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This bracelet was given as a gift along with my very first charm chosen by husband. I am not normally a jewellery person and the little jewellery that I wear is subtle and holds sentimental value rather than being worn for aesthetic reasons. The thought of being able to build a collection of charms that all hold their own meaning was appealing.
The bracelet itself is lovely, striking the right balance between being solid without being gaudy. The clasp feels substantial enough to securely hold the precious charms in place. I believe that different lengths are available, it is important to leave enough room on the bracelet to allow for the addition of the charms. One of the nicest things about purchasing a bracelet like this is of course the fact that the bracelet quickly becomes unique. The different charms are easy too add and remove meaning that you could essentially customise this bracelet for an occasion or even for an outfit. The reality for me is that I keep the same charms on the bracelet at all times. I decided that each of the charms that I am given or purchase would hold an individual meaning. Therefore I have different charms representing the important things in my life. That's not to say that you couldn't simply buy a charm because it looks pretty. There are many charms to choose from in the collection and Pandora often bring out seasonal and limited edition charms.
A couple of things to be aware of as a Pandora customer though. Firstly I prefer to always purchase charms directly from Pandora or an official supplier. There are many retailers that claim to sell Pandora charms but I would be wary as these are likely to be a sub standard product that could damage your bracelet. If you keep the receipts from Pandora the stores do offer a guarantee in case of damage. The charms aren't cheap, they can range from £25+ however this doesn't put me off as it means I tend to only buy them for special gifts or an occasion. Maintenance is another important consideration, I purchased several charms but didn't invest in clips to stop them sliding around, eventually the thread on one of the charms went and it got stuck. We managed to sort it but it could have been avoided! Also I wear my bracelet all of the time so a good clean in needed regularly.
This bracelet has now become very important and I anticipate it's something I will add to and keep to recount the stories of each charm with my little ones!
I bought my girlfriend one of these bracelets for her birthday a couple of months ago, all her friends started to get them and she loved them. There are many places to buy these from, but i opted to go into the pandora shop and buy one, because i am not a an expert when it comes to these matters.
The chain itself is silver, my girlfriend cannot wear gold so silver was a good choice. The bracelet can be added to with other beads which is why it is so good. This is i suppose good and bad though. Good because you can make it look different every time you wear it, bad because it can become very very expensive.
The beads for the bracelet, providing you buy the proper ones to go with it are quite expensive. They are only small and can cost between £20 and £50 each! The beads for this are however very nicely detailed and do look very good when bought.
There are hundreds of different beads available so when you buy this bracelet it can become an ongoing gift by buying extra beads on special occasions, or if your like me just for a little treat from time to time.
In my opinion this bracelet is worth the money. There are cheaper versions available but they never look as good as the real thing. The weight of the bracelet is really good too. It is beautifully crafted so you do not have to worry about it falling apart, some of the cheaper ones are very flimsy and do fall apart. The last thing you want is to buy a cheap bracelet and the real beads only for it to break.
If you want to buy someone a gift, or even treat yourself, a Pandora bracelet should be consider, they are truly beautiful!
I really really don't like rings so when my boyfriend proposed he did it with a Chamilia charm with an engagement ring on it (It's very pretty). I already have a Chamilia bracelet but I didn't want my new charm to get lost amongst a 101 Dalmatian and Dopey and so my boyfriend offered to buy me a necklace to put it on. I looked at the Chamilia necklaces but the one in the Pandora catalogue looked for more appealing and so the bank holiday weekend found us in the Pandora shop in Derby's Westfield.
Pandora is best known for customizable charm bracelets that were first released in 2000. The company has been around since 1982, originally as a wholesale business, and now sells rings, earrings, necklaces and the bracelets in more than 50 countries.
~Where to buy~
Pandora has 469 stores in the UK buy also authorises other stores such as Argento, John Greed anf House of Fraiser to sell their products. The easiest way to find your nearest stockist is to visit http://www.pandora.net/en-gb/stores. I bought a charm from Argento online (With Quidco cashback) for my niece without any issue although it does come with a card rather than hard bodied presentation box.
Visiting a Pandora store itself is quite an experience although you need to be willing to wait a bit in line. The stores are very pretty with glass display cases everywhere and the staff are very informative asnd take their time (hence the lines).
