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Sparkle All the Way- The Pandora 2018 Holiday Collection Has Arrived

The holiday season is drawing near and it is our favorite time of the year- the release of the Pandora winter collections!  This year has some gorgeous new jewelry additions, heartwarming charms, and tons of fun for the Disney lover.  Check out our review of all the new pieces below!

Have Yourself a Charming Little Christmas

This year’s holiday collection includes charms for a wide range of tastes and budgets.  The charms and jewelry fall into two main themes: Christmas in Space, offering whimsical celestial-themed pieces and bringing the sparkle with dazzling baguette cuts, and the Traditional Christmas charms we all love.

For the sparkle lover, the charms of the Christmas in Space collection mimic shards of ice with baguette cut cubic zirconia in scattered formations.  We love the new chiseled elegance charms ($75) and Ice Sculpture spacers ($45), both available in clear or midnight blue.

Two of our other favorite charms, the Dazzling Wishes ($65) dangle and Pavé Sphere button-style charm ($75) are available both by themselves and in some of gift set offerings this year.  The Dazzling Wishes charm, depicting a firework bursting in the sky, is engraved with “The Best is Yet to Come” on the reverse and makes a great pairing with the Dazzling Fireworks charm ($65).  In keeping with the icy theme, the Ice Carving dangle ($55) is engraved with “You Melt My Heart” with an overhanging icy wreath.

Two well-received styles have been updated with new colors- the Sparkling Love heart charm ($75), which made its debut in the fall, is now available in midnight blue and the Dazzling Snowflake ($90) now comes in Cerise red as well.

The more whimsical part of the Christmas in Space theme celebrates the arrival of some new Pandora Friends.  Bella Bot, now also available in the Pandora Shine finish ($100), is joined by her faithful companion Bobby Bot ($60).  We love his moveable flap ears!

Cosmo Tommy ($75) has also joined the Pandora Friends, adding a touch of adventure to this collectible bunch.  The Planet of Love charm ($55) is a limited edition piece only available during this holiday season.

For those days when the reindeers need a break, Santa can be seen cruising about in his rocket ship in the Santa in Space charm ($50).  The String of Beads dangle charm ($50) is part of the Purely Pandora collection, but also fits well with these fun planetary additions.

In addition to the Ice Sculpture spacers, two new clips, the Beaded Brilliance ($45) in silver and Ice Formation ($55) in Pandora rose, have been added to the collection.  The Personal Galaxy safety chain ($65) helps ensure that your bracelet is secure while you look up at the stars.

The Traditional Christmas charms this year focus on warmth and family and are accented with a beautiful berry red and white enamel.  We love the new Christmas Train charm ($75)- it comes in two connected parts!

Another one of our favorites this year is the Warm Cocoa charm ($45)- how adorable is the candy cane sticking out of the whipped cream!  Take a close look at the Christmas Bear charm ($45) to see Pandora’s intense detail- he is holding the same cup of warm cocoa in his hand.  We also love the Merry Christmas charm ($40) as a way to celebrate the season for those who have a more neutral-colored bracelet.

Another staff favorite this year is the Cozy Christmas House dangle charm ($55).  From the front it is a festive red house.  Turn it around to take a peek inside the home at all of the Christmas decorations.

Rounding out the Traditional Christmas charms are the Happy Reindeer in Pandora Rose ($65), Nutcracker Dangle ($65)- great for ballerinas!- and the Perfect Christmas dangle ($55) that states “It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s gathered around it.”

In addition to the sterling silver and Pandora Rose charms, two new 14k yellow gold charms have been added in this year’s holiday collection.

The Heart of Luxury clip ($450) has beautiful pavé accents and a cut-out heart at the center.  The Glowing with Love charm ($350) features cut-out hearts with the word “Love” in script at the center.

Deck Your Neck (and Ears and Fingers!)

Like this year’s charms, the holiday collection jewelry can be grouped in two main themes: Purely Pandora, focusing on a minimalist look in smooth silver, and Luminous Ice, featuring the same baguette-cut CZs that added an icy look to many of the charms.

We love the simple aesthetic of the Purely Pandora pieces.  The Contemporary Pearl necklace ($90) and Hoop Earrings ($90) would make a great set for the girl who likes a streamlined look that focuses on the beauty of shining sterling.

The Luminous Ice pieces are perfect for the girl who likes a little sparkle in her life.  The Glacial Beauty Drop earrings ($90) are gorgeous in person and show off the on-trend forward facing hoop style.  The Shards of Sparkle necklace ($125) is a beautiful companion piece that would make anyone’s holiday merry and bright.

The necklaces category also sees the addition of a new Cross Pendant ($60) with a sparkling tapered bale and an engraved necklace with the script engraving “Blessed” ($75).

