Back at the beginning of July I showed a sneak peek of the highly anticipated Black Friday Charm 2013, but had to quickly take it down because Pandora requested me to wait until closer to the release date. Just last week live photos of this year’s special were leaked and today comes the official preview for this year’s Black Friday Charm. The openwork snowflake is called Let It Snow and encrusted with pavé cubic zirconia in keeping with the other CZ openwork charms coming out for the autumn/winter season. It does also include the year 2013 engraved on the outer edge of the bead for those that were unhappy with the exclusion of that detail last year.
This will be the third consecutive year that Pandora North America has offered a country-exclusive charm released on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. For those outside of the US or Canada, unfortunately this charm will not be distributed worldwide so it’s best to find a friend to help you buy this charm. The sparkling snowflake will be a limited edition charm and retailers will only be able to order it once. It will also come in a special box, similar to the 2012 Black Friday Charm.
As I posted in the Pandora Winter 2013 Preview earlier, this charm will be part of the “12 Days of Christmas” promo, which can be purchased starting November 29th, when the 2013 Black Friday Charm will be released. The entire set with all 13 charms (1 extra clip) will be $500USD and $550CAD (retail value is $715USD and $795CAD) and also includes a “Design Center” jewelry box GWP (value of $50USD). This charm by itself will retail for $65USD ($75CAD) and for those wanting to get the promo, we’ll have to wait until this Friday. I can’t wait to see this bead in person! What do you think of this year’s Black Friday Charm? Will you be doing any Black Friday shopping?