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Choosing and Styling Your Pandora Bracelet

Nov. 17, 2014
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Everyone has a different style, personality and flair, and that uniqueness can be shown off in how you design your Pandora bracelet.

Whether you love gold, silver, color or jewels, you can create a motif that has “you” written all over it.

Here’s a guide to putting your Pandora look together:

Metal, Fabric, Leather?

The first thing to do when designing your Pandora bracelet is to select a bracelet material. You can choose silver, leather, fabric, silver-plated, solid gold, gold-plated or stainless steel – or you can mix and match.

Do you wear a lot of gold and silver jewelry? If so, you may want to complement your other jewelry with a bracelet of those metals.

Or perhaps you love color. In that case, you may want a leather or fabric charm bracelet. Both leather and fabric bracelets come in a variety of colors, from brown to teal to purple. And if you are a lover of pink, you will absolutely want to consider the new pink line.

How Much Does It Cost?

Having trouble deciding the bracelet material? You may want to throw cost into the mix.

Solid gold Pandora bracelets, for example, cost much more than other bracelets that Pandora offers. On average, a solid gold Pandora bracelet will set you back $1,415. Compare that with a silver bracelet, which will run you $45 to $65, and a leather bracelet, at $45 to $55.

If you are on a budget, you may want to cross gold off your list fairly quickly.

Can You Grasp the Clasp?

Once you’ve decided on the material, you’ll want to make sure you select a bracelet with a clasp that you can work easily.

Pandora bracelets have two types of clasps: barrel and lobster. Barrel clasps are made to twist together; lobster clasps clamp together and usually require two hands to close.

Charms: Think of a Theme

As there are more than 900 Pandora charms on the market, including retired charms, focusing on just a few may be difficult at first. To narrow down the selection, you may want to think about themes.

You may want to design your bracelet around your family, for example, selecting charms that feature family images, birthstones, initials and milestones.

You can also pick charms that speak to the season. You can create a bracelet that screams fall by choosing charms that feature colors like red, orange and amber.

Or maybe you love to travel. Charms of an airplane or the Eiffel Tower can show off your wanderlust.

If you love sports, you can also design a bracelet around your favorite teams. Pandora has both licensed NFL football and baseball charms.

Finishing Touches

When selecting charms, take care to match them with the material of the bracelet, and also with spacers and clips to keep your charms from rubbing each other the wrong way.