The Purely Pandora collection also includes an innovative new Y-necklace, String of Beads ($75) with an adjustable length and movable beads.  The Contemporary Pearls necklace in Pandora Rose ($225) is another beautiful selection for someone whose style leans more towards the simple and classic.  For someone who likes a more sentimental gift, the Moon and Stars necklace ($115) is a wonderful choice- emblazoned with sparkling stars, it opens to reveal the message “Love you to the moon and back.”

 

The Luminous Ice pendants, available in silver ($65) and Pandora Rose ($75), offer a petite flash of sparkle.

The Luminous Ice collection also includes a beautiful interpretation in the rings available in both the sterling silver ($75) and Pandora Rose ($100) finishes.

The Glacial Beauty ring ($100) is a new stackable design that complements the Luminous Ice collection with a row of baguette cut CZ stones.

 

Other additions to the ring collection include the Contemporary Pearl ring in Pandora Rose ($90), String of Beads Ring ($50), Contemporary Pearl cuff ring ($65), and Shards of Sparkle ring ($75).

Some of our favorite pieces in this year’s holiday jewelry are in the earrings category.  We love the Lunar Light stud earrings ($50) and Luminous Ice stud earrings ($60) for a touch of everyday sparkle.  The Glacial Beauty drop earrings are a gorgeous statement piece ($90).

From the Purely Pandora collection, the Contemporary Pearl Hoops in silver ($90) and Pandora Rose ($115) add a modern twist to an old standard.  The Classic Beads stud earrings ($45) and String of Beads hoop earrings ($50) continue the smooth beaded design.  One of the most innovative earring designs is the String of Beads dangle earrings ($65), which can be pulled to change the length of the dangling beads.

Pandora has also added two new sliding bracelet designs this year.  The String of Beads bracelet from the Purely Pandora collection ($65) features graduated beads in bright sterling silver.  The Glacial Beauty sliding bracelet ($100) is a stunning sparkling piece with scattered baguette cut CZs.

The open bangle also has a new design for Disney lovers- the end caps are cute Mickey and Minnie portraits ($125).

Mickey Clause is Coming to Town

This year’s Disney additions focus on classic Mickey and holiday celebrations.  There are also some new charms to showcase the Mary Poppins Returns movie coming out this year!

Mickey and Minnie’s sparkling portraits are now available as clips ($90), which look great as stationary pieces on a bangle or leather bracelet.  The Steamboat Willie ($65) portrait charm is part of the celebration of Mickey’s origins and the Sorcerer Mickey ($65) dangle charm honors one of his most famous roles.  We love that this year’s Disney additions include some overtly Christmas beads, including the Santa Mickey charm ($65), Santa Mickey’s Candy Cane dangle ($65), and Santa Mickey & Gift Bag dangle ($65).

Disney has also expanded into the Essence collection with the two-tone silver and Pandora Rose Mickey and Minnie portrait charms ($50).

This year’s Limited Edition charm ($100) celebrates Mickey’s 90th birthday. Packaged in a special box, it shows mickey leaning against a golden “90”- he looks good for his age!

For those anxiously awaiting the new Mary Poppins movie, these three charms are a delight! We love Mary Poppins’ bag ($50), which is covered in flowers and bears her name on the bottom.  The Mary Poppins Silhouette charm is distinctive in bright enamel colors ($65) and the Umbrella dangle ($70) focuses on one of her iconic symbols.

We also love the new Mickey and Minnie nesting rings! The sparkling Minnie silhouette and bow ($65) fits above the Minnie silhouette ($50).

Sometimes the Best Things Come Already Packaged

One of the highlights of the Pandora holiday collection is always their beautiful gift sets.  This year’s additions include two bracelet gift sets, a jewelry gift set, and this year’s Limited Edition 2018 charm.

The Luminous Ice jewelry gift set ($140) includes the Luminous Ice pendant and earrings and a 45cm sterling silver chain, for a savings of $25.

The Dazzling Wishes gift set includes the Pandora Smooth bracelet, Dazzling Wishes dangle charm, and two Shining Elegance clips.  At $179 it offers a savings of $66.

The set is presented in a beautiful white leatherette travel box with room for your bracelet, earrings, and necklaces.

Our favorite set is the Wintry Holiday Open Bangle set, which includes the open bangle and the new Pavé Sphere charm.  At $129 it offers a savings of $26.

We love the look of the set finished off with two galaxy spacers and pavé lights charms!

Following last year’s collaboration, this year’s Limited Edition charm is also presented in conjunction with the New York Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes.  The charm is decorated with glistening white enamel and a small star and moon dangle at the top.  It is presented in a larger replica of the ornament that you can hang on your tree!

We love the sparkle of this year’s holiday charms and jewelry.  Stop by Versant to see all of the new pieces in person!

 

 

 

Enamel and Sparkle and Floral, Oh My! Pandora Spring Has Arrived.

