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What You Need to Know before Buying Pandora Jewelry

Pandora jewelry has become incredibly popular over the past four decades or so. It offers not just the sparkle of beautiful stones and metals, but also an element of fun and whimsy that is missing from many other jewelry lines. However, before rushing out to buy a pendant or a selection of charms in New Jersey, it’s important to know a few things.

Buy in Person

One of the first things you need to know about buying Pandora jewelry is that, while you can find a wide range of options online, this jewelry line is best purchased in person. Why is that? Really, it’s for the same reasons that you would buy any other jewelry in person. It’s the only way that you can really get a feel for the size of the piece, how it fits with your other charms or on your bracelet, as well as the inner sparkle of the stones in the setting.

Yes, you can view all types of charms, bracelets, necklaces and more online. However, while this can be a valuable means for narrowing down your options and identifying what you are most interested in purchasing, it’s best that you make your final decision in person.

Beware of Fakes

Another thing to know before buying Pandora items is that the line’s success has actually worked against it in some instances. It’s given rise to a plethora of fakes, many of which can be difficult to tell from the real thing unless you know what to look for. One of the most important considerations is to make sure that you see ALE stamped on all Pandora pieces. This is the ‘maker’s mark’ and it proves that you’re buying something genuine, rather than a knockoff.

You will find a wide range of other stamps and marks used in Pandora’s line, including purity stamps on sterling silver (usually S925), a capital G for 14k gold, G750 for 18k gold, a capital R for rose gold, and more. Again, these stamps do not guarantee authenticity, but they’re far more likely to be found on the real thing than on a fake.

At Lincroft Village Jewelers, we carry a wide range of genuine Pandora jewelry. Whether you’re looking for a new bracelet or necklace, or that perfect charm for your special someone, you’ll find our selection second to none. We invite you to peruse our inventory in person.