In this final installment of the Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection previews, we take a look at the prices (in USD) for the Winter Wonderland release and some live photos of the charms and jewelry as well! Initially expected in stores around the end of September for North America, the collection will be divided into two parts – the first set of charms and all the jewelry will arrive the end of September and the second set will be held for the “12 Days of Christmas” promotion in November.
The 12 Days of Christmas promotion will run from November 4-14, culminating on November 29th with the Black Friday Charm release. The charms can be bought separately or as a set on November 29 for $500USD/$550CAD which includes a special showcase jewelry box and an extra Winter Wonderland clip GWP. This is a great deal considering the retail value is $715USD/$795CAD. To be clear, this is only for North America, the collection will be available internationally at the same time (except for the Black Friday Charm).
These high-rez photos are spectacular and the live shots of the charms give us a better idea of what to expect. I will definitely be getting the 12 Days of Christmas gift set, and probably a few of the other ones as well . In addition, to the two retailer exclusive charms I had listed in the last sneak peek which are the Pinecone and Snow Angel, there will also be a Jared Galleria only bead called the Three Wise Men (just for the US since Jared’s doesn’t operate in Canada). Again, these limitations are only for North America, so it’s not a worldwide restriction.
The jewelry prices are quite reasonable for the amount of gemstones included, I’m particularly excited for the large pod black crystal ring, I hope they come out in more colors – specifically clear. The Snowflake pendant is another fan favorite and I love it too, it looks great on a bracelet as it’s not too big. Otherwise, I don’t think any of the earrings will be on my wish list; although the Faceted Beauties are gorgeous, I don’t really wear these colors.
Lastly, we have these action photos courtesy of Lynda Leonard and Marina Vekshina. It’s always better to be able to see the charms “in person” so to speak, as the stock images sometimes don’t do the jewelry justice. Are you excited for this Christmas collection? Will you end up buying these yourself or wait for Santa?