I'm not a jewellery person so i would always opt for more understated Silver every time rather than Gold. After trying on a couple of lengths I decided that 50cm hanged the best (I'm not keen on having things close to my neck). Be aware that the chains do stretch when they have a lot of charms on them. The necklace is designed in the exact same way as the bracelets (but longer obviously) in that they have a 3mm chain designed in an integrate way to give it a continuous snake or cord like effect. It fastens with a clip claps, making it really easy to fasten and unfasten, and is engraved with the Pandora logo and is made from 925 Sterling Silver.
The inside section of the clasp has ridges so that all charms have to be screwed on to the necklace. There are also two threaded sections about a quarter in to the necklace from each end which allow you to place your charms into different sections. These threaded areas can be covered by clips that are available to buy separately and a wide range of clips available starting from around £15.
Pandora jewellery also comes in pretty white hard bodied jewellery boxes and a white bag tied with a pink ribbon which both have the Pandora logo on them when bought from a shop (Not provided if you buy them online from authorised retailers).
You do need to take care of the necklace, making sure it stays away from water and doesn't get any hair care products. I've heard some horror stories about people losing bracelets as they get kinks in that got worse over time and eventually broke. Pandora advise that the bracelets and necklaces are the last thing you put on when you're getting ready each day and the first thing you take off each night. You do get a free cleaning cloth when you buy the jewellery but unfortunately they were out of stock when I got mine so I need to go back and get it.
Prices do vary depending upon the length of the necklace:
40cm to 45cm - £100
50cm - £115
The necklace is also available in Oxidised Silver, making it look dark grey (For the same price as the Sterling Silver) or in Sterling Silver with a 14ct Gold clasp (Starting from £300). You can also buy the necklace cheaper if you opt for the standard lobster type clasp (Starting from £85).
Granted, £100 is expensive for a silver necklace but it does look a lot nicer than the cheaper imitations and is a quality product.
Pandora charms and clips for the necklace range from £20 to £450, made from either Sterling Silver, 14ct Gold or a combination of both. There are a large number of different charms available from hearts, a camera, an elephant, the choices are endless (Except Disney, for Disney charms you do need to buy Chamilia). Some Chamilia charms do fit on Pandora bracelets and necklaces but not all so I would double check before buying, we tried my Chamilia charm on the necklace in the store before buying. You can also buy murano glass beads which start from £30. For my Chamilia bracelet like my charms to mean something though and only get them as gifts and so I tend to ask people not to be me beads (As I think the price is excessive) and buy cheap ones for a couple of pound from Amazon. This way I can have lots of them and change the colour of my bracelet constantly and they don't look that much different from my neice's expensive Pandora murano beads.
I got this beautiful bracelet for my 40th birthday from my dearest friends. I was so excited , I had been wanting one of these for ages and was so happy when I got one.
The bracelet has a reallly good weight to it is sterling silver and has a good solid clasp. You can get these bracelets in a smalll medium or large size, I had recieved mine in a medium size which was loose around my wrist but not big enough to drop off and had plenty of room to start collecting charms on it.
The good thing about this bracelet is you have got a well made piece of jewellery which will last forever and can tell loved ones which charms you would like for future present ideas for your bracelet.
I have had this bracelet for a couple of years now and what I have noticed is the more charms you have on the bracelet it will stretch slightly because of the weight, my is full by the way, and also the clasp does become easier to open once you have had it a while. The only other downside is the price of the charms!! It can become very expensive when you are eager to fill your bracelet . A good present which you can keep on buying for in years to come......
For valentines day this year my boyfriend struggled with what to get me, that was both romantic and something I would appreciate and keep forever. So I came into our bedroom and he told me to look in a cupboard, and there sitting in the back of the cupboard was a small white bag, with Pandora written on the side in black and tied up at the top with a pretty baby blue ribbon, a smile spread across my face as I knew exactly what this was, what I had wanted for ages, a pretty pandora charm bracelet, I was so excited.
For many months my friends had been ranting and raving about these bracelets, and that they were the new trend these days, I couldnt wait to start making my own collection. From the start I decided that the only charms that I would collect for my bracelet would be the sterling silver charms, as I wanted a fully silver bracelet. So since February I have been slowly and steadily building up my own collection, and so far I have 15 charms, 3 spacers and a safety chain.
