Global How to distinguish the original from a fake Pandora jewelry > read on the site

How to distinguish the original from a fake Pandora jewelry > read on the site


With the pop­u­lar­i­ty of Pan­do­ra’s prod­ucts, there are more fake bracelets and charms, and they are becom­ing more and more elab­o­rate. How can you not make a mis­take and not buy a fake at the price of the orig­i­nal? I hope that the fol­low­ing tips will help you make the right deci­sion about the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the prod­uct.

Marking and inscriptions

Pan­do­ra hall­marks are “s925 ale” for sil­ver, “g585 ale” for gold, “ale r” (and changed to “ale met” since 2018) for rose gold charms and bracelets — Pan­do­ra Rose. These mark­ings are on every charm, bracelet, ring and pen­dant. Some­times stamps are clev­er­ly hid­den and with­out a mag­ni­fy­ing glass you are unlike­ly to find them. Jew­el­ers hide them on the rim, on small details of charms, inside charms — open­works.


The above mark­ing has been launched by the com­pa­ny since 2011, before that the charms were marked “925 ale”. Some­times I get charms released in those years, for exam­ple, this one:


Also, when buy­ing Pan­do­ra in Ukraine and a num­ber of Euro­pean coun­tries (in offi­cial offline stores), you can see addi­tion­al hall­marks of the assay office on them, as required by law. In most Euro­pean coun­tries and the USA, the fac­to­ry mark­ing of the man­u­fac­tur­er is suf­fi­cient.

Screen Captures2

925 ster­ling sil­ver is the inter­na­tion­al sil­ver stan­dard. This unique sil­ver-cop­per alloy per­fect­ly com­bines two very impor­tant qual­i­ties: a col­or sim­i­lar to pure sil­ver and high mechan­i­cal strength.

On the bracelet, you should pay atten­tion to the very inscrip­tion PANDORA.
It should be done even­ly, all the let­ters are neat, the font is not smeared. A dis­tinc­tive fea­ture is the crown above the let­ter “O”. Pan­do­ra has intro­duced this addi­tion­al mark­ing since 2008. My bracelet was bought just in that year and there is no crown on it. The cost of a pan­do­ra bracelet is quite small.


Now on sale you will not find bracelets with­out a crown over the let­ter O. Of course, this applies to the sale of new bracelets, not sec­ond-hand ones. Also remem­ber that the orig­i­nal bracelet hard, it only gets soft­er with time. Fakes are soft right away, the qual­i­ty of weav­ing affects, it is not as reli­able as that of the orig­i­nal.
Leather bracelets have not yet learned how to fake per­fect­ly, at least I have not come across such ones. The rea­son, appar­ent­ly, is in demand — they are bought less often than sil­ver ones. The weav­ing of the leather bracelet is hand­i­craft, the seams of the strips are not sol­dered, as in the orig­i­nal, but sim­ply cut and inter­laced.
The col­or scheme is also strik­ing — the orig­i­nal Pan­do­ra leather bracelets have deep­er col­ors, some­times with over­flow, and fakes are the most com­mon.



The price pol­i­cy of the com­pa­ny in dif­fer­ent coun­tries is dif­fer­ent. Since the stores oper­ate under a fran­chise, Pan­do­ra only indi­cates the min­i­mum price, and its upper lim­it is at the dis­cre­tion of the stores.
There are no big dis­counts on prod­ucts, even dur­ing sales sea­sons. The excep­tion is the sites of closed sales — RUE LA LA, ZULILY and oth­ers — sev­er­al times a year they hold sales of Pan­do­ra. Under the sale, for the most part, charms fall, the pro­duc­tion of which ceas­es. Prices are reduced by 30–50%, but you need to buy quick­ly — posi­tions fly apart in the first hours.
Also a good option to save mon­ey is pro­mo­tions that peri­od­i­cal­ly take place at offi­cial sell­ers. It can be a free bracelet with a pur­chase of a cer­tain amount, or a pro­mo­tion for rings or a bracelet in an assem­bly at a more pleas­ant price. Sub­scribe to newslet­ter — I prompt­ly post all the avail­able pro­mo­tions that help save mon­ey.
Sell­ers of fakes are unlike­ly to offer you cat­a­logs and orig­i­nal pack­ag­ing (although it is also forged, it is hand­i­craft and it will not be dif­fi­cult to find dif­fer­ences). Look at the his­to­ry of the sell­er’s trans­ac­tions, the amount of infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed. If a per­son is hid­ing, does not want a per­son­al meet­ing — this is also a rea­son to think. Coun­ter­feit deal­ers prac­ti­cal­ly do not deal in gold or bicol­or charms, because their dif­fer­ence from the orig­i­nal is so obvi­ous. Yes, and not gold there at all, but paint­ing.
If you are told that gold is a coat­ing, do not believe it. The sell­er him­self does not know what he is sell­ing — all the gold parts on charms and bracelets are made entire­ly of 585 gold. All of the above points should alert you and give you rea­son to think about whether it is worth the risk.

