Pandora jewelry originated in Copenhagen, Denmark and after it became established in Northern Europe, it started becoming known in the States. It was in 2002 when Pandora Jewelry first appeared in the North American jewelry industry. This jewelry line has been inspired by a Greek mythology and it combines fashion with versatility to produce the bead and charm bracelets which can be found today.
The mythology goes like this:
Prometheus, who was a god, was accused by Zeus for stealing fire from the immortals and distributing it among the mortals. He then set to take revenge from Prometheus. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, another god, to create a woman who would entice mankind. The name of the woman was Pandora. She was supposed to be the first woman created by the gods and sent on earth. The goddess of wisdom, Athena, gave Pandora clothes and the goddess of love, Aphrodite, gave her beauty. Necklaces were given to her by the goddesses of charm, Charites.
Before sending Pandora on Earth, Zeus gave her a box which he asked her not to open. Unable to resist temptation, she peered into the box and realized all the troubles that had the potential to afflict mankind. After this, it was only hope that remained in the box. This story provided the foundation and inspiration behind the creation of the Danish jewelry line, which is today known as the Pandora jewelry.
During 1982, Pandora jewelries opened its doors for the public of Copenhagen. But, it was only in 1999 when they started becoming established and tapped the marketplace for customizable jewelry. Pandora was the brainchild of Winnie Enevoldsen and Per. With the assistance of designers Lisbeth Larsen and Frandsen, they were able to produce a customizable line of jewelries.
Pandora Jewelry is quite unique and the line does not only include bracelets and necklaces. There are also rings and earrings which are also available. Pandora rings are known as LovePods and what’s unique about them is that they are stackable rings which come in exclusive styles. People can blend these rings to come up with various styles and designs. LovePods are usually made of 18k gold and they comprise of precious and semi precious gemstones such as diamonds, peridot, topaz, citrine, amethyst, etc.
Today, Pandora jewelry has numerous fans and buyers from over 20 countries. There are more than a thousand people who are employed in the production of Pandora jewelry globally.