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Pandora Bracelets: Step by Step for Your Perfect Piece

Nov. 16, 2014
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The best part of Pandora’s bracelet line is that the company offers a wide variety of options, allowing buyers to tailor their bracelets to their style.

But having lots of choices means making decisions, which can be daunting.

Here’s a step-by-step design guide to help you sort it all out:

Pick a Size

Pandora bracelets are made to be worn close to your wrist, so you will want to measure carefully.

To measure, wrap a measuring tape around your wrist where it is broadest, and add one inch to the measurement. Once you have your measurement, select a Pandora bracelet size that matches that size.

The most common size is a 19-centimeter (6.7-inch) bracelet.

Select a Material

Pandora, which was featured on CNN, makes bracelets in quite a few materials, but it really comes down to personal preference.

Among the materials Pandora uses for its bracelets are solid sterling silver, gold, fabric and leather.

If you like two ore more of these materials, you are in luck, because you can combine them. You can buy a sterling silver bracelet with a gold clasp, for instance, or a leather bracelet with a silver clasp.

Select a Color

If you are not opting for a silver, gold or Pandora Rose bracelet and instead are considering a leather or fabric band, you can select from a wide range of colors. Fabric bracelets come in orange, teal and lavender. The leather line includes pink, purple, brown, black and champagne.

Single, Double or Triple

Aside from choosing your material and color, you can also select a style of bracelet. Pandora makes bracelets with single, double and triple strands, and those strands can either be smooth or braided, depending on your preference.

Close It Tight

Pandora makes two types of clasps: a barrel clasp, which twists closed, and a lobster clasp, which can require two hands to close.

If you are very concerned about losing your bracelet, you should consider purchasing one of several safety chains, which prevent your bracelet from falling when you take it off.

The Charms

Once you have chosen your perfect bracelet, you can then begin to choose from more than 600 charms in a wide range of colors, materials, sizes and shapes, including Pandora Rose, silver, gold, two-tone, glass and enamel.

Charms are also available with stones and by theme. Themes include family and friends, hobbies, animals, causes and awareness, decorative, fairytale, floral and glamor. Letters and numbers are also options.

Some of the best-selling charms this year: a loving mother charm, an engagement ring charm, a Paris charm and a dog charm.

Clips and Spacers

Clips and spacers help to keep your charms apart so they don’t run into each other. Both clips and spacers are essential to the design of your bracelet and they also come in a wide variety of colors and shapes.