Despite the disappointing earnings reported earlier this summer, Pandora keeps on going, and many jewelers are still standing by them and their products. Others theorize that the whole concept is a fad that has run its natural course. I guess time will tell…
In the meantime, let’s focus on something more positive. Pandora recently released their fall lineup of charms and beads and it includes a few new bracelets too.
New charms and beads include lots of dangles: a collection of Chinese zodiac signs, gold and silver beads with dangly pearls, an adorable silver clip with a filigree flower dangle, and a totally darling silver bead with a blue cameo butterfly dangle.
There are 5 new Murano glass beads named “Exotic” in bright colors with dots (so in this season!), 6 Murano “Ladybugs” beads in fall colors, and 6 Murano “Stars” beads in both bold and subtle colors.
The new “regular” precious metal charms consists mostly of sterling silver beads, a few gold ones, and several that are a bit edgier than what we are used to seeing from Pandora. In this collection, I especially like the “Stella”, “Nostalgic Romance” and “Perfect Poises” beads
On the bracelet front, I think the most exciting new arrivals are the single and multiple silver chain designs. It’s a whole new look, and they are accompanied by a new collection of clips (the multi-strand can hold one, and the single chain up to five).
All photos: Pandora
The clips come in all styles: some are named “rock star” and as you would guess, are a bit on the“tougher” looking side (angular, a few are black rhodium plated), some have cubic zirconias, some are on the cutesy side (silver with a braided gold heart; a sleeping cat; a royal carriage; a purse)
There are also a few new braided leather bracelets (in the same style we’ve seen before) in new fall colors: two pink and two purple (single and double).
Overall, I think it is a really nice collection that includes a few welcome unexpected twists. I like it!
For more on Pandora, also see my Pandora charm, Pandora bracelets, Pandora jewelry, Pandora charms Spring/Summer 2012, and the Authentic Pandora Charms And Bracelets vs. Pandora Style Beads posts.