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How to choose the right size of Pandora Bracelet

We’ve seen some people falling foul of this, so we just wanted to include a quick article on how to choose the length of your Pandora bracelet. Don’t forget that as you add more charms, the bracelet will get tighter! If you’re only going to select a few charms, you might just choose the kind of bracelet size you normally do, but if you’re going to collect a few, you need something a little bigger – but not so big it falls right off your hand or annoys you while you’re still collecting charms! Obviously, it will depend on your personal preferences as well. If you like a tight bracelet, then you don’t need to worry too much as long as there’s room to add new charms. If you prefer a nice loose bracelet, be careful!

The best way to choose the length of your bracelet is to measure the circumference of your wrist using a soft measuring tape, or a piece of string which you mark and then measure afterwards. Add about 2.5cm to this measurement, and you should have the perfect length for a bracelet which you can still fill up with charms.

Oh, and if you don’t like bracelets, don’t forget that you can also get Pandora necklaces, rings and earrings! The necklaces are ideal for adding charms to, as well!

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Birthstones

If you can never remember what the traditional birthstones are, we’ve got you covered. Sometimes, there are a couple of different options… don’t be confused! That just gives you more choice.

Don’t forget that it’s also important to match skin tone with the gems. If you have warm toned skin and were born in November (citrine), that’s perfect, but don’t feel beholden to wear pearls if you have warm-toned skin and were born in June!

January – Garnet

February – Amethyst

March – Aquamarine, Bloodstone

April – Diamond

May – Emerald

June – Pearl or Moonstone

July – Ruby, Carnelian or (Hindu) Sapphire

August – Peridot, Sardonyx or (Hindu) Ruby

September – Sapphire

October – Opal, Tourmaline or (Hindu) Coral

November – Topaz, Citrine or (Hindu) Cat’s-Eye

December – Tanzanite, Turquoise or (Hindu) Topaz

Birthstones appear in lots of different traditions and with a lot of different meanings, so you can probably find a tradition in which your favorite stone is actually your birth stone… for example, when we were doing research for this, we found out that there are even birthstones for the days of the week!

Monday – Pearl or Crystal

Tuesday – Ruby or Emerald

Wednesday – Amethyst or Lodestone

Thursday – Sapphire or Carnelian

Friday – Emerald or Cat’s Eye

Saturday – Turquoise or Diamond

Sunday – Topaz or Diamond

If you find a good tradition about birthstones, it might also give you a good story to tell about your jewelry or the gift you chose for your partner/family member!

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Choosing jewelry to complement your face shape

There are four basic face shapes which you should keep in mind when choosing jewelry. Both earrings and necklaces can either complement or really ruin the lines of your face. People often remember to think about earrings but don’t take into account the fact that the style of their necklaces can really impact things as well.

The face shapes are:

  • Heart/triangle/diamond
  • Round/square
  • Rectangular
  • Oval

People can be quite disparaging about various face shapes, but at Pandora Store AU we firmly believe that it’s just a matter of choosing your jewelry wisely! All face shapes can look beautiful, and the most important thing is that you feel confident and beautiful no matter what you’re wearing. Even if something doesn’t complement you perfectly in shape or color, if it makes you feel good, you should totally wear it. Sometimes something won’t work for you, even if it’s recommended for your skin tone and face shape. It’s important you find something that works for you, so you should take these as guidelines and experiment with anything you think is beautiful!

That said, to really enhance the way you look, take care to match your features with the jewelry you wear.

People with heart-shaped faces, with angled chins, should look for dangle or drop earrings to help lengthen the look of the face. Something with a bit of sparkle or flash can do the job especially well! In terms of necklaces, though, a choker works really well to soften the sharp angle of the chin and contrast with the shape of your face. Wearing something longer would tend to emphasize the length of your face.

If you have a round or square face, elongated and angular shapes really help your profile. Tear-drop earrings almost always look stunning on people with square-ish faces, while rectangles complement rounder faces. When you’re choosing a necklace, go for something that will elongate your face, with necklaces that extend to the neckline or longer. A choker would probably just emphasize the lack of length to your facial features.

If you have a rectangular face, that means you have a square face that’s quite long. In this case, short or round earrings look best, along with a stylish choker – especially if you have quite a long neck to match.

People with oval shaped faces can probably vary the routine a lot, depending on the length of their face and neck. When choosing earrings, go for something with a bit of length, probably with an angular shape. Don’t be tempted to go for something too long, though, as this can make your face look too thin. In terms of necklaces, you’re pretty free to choose whatever you like. The longer your neck is, though, the shorter the necklace you should choose to compensate.

Have fun!

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How to choose the right jewelry for your/your partner’s skin tone

A lot of people don’t think about it, but actually it’s really important to get the right color match between your jewelry and your skin tone. Just as with makeup, the wrong colors can make you look washed out and pasty, while the right colors will set off your natural features and really enhance the way you look – with minimal effort!

The first thing to do is to take note of what your skin tone actually is. (Or your partner’s, if that’s who you’re buying jewelry for, but we’ll keep it simple!) The best way to figure it out is to look at your wrist, where the skin is thin and your veins should be visible. If they’re blueish in color, you have a cool skin tone. It doesn’t matter much what your eye color or hair color is, and most people end up having cool skin tones. You may notice rosy or pink shades to your skin as well. This doesn’t actually mean you have warm toned skin! If your veins are more green in color, if you have a warm skin tone, with more gold and yellow in your palate.

When it comes to choosing the right metal to complement your skin tone, the traditional wisdom is best. Cool skin tones are best matched with silver, platinum, white gold, and other metals with a similar color. Warm skin tones are best matched with yellow gold, rose gold,

brass and copper. These bolder colors work well with warm skin tones, but can make people with cooler skin tones look washed out.

Your choice of stone is always going to be important as well. Pinks, purples, blues and reds look good with cool toned skin, as well as lustrous additions like white or pink pearls, diamonds or opals. Meanwhile, people with warm toned skin should favor similarly warmly-colored stones and inlays, like coral and golden-toned pearls. Stones like citrine complement warm toned skin perfectly. Turquoise also provides a gorgeous contrast.