Happy New Year, everyone! I’m always astounded at how quickly the year passes by and 2016 was no exception. This was our first holiday season where my son kind of knew what was going on so we went all out with decorations. It was so cute watching him open all his presents, which he got doubles of since he’s got a birthday around Christmas too.
Turning to the first release of the year is the Pandora Chinese New Year charm which has become an annual tradition. For 2017, the exclusive is called the Lion Dance, featuring an iconic symbol of luck and prosperity in Chinese culture. The “lion” is manned by 2 people and is part of celebratory parades and other gatherings. When it comes to you, you can put money in its month for good luck all year long.
In past years, the CNY charms have been Asian exclusives, but last year’s Red Lantern was available in most markets with the Spring 2016 Collection. This one is so cute with a lot of red enamel and fine detailing outlining all the ornate swirls on the decorative lion. It is available for $99SGD which is approximately $70USD, and is comparable to other heavily enameled Pandora charms. These live shots are courtesy of my friend Patty Ng, and they’re even more beautiful than the stock photos!
Is this a design you’d like to see in your country? Will you be trying to find one?