Welcome to the world of hand-applied glossy enamel, used in many Pandora designs to add detail to storytelling and a decorative effect.

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Using modern material instead of glass

While traditional enamel is glass based, Pandora uses epoxy resin enamel, which does not contain glass and is far more resistant than the original glass based material.

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Epoxy resin enamel is far more resistant to chipping

Pandora’s enamel is therefore better for hardwearing – which is crucial for charms and rings that are often subjected to daily wear and tear.

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Using a traditional technique

On most jewellery items, Pandora uses a traditional technique called 'hot enamelling', where the enamel paste is applied to recesses in the jewellery pieces.

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Handfinished enamelling process

First, colours are mixed, then it is applied by hand using a needle, and then it's levelled with a toothpick-like instrument before bubbles are removed with a flme.

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Cured in an oven

Once the enamel has been applied, it's cured in an oven in order to fuse it to the metal surface of the jewellery and make it more resistant to heat and chemicals.

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Enamel on sterling silver charms

Openwork hearts are filled with colourful enamel on this sterling silver charm.

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Enamelling effects and techniques

Pandora uses enamel with seven different levels of transparency to create a number of beautiful effects to our jewellery designs.