PANDORA provides a universe of hand-finished and modern jewelry primarily made from genuine materials, including solid sterling silver and 14k or 18k gold. We use a variety of gemstones, stones and cultured pearls to add sparkle and color to our genuine silver and gold jewelry. These originate from material categories commonly used in the jewelry industry - diamonds, gemstones, organic gems and man-made stones.
As part of our commitment to you, we'd like to provide you with information regarding our products, as well as guidelines on how to clean and maintain your PANDORA products.
The PANDORA System
The patented threading system is what makes the PANDORA bracelet unique (U.S. Pat. No. 7,007,07). Each bracelet is divided into three sections by small threads. Every charm is equipped with interior threads. This allows you to twist individual charms onto any bracelet segment in the order you desire.
To complete the bracelet, two clips are placed over the middle two threads. The clips are opened by sliding one fingernail into the side corner of the crease. The clip will gently open. To close the clip, simply pinch the sides together.
The charms move freely and rotate slightly with your wrists' movement, creating an undeniable eye-catching effect. If you choose to add the decorative safety chain, place the swivel cuff onto your bracelet first. Then arrange charms in the desired order and finish with the second cuff.
The PANDORA bracelet stretches over time as weight (e.g. charms) is put on the bracelet. The chain, commonly called a snake chain, is made out of many little rings which are twisted very tightly into the chain. When buying a new bracelet it should be fairly tight. There should be no more than a thumb-space between your wrist and the bracelet.
Leather is a natural product that will benefit from careful protection. Do not use in water or other liquids that may cause discoloration.
Leather can stretch and relax over time; stretching is not a defect in this product. As a natural feature of genuine leather, you may notice gentle shading and variations in color. You may also experience a change in the shade of the leather due to oils in the skin and the addition of charms to the bracelet or necklace. Use with a maximum of 7–9 charms. When adding charms to the new leather bracelets, please take care to hold the leather bracelet steady and twist the charm onto the bracelet. Be careful not to twist the leather part of the bracelet when adding charms, as the leather may be at risk for being damaged.
Color cords are made of synthetic fibers, which may become damaged or discolored if submerged in water.
All PANDORA jewelry products are covered by a 1-year warranty covering manufacturing defects.
PANDORA warrants all non-watch products against defects in materials and workmanship under ordinary consumer use for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original retail purchase. PANDORA warrants watches for a period of THREE (3) YEARS from the date of original retail purchase. During these warranty periods, if a defect arises in the product, and you follow the instructions for returning the product, PANDORA will, at its option, to the extent permitted by law, either (i) repair the product using new or refurbished parts, at PANDORA’s expense; (ii) replace the product with a new product that is equivalent to the product that is to be replaced; or (iii) refund to you all or part of the purchase price of the product. PANDORA shall have no obligation to repair, replace, or refund until the defective product is returned to PANDORA. A replacement product assumes the remaining warranty of the original product or ninety (90) days from the date of replacement or repair, whichever period is longer. When a refund is given, the returned product becomes PANDORA’s property.
Obtaining Warranty Service
Wearing counterfeit or non-PANDORA charms can damage PANDORA bracelets and will void the warranty. PANDORA will not replace, fix, or repair a product that has been used with non-PANDORA products.
Stretching of PANDORA chains and bracelets is not considered a manufacturing defect.
Do not expose your PANDORA products to harsh chemicals or environments. Silver pieces are given detail by oxidation. Exposure to harsh chemicals or environments can alter the appearance of your PANDORA product. These types of chemicals include, but are not limited to, liquid silver polish, pools, hot tubs, and spas.
We recommend that customers remove jewelry before going to bed or participating in physical activity. Exposure to certain harsh chemicals or environments will result in compromising the integrity of your jewelry. This includes, but is not limited to the following: perspiration, perfumes, cleaning agents, chlorine, salt water, and silver polish.
Cleaning Your Jewelry
Pour a small amount of mild soap into lukewarm water and use a small, soft toothbrush to clean your jewelry. Toothbrushes are ideal for cleaning jewelry with intricate details, which can otherwise be difficult to clean. If the dirt is hard to remove, soak the jewelry in clean water. This particular cleaning method should not be used to clean jewelry with cultured freshwater pearls (see Cultured Freshwater Pearls for more details).
A silver-polishing cloth is a great tool to make your sterling silver jewelry shine again if the pieces have become dull. However, it will not remove scratches. Silver-polishing cloths may be purchased.
Using a tumbler with the PANDORA ESSENCE COLLECTION and PANDORA Rose™ is not recommended.
Your authorized PANDORA retailer is happy to offer jewelry cleaning services tailored especially for your PANDORA products.
These innovative products deserve special care, so kindly follow our recommendations to ensure they remain beautiful and lasting keepsakes of your unforgettable moments.
Maintain the beautiful shine and unique finish by polishing PANDORA Rose™ products with a soft cloth. Dampen the cloth in lukewarm water, adding a small amount of mild soap, and rub gently on jewelry. Rinse with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth.
If jewelry is particularly dirty, soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Use of silver polishing liquids, silver dips, ultrasonic cleaning and a tumbler should be avoided.
PANDORA polishing cloths with cleaning compound are not recommended for PANDORA Rose™ jewelry. Do not expose the jewelry to harsh chemicals, perfumes, lotions, and remove jewelry prior to bathing or swimming.
Please note that the warm pink-hued color may intensify with age due to tarnishing, adding to the jewelry’s beautiful, vintage appeal. It is normal for the finishing to wear off over time. PANDORA’s warranty does not cover this wear and tear.
Cultured freshwater pearls cannot withstand silver polish. Avoid contact with makeup, creams, chemicals, and cleaning agents.
Storing Your Jewelry
Jewelry should be stored away from natural sunlight and heat, in a protective (lined) jewelry box or a tarnish-resistant pouch. It can also be stored in a plastic zip lock bag made of Mylar or polyethylene. Never use polyvinyl plastic bags, such as trash can liners as they contain sulfur compounds, or rubber containers which will make sterling silver tarnish faster and possibly turn black. Do not store your jewelry in the bathroom.
Please note that our PANDORA white gift boxes are not made for long-term storage as they are not airtight and tarnishing will occur over time.
Annual Service Gold and silver are soft metals and become worn with use. This is true for all genuine jewelry. Depending on the degree of use, it is recommended that your jewelry be inspected at least once a year by a goldsmith. In particular, it is important that clasps, mounts, and soldering are checked.