Pandora Spring 2013 Collection Preview

pandora-spring-2013-cherry-blossom-coverWhile photos leaked of the Pandora Spring 2013 collection a few months back, today we take a look at exactly what the charms will be for the first part of spring.  In the US and Canada, the spring collection will be split into two separate releases; for the first part of the spring collection the official release is March 11th with the Mother’s Day collection following shortly on April 15th.  However, it is expected that the UK (and other countries) will most likely see these two sets released together and sooner as Mothering Sunday (UK’s Mother’s Day) is coming up on March 10th. The themes for spring is overwhelmingly of cherry blossoms and fairy tales, with some gardening and lifestyle charms thrown in as well.  I am highly anticipating the cherry blossom themed charms, especially the pink cherry blossom Murano, and the two-tone fairy tale charms.  The detailing on the bottom of the Princess Castle is revealed with this image – there is a crown on the bottom which is fantastic!  The back of the fairy tale book is engraved with a princess kissing a frog; not very visible in the tiny stock photo, but thanks to Julia Lorber at Stereo|typically Me, we have a nice live shot of the charm below.

pandora-spring-2013-drops2The spring collection (including Mother’s Day) will debut some absolutely stunning glasswork from Pandora.  I’m glad to see that they are taking a different direction with their glass.  The rumor is that they have hired glass artists from Trollbeads to take over the designs for these lampwork beads and I wholeheartedly agree with this decision!  We can see the examples of their skill in the new blue and pink Murano drops, which include speckled inclusions. Pandora invited various German fashion bloggers to a luncheon event unveiling the spring collection in Vienna (why don’t we have those here? lol.).  Julia Lorber from Stereo|typically Me and Sonja Petrkowsky from Fashiontweed took wonderful pictures from the event  and they have graciously granted me permission to show their photos of the collection, so please do not reproduce.  In fact, each blogger received a free bracelet and the fairy tale charm, lucky them!  The red enamel gardening charms are not as ghastly as I expected from the first stock pictures I saw; they aren’t as bulky or childish as they seemed and I can see the appeal they could have for some.  I really like the fan dangle, even though I haven’t been wild about Pandora putting out so many dangling charms lately and I think the scissors and comb will be similarly tasteful.

I will update you all with the prices for this collection as I receive the information.  Look for the previews on the Pandora Spring 2013 jewelry collection (including rings, pendants, and earrings) and the Pandora Mother’s Day 2013 collection soon.

  • Ashley

    I’m literally squealing with delight on a few of these charms! Especially the adorably precious Scottie dog. I have a little black Scottie but he also looks like a Schnauzzer, his name is ToTo. So I will be getting that charm ASAP!! Also, I love the frog Prince. I’ve always been a frog lover since I was a child. And the cherry blossom clip is too cute. I’ll just have to wait and see them in person to see if I want the silver or gold cherry blossom clips. The strawberry charm is nice and bright in color. Reminds me of Pandora ‘s first charms when they came out originally, the silver or gold strawberry. :)

    • Leann

      I’m excited too, Ashley! Everything looks better in “real life”, stock photos don’t do them justice. :)

      • Kimberly

        I have a Parti Schnauzer. My family bought me two different Pandora dog charms around the holidays to represent him. I can’t wait for this one!

      • Leann

        I love this charm, I’ve got a Westie so this charm will look close enough!

    • http://Charmsaddict Linda

      I requested a scottie charm a year ago when my fourth Scottie passed away…. I was so excited to see that they made one!!! Still searching for the scottie pup…. Maybe this is a sign!!!

      • Leann

        Definitely a sign! I’m going to use this charm to represent my Westie too. They’re such smart(/stubborn) wonderful little babies!

  • Carin Farrell

    Where are the family ones?? I want the split heart one with the blue enamel inside that says mom inside one half and son in the other. (Just like the red with mom and daughter that’s out now.) I’m going to be absolutely crushed if they don’t have that one. :(

    • Carin Farrell

      I’m also not sure about the murano drops. They remind me of the speckled bubble gum eggs you get at Easter time. Too cutsie for me.

      • Irene


        I sure hope they have that mother/son blue enamel charm… I was hoping to see that one in person and put on my wish list. :)

    • Leann

      The mother/son is not going to be released until April with the Mother’s Day collection. Just have a little more of a wait ;).

      • Carin Farrell

        Whew, thanks for letting me know! It’s going to be hard to wait until then, but at least I know when to start looking for it. :)

    • Jennifer Wr

      Carin, I think I can see the mother/son charm in the middle photo, bottom row, the deep blue hearts.

      • Carin Farrell

        Yeah, that’s it! :) :) :)

  • Irene

    I don’t have any murano charms but seeing the cherry blossom murano makes me think I could put this on my pink leather bracelet! It would go great with the pink pave cherry blossom charms on each side 😉 Also, I don’t see the two kitties charm on here but if they do roll out that charm – it may have to join my silver bracelet. I’m in trouble… The gold butterfly swarm looks pretty, too. Thanks Leannn for the update!

    • Leann

      That sounds perfect, Irene :). The kitties are part of the Mother’s Day collection, out in April. I’ll do an preview for that set soon.

  • Sandra

    Love it !!! I was thinking you would be there !!! But their awesome !!!

    • Leann

      Haha, I wish, Sandra! If they had a blogger event in the US, I would be there!

  • Shannon

    I’m very excited for the release of these beads. I know already the fairy tales book charm has got to go on my bracelet. Though the tiara one is terribly tempting, too! I’m waiting for the two kitties charm we were teased with before, too. I want to get it to represent my pair of furbabies.

