Romantic love may, for some, be the ultimate relationship, but friendship plays a huge role in defining who we are. Friends aren’t family––although we sometimes wish they were––but they give our lives meaning. They stick by us, they ‘get’ us, and they are, simply, for us. A two-way street, friendship is based on mutual trust and support. And few things run deeper than the friendship between women. #DOFRIENDSHIP #PANDORAUNIVERSE
Friendship. One word with a world of meaning. From sharing sweets in the playground, to awkward teenage years spent gossiping over latest crushes, to holding hands during life’s most important and defining moments, friends share a unique bond that goes beyond chemistry. They share the same expectations, dreams and hopes, and offer one another someone to talk to, someone to rely on, and someone to have fun with through all the moments in life, no matter how big or small. Keep your BFF's close! #DOFRIENDSHIP #PANDORAUNIVERSE
It's a #GNO (Girl's Night Out) event! Add a little #SPARKLE to your life - starting this Thursday (7/20), spend $125 on #PANDORA Jewelry and receive a #FREE Glam Tote Bag! Exclusions apply. See Sales Associate for details.
Sometimes, the best things in life come with a little #SPARKLE. Shop in-store July 6 thru 16 - when you spend $100 on #PANDORA Jewelry, you'll receive a FREE ring, earring pair, or bracelet up to a $75.00 value! Additional restrictions apply, see a Sales Associate for details!
Earlier this week we gave you a sneak peak of #VeraBradley's new #PaintedMedallions collection, but that’s not the only new pattern. That’s right — floral lovers can rejoice! Arriving in stores on Thursday, July 6, #FallingFlowers is the pretty floral pattern perfect for the height of summer and early fall. Inspired by patches, embroidery and embellishments, this floral features a dark green ground with multiple shades of pop colors throughout the print. If you like to mix your florals, you’ll love #FallingFlowers Neutral, available in the Lighten Up fabrication.
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We’re nearly halfway through the year and that calls for a wardrobe refresh! Good news — #VeraBradley has new patterns and styles that will transition your wardrobe from summer to fall releasing next week! Arriving in store on Thursday, July 6, #PaintedMedallions is inspired by the modern look of patches and badges. Composed of a neutral blue ground with bright pops of color, this geometric pattern has an almost 3-D effect. If this color scheme is everything your closet has been craving, you’re in luck. #PaintedMedallions has two coordinating patterns that you will love — Geo Medallions and Mini Medallions.
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Spring has arrived and the fashion runways are ripe with bright new colors to covet and pick, fresh silhouettes and innovative spins on the old classics. #PANDORA has curated a selection of the most desirable new trends that have inspired this glorious season.
The fashion verdict is in: #COLOR is officially the new black! No longer restricted to just the fashion risk takers, it is now time to embrace all hues from gorgeous greens to bright blues and ravishing reds.
#FLORALS are a perennial spring favorite and there is no reason not to look blooming lovely this spring. With looks spanning unabashed femininity and prettiness to the more edgy and avant-garde, there is a floral print for everyone.
One of this season's most darling trends is all about #GLOWING styles. Pearlescent and iridescent fabrics catch the light in a subtle rainbow of colors, adding an ethereal feel and a soft, dreamy quality to your style.
Circles, squares and triangles - with #GEOMETRY taking center stage on fabrics and apparel, it is time to work out the shapes of your fashion equations. Angular essentials are simultaneously capable of looking bold or minimalistic, conveying a futuristic or a vintage mood, and they are always striking.
Adding scrumptious shimmer and a #FUTURISTIC twist, the metallic trend has lit up this season's runways like lightening. Bring glitter out into the daylight with glorious gold, shining silver and romantic rose gold hues. They will enrich your wardrobe with their intriguing dimensions and instant glam factor.
Every new collection represents a voyage of exploration and discovery: identifying inspiration, creating design blueprints, selecting high-quality materials and crafting jewelry with goldsmith techniques and state-of-the-art processes. It is a responsible voyage that doesn't involve ransacking. It celebrates environmentally friendly materials and empowers employees from design to crafting, who are worth their weight in gold - and more. A hand-finished piece of jewelry can go through up to 30 pairs of hands during the crafting process, which adds extra uniqueness.
For spring, #PANDORA professionals use multiple fancy stone cuts and some of the oldest stone settings to display them in. They showcase craftsman skill and precision with glass, reveal interesting angles to popular themes and introduce exciting new additions. Overall, the spring collection brings ethical affordable luxury to women all over the world to brighten each day with.
