October 21, 2010 – Your Pandora bracelet is a treasure trove of memories. It could be given by a loved one on a special occasion, or each bead and charm may represent important points in your life that you would like to always be reminded of. Because each charm is uniquely made, the gold, silver, stones and pearls need proper maintenance and care. It is essential that you take good care of your Pandora jewelry.
Except for pearl and wood beads, your bracelet may be soaked for a few minutes in warm water mixed with a few drops of dish washing liquid. If there is hardened dirt that has set within the nooks of a piece, you can immerse it for up to 10 minutes, then gently scrub with a soft toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a jewelry cloth.
Care guide for your beads and charms:
Wood Beads: They must never come in contact with perfume, silver polish, household or personal detergents and other forms of chemical substances. They will withstand contact with water from time to time, but should not be immersed. You should never wear a bracelet with wood beads during any activity that could scuff the surface. For cleaning them, use a jewelry polishing cloth only on the silver part.
Murano Beads: Avoid wearing them while engaging in activities that can result in damage to the beads such as cracking and chipping.
Pearls: These should never be worn when bathing or swimming and must never come in contact with chemicals.
Oxidized charms: As they are made to look antique, contact with harsh chemicals and sweat can fade the oxidation.
For maximum protection when not being worn, wrap your Pandora bracelet in acid-free tissue and store in a resealable plastic bag. This will prevent it from being exposed to sulfur in the environment that will tarnish the silver.
You can also bring your jewelry to your local Pandora retailer as they usually provide cleaning services, and will give you more tips on how to take care of your jewelry.
Remember, the Pandora warranty agreement will only cover manufacturer’s defect. Stretching of chains and bracelets is not considered a manufacturing defect. General wear-and-tear and improper cleaning are not covered, nor anything that happens when Pandora is used with non-Pandora items.