Which is turn does mean that I do have a very very expensive piece of jewellry on my arm, as the price does begin to mount up. My bracelet has slowly cranked its way up to around £400 which is shocking that I am in control of that amount of money when I leave the house. I have thought what better way to write a review than to specifically review the products that I personally have on my Pandora bracelet. So I intend to describe the charm, the price and the quality of the charm.
So firstly my boyfriend bought me the strong sterling silver chain, which you can get in various different sizes, the size that I have got is a little big for my wrist as my boyfriend didnt know my size, it is however getting a little bit tighter as the charms are bringing it closer to my wrist. The naked bracelet has the pandora clasp, and it has Pandora written around it, to close the clasp you have to put the small knob into a hole in the other side of the clasp, you then close the lid and clip the clasp into place to stop the bracelet coming off your wrist. He bought me this with a small four leaf clover on, both to represent good luck and my football team, the clover has all the detail on, the lines along each leaf, representing a real four leaf clover, it is made of sterling silver and even includes the hallmark. The bracelet came with this charm and my boyfriend paid £80 for both the bracelet and charm for valentines day.
I then have a pile of small books, representing my days at university, the books have lines to show the pages, with study written on the top along with an owl in a graduation cap on the back, as with the four leaf clover the detail is immaculate and I think my boyfriend paid around £30 for this charm. Next to the books I then have a hippo and the attention to detail is amazing, the hippo has an open hollow mouth with small teeth cut out, as well as having the four legs cut out in detail and a small tail on the back, this charm cost my boyfriend around £25, I then have a viking next to the hippo, and yet again the detail is beautiful, the viking has a small shield, a sword, a hat and his hair is designed in such great detail I couldnt believe it, on a peice as small as this that the detail would be so great, this charm was also £25, a small price to pay for the amount of detail that is included in the charm.
Recently my boyfriend bought me a duck for my charm bracelet, the duck has all the detail you would expect, the beak, the wings, the feathers and the eyes, it also has a tail, the duck cost around £30 and the charms come in small white box, with black lining and a sponge cushion, all charms come in a bag tied with a baby pink ribbon. I then have a small envelope with the words inscribed on them, "To my love, From me", the envelope has the stamp in the corner, it has the folds of the envelope and a red heart on the back of the envelope.
Pandora also do dangle charms, of which I have four, two of which were from a famous landmark range, which are the statue of liberty and Big Ben. This range costed £40 each, I spent £80 on this, there were three other in the range. I also have two other dangle charms, one of which is a graduation cap from when I graduated in June, it has the detail of the tassle and the head brace, this cost £35, the last dangle charm, is a polar bear, and like the hippo the detail of the polars bears face is very precise, it also has a tail on the back, there is also a small snowflake attatched to the same charm as the polar bear, this charm costs around £30.
I also have two other animal charms, which were a lot cheaper than the rest of the charms that I have on my bracelet, one is a frog that my sister bought me for £20, the frog has detail beyond belief, the face of the frog is exquisite with large eyes on the top of the charm, the feet are also cut out and each toe is seperated from eachother. The other animal is a pig, the nose of the pig is cut out in great detail and the ears are hollow from the top of the head, my boyfriend bought me this pig for my birthday for around £25.
The last two charms that I have on my bracelet is one that is a lock and key, one of which is a heart with a small lock in the middle, and the key is connected to the lock charm by a small chain with a key at the end, the key and charm do however not fit into eachother, this charm costed around £30, and the other is a rounded charm, in the shape of a ball, it has four elevated pink coloured hearts on each side, with patterns between the hearts, this charm also cost £30. I also have three spacers, one of which has small hearts all the way around the sides, the other two screw onto the small screws on the bracelet, they have small hearts with balls on the top, I paid £15 for all three of these, each of which are a good buy as they make your charms less bunched up.
My mum then decided to buy me a safety chain as a precaution as the bracelet is worth a lot of money. The safety chain connects to both sides of the clasp and is connected to eachother by a small chain which if the clasp breaks will stop the bracelet from falling off my wrist. This safety catch costed around £50 and you can get many other safety chains from the Pandora range.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Pandora range as it is of a great and exquisite quality, the attention to detail is perfect and I would never buy any types of charms for my bracelet. For a great present for your other half or for yourself I would definitely purchase a Pandora, go on make someone feel special, and there are plenty of charms to suit everyone, all of my charms have a specific meaning in my life or as part of myself and my boyfriends relationship, this is what makes it such a special and personal gift to recieve or to buy.