Flowers continue to decorate fashion and the intriguing magnolia flower inspires this season. Linked to dignity and nobility, and an enduring symbol of long life, its layered structure forms a star and its leaf-like petals have a translucent ombre effect. Magnolia Bloom stud earrings honor these captivating flowers with a new shading technique that depicts their texture and sculptural shape. Petals are hand-painted with layers of transparent pale cerise enamel to recreate nature's highlights and low-lights.
The classic appeal of daisies is seen through fresh eyes, flourishing in vibrant new ways. The flowers' eclectic arrangements in nature, how they contrast with the world around them and their pure expressions are explored with mixed media. The Dazzling Daisy Meadow charm brings sophisticated perspective to the sweet florals. Presented in clusters and captured with a medley of stunning materials, stone-embellished daisies drape over pink rose-cut stones, framed with beading and cut-out hearts.
An exploration of the enchanting effects that different colors of glass and PANDORA craftspeople can create together. A bright and breezy walk through a lush spring meadow of pastel flowers is the experience captured forever in glass. An evolution of glass work recreates spring on the Pink Bloom Glass charm. Layers of iridescent, pink, white, red and transparent Murano glass, and luminous flowers, are created by hand, so no two are exactly the same.
Life's stories told in miniature and worn close to the heart is the concept that inspires new aspects of personalization. PANDORA combines trios of universally loved symbols and birthstones with popular embellishments to tie collections and looks together. October Petites are fabulous new petite elements designed for floating lockets. A sterling silver heart, a pave droplet and a flower dome-cut opalescent pink crystal are small yet beautifully formed. Delightful ingredients for personal expression.
Dewdrops that glisten at dawn, decorating leaves and petals fire the imagination; their refreshing kaleidoscopes of bright light reflecting the world. We zoom in on these watery spheres to explore their structure and their amazing prisms of color. Dazzling, refreshing color bursts from the Icy Green Radiant Droplet charm. Three rose-cut crystals shine brilliantly: their triangular facets reflecting shapes of the sterling silver frame when seen from side to side. Forces o nature often come in threes.
A study of geometry is taken this season as are masterclasses in balancing lines, shapes and proportions, and the glamour of vintage jewelry. PANDORA bring's the polarities of contemporary and classic even closer together in a spectacular fashion. Multi-shaped arrangements are apart yet connected on the Abstract Elegance open ring, covered with cubic zicronia. A princess cut and a round brilliant cut are the centerpieces, creating a square and a circle respectively, and a key spring look.
Values in the hearts of #WOMEN make the world a positive place. Friendship, hope, joy, happiness, love, balance, affection, appreciation, create special #CONNECTIONS in life. Celebrate all the #BEAUTIFUL elements with sparkling symbols of #PERSONALITY. This season, #PANDORA celebrates the values that make life great with sparkling symbols of personality and individual style. Popular and important meanings are re-imagined as new and innovative designs and new shapes are introduced, to add even more styling options to the concept. Beautifully crafted and meticulously hand-finished, each #MEANINGFUL charm is a tribute to the aspects that shape a woman's life.
#SHAPES - The #HEART, easily the most recognizable and romantic shape of all, is now introduced to #ESSENCECOLLECTION. The shape's tempting curves offer pleasing contrasts to other charms and make it a stunning focal point on bracelets.
#SPACERS - The spacer-shaped charm is a wonderful addition to bracelet stylings. Its narrow profile can be used to give #DEFINITION and 'frame' the bigger charms, fill out gaps in a bracelet that doesn't have space for a full-sized charm and introduced lovely #SPARKLING details.
#DANGLES - Evoking the #VINTAGE feel of traditional charm bracelets, dangle charms add lightness and elegant movement to stylings. Great focus points on bracelets and bangles, they also double as pretty necklace pendants.
This year, #PANDORA continues its popular tradition and launches a limited-edition collector's item charm, dedicated to all the wonderful members of PANDORA Club. To make the 2017 edition even more special, this year's design has been chosen exclusively by PANDORA Club members. The beautiful heart-shaped design is inspired by #VINTAGE #LOCKETS. The front of the dangle charm features a cut-out heart motif, which beautifully frames a genuine diamond. When opened, the locket reveals the engraved year, and the back is highlighted with the engraving 'PANDORA CLUB'.
What's more? This year's #CLUBCHARM features a sparkling brilliant-cut 0.01 carat #DIAMOND. The diamond's color is defined as H (near colorless) and its clarity is VS (very slight inclusions are present but not visible with the naked eye). This combination of color and clarity grades are evidence of a very high-quality diamond. Mutual appreciation and loyalty is captured each year in a charm. Crafted with love, chosen by you, this precious token unites our #CLUB, from the #HEART, from #PANDORA, to #YOU. A diamond shining with your uniqueness.
Articles authored by Lauren Rua, Marketing Director.