Close on the heels of the Pandora Autumn 2013 Collection sneak peek, we take a look at what’s in store for us during the winter/holiday season. Some of you may have already seen a couple of the pieces (perhaps some of the most unflattering beads), but what comes is a comprehensive preview of the charms for the Pandora Winter 2013 Collection. Unsurprisingly, there’s more bling arriving with two new colors added to the Pavé Lights set in red and purple along with a a blue Whimsical Lights and 2 new Faceted Beauty shades.
In addition to the sparkling pieces, there are a number of winter themed beads – mittens, snow angel, pinecone, snowflake clip, and the ever popular Christmas charms. This year Pandora North America is offering a “12 Days of Christmas” promotion where one special charm will be released each day from November 4-14 leading up to the limited edition Black Friday charm (yes, there will be one this year!) on November 29. Customers can either buy the charms à la carte or as a set along with the Black Friday Charm in a special jewelry box at a value price. There will be two special charms offered to different retailers again, the Pinecone for Concept Stores and the Snow Angel for Shop-in-Shops in the US and Canada (these will not be worldwide restrictions).
Unfortunately, no Hanukkah charms for Jewish fans even though they’ve been requested. From an unbiased observer, it seems a bit unbalanced when there are 2 bible charms, 2 cross charms, and a slew of Christmas charms but with the retirements of the two-tone and gold Stars of David dangles, there’s only one option left for the Jewish community.
If last year’s release schedule holds, we may see these charms as early as the end of September. No word on the official date, but Pandora has been shipping the collections to the stores earlier and earlier so there’s not much meaning to their release dates anyway. What do you think of the new winter and holiday charms? Anything you’re extra excited for?