Pandora info

Ok here are some good quality pictures for comparison so you hopefully dont get ripped of. There are not many if at all any sites were you can see Real and Fake PANDORA jewellery.

With all the fakes on the internet and on the streets it is good to be fore warned. If you are intending to buy or already have bought/received as gift.
Here are some pointers to look out for.

1. The Pandora Hallmark

Does it have an authentic PANDORA hallmark and is it in accordance with the Pandora company’s guidelines when it comes to looking for the Pandora hallmark on the Bead or Bracelet.
Most Pandora jewellery items are now marked with the letters ‘ALE’ together with 925 on silver items and the numbers 585 on gold items.
‘ALE’ are the initials of Per Enevoldsen’s father who was called Algot Enevoldsen. Per Enevoldsen is the founder of Pandora so the lettering now displayed on Pandora jewellery is the original jeweller’s hallmark.
925 is the jewellery symbol representing silver and 585 is the jewellery symbol representing 14ct gold.
Many Pandora items, including Pandora bracelets also now include the Pandora crown symbol (Note: Old bracelets purchased before 2008 won’t have the Crown symbol as Pandora only started using the Crown symbol in 2008)

2.Is the Seller an Authorised Pandora Retailer?

A way of knowing whether the item that you are purchasing is a genuine Authentic Pandora Jewellery item is by knowing whether the seller of the items is an authorised Pandora Retailer.
Only specific retailers are authorised to sell Authentic Pandora Jewellery.
To know whether the place that you are buying your Pandora Jewellery from is authorised to sell Authentic Pandora Jewellery, you can look at the list of authorised Pandora stockists shown on the official Pandora Jewellery web site. The official Pandora Jewellery web site shows the authorised Pandora retailers by region.
Be careful when buying Pandora beads from eBay!
If you see Pandora Jewellery available for sale through eBay or other online auction websites, you should be warned, most eBay sellers are not authorised sellers of Pandora Jewellery. To see if an eBAY seller is an authorised Pandora retailer you should check the Pandora web site’s list of authorised retailers. Otherwise, if you purchase jewellery through eBay, there is no way for you to know whether the items that you receive will be genuine Pandora beads. To ensure that you always receive genuine Pandora, it is strongly suggested that you only purchase Pandora jewellery through authorised Pandora retailers for your protection and piece of mind.
Several eBay sellers also falsely claim that some beads have been retired/discontinued and are charging exorbitant fees for them. You should note that discontinued Pandora charms are sold at their normal price – they are not sold at higher prices by authorised Pandora retailers. Any seller selling a Pandora charm for a higher than normal recommended retail price should be avoided.

3. Real Vs Fake

Look at the product and match it with a product shown on the official Pandora Jewellery web site.
When doing this, you should note that the official Pandora web site only shows products that are currently in production. That means that Pandora products that have been discontinued or retired may not appear on the Pandora official web site.
The two methods above are better than this method when it comes to knowing if a jewellery item is genuine Pandora .
When it comes to matching the appearance of the jewellery with an item shown on the official Pandora web site – There are many copy-cat designs now available, but the copy-cat designs are often not exact matches with the official authentic Pandora beads, see my pictures below.
The quality and craftsmanship of the Pandora beads is also far superior to the copy-cat brands. You’ll also see that many copy-cat brands similar to Pandora offer glass beads with hand painted designs or raised painted sections. Where some other copy-cat beads use glass beads with the designs and patterns painted on the outside of the glass, Pandora Murano Glass designs are created within the glass so the design runs right through the bead itself. If the bead that you are looking at has painted glass, you will know that it is not an authentic Pandora, see pictures below.
Hopefully these tips will help you to know how to purchase only Authentic Pandora Jewellery and Genuine Pandora Beads and Bracelets. See Authentic Pandora Jewelry now.
Please note that this is provided for informational purposes only, and i will not be held liable or responsible for any items that you purchase or have purchased from jewellery stores or web sites. Any items that you purchase from jewellery stores, auction websites is purchased at your own risk unless bought from an authorised Pandora retailer