Care and Maintenance

Pandora Care and Maintenance

Sterling silver should be polished frequently to preserve its bright luster.

Caring for Your Jewelry

Each hand-finished piece of Pandora jewelry is crafted from high-quality materials, including sterling silver (92.5% pure silver), oxidized sterling silver, Pandora Rose™ (a 14k rose gold-plated unique metal blend), Pandora Shine™ (18k gold-plated sterling silver) and solid 14k gold. Pandora jewelry is nickel safe. Nickel is a naturally occurring element that is present in most alloy metals. We test our jewelry to ensure that it complies with safe global levels of nickel content.

Do Remember

Pandora jewelry pieces come with special care instructions. It’s important that you follow these to keep your jewelry under warranty. Your local Pandora store can explain proper care for your specific Pandora product.

Quick Care Tip

To keep your jewelry looking beautiful, it should be the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night.

General Instructions

• POLISH frequently with a soft polishing cloth to maintain the shine. A polishing cloth won’t remove scratches, so it’s important that you protect your jewelry. You can buy polishing cloths and care kits from your local Pandora store.

• STORE jewelry separately in a tarnish-resistant jewelry box or jewelry pouch and keep it away from abrasive surfaces.

• SHADE freshwater cultured pearls and leather from direct sunlight or strong lighting, to prevent fading.

• HANDLE jewelry with love and care, especially freshwater cultured pearls, mother of pearl, glass charms and charms made entirely of a stone (with a metal core). Be extra careful not to drop them on the floor or knock them against hard surfaces as this could hurt their delicate structures.

• REMOVE jewelry prior to swimming, bathing and doing sports or other physical activity.

• LIMIT CONTACT with make-up, creams, perfume and lotions.

• AVOID silver dips, polishing liquids, ultrasonic cleaning and strong chemicals.

• TAKE CARE OF the hidden silicone grips that some designs feature to keep jewelry fixed in perfect position. They are sensitive, so don’t use the dips and chemicals we mention above or expose them to extreme hot or cold temperatures. This could weaken the silicone’s gripping ability.

• GET AN ANNUAL SERVICE: If you wear your jewelry a lot, it’s a good idea to take it to a goldsmith at least once a year so they can check the clasps, mountings and soldered details.

Cleaning

The cleaning instructions describe and outline care for all Pandora jewelry and collections, from Moments to Pandora Reflexions™.

Choose the care instructions based on the metal of your jewelry and its embellishments.

METALS & STONES

• Sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, Pandora Rose™ , Pandora Shine™ , 14k gold (and silicone grips in charms).

• Natural stones, gemstones, synthetic stones, man-made stones.

Clean with a soft brush and soapy water. Simply add a small amount of mild soap to lukewarm water and use a soft toothbrush to brush the jewelry gently in a circular motion. Toothbrushes are ideal for cleaning jewelry with patterns. If the dirt is hard to remove, soak the jewelry in the soapy water for 5-10 minutes.

PLATED JEWELRY

You can leave the jewelry in our gentle, Pandora-approved cleaning solution for around 2 minutes in general. However, if you’re using another brand of cleaning solution to clean your jewelry, always read the solution’s special instructions and timings and check that it’s suitable for plated jewelry (if you’re cleaning Pandora Rose and Pandora Shine™ ).

For a safe and easy option that covers all types of Pandora jewelry, we recommend using the gentle, Pandora-approved cleaning solution which is part of our Pandora Jewelry Cleaner Set and is available to buy from your local Pandora store.

FRESHWATER CULTURED PEARLS & MOTHER OF PEARL

Never soak freshwater cultured pearls in water or rub them harshly as this could damage the nacre. Instead, wipe them over with a very soft, clean cloth that has been dampened in lukewarm soapy water. Then pat dry. Follow these steps for mother of pearl. Wearing pearls and mother of pearl is one of the best ways of caring for it, as contact with natural skin oils help maintain the luster of the gem.

LACQUERED ARTIFICIAL PEARLS

If a lacquered artificial pearl (a crystal core coated with an innovative lacquer resembling the pearlescence of a pearl) is a little dusty, dust it with a clean, dry anti static cloth. If dirt has built up, gently wipe it with a clean microfiber or lint-free cotton cloth that has been dampened in lukewarm soapy water, then pat it dry with a clean, dry cloth.

GLASS

For daily care, polish the glass with a soft lint-free cloth (that doesn’t have any fibres). To clean the glass, gently wipe it over with a soft lint-free cloth dampened with lukewarm water that has a small amount of liquid soap dissolved in it. Wipe the glass again with water (without soap) then pat it dry with a soft cloth. You can also use a small amount of mineral oil at the end to create extra radiance.

LEATHER

For daily cleaning, simply wipe the leather gently with a soft, dry cloth. Stains should be removed immediately before they soak in or dry – use a mild professional cleaner (without chemicals) or a mild soap such as soap flakes or saddle soap. Create suds in a bowl and apply the suds to a soft, lint-free cloth, then wipe the leather. Afterwards, wipe the leather with a dry cloth and add a leather conditioner to protect it further. Remember to keep leather out of direct sunlight.

