There’s one week left to go before the launch of the beautiful Pandora Spring 2018 collectionand, as is traditional, today I have lovely high quality images of all the new charms and bracelet, plus pricing, some live shots and lots of individual commentary! This release, due out on 15 March, has been mostly well received among fans, and offers something a little different after a few years of very floral Pandora Spring collections.
The gold-plated Pandora Shine will also be launching this coming Thursday – I am not allowed to write about this collection until launch. The Pandora Disney Spring 2018 collection will not be launching until 12 April – I am currently not allowed to preview this, either.
This preview encompasses all charms and bracelets coming out next week. Please have a look through the Pandora Spring 2018 tag for other jewellery :)
Pandora Spring 2018 collection bracelets
First up, we have a new Pandora bracelet concept – the Sliding Bracelet, which will unclip at the ends to let you add charms. It’s priced at $65 USD.
The Smooth Pandora Signature bracelet offers a more neutral take on the Pandora Lock Your Promise bracelet that was released for Valentine’s Day. It features a detachable lock, and many have speculated that we’ll eventually see interchangeable locks sold separately, much like Trollbeads. This will retail for $75 USD.
Finally for charm bracelets, the Wildflower Meadow offers a pretty floral clasp – however, my favourite detail by far is the little hanging ladybird in purple. So sweet! I could have done without the lilac crystals to match, but the ladybird undoubtedly wins the day for me. It’s $75 USD.
Pandora Spring 2018 collection charms
As is usual for a Pandora Spring collection, we have a lot of nature-inspired beads – however, the twist in the tale this time around is that they’re focused on water, and not flowers! The Blue Swirls recreates currents of water by contrasting bright silver beading with varying shades of blue enamel. It’s priced at $45 USD / £35.
The Blue Ripples goes for a similar effect, but through using a light blue CZ. It’s a little pricier at $50 USD / £40 / 45€.
The Aqua Heart is $70 USD / £55 / 65€.
The Enchanted Pavé charms come in both blue and clear CZs:
They retail for $70 USD / £55 / 65€ each.
Next, we have a selection of rainbow beads! These do feed into the whole nature theme, but they’re also an uplifting and cheerful motif in their own right.
The Rainbow of Love is a rather child-like design, but I do have a soft spot for enamel detailing and colour, and I am quite drawn to it for whatever reason! I don’t think that I’ll get it, but I don’t dislike it. A few people have mentioned that it’s a great bead for pride, and this I’d agree with! :) It’ll retail for $45 USD / £35 / 39€.
I feel like the enamel effect works less well in this openwork heart design – the yellow is quite bright – but you might think otherwise! It’s priced at $45 USD / €39 / £35.
The rainbow effect is also detailed in pavé in these next two beads. We have the Arcs of Love spacer, retailing for $45 USD:And the Arcs of Love safety chain, retailing for $80 USD / £65. I really want to like this design, because the little cloud detail at the bottom of the chain is so cute, but I just can’t picture how I’d use this safety chain in anything other than a full-on rainbow design!And finally, we have my favourite of the rainbow pieces – the beautiful Iridescent Rainbow Glass murano, priced at $55 USD / £35 / €39. It has rainbows and clouds interposed over vibrant iridescent blue glass. This strikes me as being such cheerful and interesting design, and I’ve earmarked it for my happiness-themed bracelet.
You can see all the rainbow charms below. The enamel Hearts bead looks nicer than I thought, but the murano is still the star for me!
Next, we have a series of more traditional Pandora Spring beads, mixing florals and fairy-tales in a very lovely Enchanted Nature collection. My absolute favourite of these is again the murano charm, which features delicate flowers, soft pastels and two little honey bees beneath its glass. If the craftsmanship lives up to the stock images in person, this may well be one of my favourite murano designs to date! ?In live shots, the colour of the glass doesn’t look so vibrant, but the beautifully delicate detailing is definitely there:
The Sparkling Snail is an adorable bead, transforming slime into sparkle, and mixing Pandora’s newer style with all the quirkiness of their older beads. ✨? He has been steadily growing on me since I first saw him – he’s now a must-have on my Spring wish list! He’ll be priced at $55 USD / £45 / 49€.You can sneak a peak at the Snail in this cute shot:
This little mouse bead, retailing for $45 USD / £35 / 39€, is another one that I really like from this collection. He’s not as detailed as some of Pandora’s classic animals, but he is very sweet nevertheless and he reminds me of an edible sugar mouse. The adorable thing about the Cute Mouse that I hadn’t realised is that his little tail moves!
We have these two adorable live shots – to me, he looks just as sweet in person, thankfully.
I love the curlicue detailing around the rim of the Enchanted Tea Cup, and the little bird hovering at the edge. The bail they’ve picked is also, thankfully, free of CZs! It’s priced at $45 USD / £35 / 39€.
It has a Tea Pot to match it, also with a tiny little bird detail, just perched on its spout. This is a wonderfully detailed bead, and it looks nice and oxidised from the stock image. It’s priced at $45 USD / £35 / 39€.
I love the look of both of these beads in person – the tiny birds are very clearly discernible.