I think the reason Pandora is such a great hit is because people can carry the brand in their own personal way by choosing the charms that they want. I know you could say that this has been the case with charm bracelets for years and I guess that's so but there's something about Pandora that makes this extra special.
I was lucky enough to receive one for my 21st birthday along with a few charms to go on it, I chose the option with the snap clasp rather than the catch as I thought it was more interesting and also less likely to come undone. I have very small wrists and was worried that I wouldn't be able to get a size to fit me but the smallest size (I think it's the 17cm one) allows enough room for the charms but not so much room that it falls off!
The two small notches on the bracelet mean that when you only have a few charms you can keep them confined to one section so they don't constantly roll back and forth the entire length of the bracelet - a feature that I'm very grateful for.
Pandora bracelets allow you to build a timeline of your life through your jewellery which is great and means people can add to this timeline whilst keeping it all on the same piece of jewellery! I have charms from my 21st and my graduation and hope to add more for big life events in the future!
I bought my daughter a Pandora bracelet for her 18th Birthday along with the suitcase charm as she was leaving home to study. She was never really one for jewellry but I wanted to buy her something she would cherish. I thought the item was so pretty and loved the idea of collecting charms for significant occassions that I went back and immediately bought one for myself. The Bracelets were the 19cm length ones with barrel fastenings and pandora embossed upon it. They also came with two spacers and were beautifully packaged . The bracelets are not only a very light, pale silver but feel very light light on the wrist. They are quite sturdy pieces and have undergone a lot of wear and tear but still look brand new. The barrel fastening is very solid and even with a full array of charms they have never accidently come loose.
Both my daughter and I's bracelets are now almost full and do not feel overly heavy on the wrist. It is wonderful to compare the beads with each other and the reasons why they were given to us. It makes me feel linked to my daughter everytime i wear it. Its now so full that I will have to buy another one and start again or alternate my beads.
I received my Pandora Silver Bracelet as a 21st birthday present from my grandparents, and after letting the rest of the family in on this secret I received a bundle of Pandora bags on the morning of my birthday.
I'll start by saying that I'm really not a jewellery person, with the exception of multiple ear piercings I just don't wear it, bracelets, rings and necklaces just don't interest me. Yet I adore my Pandora, the simplicity of it doesn't cry out for attention, it just sits beautifully. I have 10 charms on my bracelet, none of which I have chosen, they have all been presents from friends and family which means I can look at my beautiful bracelet and remember those closest to me, it has wonderful sentimental value.
The bracelet itself is very well designed, the clasp has a grove which can be easily unclipped with one hand to do up or remove without having to ask someone else to do for you, yet when done up it feels really secure. Also the screw on charms are a fantastic idea as they don't fall to the floor with the risk of being lost.
There are now hundreds of charms to choose from to personally customise your Pandora meaning you have a piece of jewellery which is uniquely your own. Charms start from a reasonable price of £20 each ranging up to a much more ridiculous price for some of the gold charms. Generally though great value for money, especially when, as mine are, the charms are sentimental.
I received this as a gift and love it, I also have the truth bracelet which is very similar but i think not as good looking. There is a gorgeous range of beads to choose from as well as being able to buy beads from other suppliers that will fit pandora. The pandora beads range in price starting around £15. The screw fitting is a good way of protecting you beads from being lost and the catch is easy to use, it simply clicks together. The down side of this bracelet is that it nips at the small hairs on your wrist, I have very fine tiny hairs and it even catches those. There is a solution of course, buy lots of beads to hold the chain away from your skin and you'll be spoilt for choice as there are a huge variety of very beautifull beads available. I still think its worth having and is an average price when compared to similar products.
For a while my friend had been talking about her daughters wanting Pandora bracelets and I did not take much notice as I thought they were just a teenage fad that would appear strange being worn by a middle aged woman.
When I had a look online and saw the silver charm bracelet I was surprised at how pretty and elegant it was. When I saw the price I was also pleasantly surprised, but then seeing the price of the beads and spacers made me realise that it was going to be a long term investment.
The bracelet is not too heavy although it is clearly a good quality and I know it must be strong to hold the beads. There is a safety clasp to make sure that the beads don't fall off, but this was never a concern as I tried shaking the bracelet and none of them fell off. I find that the clasp can be a little stiff but if this makes it more secure then I won't complain.
