The beauty of Pandora bracelets is that it has always been the perfect accessory, meaning that you could wear the bracelet as it is, on its own, or layer it with a watch or another bracelet (s).
And the only thing you need to know is how to make sure that the bracelet and the watch are layered perfectly. You don’t want to end up with a scratched watch or bracelet, which is where we come in.
And in this article, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about wearing Pandora bracelets with a watch. So, let’s get right into it!
Can you wear a Pandora bracelet with a watch?
Yes, you could wear your Pandora bracelet with any of your favorite watches, including sports watches, gold, or even a leather watch.
And you could wear the bracelet and the watch on one wrist or one on each wrist.
Will Pandora’s bracelet damage your watch?
Well, it depends on the material the bracelet and the watch are made of. If the metal that the watch is made of is harder and tougher than the metal sterling silver for your Pandora charm bracelet, then the watch may scratch the bracelet.
A gold watch alongside a sterling silver bracelet may not lead to any damage because both metals are quite soft, but for stainless steel, titanium, or palladium watches against the sterling silver watch, there is a risk of the bracelet wearing out whenever it is in contact with the watch.
To avoid the risk of the watch scratching the watch and vice versa, we recommend wearing your sterling silver or gold-plated Pandora bracelet alongside a sports watch.
The material used for the smartwatch is more flexible, versatile, and at the same time, quite soft and so it will not damage the bracelet. For most people, the metallic Pandora bracelet and sports or smartwatch combination is the best way to layer your bracelet.
Generally, your Pandora bracelet will only scratch the watch if the watch is made of a softer material, but this doesn’t happen often.
Damage often happens the other way around where the wristwatch may damage the bracelet since most metallic watches are made of sturdier materials than the metal that the bracelet is made of.
On the other hand, Pandora’s leather bracelets also look great and will not be damaged when you wear the leather bracelet alongside a gold, stainless steel, or any other metallic watch because of the contrast in the types of metals used to make the bracelet and the wristwatch.
How to wear a Pandora bracelet with a watch
1. Consider the materials that the watch and the bracelets are made of
As mentioned above, the best way for you to ensure that the bracelet and the watch won’t have any scratches and to make sure that neither accessory is damaged you’d want to make sure that the features or the materials that they are made of are close to each other in terms of hardness or softness.
This means that if you are wearing a sterling silver or a gold-plated bracelet, you may want to pair the bracelet with a gold watch rather than a stainless steel watch because stainless steel is hardier than gold or sterling silver, and the watch would scratch the bracelet.
2. Wear your sterling silver bracelet with a smartwatch
To reiterate what we mentioned above, you may want to pair your sterling silver bracelet with your smartwatch.
The bracelet will not damage the watch, and neither will the watch been damaged by the bracelet.
3. Wear your watch on the opposite hand
For a more balanced, minimalist look, especially if you don’t want to damage the watch or the bracelet, you may want to wear your watch on one hand and the bracelets on the other.
This way, the bracelets, and the watch don’t get in the way of each other while minimizing scratching or any other form of damage.
4. Mix and Match
If you prefer a subtle look by wearing in the same color, it may be a good idea for you to wear gold bracelets with a gold watch and silver with silver.
But if you don’t mind a bolder look, then you can opt for bracelets and watches in different color finishes.
This means you can try wearing the yellow gold bracelets with a dual-banded wristwatch in silver and yellow gold.
The beauty of blending the metals is that it brings out the best of both worlds.
5. Take care of the gold and sterling silver bracelets
Since most Pandora bracelets are made of sterling silver, it is important to take good care of the bracelets.
You can do this by carefully cleaning the bracelets in warm, soapy water or with some bicarbonate of soda.
Sterling silver jewelry is often at risk of wear and tear, so you must regularly clean the bracelets.
6. Mix Bracelet and watch styles
If you love a collection that makes your arms look like eye candy, it might be ideal for you to mix your bracelets and watch of different styles.
You could start with the base sterling silver bangle for that cool and laid-back look and add rose gold charms for that unexpected look and feel. Think of mixing the monogram pieces with the themed pieces of a nice blend of elements; they throw on your favorite watch.
7. Wear the watch last
Choose the bracelets you’d like to wear, put them on to fit your mood for the day, and wear your watch.
The watch completes the look and will also complement the details of your watch’s straps.
A beaded charm bracelet, for instance, looks great alongside a leather strap watch.
If you are looking for the best ways of pairing the bracelets with a wristwatch, the ideas above will work great for you, making sure that you look not only great but also making sure that the bracelet isn’t scratched by the watch and vice versa.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.