Product Type: Pandora Bracelet Gold
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Pandora 590702HV Silver (Bracelet / Necklace)
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Pandora 590702HV Silver (Bracelet / Necklace)
Date: 08/01/13, updated on 14/01/13 (38 review reads)
Advantages: Very pretty and good quality
Disadvantages: Need to be taken care of and are expensive
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.
Summary: Perfect for me because i make it mine