Product Type: Pandora Bracelet Gold
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Pandora 790385 Silver Flower Safety Chain
Member Name: alyson29
Pandora 790385 Silver Flower Safety Chain
Date: 22/03/12, updated on 27/08/12 (251 review reads)
Advantages: Very pretty and ensures my bracelet doesn't fall from my wrist
Disadvantages: Charms unthread if bracelet is not filled with charms
~~ Pandora Silver Flower Safety Chain ~~
When I became the lucky owner of a Pandora Starter Bracelet my intention was to only half fill it and as the bracelet began to fill I decided I needed a safety chain for added protection. There was a huge selection from which to choose and I eventually opted for the Silver Flower Safety Chain and this discusses my thoughts and experience.
The sterling silver link chain is available in lengths of 4, 5 and 6 cm with mine being 6 cm and is firmly connected on both sides by way of a sturdy link, which is attached to two rather eye-catching shiny charms that display a pretty flower pattern. What I adore about this, which gives it additional appeal is that each of the eight petals, which form each flower contain a darker inner section. On closer examination I am able to witness that each of the two charms are initially formed from what I believe to be oxidised silver and a length of shiny silver with the cut out flower motifs has been firmly placed on top. This creates an extremely appealing effect, which differs from all of the other charms that I own. The product bears the official authenticity markings Pandora namely, "S 925 ALE", which can be found on the inner section of one of the charms.
Each of the charms easily threaded onto my bracelet and when I initially purchased this chain I had only half filled my bracelet. A problem I continually experienced was that one charm would unthread itself and as a consequence, would fall part of the way down the bracelet. It was impossible to rethread it as if I did the other charm would unwind and vice versa. This puzzled me as I felt I was going mad as I simply could not get the chain to stay in the correct position. I spoke with a few people who also own safety chains for their Pandora bracelets and they were not experiencing the same problems. Consequently, I decided that I needed to fill the bracelet as in doing so the charm would have nowhere to fall once it unthreaded itself.
My bracelet is now full and the chain remain correctly screwed in place, but unfortunately, I am unable to fully thread it as the links to which the chain is attached will not correctly sit in place. For instance, if I fully thread the one side the link sticks up in the air whilst the other side sits neatly. I'm of the opinion that perhaps this is a manufacturing fault with this particular safety chain where perhaps there are too many threads contained within the core. However, this problem is neither here nor there as when the bracelet is worn the charms tend to settle themselves. The chain offers sufficient space for my hand to be slipped inside and I have the reassurance that my expensive bracelet is not going to slip off my wrist. I can see no signs of wear and tear despite the fact that my bracelet is regularly worn. In fact, the chain looks as good as new as I keep it clean with a specialist cleaning cloth that I obtained free of charge from my local Pandora stockist.
I would not recommend this charm if you are considering only half filling your bracelet, but if you decide to go ahead and fill it then I would recommend. However, for the reasons discussed above it loses one star from me. You can purchase this safety chain, reference 790385 from all Pandora stockists for £40.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A pretty sterling silver safety chain from Pandora with a few designer flaws
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