Exciting news today as I have details of the upcoming release of the Pandora Rose collection! The collection consists of a small selection of plated rose gold charms and jewellery, described by Pandora as ‘luminous beauty expressed in pink’. It first saw a limited release as a test product earlier this spring, but, on the back of a very positive reaction from fans, the Pandora Rose line will now be seeing an official release later this year!
The collection is reportedly set to debut on the 2nd of October. These images are from a US catalogue, and detail US pricing – consequently, while I can only assume that this will be a worldwide release, I don’t have official confirmation on that. I’ve also included the prices, which are increased from the collection’s initial test release – this is apparently due to its anticipated popularity.
About Pandora Rose
The first that we heard about the Pandora Rose collection was when it was released as a test product back in April. It was limited to ten stores worldwide. The stores stopped selling it after ten days, and after that no more information was released about it. Fans have been uncertain whether the collection would see an official release, and I myself was under the impression that it wasn’t looking likely to be released any time soon. Happily, however, that has proven not to be the case.
I myself own the Pandora Rose bracelet, and the Rose smooth heart charm:
The Pandora Rose pieces are plated with 14kt rose gold, and are not pure rose gold. However, their core metal is a unique pink-toned copper and silver alloy. The plating is reportedly very durable, but will fade over an extended period of time.
Charms and Bracelets
The collection will include a two-tone Pandora Rose bracelet, which is set to cost $80 USD. The clasp is made of the Rose metal, while the chain remains sterling silver. This offers a much more affordable way to get the two-tone look – the existing yellow gold 14kt two-tone bracelet costs $325 USD or £275!
To accompany the bracelet, we have a selection of eleven charms. These are primarily decorative pieces, and focus on Pandora’s most popular motifs. I think that this is probably the right decision for the fledgling Pandora Rose collection. The lack of durability makes it less of an ideal candidate to remember those ‘unforgettable moments’ that the traditional Pandora charms are all about, and it seems more suited to popular and fashionable designs.
The pricing for the US is as follows:
$40 USD: Rose Heart Openwork.
$45 USD: Noble Splendour.
$50 USD: Big Smooth Heart; Her Majesty Spacer.
$60 USD: Love and Family; Meet in the Middle.
$65 USD: Sparkle of Love.
$70 USD: Centre of Attention; Light as a Feather; Love of my Life Clip.
$80 USD: Rose Pavé Lights.
There will also be some accompanying jewellery pieces released in the Pandora Rose collection. These are based upon the Light as a Feather pavé range and include earrings, a pendant and a ring.
Pricing for the US is as follows:
Earring Posts: $30 USD
‘Light as a Feather’ Ring: $100 USD
‘Light as a Feather’ Pendant and Earrings: $120 USD
I’ll admit that I loved the Pandora Rose collection when it first appeared, and I am a little over-excited to see these new images. I adore the soft pink that they’ve gone with for the campaign images, too. I’m happy that this collection will be seeing an official release, as there were a lot of disappointed people who missed out on the very limited test release – I also would relish the ability to add to my existing Rose bracelet and charm.
While I know that some people won’t be a fan of the plated jewellery (and I am not a massive fan myself), I do also appreciate that this collection offers a more affordable way into rose gold jewellery. Having said that, I also hope that they’ll continue to expand their solid rose gold range, which would then offer some rosy options for those who don’t want to invest in plated jewellery.
Are you excited for this upcoming collection? Will you be indulging in any pieces?