day 2018 gift bag and other packaging
As is traditional, Pandora are putting out a limited edition gift bag to be given out in celebration of the Pandora Mother’s Day collection this year. The 2018 bag returns to the two-tone colour scheme we saw for LE gift bags last year. This one is light pink/cream, and I think this works better than the combination of the bolder green & cream that they went for with the Christmas bags.
These will be available in most countries with the launch of the Mother’s Day cllection on 12 April. As for the UK, I would expect that they’ll start offering them from today with the launch of the Mother’s Day 2018 earring promo.
The other cute packaging detail we’ve seen in the UK Mother’s Day launch is for the
limited edition Flourishing Hearts bangle. This is being sold with a special white
box, with a silver heart tree on top:
It’s such a shame that the inscription on the bangle itself is so inflexibly family related, as I like the lock design very much, and the pretty box is the icing on the cake.
I saw the Mother’s Day collection myself last weekend, and thought how lovely the Flourishing Heart collection is overall. The house dangle is nice, but very big in person!
Pandora Disney Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Set 2018 Release
The final item of news on the agenda concerns the release of the limited edition US Pandora Disney Parks charm for the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2018. I first previewed this bead a couple of months ago – it’s a green enamel topiary Mickey design:
However, it now turns out that it will be sold in a set with an engraved Pandora heart dangle! One side offers pastel pink enamel and the words ‘EPCOT international flower & garden festival 2018’:
And the other features a floral Minnie Mouse design, as you can see in this lovely shot from @makeupandpandora via @pandorabyliz.
The set is retailing for $125 USD and is only available from Mouse Gears in Epcot @ Walt Disney World while stocks last. The two charms come with a very cute box sleeve, as you can see in this live shot by @chipandco. I love the little bumblebee and ladybird!
As you probably already know, I am beyond excited for the Pandora Spring 2018 collection, and I have been avidly planning my first purchases! I think my day one purchases will be the Wildflower Meadow bracelet and the Enchanted Garden Glass murano, but I’m also after the Snail, Tea Cup and Pot, the Mouse and the Rainbow Glass bead…. so I have a lot to budget for over the next couple of months! ;) I have bought a couple of existing pieces to go with them – the retired silver ladybird and butterfly, and two of the Lavender Radiant Droplets. I’ll probably be planning on taking part in the US promo, too.
I have one Pandora Shine piece in particular that I think I might like, but I’ll be waiting to see it in person to make a decision!
What are you excited for this month?