It was really easy to choose the charms and spacers as they are all silver, but it was much more difficult with the beads. There are so many different ones in so many colours that it was hard to decide whether or not to have all one colour or mix and match. So far I have stayed with various shades and designs of blue ones but have been thinking about getting others in different colours and swapping them from time to time.
The beads are made from Murano glass so it is understandable why they cost as much as they do, but at around £40 each I am planning to have a little look around eBay before buying anymore.
I would recommend this to anyone, as there is so much choice there is bound to be something you like. For younger people as it will be a great way to commemorate special life events as there are charms for most things starting with 18th birthdays.
The bracelet is sterling silver and comes in 19, 20 and 21 centimetres although there are larger sizes that are more expensive. As a final little bonus there were some nice little chocolates placed in the bag.
It has been hard to give a mark for selection and range as while there is a good selection of beads, the bracelet is a one style only product and costs £60.
Please note that I had product suggested Pandora's My First Bracelet to Dooyoo, which is identical to the above-mentioned image, which is known as the Starter Bracelet but in addition, it has two clips and a Murano glass bead. However, Dooyoo requested I post my review in this section.
During the summer of last year whilst flicking through one of those women's glossy magazines my eyes were captured by a double page advertisement for Pandora. As I had not previously heard of the brand I was drawn into the pages, which displayed beautiful images of bracelets adorned with sparkling charms and beads. Unfortunately, none of the glamorous images quoted prices and my initial thoughts were that the brand was unaffordable. However, a couple of months later I came across the brand on the internet and was pleasantly surprised at the prices, which were far lower than I had initially anticipated.
I made a decision to purchase a bracelet, but had absolutely no idea which one to go for as I did not find the internet a particularly useful resource. If you are familiar with Pandora you will be aware that there are dozens of bracelets from which to choose. However, I was unable to ascertain the purpose of the different designs and which particular style would meet my requirements. Consequently, I decided to visit a Pandora store and spent some time with an assistant where my questions were answered and my purchase was made with this review discussing my bracelet and my buying experience. I will begin my review by providing the information that I would like to have known when I first considered making a purchase.
~~ My Requirements ~~
In addition to not being aware of the purpose of each style of bracelet my intentions were to purchase approximately half a dozen charms over a period of time. However, making a purchase online without initially visiting a Pandora store would have proved difficult as I had no idea of the size of bracelet I would require. I needed to ensure that there was sufficient space between the bracelet and my wrist for my future charm purchases. Consequently, I was afraid that I would make a purchase of a bracelet that would perfectly fit when I had a few charms, but would be tight when I added any more.
~~ Visiting a Pandora store and making my purchase ~~
I gave my requirements to the assistant and she suggested I purchased one of their My First Bracelets, which is identical to the sterling silver Starter Bracelet as shown above. Whilst the Starter Bracelet has a large and extremely eye-catching shiny silver clasp displaying the Pandora logo, My First Bracelet also displays two beautifully etched removable silver clips and a Murano glass bead, which work out more cost effective than individually purchasing each of the items.
I tried two sizes of bracelet on my 16 cm wrist with the assistant suggesting the most suitable to be the 20 cm length, particularly as my intentions were to add additional charms. I would advise that the bracelets are available in sizes from 16 cm - 23 cm. The bracelet sat comfortably on my wrist and I was able to push two fingers between the bracelet and my skin, which is the 3 cm space that Pandora recommends for adding more charms.
Whilst the assistant placed the bracelet onto my wrist she suggested I practice with trying to remove and replace it myself. Unfortunately, this is where I struggled and I am fortunate that I have long finger nails as it was necessary to push the tip of my thumb nail into the grooved area within the clasp that will release when applying a little pressure. I was advised that the best way of opening and closing the bracelet is to place my wrist on a flat surface. The end of the bracelet is similar to that of a nail tack where the pointed area is placed into the corresponding groove on the other side of the clasp and then firmly pressed until it clicks tightly into the closed position. Whilst I have now mastered the process I would advise that those with mobility problems in their hands and fingers would struggle, so they would need assistance. I also believe that those with extremely short finger nails would find the process somewhat difficult.
There were a few choices of My First Bracelet; all of which displayed different coloured Murano charm and clips, but unfortunately, I was not able to mix and match. Consequently, I opted for the bracelet that offered a purple coloured Murano glass bead with pale blue flowers. I love the design of the bracelet as it is an eye-catching rope style with tiny etchings running around its width. I would point out that all genuine Murano beads display the word "Pandora" twice on the one side and "925 ALE" on the other as sadly, there are a lot of fakes available on the internet.
