Pandora (Greek: Πανδώρα, derived from πᾶν, pān, i.e. “all” and δῶρον, dōron, i.e. “gift”, thus “the all-endowed”, “the all-gifted” or “the all-giving”) was the first woman created by the gods – according to Greek mythology. We all know the story about how she opened the jar of gifts bestowed on her by the gods, and that unleashed all sorts of evil on the world. She quickly closed it again, but all that was left was hope.
In 2018 PANDORA opened a very different box.
PANDORA’s box of Shine
Aptly called PANDORA Shine, the collection caters to the women who know and love the brand, and to all jewellery lovers who prefer gold.
The nature-inspired Bee Mine jewellery, a new precious metal in 18k gold-plated sterling silver, is a symbol of power with intricately crafted bees. The glossy honey colours, black enamel stripes and yellow and clear cubic zirconia stones shine wonderfully on elegant charms, stud earrings and necklace pendants inspired by the geometric structure of honeycombs.
All that glitters
Personally, I’m not a fan of gold. The intricate detail on this range is exquisite. Apparently, an average of 30 pairs of skilled hands work on each piece of PANDORA jewellery. I adore silver bird range – necklace, hoop earrings and ring – the Rose Ring and the Rose ring with misty rose crystal. I’m definitely adding these to my wish list. (Big birthday coming up this year, I deserve some shiny.)