10 11

And final­ly, what I have encoun­tered late­ly is that sell­ers have appeared who alleged­ly “receive the goods direct­ly from Thai­land from the company’s fac­to­ry.”
I won’t tell you that this can’t be for a long time — some­times the desire to buy a charm for half the price pre­vails over the argu­ments of rea­son and makes you believe in this decep­tion. Thai­land is a very poor coun­try, with a lot of unem­ployed, and work­ing in a jew­el­ry fac­to­ry for an inter­na­tion­al com­pa­ny that adheres to labor laws and work stan­dards is, believe me, very valu­able. And the secu­ri­ty sys­tem at the fac­to­ry is also appro­pri­ate, so it’s unlike­ly that “a bunch of Thai work­ers take out charms to order.” With how many fakes we sell under the guise of the orig­i­nal, the fac­to­ry would have gone bank­rupt long ago. Well, that’s right, think­ing out loud.
There are also some nuances by which I can iden­ti­fy a fake, but I won’t post them here — I don’t want to open all the cards to scam­mers. My cus­tomers often ask me to help iden­ti­fy the orig­i­nal­i­ty of a charm or bracelet — I always help, it’s even quite inter­est­ing to do a lit­tle inves­ti­ga­tion :). So if you doubt the authen­tic­i­ty of a charm or bracelet, please con­tact me — I will help dis­pel or con­firm your doubts. Well, if you still bought a fake and deter­mined it your­self — send pho­tos, I will upload them to pro­tect oth­er buy­ers.

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Self order

If you decide to order abroad on your own, then I can advise you to buy only from offi­cial Pan­do­ra retail­ers, a list of which you can see here.
The high­est prices are in Eng­land, it is gen­er­al­ly unprof­itable to buy there. Good prices in Ger­many and the USA, if you search, you can find sell­ers with ship­ment to Ukraine, although the sav­ings on sin­gle orders are small.
A lot of prod­ucts are sold on the eBay inter­na­tion­al auc­tion — but you have to be care­ful there, as there are more fakes than the orig­i­nal. Offi­cial­ly, Pan­do­ra does not sell there, but there are sell­ers you can trust — look at the sales his­to­ry, rat­ings and reviews. There is prac­ti­cal­ly no dif­fer­ence in price with offi­cial retail­ers, but some­times you can catch rare or dis­con­tin­ued charms from small sell­ers.

How to dis­tin­guish the orig­i­nal from a fake Pan­do­ra jew­el­ry — 2 — a must read for every­one!


Leave a Reply

Ваш адрес email не будет опубликован. Обязательные поля помечены *

Related Post

PANDORA in 2021 > read on

[ad_1] I think many will agree that the out­go­ing year has been dif­fi­cult for many com­pa­nies. Big and small busi­ness­es are going through dif­fi­cult times, and the unknown lies ahead.

PANDORA New Collections Release Calendar 2022 > read on

[ad_1] Through­out the year, the assort­ment of PANDORA jew­el­ry is replen­ished with new posi­tions. We see nov­el­ties not only in stan­dard jew­el­ry, but also bold exper­i­ments of the com­pa­ny in

2019 Pandora Jewelery Release Calendar > read on

[ad_1] This arti­cle will be use­ful to those who fol­low the trends in the jew­el­ry world and try to keep abreast of all the new prod­ucts, as well as wait­ing