~~ Wearing my bracelet and adding additional charms ~~
Within hours of arriving home I was searching through all of the delightful charms and beads on the official Pandora website. As a result, I made a few purchases, which have now taken my total charms to eight, but this is when I encountered a few niggles with my bracelet. The bracelet consists of two raised areas as shown in the image above, which is where the clips are fitted and these open and close in the identical manner to the clasp. Each of the charms easily fit onto the bracelet where they need to be turned approximately a dozen times over the small grooved areas that display tiny threads. Whilst the bracelet displays a section of threads on both sides of the clasp the charms can only be added to the one side and subsequently, need to be pushed around the bracelet and threaded over the relevant sections.
The length of bracelet between the clips will easily housed seven charms, which are firmly held in the section within the two clips. However, as I have added one charm on both sides of the bracelets on the outer sections of the clips I have found that they frustratingly fall down to the clasp area of the bracelet and attach themselves onto the threads. I can partly resolve this issue by adding a safety chain, which will screw onto the threads, but obviously this will not prevent the issue with the moving charms. It would have been useful if I could relocate the clips, but unfortunately, the bracelet has been designed in such a way that I cannot do this.
I personally feel that the bracelet is best suited for either solely threading a combination of charms and beads within the clips or entirely filling the bracelet unless you don't mind your charms jiggling around. Another small problem I am experiencing is that the bracelet is a little awkward to place onto my wrist now that I have added more charms as it has become more rigid and as a consequence, I find it difficult to hold whilst trying to close the clasp. Consequently, a little more time and patience is needed when I am putting the bracelet onto my wrist.
When I first bought my bracelet it felt quite light on my wrist, but as I have added more charms I am able to feel a slight weight although I have now got used to this. Despite my grumbles I am extremely happy with my bracelet as it is of a high quality and is extremely personal. I was never a fan of gold charm bracelets where the various charms hang from the bracelet, but I adore Pandora, particularly as the charms are threaded so they offer a neat appearance. There are literally thousands of charms and beads from with choices of wood, silver, oxidised silver and gold with prices starting at £20 up to £700 for the gold charms adorned with diamonds. A cheaper way of filling the bracelet is to thread spacers, which are more affordable than charms and can be used in between each of the charms or beads.
~~ Price ~~
The Starter Bracelet as shown in the image above is available for £60 with My First Bracelet costing £99, which as previously discussed, includes one Murano sterling silver and glass bead together with two sterling silver clips. This would make a perfect present for that someone special in your life or it could simply be a gift to yourself. It is beautifully presented in a padded hinged box where it sits on a soft velvety cushion.
My bracelet looks as good as new with the clasp showing no signs of wear and tear despite it receiving a battering from me in the early days whilst I was trying to get used to it! Despite the few issues I have experienced I can highly recommend this bracelet and as a consequence, it receives 5 stars from me. The bracelet comes with a 12 month guarantee and my nearest Pandora store has advised that they will clean the bracelet whenever necessary free of charge provided that it contains only genuine Pandora charms.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
This review will appear on both Dooyoo and Ciao under the same user name.
My husband was rather stuck for ideas for my present this Christmas and persistently asked me what I wanted/needed. Having seen my friend wearing a Pandora charm bracelet that she got for Christmas last year I thought this would be something my husband could get me this year, and in the future be something I could pass onto my daughter when she grows up.
When my husband went looking for the Pandora bracelet he came across two different kinds, both sterling silver, but with different clasps. One has a lobster clasp, and is slightly cheaper, whereas the one that my husband ended up buying for me and is shown in the picture above is one with the special Pandora clasp. The price for these Pandora starter bracelets are pretty much standard across the internet/jewellers with the lobster clasp bracelet costing around £45, and this pandora clasp bracelet costing £60. As much as I think £60 is pretty hefty for literally a plain silver bracelet, it is an essential piece of kit for your charm to hang on, and the fact that I hope to have this for a very long time to pass onto my daughter, I se it more as an investment piece of jewellery.
My husband ordered the bracelet (with a little help from me!) on the internet where there wasw a very good choice of sizes. You are advised to leave 3cm between your wrist and the bracelet for the width of the charms, so if you are measuring around your wrist before ordering one of these, you need to add on those extra cm. I found however that when I did this, was obviously a very popular size and it was much harder to find in stock on the internet.
