Metals

METALS

Only the highest quality metals are used for Pandora jewellery. Discover the metals we use in our collection.

Introduction

The discovery of metals and how to work with them revolutionised the art of jewellery. Over time, goldsmiths and craftspeople unlocked the unique potential of different metals.

In the same way that stones have their own associations and signature look, metals are unique in their characteristics and composition. Categorised into two groups (precious metals and non-precious metals), they are extremely versatile.

Previous metals are high valued in jewellery making, including gold and silver, which are used in our collection. 

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Only the highest quality metals make their way into Pandora jewellery.

Precious Metals

Precious metals are rare, naturally occurring materials of high economic value. Precious metals include silver, gold, palladium and platinum, all of which are used in jewellery making. Precious metals are often soft in their natural state and are therefore often alloyed with harder metals, such as copper, in order to improve durability and make them suitable for everyday wear.

Non-Precious Metals

Non-precious metals, also known as base metals, include stainless steel, copper, brass and bronze. These metals tend to oxidise, tarnish or corrode easily when they are exposed to air or moisture. However, unlike precious metals, they are significantly harder and more affordable, so they can be alloyed with precious metals, such as gold, to make a metal blend that is durable and affordable.