Some of you may have noticed that my preview for Mother’s Day 2013 collection was missing a few beads that I had included in the Spring 2013 First Look. The reason for this is because they will only be available at certain stores in the US! To our international readers, no need to panic, the charms discussed in this article WILL BE available worldwide, only with limited distribution in the United States and Canada. The release for the following beads will be April 15th with the rest of the Mother’s Day collection.
Starting with the Muranos, there will be two special edition beads coming out for Mother’s Day 2013, the Red Sweethearts and Pink Ribbon of Hope. This is the first time where different beads will be available in different stores. The Red Sweethearts will be a Pandora Concept Store exclusive and the Pink Ribbon of Hope will only be available at shop-in-shops. Given how many stores carry Pandora and the online webshops in the US, obtaining these two beads should not be a problem. (For an explanation of the difference between a shop-in-shop and a concept store, check out Pandora FAQs.)
In addition to these special Muranos, Jared’s Galleria of Jewelry will also have a charm that is exclusive to their chains and that’s the Celebration Bouquet. For our Canadian readers, this will not be limited for you since Jared’s does not have stores in Canada. It looks like a continuation of the cherry blossom motif from the spring collection but the flowers are wrapped up in the form of a dangle. I was not keen on this charm when I first saw it, frankly not on the Muranos either, but I can’t resist exclusives and they have hopped onto my wish list! For areas that lack a physical retail location nearby, I believe it will also be available online at Jared.com.
When the first pictures for the spring collection leaked last November, which happened right around the time of the Precious Gift (Black Friday charm) release, I was pretty unhappy that there was a charm coming out in the spring exactly like it but with pink enamel instead of red. Well, this is either good news to some or bad news - the Precious Gift will retain its specialness because this pink version (All Wrapped Up in Pandora) will NOT be available in the US or Canada. Again, even though I had no intention of buying this charm, now I must have it! I am such a sucker for country exclusive charms :O.
Lastly, for Mother’s Day the two-tone Bear My Heart will be available as a limited edition charm – limited edition because only a certain number of these were made and stores will only receive one shipment of them. Which is just like the Black Friday Charm, but as to the exact number, I don’t know. This bear will arrive with a small pink heart box, similar to the Black Friday box and it seems like the box will be a North America exclusive. The cost for the charm is $75USD and will be available for sale from April 15 – May 12.