The Pandora Spring 2013 collection will be released in two parts: in the US and Canada the first set is named The Beauty of Spring and the official release date is March 11th, the second set will be released on April 15th for Mother’s Day called Celebrate Your Family’s Love. While in most countries, the holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, in the UK their Mothering Sunday is on March 10th this year, so the release date for the Pandora Mother’s Day 2013 collection will be February 22nd with the Spring collection following shortly thereafter. In this preview, we’ll take a look at the charms that will be coming out in April (sooner for the UK).
The charms are very much family oriented given that these will be coming out for Mother’s Day. I’m not a huge fan of these children bears, but I can certainly understand the appeal that they would have for new mothers. The kitties are named Purrfect Together giving them a loving connotation, perhaps for two cat lovers? This will be the 4th cat charm that Pandora has in circulation, so lots of options for feline aficionados!
Continuing the theme the release will be a multitude of family charms, including Sweet Sister, Loving Mother, and Grandmother. Sister and grandmother charms have been much requested so it’s great to see Pandora listening, although I would have preferred to more elaborate designs instead of engraved disks. The same thing applies for the Mother/Son charm, which is the same style as the Mother/Daughter dangle released last spring except in bright teal instead of red. The two-piece charm allowed the wearer to choose whether to keep both pieces or share one piece with their mother or daughter; this feature is less useful as most sons do not have Pandora bracelets. The Love & Family bead is exactly the same design as the Family Ties charm except without the enamel heart and instead has the banner with Family and Love engraved on the front and back. The Mother’s Heart is the same as the Language of Love puffy heart released for this Valentine’s Day, with Mom spelled in 8 languages on the front and back. It is interesting that this set of charms are so strikingly similar to other ones already released.
Adding to the pavé and sparkling collections are the Whimsical Lights, the Leading Ladies, and the pink Love of My Life clip. These look a lot better in real life, as evidenced by these lovely pictures from the Pandora Blogger’s Luncheon in Vienna last weekend, provided courtesy of Sonja Petrkowsky from Fashiontweed (please do not reproduce). I’m quite excited to see them in person, especially the Whimsical Lights since I was not keen on this design when the first photos were leaked.
What do you think of the Mother’s Day collection? There are a couple other surprises for this collection, so stay tuned!