TEXTILE

If your bracelet gets a bit dirty, don’t put it in water as this may damage or discolor the fibers. Instead, run a slightly dampened white cotton cloth over it, taking care not to rub the fabric too vigorously. For stains, act fast. Run, not rub, the dampened cloth in a circular motion, starting from the outside edge of the stain and moving into the center of it. Apply a special fabric guard solution after cleaning if possible.

MATTE BRILLIANCE

The unique surface effect on Matte Brilliance jewelry requires more frequent cleaning as dirt can gather in the recessed areas over time. To keep it clean, simply soak the jewelry in our specially formulated, gentle cleaning solution (available in the new Pandora Jewelry Cleaner Set) for up to 15 minutes.

Uniqueness Factors

GLASS

Each Pandora glass charm is unique because of the small variations in the design, color and size, small glass bubbles and the handcrafted details inside the glass. These variations showcase the high level of craftsmanship that brings each glass design to life.

LEATHER

As genuine leather is a lovely natural product, you might notice small, subtle changes as it ages. For instance, the leather may stretch and relax over time, or you might notice small variations in color and thickness. This is completely normal and part of the leather’s beauty.

OXIDIZED & PLATED METALS (OXIDIZED STERLING SILVER, PANDORA ROSE™, PANDORA SHINE™)

Oxidation and plating on metal does naturally fade over time – this is normal wear and tear, not a defect – but how quickly this happens is down to how you look after your jewelry. Did you know that sweat, chlorine, perfumes, and cleaning agents like liquid silver polish or dip can all cause oxidation to fade faster? It’s true. The best thing to do is follow the protection and cleaning instructions we mention.

BRACELETS

Pandora has a wide selection of bracelets and bangles that you can style with charms to express yourself and your style. Moments bracelets and bangles can be filled entirely with charms. Pandora Reflexions™ bracelets can be worn with up to 8 – 12 clip charms. The shortest Pandora Reflexions™ bracelet size (15cm) holds a maximum of 8 clip charms,while the longest (21cm) holds a maximum of 12. Leather bracelets can be styled with up to nine charms, and fabric cord bracelets (from previous collections) can hold four charms.

COMPATIBILITY

Moments and Pandora Reflexions™ bracelets each have their own selection of specially designed charms. You can style the different bracelets together (e.g. by stacking), but you can’t swap charms between them due to their different designs and functionalities. Remember to match the right charm design with the right bracelet, to prevent damage and keep your jewelry under warranty.

BRACELET FIT

Pandora Moments: A perfect fit for a charm bracelet or bangle is when there’s no more than a thumb’s width of space between your wrist and the bracelet/ bangle. Measure your wrist, then add 1-2 cm. Moments snake chain bracelets will stretch slightly over time as you add more charms and increase the weight, therefore it’s best to start with a fairly snug fit. If you plan on wearing more than 5 charms, go one size up to make sure there’s enough room between the charms and your wrist.

Pandora Jewelry Cleaner Set

Here is the perfect kit to care for your Pandora jewelry, instruction manual is included. The jewelry cleaner set contains a gentle Pandora-approved cleaning solution for all metals, a soft brush and a handling tray to hold your jewelry while cleaning it. There is also a double-sided polishing cloth: the white side is for sterling silver and 14k gold, and the pink side is for plated metals such as Pandora Rose™ and Pandora Shine™.

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Pandora Double-Sided Polishing Cloth

A great way to keep your Pandora jewelry gleaming is with our special double-sided polishing cloth. Rules to remember: The white side (infused with a gentle cleaning solution) is for polishing precious metals like sterling silver and 14k gold. The pink side (untreated) is for polishing plated jewelry such as Pandora Rose™ and Pandora Shine™.

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Pandora Clasp Opener

Presented in a stylish box, this heart-shaped Pandora clasp opener in stainless steel opens all types of Pandora clip charms, all lockets, and clasps with ease, including Pandora Reflexions™ clip charms and clasps. You can also use it as a key ring.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaners must always be used with care. They are ideal for cleaning most metal jewelry without stones (excluding oxidized sterling silver and plated jewelry). If the jewelry piece contains stones, always follow the instructions provided for the specific stone. Do not clean wood, leather and glass in an ultrasonic cleaner. Follow the instructions for the ultrasonic cleaner carefully and make sure to use the right cleaning solution and the proper temperature.

Allergic Reactions

Pandora jewelry is made from high-quality materials including sterling silver, 14k gold, Pandora Rose™ & Pandora Shine™ without added nickel and, as a result, our customers seldom experience allergic reactions. We do not add nickel to the Pandora silver and gold alloys but naturally occurring trace amounts of nickel may be present in the jewelry. However, these amounts are so low that only people who are hypersensitive may react to them.

Nickel Disclosure

It is legally compliant to use the phrases “nickel free” or “nickel safe” if trace elements are within acceptable levels. While copper is used as a key component in the alloys that Pandora uses, we do not intentionally add lead or nickel. However, natural occurring trace amounts may still be present. Laboratory tests prove that these amounts are well below those permitted by strict European regulations, and Pandora alloys are technically classified as “nickel free.”

Discoloration

Some metals may react with your skin to produce a discoloration and copper is especially well known for causing this reaction. As Pandora Rose™ is rich in copper content, some people may experience a green discoloration of their skin caused by a chemical reaction between acids in their skin and the metal of the jewelry piece or a reaction between the metal and another substance on the hand, such as a lotion. The green color is not harmful in itself and can easily be removed with water and soap.

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