The Journey - Pandora Jewelry History

Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1982 by the Danish goldsmith Per Enevoldsen and his wife Winnie, Pandora has made an exceptional journey from a local Danish jeweler’s shop to the world’s biggest jewelry brand.

Starting with a single solid sterling silver ring, Pandora began manufacturing jewelry in Thailand in 1989, with only a handful of employees. In 2000, Pandora’s vision of developing a charm bracelet concept that women could style in personal ways to express unique moments and style became a reality with the brand’s signature charm bracelet, Moments.

In 2005, Pandora opened its first fully owned crafting facility in Gemopolis, Thailand, on the outskirts of Bangkok.

In 2017, we opened our second crafting facility in Lamphun, near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. With Pandora’s focus on crafting jewelry responsibly, this state-of-the art crafting facility received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.

In 2018, a new LEED Gold-certified crafting facility, called Triple A, opened in Gemopolis; built to meet the increasing demand for high-quality jewelry and faster lead times.

Today, Pandora offers affordable, hand-finished jewelry made to the highest environmental and ethical standards. Sold through more than 7,700 points of sale and connecting with more than 15 million Facebook fans and a little over 13 million Pandora Club members, Pandora is the most recognized jewelry brand in the world.

The launch of Pandora Reflexions and new launches still under development will ensure that Pandora remains at the forefront of innovation and style for many years to come.


In a small goldsmith’s shop in Copenhagen, Denmark, Per Enevoldsen and his wife Winnie started what will later become Pandora.



Founder, Per Enevoldsen, with the first ring manufactured at Pandora’s crafting facility in Thailand.


Pandora’s signature charm bracelet concept is launched, enabling women to create their own jewelry style and express life’s milestones and moments.



Pandora’s first fully owned manufacturing facility in Gemopolis, Thailand opens.


The first Pandora concept store opens its doors in Hamburg, Germany. Since then, 2700 have followed globally.



In 2010, Pandora was listed on the NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Copenhagen


The Pandora ESSENCE COLLECTION is launched. The concept conveys inner values through beautiful and hand-finished charms.



The Pandora Rose collection launches, showcasing a unique blend of metals in a warm pink hue.


Pandora opens a state-of-the-art, resource efficient, LEED Gold-certified crafting facility in Lamphun, Thailand.



Pandora Shine and Pandora Reflexions, a new bracelet concept, were launched. The new Pandora Reflexions bracelet is designed for unlimited self-expression. It allows women to reflect their unique style with innovative new mesh bracelets and charms.

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