It’s refreshing to see a plain silver, oxidised design in the Spring Bird House, priced at $45 USD / £35 / 39€. I do wish it didn’t say Sweet Home on the back, as I feel it’s an extra dose of sentiment that this charm doesn’t really need, but overall it’s a very pretty bead.Martha of the wonderful Marthnickbeads blog has managed to get her hands on this pretty bead as well – it looks just as nicely oxidised in her pictures as well:
The Glorious Blooms is very tropical in its colouring and, like the water beads above, seems almost more suited to a Summer collection. It’s priced at $75 USD / 69€.
Pandora have started to put out season-specific versions of their popular Radiant Hearts CZ button charms, and this spring season shows a springtime version of the design. It has floral cut-outs around the edge of the bead, and a very sweet little ladybird and dragonfly creeping across the stone itself. I do like this bead, although the large CZ will make it more expensive than I want to pay at $90 USD / £70 / 79€.
The Promise of Spring openwork has the words Love Life tucked in amongst its flowers and dragonflies, and will be priced at $30 USD / 25€.The Dreamy Dragonfly looks entirely abstract from one side, but only turn it over to reveal a pretty dragonfly! I like the mix of the contemporary and the romantic in this bead. It’s retailing for $40 USD / 35€.
The Wildflower Meadow will retail for $35 USD.The Wildflower Meadow safety chain is another floral design that I like, although I’d have really loved a floral safety chain with really intricate detailing. This chain is priced at $45 USD or £35.
The Chandelier Drops is an elegant design, but I struggle to picture how it would work on a proper bracelet design – its detail would look awkward as soon as you tried to put other charms next to it. It might look nice on its own on a bangle or leather bracelet. It’s priced at $35 USD.Dramatic and lovely as it is, you do have to wonder how practical the Enchanted Tassel would be to wear on a bracelet! I’ll be interested to see whether Pandora stores put this out on bracelets in their displays. It’s $80 USD / £65.
Pandora Stonestown have styled it on a bracelet, as below:
The Enchanted Heart Tassel is very reminiscent of the popular 2014 Chinese Lantern red enamel charm, and it would be a great complement to that charm on an Asian-themed bracelet! This plain silver version is $40 USD.
My favourite of this set of decorative Enchanted pieces is undoubtedly the safety chain. It offers such a delicate, intricate design, while being more substantial than the Wildflower Meadow chain above. It’s priced at $45 USD / £35.
You can see the safety chain in action as well in this image from Pandora Bayshore, along with the Enchanted Heart Tassel itself:
This clip reminds me of those beautifully decorated gingerbread hearts that you get at German markets! It would be fun as a Hansel and Gretel bead for a fairy-tale bracelet. It’s $40 USD.
We come now to some love/family/decorative beads that move away from the collection’s core themes of nature. The Arcs of Love safety chain offers a more generic version of the rainbow design we saw earlier – there’s no little cloud in the centre of the chain on this one! It’s priced at $80 USD / £65.
The safety chain is pictured here with two of the new Bella Bots on this Rose styling:
The Perfect Pals would go very well with a lot of the Mother’s Day 2018 beads, with its soft pearlescent enamel and bunny/rabbit silhouette. It’ll cost $50 USD / 45€ / £40.The Princess charm, RRP $50 USD / 45€, is not so much to my taste as I find the details of her face quite odd!
The emoji-style Playful Wink looks to be double-sided from the stock images, and is priced at $45 USD / 39€.The Arcs of Love clips will also come in pink and clear CZs:
The Enchantment enamel beads come in two colours, the blue matching nicely with the water beads earlier, and the pink with the softer, family-themed charms.
They’re priced at $40 USD / 35€ each.
The pink version features in this very nice little shot from Pandora Mic Mac:
The Ribbon Heart Glass dangles, available in blue and pink, offer glass drops with a ribbon pattern swirling round them. They’ll be priced at $45 USD each.
The blues are paired nicely with the Blue Swirls charms in this Fairvew styling:
They remind me of the glass drop beads that Pandora released briefly back in 2013, if anyone else remembers those – I wonder if these will last longer! :)
The Pearly Dreams charms didn’t appear in the North American catalogue I saw, so I don’t have a US price for them. They’re priced at 49€ each.
Finally, we have the Bella Bot, probably the most talked about charm of this collection so far! She has movable snake chain arms and legs, and will hang off your necklace or bracelet from her head. This is a pretty unprecedented kind of design from Pandora, and I can’t wait to see how people style her. She’s priced at $60 USD / 55€ / £50.
In this live shot from Patty Ng, you can see both the silver and the Rose versions of the Bella Bot along with a cute matching box for Asia! I don’t know whether this box will be available in other regions.
I am very Pandora happy at the moment, looking forward to this collection! There’s so much that I like. My favourites of this release are the Enchanted pieces, both in terms of the tea party and the heart/tassel designs. It’s great to see so many new safety chain designs, as well – I think Pandora have finally cottoned on that customers like to be able to customise this aspect of their bracelet as fully as possible as well. :) Of the four new designs, I will be wanting to get three – all of them bar the rainbow one.
My wish list currently stretches to the Wildflower Meadow bracelet, both murano beads, the Cute Mouse, the Sparkling Snail and the Enchanted Tea Pot & Cup… and those safety chains. So, yeah. I’m going to be busy for a while! ?
Are you excited for this collection? What’s on your wishlist?