Pandora Essence Collection Materials and Prices

pandora-essence-cover3We’re less than a week from the debut of the Pandora Essence Collection, a brand new bracelet concept from Pandora! I was lucky enough to attend the Launch Party on Saturday and today brings complete information regarding the materials of the charms and the cost. As stated before, these beads are between $30-$65USD and the main factor for the higher price point is the semi-precious gemstones that are used including natural and man-made types.  The charms are listed in USD (for CAD prices add $5).


The Essence bracelet is thinner than the traditional Pandora chain and does not have threading; it will be $60USD and in 4 sizes – 17 cm, 18 cm, 19 cm, and 20 cm. Each bead has silicone around the core which allows them to stay where they’re placed.  There are no restrictions on how many charms can be on the chain, but I think it looks best not completely filled.  These beads are not compatible with the current collection and vice versa – it’s best to think of it as its own product line.  The Pandora Essence Collection is set for worldwide release on November 4th and will only be available at Concept Stores until January 2014.  This coincides with the start of the official campaign for the Pandora Winter 2013 Collection on the same day, so lots of exciting new things from this brand next week!  Do you like the gemstones used?  Are you surprised by anything?  Did you budget for this collection?

  • Tracy

    I was hoping for Onyx for the Strength bead, and less use of synthetic gemstones, but appreciate the lower price points, that must come with the less expensive alternatives. A few of these are going on my Christmas wish list to my family, so really appreciate the lower prices from that perspective.
    Thanks so much for this info, now I can try to plan and budget for my shopping trip up to Los Angeles next week 🙂

    • Leann

      You bet! I was surprised by the synthetic stones as well, I thought it’d be natural but you’re absolutely right. They’ve got to keep the price reasonable. Strength is also on my list! 🙂

  • Daniela Windeler

    In Germany it is recommented to wear only 9 or less beads on the new Essence bracelet.

  • Tina Lienenkamper Neilson

    Got a budget for the new bracelet and 2 to 3 beads. Thanks so much for the info Leann!

    • Leann

      :D. I’m always happy to enable ;).

  • Lilly

    Will it retire after january 14? or will it be available in other stores than the concept stores too after january 14? (I’m sorry, my English is not good enough to understand haha)

    • Leann

      That’s January 2014 it will become available at all stores. 🙂

  • Amanda Lush

    I’m not a fan. Looks too much like lovelinks or chamilia to me. 🙁

    • Leann

      It’s not for everyone :). I’d recommend seeing it in person though, it’s definitely cuter in person.

  • Laura Summers

    Hmmm…I’m thinking Freedom, Loyalty, and Strength. Love how they all have different looks but are complimentary. I just adore this collection. I think it will probably become my “go-to” Pandora bracelet. I love the meaning and thoughtfulness…plus the fact that they just match with everything! Thanks for bringing us the news! 🙂 🙂

    • Leann

      I think the colors match really well together too! Great picks, I can’t wait to get my hands on them ;).

  • Bonnie May

    Why, oh why did I feel compelled to check before going to sleep well past my bedtime? Every ounce of self-control I have is being employed to not plot my “Happy Chanukah to me” present right now. I’ve been waiting for this list, as the materials are as important to me as the meanings. I’m a tad disappointed by some of the synthetics, but at the same time synthetic ruby for $40 is way better than Troll’s $155 ruby!! I’ll mentally compose a bracelet in the next day or so, and perhaps reward myself for my 13-day work “week” that ends Nov. 2 with a trip to the mall on the 4th!! 😀

    • Bonnie May

      Darn it! Self control lost! Initial purchase might be the bracelet, Passion, Balance, Peace and either Freedom or Wellness. 🙂 Thank goodness I earned some overtime for those 13 days! 🙂

  • Jeanne Pursell

    Hi Leann, thanks for the update! I am going to pass on this one as I really don’t want to branch in to another whole Pandora collection. I am debating trying Troll or Chamilia. I have just started on Alex and Ani and they have opened a gorgeous new store right near my house…which is probably not such a good thing!! 🙂

    • Leann

      You bet :). Ooh, choices choices! I’ve got quite the Trollbeads collection so perhaps I’m a bit more partial to them ;). You’d do pretty well with either brand though!

  • Melinda Deyhle

    I absolutely LOVE this. I actually think that I might prefer this over the traditional Pandora bracelet and charms… I am into the more abstract Pandora charms, since I am really a Trollbead fan at heart and prefer the darker, mystical themes that they offer. I find Pandora a little too cute for me, though I love the Pandora quality, which I feel is right up there with Troll (except for their glass, they need to work on that a bit ). Definitely putting aside money for this!!!

    • Leann

      That’s awesome! This set is definitely more abstract, and it’s very pretty. 🙂 Which charms have you picked out?

      • Melinda Deyhle

        ok i got my credit card back for a day, and i immediately went out and bought the bracelet and the wisdom charm 😉
        and then i gave it back to my long suffering boyfriend. since we are going on a trip thursday, i reason it would be better for me to dawdle at pandora on my own today so that i wouldn’t bore him while on our trip! hee hee

      • Leann

        Hehe, good job! Now you can wear it on your trip ;).

      • Melinda Deyhle

        everyone loved it 🙂

      • Leann

        Awesome! 😀

  • Melinda Deyhle

    just thought of this… I wonder if Pandora will include Essence in their next free bracelet promo in March? Have you heard anything about this?

    • Leann

      Probably not. I don’t think they’ll do it so soon, but maybe next September. 🙂

  • Coonedog 7

    I cant wait to see the Essence collection in person.

    • Leann

      You’ll love it! 🙂

  • Sherri

    Hi Leann. Will the Essence beads fit on the bangle?? It seems to me my bangle is thinner than my regular Pandora bracelets, but likely slightly larger than the new Essence bracelet. I’m really liking the idea of them staying on the bangle in set places, rather than using clips. Thanks

    • Leann

      Hi Sherri, no the Essence charms won’t fit on the bangle either. It will only fit on the thin Essence bracelet. The bangle still has threading on the end and it’s too thick for the new charms :(.

  • Cilia

    Loving this Essence collection more than I thought I would!

    • Leann

      Meeee toooo, unfortunately another addiction! 😉

  • Khalis

    Could the essence charms fit on any kind of pandora bracelet? And is it already available in penang,malaysia?and could i know the price of the essence bracelet in RM?

    • Leann

      No, it only fits on the Essence bracelet. You can find the prices on 🙂

      • Steffan

        Would it fit on the single woven Leather bracelet which is thinner?

      • Leann

        It will only fit on the Essence bracelets. The regular leather is still too thick.

  • Maciek Karpiński

    Has anyone tried to add to essence bracelet normal charms? How does it look like? I thought about this collection as a gift for gf, but if normal charms will look too lose on this bracelet it is useless… only for couple charms;/