Now that we’re past the summer collection, let’s take a look ahead to the fall which brings a preview of the Pandora Autumn 2013 collection! This release is being dubbed Enchanting in the US and Canada, and we see a number of seasonally appropriate and fantasy inspired pieces. Since emerald is the color of the year, I’m so happy to see a number of green charms in this collection especially the green Fascinating Murano. Lots of crystals again for this collection, which I have mixed feelings about – I do love the sparkle, but I’m seeing an ever-widening departure from Pandora’s original style. In the past few seasons the charms have become noticeably more detailed but in a mechanical way. I’m missing the soulfulness of their older designs.
I’ve split the charms into easily digestible categories including, Muranos, Hobbies, Animals, National Icons, Foliage, Fantasy, Love, and US Special Distribution. Many charms here have been requested quite often on the Pandora Facebook page including the basketball, mermaid, and shopping bag to name a few. We also see a new design for the Muranos called Effervescence based on the bubbles and cubic zirconia embedded in the glass! I’m so excited for those but I don’t know how I feel about the Folklore “peacock” Murano, I will definitely need to see that one in person
This may be another disappointing release for gold lovers considering there are only 2 gold charms and a handful of two-tone pieces. I adore the older two-tone styles and Moss reminds me of that. Vintage Allure will also make its debut in the US but it is not being billed as limited edition for North America so it could be a permanent part of the line. There will also be a continuation of special charms for different distribution channels – Oopsie Daisy for Concept Stores and Edelweiss for Shop-in-Shop for the US and Canadian markets (they will be available worldwide without restrictions).
I am most excited for the Double Happiness charm, being Chinese this charm has a lot of cultural significance for me, but my wish list is actually quite long for this collection; it’d be easier to name the charms I don’t want, lol. Like last fall’s release, we can expect to see these hit stores around end of August to early September although there hasn’t been any word of the official date. If the pattern holds, these charms will be in stores with plenty of time before the September free bracelet promo in North America. What are your thoughts at the Pandora Autumn 2013 Collection? Are you excited? I know I am!