When I received my bracelet on Christmas day, I couldn't wait to have a look at it and try it on. THe sizing as suggested on the internet was correct and it fits me very well with the 3cm left for the couple of charms that I also received.
The only slight negative I have is that I do find the Pandora clasp difficult to open without some of my charms sliding off as well. I don't find it so difficult to close when I am putting it on in the morning, but this is now the third night I have taken it off my wrist and my two charms have slid off in the process. Although I could ask my husband to help, I wanted to get used to doing it for myself, as he won't always be there in the morning to help.
I now can't wait to fill up my charm bracelet with individual and meaningful charms, but I have to say that the bracelet itself, despite it being very plain is very nice, and looks elegant on my arm.
All in all, although I find the Pandora clasp a little difficult to open myself without losing a few charms in the process, it is a lovely bracelet and the fact that I want to eventually give it to my daughter when she is grown up, means it is a good investment piece of jewellery!
I recieved Pandora 590702HV Silver Bracelet as present last year for my birthday. It is a very popular piece of jewellry that everybody seems to be wearing at the moment. At around £55 the bracelet is quite a good price however the bracelet is often and most commonly bought to be worn as a charm bracelt and at £30 a piece this is where the bracelet begins to get expensive! However, this makes a nice present as it's is something that you can continuinly add to and if you struggle for present ideas in the future you can buy a charm that will fit perfectly on it! The bracelet has a good clasp on it that is hard to do on your own wrist but ensures the bracelet will never fall off (which is handy as some of the beads are glass!) It also has little screws in the centre that allows beads to be screwed in, keeping them in place. A downfall to the product is that you need to fit the bracelet onto the person you are buying it for as if you get it a size too small then it reduces the amount of charms that can be fitted onto it! Overall a really nice fashionable product which I would recommend to a friend.
Firstly, what's with the name Pandora? It sounds awful and doesn't really go with a jewellery brand. Oh well! I bought this bracelet for £55 online which I thought was VERY overpriced for what it actually is. I guess I just wanted to go with the flow as everyone seems to have one of these now. The bracelet came boxed in the official Pandora box and it was shining when I opened it. The bracelet reflects light and has a gorgeous shine to it. Very eyecatching!
The bracelet is comfortable and easy to wear. The clasp is easy to get on with. It just opens and closes with a little force from your finger and thumb. Obviously you have to undo the clasp to fit the charms on. The charms are easy to arrange on the bracelet but you have to get them in the correct order, otherwise you have to start all over again! The bracelet is 925 stamped and genuine sterling silver. Mine hasn't discoloured as I keep it away from the rest of my jewellery collection (I keep it in it's box when i'm not wearing it). The bracelet doesn't look all that durable but actually it is. It also looks lovely when you have some charms on it, it doesn't matter whether it's full or not.
I would recommend this bracelet. Yes, it is expensive, but it looks lovely and it makes a great starter bracelet. It flows well against your wrist and doesn't irritate your skin. I would recommend buying a size up though as once you have charms on it it may become a little too small for your wrist.
For her Christmas gift one of the things my girlfriend demanded was a Pandora bracelet which seems to be one of the more popular jewellery items at the moment, simplistically what you do is purchase the plain bracelet as pictured and then you can choose from a range of charms to attach to the bracelet by sliding them on. charms range from £20 up to some ridiculous prices. I will just say now if you're a male looking to get this for your girlfriend as a present, it's going to end up being expensive, they only ever want more and more charms.
The bracelet itself to myself was made out of proper silver and was quite tough, this has been noticed as it has been caught and knocked quite a few times with no visible damage where other items may have damaged or broken much more easily than this did. This basic bracelet can be picked up for about £60 from selected jewelers however if you're looking for a gold one then they start at about £950 and the charms start at around £50/60 so it's definitely going to set you back. The big thing and best feature i think with the Pandora is the customization option. You can easily change it to something if you no longer like something rather than have to get a completely new bracelet and it is also unique. The chance of someone having the same charms as you is so minuscule that I have never heard of it happening.
In conclusion i do believe this to be a high quality product and would say to most that you probably get your value for money however it will be very costly in the long run as charms do not come cheap and it takes quite a lot of charms to fill it if that is the plan.