If you are thinking of buying Pandora bracelets, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the list of options you should choose from.
There are just too many options for you, but it doesn’t have to be that confusing.
So, here are some basics on how to choose the perfect Pandora bracelet that will best match your style preferences and personality.
Tips for buying Pandora bracelet
1.First, settle on a bracelet that suits your style
There are four main styles of Pandora bracelets that you get to choose from, but Pandora has broken down their bracelet options for you, meaning that you have an easier way of determining your most ideal Pandora bracelet. The 4 main Pandora bracelet styles are as follows:
- Pandora Me
Pandora Me bracelets are primarily made of sterling silver.
These bracelets are essentially made in slender styles, and they come with micro dangle charms; and they are mostly compatible with the link, the snake chain, and the bangle style bracelets.
Styling these Pandora bracelets is also easy with the mini dangle charms, and they all have meaningful symbols.
You could also add the Pandora Me safety chains, as well as the spacer charms to the bracelets, thanks to the incorporated silicone grippers.
- Pandora Reflexions
These bracelets boast modern yet timeless mesh bracelet designs that boast clean lines. The bracelets are perfectly compatible with the Reflexions charms, and you will be happy to know that you get to choose from the sterling silver Pandora bracelets, Pandora Shine, or Pandora Rose.
The bracelets also stand out because of the clip-on design of the charms and the overall mesh design of the bracelet.
The charms for these bracelets come in different design options, and the clip-on design makes them easy to use when needed.
So, if you would like a simpler bracelet look, then taking off the charms might be a good option.
- Pandora Moments
If you like the classic bracelet look for your bracelet, albeit one with a contemporary twist, then this Pandora Moments bracelet might be the ideal option for you.
These bracelets come in an elegant and delicate design, and the charms incorporated are all symbolic/ meaningful.
Some of the bracelet styles under the Pandora Moments category include the snake chain bracelets, mesh, open bracelets, bangles, fabric cord, leather, sliding bracelets, and padlock bracelets.
These are all great options that will work with or without the charms.
If, however, you wish to use the charms for personalization, your main options are the traditional charms and the bangle bracelets, too – these are all delicate pieces that express your sense of style and tell your story in the simplest way.
- Non-Charm Bracelets
These are simple and non-delicate bracelets with no charms on them.
They have the most stunning details, and you get to choose between the bracelets made in Pandora Rose, sterling silver, and also Pandora Shine.
In addition to the styles of bracelets that you get to choose from, Pandora also offers a wide variety of bracelet designs for you to choose from.
The main options you could choose from include bracelets made of gold, silver, clip & bangles, as well as bracelets with contrasting clasps that give them a unique finish.
Generally, the metal finish that you choose for the jewelry will depend on your personal preferences, and also finishes that would look elegant and complementary with the rest of your accessories.
Other things to take into account
Essentially, Pandora’s bracelets are designed to operate on the threading system, which means that they are designed to work in the same way as the screwing of nuts on the screws is done.
There are four main threads on each bracelet, each of which is placed towards the center of the bracelet, dividing the bracelet into thirds.
Therefore, the clips allow for easy spacing out of the charms and for holding the charm on their own sections to allow for symmetry.
The clips are also important because they will keep the bracelet from stretching out while balancing the total weight of the charms.
Pandora bracelet designs show the highest levels of craftsmanship, and the exquisiteness of their designs is seen in the perfectly symmetrical features to ensure the best look.
Each section of the Pandora bracelets is designed to hold about 5 charms, on average. But based on the thickness of the charms, you can have 5 or more charms for each bracelet.
The spacers are also important in the charms because they will keep the individual charms from rubbing against each other.
When buying a Pandora bracelet, it’s worth noting that there are two main types of spacers – the threaded ones that are thick and the non-threaded versions, which are thinner and about 1/3 the normal charm’s width.
5. Safety chains
This is the other important consideration that you need to bear in mind when looking for Pandora bracelets, especially because the safety chains are important components of the chains.
Essentially, the safety chains are designed to attach to the ends of each bracelet, and they are designed to help in holding the bracelets in place, especially when you take it off from your wrist. So, the chain will prevent the bracelet from falling off.
If you have the expensive charm bracelets or the ones made of Murano beads, for example, the safety bracelets come in handy, and you won’t have to worry about the charms hitting the floor, getting scratched, chipped, or shattered.
Besides keeping the charms safe, the safety chain will also keep the charms from getting caught up in the threading from the sides/ ends of the bracelets.
That said, there are two main types of chains for your Pandora bracelet, the safety chain that twists around the bracelet’s threads, and the other type is the one with a clip-on chain design.
Despite the differences in the types of safety chains, the chains both offer a high level of protection to protect the charms from falling off.
The Pandora charm bracelets come with different types of charms, but the dangle charms are among the most common types of charms offered by Pandora.
The dangling charms often feature gemstones.
The charms could also be two-toned, with silver threaders and gold dangles. There also are charms made of pearls, and others are cameos./
7. Clasp Types
There are two main types of clasps for Pandora bracelets. These are the barrel and the lobster clasps.
Most people prefer the barrel clasps over the lobster clasps, especially because the lobster clasp tends to be harder to work around than the barrel clasps.
The barrel clasps come in different styles and finishes, including the sterling silver pieces, the two-tone clasps with the gold barrel clasps, and there also are clasps made of oxidized silver in a contemporary dark grey color.
The bracelets are also made of different materials but most commonly 14k gold and sterling silver.
8. Beaded charms
If you are thinking about a Pandora bracelet with beaded charms, you may want to find the charm bracelets made of Murano bead charms made of Italian glass.
These glass beads are available in various shapes, colors, and sizes.
You could also settle on color-themed bracelets.
9.Beware of fake Pandora bracelets.
While there are many options of Pandora bracelets you could choose from; the market is also riddled with fakes.
So, if you are looking for genuine Pandora bracelets, you need to be careful about the features of the genuine Pandora bracelets and also the fakes.
Generally, the fake Pandora bracelets have the maker’s mark, which tells you more about the genuine materials of the bracelets.
The ALE stamp is one of the most common signs on the sterling silver Pandora pieces. Other stamps that you need to consider will have marks such as the ALE S925, G750 that works for the 18k gold, etc.
But these stamps don’t always guarantee the authenticity of the pieces, which is why we recommend looking at the item or product number on Pandora’s website, even when shopping for the bracelet from a third-party online store.
Confirming the item number and the details of the chain on Pandora’s corporate website will ensure that you have authentic bracelets.
10.Get the size right
To ensure that you have the perfect fit for your bracelet, whether the bangle or the charms, you need to make sure that there is a thumb’s width between your wrist and the bracelet.
But always start with the snugly fitting bracelet, just as long as it’s not too tight, and it allows for the charms to fit properly without hurting you.
If shopping for the bracelet online, take your wrist measurements, and then add 1 or 2 centimeters for a nice fit.
Pandora’s bracelets are stunning accessories that look great on just about anyone, and the best part is that there is always something for everyone.
But you may not always know which Pandora bracelet to buy, which is why we created this guide for you to know what to expect and also what to look out for.
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.