  • April

    Any idea of the price of that (i presume it’s called) Faith, hope & charity necklace in one of the pictures?

    • Leann

      Prices will be in an upcoming post when I get them :).

  • Wendy

    Oh dear God!! I am in so much trouble !!! There are WAY too many that I want …..

  • Filipa

    Hi! Love all the Fary Tales charms! Especialy the castle, the rest probably will pass… :)

    • Leann

      I’ll definitely be interested to see them in person, I think they’ll look better IRL :).

  • Nazdhia

    March get here already! Love the Fairy Tale charms and the cherry blossom murano.

    • Leann

      I agree!

  • Debbie

    I love the fairy tale book, that’s definitely at the top of my “must have” list :-)

    Good to see Pandora’s glass improving so much – I am NOT a fan of flowery glass so won’t be getting any, but I do like to see how much the brand is progressing :-)

    • Leann

      Me too, but I do love flower charms – not so much on the hearts ;).

  • Annie

    i have a question, and maybe you answered it already. It says the first part of the collection will be released on March 11th. Which beads are in that first batch? I reaaaaallly want the castle and the tiara.

    Just found your site by the way, and I love it! It’s now in my Favourites!

    • Leann

      Hi Annie, all the stock photo charms shown in this post will be released in March. If you’re in the UK or other countries, they will probably be releasing this set and the Mother’s Day collection together. :)

  • Jennifer Wr

    Thank you for sharing the information Leann, I enjoy reading about what to expect!

    Of course, I also noticed that the box her bracelet is in is all black, and not just a black lining. My wacky box obsession kicking in… :)

    • Leann

      Have you seen the new Pandora jewelry boxes? They changed them to black inside and there’s this cute little pillow that the charms are tied to. Perlen has them if you haven’t gotten one :).

      • Jennifer Wr

        I have seen one, and I really like it! :) Much better, in my opinion.

  • debbie

    leann do you know when the new bangle will be released? I don’t know if I can wait for the september promo to get it . thanks for the photos now just need the prices to start planning!

    • Ashley

      I had no idea they were releasing a new bangle? Have u heard any info on what it will look like compared to Pandora’s other bangles already out?

      • Endangered Trolls

        It’s a solid silver plain bangle with the same screw ends as the usual Pandora chains. However there’s no “gap” at the ends and both ends appear to screw into one cap. The cap looks like the spherical “Pandora brand” clips (the Loving Pandora clip.)

    • Leann

      Info will be posted as I receive it, Debbie! :)

      • Endangered Trolls

        The silver bangle bracelet will be £55 and will be released in the second part of the collection – so the summer collection – estimated arrival at the moment appears to be June

  • Jeanette

    Hello! Is this the entire spring collection or do you think there will be some surprises? :)

    • Leann

      Hi Jeanette, as I mentioned in the post, this is the first part of the spring collection; Mother’s Day will be a different set of charms which will be a separate preview.

  • Agyness

    oh my ! I really like the fairy tale collection, & the hobbies collection. Is the elephant any different from the current elephant charm?

  • becka

    I turned into a child like state when I heard about the new collection, my boyfriend for xmas got me the princess carriage charm ,its my fav :D, so when his sister told me about the castle ect I went to your blog right away, I now need the castle the book the dangle crown the frog ect eek iv decided im buying the pink leather bracelet and making a princess theme, im so excited!

    • Leann

      There’s so many good ones! I can’t wait either :D.

  • Stephanie

    Hello ladies,
    Had a chance to try on the crown pendant today. Looks great!!
    The detail is great and the stones make up for the price. It looked great but it felt like I was wearing a car emblem. A little too big for me. :( I only wish they had put the cz stones on the crown charm too.

    • Leann

      Love that one! Definitely one piece of jewelry I will be getting from the spring collection.

  • jen

    cannot wait to start a fairy tale bracelet with all these

    • Leann

      I agree!!

  • Hallie

    I work at a Pandora concept store and saw ALL of the 2013 spring collection today. Tried on a lot of stuff – super cute things!! Already ordered mine :)

    • Leann

      Yay! I can’t wait to see them in person :D.

  • Stephanie

    At the Toronto location we started getting the spring line in last week. It’s so much more fun going to work and seeing all the new goodies!!
    Today I bought the frog prince, two of her majesty’s spacers and the her majesty ring. I should probably say ” somebody stop me” but I won’t :p.

    • Leann

      How wonderful! I can’t imagine working at a Pandora store, I’d spend my entire paycheck for sure! 😉

  • Nataly Paquin

    I love the little mouse, the signing bird and the murano blossom. Can’t wait to grab them. Sweet Pandore, you know what women like. :)

    • Leann

      I like those too!

  • jae

    Ohhhhh-I want ALL of them (well, maybe not every single one, but pretty close)-I think I need to work at a Pandora store :), but here in Oklahoma, we don’t have a concept store or really much choice of anything-I may have to move LOL Seriously though, I have relatives in the UK who would probably help me, but I noticed that prices in Europe seem to be quite a bit higher than here-Have you found that to be true or am I looking in the srong places

  • Nieta

    Love the scottie but I wish Pandora would make a “westie.”

    Yes, the breeds are very similar, but the westie has more of a chrysanthemum-shape to it’s face.

    Still, all charms are very cute!

    Thank you.

    • Leann

      You’re a girl after my own heart, Nieta! I’ve got the most adorable westie and I definitely wish it was a westie charm too. The scottie will do for now, but I would be over the moon if they came out with a westie. They are most definitely different breeds :).

  • Crystal

    I was wondering if you have heard about the 2013 Fall Collection yet? I’m loving all the Summer stuff, but of course I would love to know what’s new.