Pandora is a great place to shop if you're looking to pick up some new jewelry or accessories, especially if you like charm bracelets.
All about Pandora
Pandora is a Danish jewelry company, founded in 1982. It sells a wide range of jewelry, including rings, earrings, watches and necklaces, although the company is most famous for their bracelets and charms. They sell customizable charm bracelets that are one of their most recognisable and popular products. You may also see their name styled as PANDORA.
The Pandora website does not currently enable customer to buy online, but the full product range is beautifully presented by collection and in the Pandora online brochures and magazine. Online you will also find details of store locations and sales and discount offers in your area. Joining the Pandora Club entitles customers to access exclusive deals, competitions and tips. You can also check for the latest Pandora discounts on Tiendeo.
The history of Pandora
The first Pandora was started by Per Enevoldsen and his wife at the time, Winnie, in Denmark in 1982. Per is a goldmith and started out by importing jewelry from Thailand to sell to Danish customers. It went so well that he started producing the jewelry in a Pandora-only manufacturing site in Thailand, as the cost of producing jewelry there was much cheaper than in Denmark. This meant they could offer their customers more affordable jewelry.
Their now-signature charm bracelets went on sale in 2000 after years of development. They are officially patented. Today, it's the third-largest jewlery company in the entire world.
Ready for some fun facts about Pandora?
Website Visual.ly put together an infographic that includes lots of fun facts about Pandora jewlery stores. There are quite a few things you may not know about the store famous for its Pandora charm bracelets!
First, some important years in Pandora's history:
1982: Pandora is founded
1987: Pandora becomes a jewelry manufacturer rather than reseller.
2000: Pandora launches its now-famous charm bracelets.
2012: Pandora gets the Responsible Jewellery Council certification
And here are some numbers for some facts and figures:
80: the number of countries with Pandora stores.
9800: points of sale where you can buy Pandora jewelry.
100: the percentage of jewelry they make that's hand-finished.
11,000: the number of Pandora employees worldwide.
2845 million: the revenue it made in just one quarter, in DKK
2.5 million: the number of dollars Pandora has raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation
62.9: the percentage of Pandora's revenue that comes from its charm bracelets alone