We *finally* have clear pictures of what the destination charms look like! As you can see, each destination charm has a little heart on the monument portion and the country where it’s located engraved on the base. Personally I feel like the heart is a little bit cheesy, but over all they look very detailed. I’m still not sure if they’re going to be too substantial for dangles, but I guess we’ll find out. These are supposed to be available for sale on July 1st on Perlen, and the US should be getting all the dangles in store as well.
I think everyone is going to be very excited about this charm – the “Family Forever”! There were rumors a few weeks ago that Pandora was going to be releasing a two-tone version of the Family Ties Charm (FTC) (for those who aren’t familiar with the drama involved with that charm, check out this post). I’m glad to see that it’s a differently design entirely. In my opinion, the FTC was kinda creepy looking with all the zombie children, lol. But I know a lot of ladies were VERY disappointed to learn that these were retired. I was a bit tempted to go on the hunt for one, but only because it became a rare charm. I really couldn’t justify paying >$600USD when I refused to pay £150 when they were available for sale.
Look, a picture of the cruise ship! It does look exactly like a cruise ship. The hearts clip reminds me of the stars clip, so that one is definitely on my wishlist. I love the cute little stocking, but how would I be able to work that into a theme unless it was a holiday one? Lots of holiday charms with this collection!
Only a few gold charms with this collection – all openworks, these included. We see that the butterflies and hearts openworks are recast in gold and a new charm with onyx (this matches the ring coming out in the fall). I also heard a rumor that Pandora is raising prices on gold charms in mid-June, but I hope it’s not true because I really want to get some gold pieces in the near future!
Lastly, we have the different colored “crystal” Muranos! These actually look pretty cool. When the first picture came out of the faceted black bead, it almost looked plastic-ey, but I think these are definitely made of glass. I love them, but wished they came in more colors! What are your thoughts on the new collection?