Note:  Nov.2013 – Pandora has a new group of gemstone charms called “The Essence Collection”  The video alone is worth looking at.  Check it out and enjoy.  http://www.pandora.net

Imagine the conversations among your friends when you create your
own beautiful Pandora Bracelets with precious or semi-precious
gemstones.

 

Pandora is perhaps known best for its bourgeois twist on the
classic charm bracelet, introduced in 2000.

Pandora bracelets have a patented threading system that allows
charms to be placed, added and rearranged. Pandora has created
more than 800 handcrafted charms, available in sterling silver,
14k gold and murano glass, sometimes with semi-precious stones or
precious gems. Other accessories for the bracelets include spacers
and clips, which secure the loose beads in place and prevent them
from falling off the bracelet when it is opened. It also helps
with the distribution of weight allowing for minimal stretching.
One must screw each bead onto a small section at the beginning of
the bracelet and across two small fixed threads along the
bracelet. This allows for the separation of beads, creation of
patterns and prevents the beads from falling off. A safety chain
can also be used to prevent charms falling off and allow for extra
security and makes it easier to apply the bracelt onto a person’s
wrist.

In 2008, Pandora introduced “LovePods,” jewelry made of 18k gold
and gemstones such as diamonds, amethyst, peridot, citrine, spinel
and topaz. (Wikipedia)

Why not use precious stones and create your own Love Pods.

http://www.pandora.net