Like most of you, I have a Pandora charm obsession. Whenever I pass by a Pandora store I need to take a look at what they have and check if they’ve launched a new collection. I have this constant need to add one or two charms to my bracelet, which I love because the bracelet has become so personal and special because of these handpicked charms. I’ve blogged about charm bracelets before, and I have to say, there is something about collecting charms that fascinates me. I guess it’s the fact that the bracelet truly becomes your own because of the specific charms you put on it. In a way it tells a story–your story, and it is unique, beautiful and significant.
This very idea made me fall in love with Pandora’s Essence Collection. This is Pandora’s newest range of charm bracelets and it is delicate, elegant and lovely. It is smaller and thinner than your traditional Pandora bracelet, which is just what I love about it. The chain is thin, and it is available from 16 to 21 cm in sleek silver (next year, a gold clasp version will be available), and it is recommended to go down one size because the charms are not as big as the traditional ones. The charms are also stationary (there is a silicone coating that stops the charms from moving), but you can position them to where you want them to be. It is easy and super versatile–it can be worn from day to night, and even to formal events because it looks so refined and polished.
What really resonates with me are the charms. They are meaningful and special, because each charm represents a positive value or thought that says a lot about its wearer. It reflects who you are and what you are about, which lends a different meaning from your other charm bracelets. I love that by wearing these charms, you carry over same values to your every day life. It is a great reminder of the kind of person we are, and maybe even the kind of person we aspire to be. The charms are precious, too. Most of them are made of natural and synthetic gemstones with silver, which may incur slight variations in color and inclusions (for me, this makes them more special). They have also added new charms since its launch, like the Zodiac Collection and the 14K Gold Collection.
I ended up getting five beautiful charms: JOY, LOVE, WISDOM, STABILITY and LOYALTY. These aren’t just meaningful, they look so lovely, too. I wear my Pandora Essence bracelet every day!
Pandora is available at Level 2, Adora Department Store, Greenbelt 5 Mall, Ayala Center, Makati; Ground Floor, Shop 2B, Newport Entertainment Commercial Centre; G/F C1 Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; Lucerne, Level 2, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.