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For my sisters 18th birthday last September I bought her a Pandora sterling silver lobster clasp charm bracelet with a 18th charm on it. I thought it was a gorgeous gift and felt really proud that it would be something that my sister would be able to keep and associate with me but I soon but it to the back of my mind and began planning for Christmas. Imagine my surprise though when I opened my very own Pandora lobster clasp bracelet from my sister as a present!
The bracelet came presented in a gorgeous cream coloured Pandora hinged box and was wrapped in black tissue paper and sealed with a label featuring the Pandora logo. It looked very classy and expensive I have to say. The actual bracelet is a sterling silver rope style which features a lobster clasp with a small oval silver piece which dangles down by the clasp and which features the Pandora logo. The bracelet has four raised silver pieces on it, two of which are on the ends of the bracelet and the other two are spread evenly over the length of the bracelet. It is over these raised pieces that you twist your Pandora charms to secure them to the bracelet.
The bracelet is really shiny and looks lovely and pretty on the wrist I think. At the moment I only have two charms on my bracelet but I think it looks really delicate yet it feels surprisingly tough really. As I don't have any clips on my bracelet to hold my charms in place they do twist around the bracelet of their own accord so I do often find myself twisting them back to the middle section, especially before I take the bracelet off as I worry they may fall off and get lost.
I have noticed that due to the thick but flexible rope design of the bracelet that sometimes a hair on my arm will get temporarily stuck in the bracelet and it will pull a bit which obviously hurts for a second but the more you wear the bracelet the less this seems to happen. I don't wear my bracelet every day purely because if I am having a cleaning day at home it seems silly to put it on and keep taking it off to wash up and clean and such like but I always wear it when I go to work or out shopping or something like that.
I have to say I totally love my Pandora lobster clasp bracelet as it is so feminine and sweet yet it makes me feel quite grown up to have a proper piece of jewellery as more often than not I would wear cheaper costume jewellery. A Pandora bracelet filled with charms is obviously going to be worth quite a lot as charms begin at around twenty five pounds each. Whilst I realise a lot of people have Pandora bracelets now I do like the fact that it is highly unlikely someone will have the same one as me because of the different combinations of charms you can have which I think makes it unique.
Should you be interested in purchasing one of these bracelets I can advise that both mine and my sisters were purchased from a website named beadazzle which is an official Pandora stockist online and it will cost you £45.00. The bracelets start at 16cm and go up to 23cm and you are advised to buy 2-3cm larger than your wrist to allow for the addition of charms.
Thank you for reading my review!
I got a beautiful silver Pandora bracelet for Christmas from my husband, together with a couple of charms. I was delighted and yesterday I went back to the shop to spend my Christmas money on additional charms. What a shock I got! The prices have increased by a massive 25%. When I queried this with the sales girl, she told me it was to cover the increase in VAT. What a rip off.......the VAT increase is a mere 2.5%. How can Pandora warrant 10 times that? This jewellery is beautiful and I love my bracelet but it is extremely expensive and building a bracelet will cost a small fortune.