Pandora bracelets, introduced in 2000, are a way for wearers to express their interests and personality by stringing specific charms on the bracelet. There have been over 800 authentic pandora charms made, and they can be available in silver, gold, glass, and they may also contain precious stones. But do you know if what you just bought are actually authentic Pandora Charms? Here are some common ways to find out if your charms are real.
1. Did you buy your charm from an authorized retailer? While there are many stores that sell Pandora charms, they may not be authentic. There is actually a list of authorized Pandora charm retailers online, so all you would need to do is determine if the place you bought it from is on that list.
2. Consult the Pandora online catalog. If you bought new pandora charms, chances are they will be in the Pandora online catalog as long as they are not old enough to have been retired by Pandora. Even if you have a charm that is retired, you should still be able to find it somewhere online that can verify it as being authentic by seeing if it matches an actual authentic charm. You may also be able to take it to a jeweler, as some may be able to spot a fake charm.
3. Make sure it has all the distinct features that authentic charms always have. Is there a crown over the O? Is the silver marked with the number 925, or the gold with the number 585? Are the letters ALE engraved in it? These are all ways to spot authentic Pandora charms.
With all the fakes out there it is easy to unintentionally buy a Pandora charm that is not authentic. Whether you are looking for limited edition Pandora charms or summer charms, it is always important to use these criteria to determine if the charm you bought is authentic or not. While some people may not care if what they bought is a real Pandora charm, others want to make sure they got exactly what they paid for.