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It’s that time of year when the spring arrivals start rolling in!  The Pandora Spring collection has just hit the cases and we are in love.  Check out our highlights and make sure to stop by and see these stunning pieces in person.

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One of the outstanding themes of this year’s collection is the celebration of color.  Accents of bright enamel abound in the new stackable rings and bangle bracelets.  These saturated tones are beautifully offset with sparkling stones to make these pieces perfect to take from casual afternoons to a night on the town.

 

The new Radiant Droplet charms are another great way to add some vibrant color to your bracelet.  The three faceted stones adorning each charm reflect the light like sunshine off of the water.

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Radiant Droplet Charms, Radiant Hearts of Pandora Rings

We are obsessed with the new colorful bangles- they make a gorgeous stack when alternating neutral and colorful options. Even better, the hinged design of the bangles makes them the perfect fit!

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Radiant Hearts of Pandora Bangles

Spring has brought a huge assortment of color to the inserts available for the Pandora Floating Locket.  In line with their new Stones of Color birthstone collection, new sets of three mini charms are available for each birthstone.  Each set includes a birthstone mini with cutout heart, a smooth silver heart, and a pavé stud. Choose the birthstone for yourself or a loved one; alternatively, pick a set with your favorite color to add a bright accent to your spring ensembles!

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Pandora Locket Birthstone Sets

Cultivate Your Garden

As always, the Pandora spring additions include a new set of floral pieces to celebrate the joy of the season.  This year’s pieces are centered around the new Magnolia design and the updated Dazzling Daisies.

 

We love the use of enamel in the Magnolia design.  A soft ombré effect is used, transitioning from a soft pink at the middle to a warm white at the edges.  A pink CZ to adds a touch of sparkle to the center of the flower.

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New Magnolia Blossom Charms

We particularly love the new button-style and dangling Magnolia charms.  Not only do they look great on your bracelet, but add a chain and they make a beautiful necklace as well!  The Magnolia collection is rounded out by fun stud earrings and a sweet ring showing a single blossom.

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Magnolia Blossom Collection

The Dazzling Daisies collection has been updated with some sparkling new charms and innovative jewelry styles.  The new Dazzling Daisies charm has a small white enamel daisy and, like the Magnolia charms, looks great on a chain as well as on your bracelet.  An adjustable-length Y-style necklace shows off the sparkling blooms with an on-trend shape.

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Dazzling Daisy Jewelry

The new Dazzling Daisy ear climbers are a great alternative from the usual studs accompanying new collections.  The open-style daisy ring is another new shape making its debut.  Looking for a more classic shape? This style is available in the Timeless Elegance collection as well!

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Dazzling Daisy Rings and Earrings, Timeless Elegance Rings

Miscellaneous New Charms

Apart from the floral and colorful new additions, a variety of gold-accented and themed charms have also been added.  The new Good Luck charm arrives just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!  We love the new Celebration pieces, including a new Birthday Cake, Thank-You heart, and Just Married charm.

A new Pandora Signature Safety Chain and Clip have also been added.  Both pieces have rubber inserts installed, making them perfect for the bangle or the new smooth bracelet.

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Jewelry Odds and Ends

In addition to the themed collections, some standalone jewelry pieces have been introduced this spring.  Continuing with their innovative shapes and designs, the two piece Abstract Elegance earrings are a fun new addition to Pandora’s ever-expanding earring line.  These earrings can be worn with or without the back jacket.  Use the jacket with a different stud to give an old pair of earrings a new look!  The Interlinked Circles studs are a great mixed-metal addition that mirrors a new charm design introduced with the collection.

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Pandora’s rings have seen the addition of two new droplets designs in blush pink and clear crystal.  Two new stacking bands have also been introduced- one in shining silver with daisies and one with sparkling CZs.  Our favorite ring addition of the season is the Swirling Symmetry ring, which has three interlocked rings.  This is a gorgeous piece in person- an instant classic!

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Pandora Spring Ring Additions

In addition to the Birthstone inserts, the Floating Locket has been updated with a new Poetic Blooms insert.  These three mini charms reflect the soft pink and white enamels and sparkling daisies featured throughout the Spring collection.

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Pandora Lockets

Essence and Disney Collections

The Pandora Spring Essence additions, like the traditional spring collection, focus on using enamels and sparkling stones to create an impact.  These new charms also include the first dangling Essence collection charms and a new spacer!

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We love the new knot-style Friendship charm!

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New Essence Charms

The new Disney Collection additions include a new bangle with a sparkling rose clasp to celebrate the release of the new live action Beauty and the Beast.  Mrs. Potts and Belle’s Rose have also been added to the collection.

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Beauty and the Beast Bangle and Charms

New Winnie the Pooh, including Tigger and Piglet, and Tinker Bell charms have been added as well!

Love one of the new pieces featured in the Spring Collection?  Give us a call and we can hold it for you!  Make sure to stop by Versant to see the collection in person!

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