One of the things that got me into seriously collecting Pandora was the moment when I saw the Pandora staff charm. It doesn’t really have a name, sometimes referred to as “Pandora Life”, “Pandora Pride”, or the best one I’ve heard from a Pandora employee is “gibumblelion”. It’s a chimera creature with the body of a lion, head of a giraffe, and the wings of a bumblebee. These three animals represent the values of Pandora; lion for pride (a group of lions), giraffe for passion, and the bumblebee for performance. These charming creatures were given out to Pandora corporate employees last summer at a sales conference (for the US).
It was my fondest wish to be able to own one of these charms at some point and that dream came true a few weeks ago! I got my hands on the staff charm and I was OVER THE MOON! I’ve heard that Pandora doesn’t allow their employees to sell these charms while they’re with the company, so collectors that have gotten them have been extremely lucky!
I always thought it was weird to name your charms, but honestly, I needed to name this little guy since I kept referring to him so often. My husband actually came up with the name – Archibald, “Archie” for short, and I thought it was perfect! He’s on my double leather bracelet with only two clips and two spacers. I ended up putting some silicone o-rings on either side of him so that the spacers wouldn’t bang against him. It really is silly how happy these pieces of silver can make me.
Have I said it?! I LOVE him! Here are pictures of the brochure that came along with the staff charm when they were given out (pictures courtesy of Tiffany Livismom):