Recently, I heard rumors about another set of animal dangles that Pandora was planning on releasing, but I didn’t want to report on it without any pictures or a firm confirmation. Well, I certainly got that today! I came across this picture of a new set of zodiac dangles that Pandora is coming out with January 2013; they will be $45USD each. I’m super happy about this news, because the Chinese zodiacs are definitely close to my heart, being a big part of my culture, and I’ve never liked the current zodiac animals because they’ve always seemed too cartoonish for my taste. One surprise with this unveil is that they are re-using the “supposedly” limited edition 2012 Chinese New Year dragon dangle as part of this collection. Even though, I knew the dragon was to be released in a wider circulation soon, this still comes as a shock to me because it seems like a bait and switch with regards to its “exclusivity”. I know lots of ladies, including myself, who ran out the door in hopes of finding this charm earlier this year, and now to find out that it’s going to be a part of Pandora’s permenant collection is disappointing for me. At least the price is around the amount I paid for my dragon. It does seem a bit out of place compared to the other animals; whereas the dragon is very ornate and stylized, the other ones are very round and less edgy.
In any case, I’m looking forward to this new collection getting released! I’ll have to make some room on my red Chinese-themed Pandora bracelet for the new zodiac piggy!