Pandora just announced a second round of jewelry being retired for 2013, beginning immediately. This is expected as the past two collections have added an enormous number of new charms to the collection. While the first part of retirements for 2013 did not cull that many pieces, this list includes a truly surprising amount, including a staggering number of glass beads. I’m particuarly shocked at all the two-tones charms being discontinued as I’m partial to the elegant styling of these. Even charms that have not been out that long are on the chopping block, as recent as from the Pandora Spring 2012 collection. I’m devastated by the number of green charms that are being retired, pretty much all the beads I picked for my first bracelet are retired now :(.
The only ones that I’m happy about retiring are the old Chinese zodiac dangles – they’ve never appealed to me because the animals are too cartoonish and with the new animal zodiacs that came out earlier this year, they’re definitely redundant. It also looks like the last of the XL beads will be biting the dust. Pandora’s experiment with these focal beads never really caught on, both for the higher price point and the largeness of the charms. Not too many goldies are being cut although several of the 14K Swirls Muranos are leaving the line, out of the already small number gold glass beads.
As with the last retirement, this one will be a global discontinuation which will involve all countries. Stores have 90 days to send back their products for credit otherwise they are free to keep the charms and continue to sell them. This is speculation, but with the past couple retirements showing up on Rue La La, perhaps we will soon see another sample sale? I’m hoping so! For a full list of all retiring jewelry, check out the 2013 Pandora Global Retired Jewelry List, also located under Lists in the main menu. What do you think of this new round of discontinued items? Anything you’re desperate to have? There are definitely pieces I’ll be purchasing sooner rather than later!