Along with the summer collection comes a new line of smooth leather bracelets in 5 different shades. The release for A Tale of the Sea is June 15th for North America and June 3rd for the UK. The new leathers are triple wrapped and come in 3 sizes: 20.7″, 22.4″, 24.2″ (52.5 cm, 57cm, 61.5cm, respectively) and the cost is $55USD. The colors of these bracelets have been named, although based on what I’m not sure, and also have corresponding rings to match (more on that later ;)). The bracelets feature a barrel lock, the same as the new bangle which resembles the Loving Pandora clips.
I was hoping that these would be thicker so that the charms would stay put once placed on the bracelet like the ones from Story by Kranz and Ziegler, but sadly I do not think that is the case. These will require the clips and Pandora silicone U-stoppers to keep charms in place. I haven’t been a big fan of Pandora leather bracelets, given how easily they show wear and decreased usability because they can only hold 7-9 charms, so I am excited to see how functional these bracelets are. I got a first hand look at the bracelet during the Grand Opening of the Pandora Flagship Store last week, and it seems fantastic!
The first color that caught my eye is the teal leather, pictured above, but I am pretty set on using a bangle for my new teal/aquatic themed bracelet. The red is a close second being such a vibrant shade as well. Purple and black would be good picks, but I’ve heard not so flattering things about the brown regarding the leather flaking off. I haven’t quite decided on whether to buy one of these yet, I will have to wait and see. What are your thoughts on the new smooth leather bracelets? Are they that much different than the braided leather bracelets?