February 28, 2012

How to Make a Pandora Bracelet Look Alike

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The jewelry company Pandora came out a few years ago with bracelets and a whole collection of screwable charms that goes on them. When they first came out they were somewhat affordable (silver ones), but now Pandora’s prices have been going up and up. A regular silver charm that you used to be able to purchase for $15 a few years ago, has now gone up to $30. The same goes for their collection of murano glass charms. They used to be around $30 and now they have gone up to $40-$70. 

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If you are planning on buying anything special in gold or from their Swarovski Collection - plan on spending over $100 on one charm. The amazing thing about this is it costs Pandora a very small fraction of the price you paid to make this charm. This is why Pandora is so successful, they are making a large profit on their merchandise being sold. Pandora bracelets are very popular among the female population. I received a Pandora bracelet as a gift about  4 years ago and I absolutely loved it. However, I was not willing to pay ridiculous prices for the charms to go on the bracelet. This is when I started seeking out ways to get the charms cheaper. I am not really a “name brand” kind of person, so it doesn’t really matter to me if it says Pandora on it or not.

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I originally found a few mall kiosks and local jewelry shops on Thayer Street in Providence that sold them between $4-$20. I thought this was great, but then I discovered eBay. eBay sells all different types of charms and bracelets for even less! If you buy in bulk you can probably spend about .99 cents and get five murano glass charms. Some of these maybe the same exact charm, but you pay less when you buy more from a manufacturer.


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My suggestion is buy the larger amount and keep the extra charms for your friends or family and give it to them as part of a Christmas or birthday present. There are some that you can buy individually for around $3. To find these deals all you have to do is go to eBay and type in pandora like beads, charms, crystal charms, or whatever you are looking for. A lot of different options will come up that you can explore to find the charms you want.

11 comments:

  1. I still prefer the real Pandora charms:) I got a Pandora gift set, that came with a few charms, and it was a little under $100. Sometimes the smaller, independent jewelers will work with you on price if you talk to them. Plus, how long do the fake beads really last?

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    1. There is a brand called Bauble Lulu. I have a brand with a mixture of Bauble and Pandora and you can't tell the difference. most people think they are all pandora beads. :) And they last just as long

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  2. My favorite piece. Going out in style. People would be wondering where this ring came from. Extremely pretty!I bought some Pandora beads from pandora jewelry, People would be wondering where that beads came from. Extremely pretty!Especially ear it matched this ring.

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  3. I'm a "free-style" bead collector, not attached as yet to the leading brands
    feel free to look at my creations at:
    cobalt-beads.blogspot.com
    and at my photos and things I find interesting at:
    gosialein.blogspot.com

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  5. Pandora UK on the web can turn out to become the prime gift given by you. Pandora Charms wristlets are out there in gold, silver and common thin thread that's not that preferred while silver though within the excellent match because it go with all of the Pandora Jewelry and enrich their significance.

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  6. Sorry, but those don't look like Pandora at all! No money saved.

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  7. SANDRA GREENFIELDJune 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Pandora beads are manufactured in THAILAND....imitations are just as beautiful....look outside the box for new sources of beads....THEY REALLY ARE SO CHEAP TO BUY the others and they last too...SANDRA GREENFIELD...QUEENSLAND...AUSTRALIA.

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  9. Lovely bracelets especially the pave they are my favorite.

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  10. You have really nice bracelet on this blog i like to see this and you have really nice custom wristbands cheap thank you for sharing it

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