A Brief History of Pandora
Starting in Denmark back in 1982, Pandora now designs, produces and markets its own line of jewellery across over 100 countries. Their main manufacturing plant is in Thailand. The company is listed on the Copenhagen NASDAQ stock exchange and in 2016 had a turnover of over two million Euros.
Both hand-finished and modern manufacturing is used to produce the various jewellery collections that make up the product range. Sterling silver, 14k or 18k gold, and the metal blend they call Pandora Rose are the basis for their rings, pendants, charms, earrings, bracelets and other items. Depending on the jewellery, wood, textiles, leather or Murano glass is sometimes included in the composition to give it an original, unexpected touch.
Gemstones such as topaz, diamonds and quartz are included in some designs adding a visually distinctive element. Man-made stones are also sometimes used to make a ring more affordable while using interesting cuts to make every stone shine and dazzle. Pearls are also included with a few jewellery pieces too.
The clever mix of materials and gemstone selection creates interesting designs and finishes without becoming overly expensive. As such, the Pandora brand is an affordable one with a wide range of jewellery pieces to suit many different tastes.
The company believes in responsible business practices. Their operations around the globe are certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council. Their manufacturing facilities also qualify for several ISO awards relating to environmental, health & safety, energy and quality standards.
Information is available on their website for its designs including what materials were used with each piece. There are also instructions on how to clean their jewellery and maintain it for long-term use.
Jonathan’s in Grande Prairie holds many Pandora pieces for discerning jewellery lovers on a smaller budget.