Helping to usher in the holidays is a sneak peek of the upcoming Pandora Valentine’s 2014 Collection! This set only contains a few pieces and includes 10 regular charms, 3 special distribution (just in the US), and 1 bead that will only be coming out as part of a bracelet set. The release date is unconfirmed but will likely be January 13th, and with the typically early shipment we could expect to see these in stores by the end of December or early January. Apologies for the low-rez images but these were the best that I could find as it seems like Pandora has done a better job this season with keeping their images underwraps.
Early this morning though, my friend Marina Vekshina posted these photos from the catalog on Facebook! These are used with her permission and are a little clearer than the stock photos I could find, they also provide a bit more information on the beads. The Gift From the Heart is sure to be a bestseller and it’s a heart box with a gold ring and CZ stone inside. The Cupid features a touch of rose gold, which is the first time that’s been a material used on a charm from Pandora. However, to my knowledge the US will not be receiving the pavé heart bracelet (pictured below).
A continuation of the US special distribution charms where each type of retailer receives an exclusive just in the US, this season will see the addition of the Wrapped With Love (otherwise known as All Wrapped Up in Pandora) to North America; originally debuted for Mother’s Day 2013, this charm was previously not available in the US or Canada and will be at shop-in-shops (multi-brand jewelry stores). The two-tone Cupid will be a Jared Galleria of Jewelry exclusive, and Interlocking Love will only be at Concept Stores. Sparkle of Love will initially be sold with a bracelet gift set, this will probably come out separately with the spring collection based on historical data. I’ll be writing on the promotions and jewelry in a separate post, so look for that soon.
Lots of speculation at this point, but I’m happy to offer this full preview of the upcoming charms! With the exception of a few pieces – Interlocking Love, Cupid, and Gift From the Heart which are must haves for me, I’m quite disappointed in the selections for early next year. Granted Valentine’s Day is all about pink, hearts, and love, but the saccharine sweetness of this collection makes my teeth ache a bit and seems targeted at a younger audience. I’m sure these beads will appeal to many but for me, it’s far from my favorite release from Pandora. What do you think of this lovers’ holiday theme? Anything you’re dying to get?