Pandora First 15

pandora-first-15-coverIn 2012, Pandora celebrated their 30th birthday with a brochure of their landmark moments.  This included the highlight for the company which was when they released their patented threaded bracelet and a small collection of charms in 2000.  They called this the first 15, and after some inquiry a few months ago, Pandora finally named those beads.  These were part of their very first release and almost all are retired except a couple.

  • 750117 – Abstract gold (cluster gold)
  • 790111 – Ladybug
  • 790112 – Strawberry
  • 790113 – Fish silver (sideways)
  • 790114 – Abstract silver (nautilus/snail shell)
  • 790115 – House
  • 790116 – Dice
  • 790117 – Abstract silver (cluster)
  • 790119 – Faith, hope and charity
  • 790122 – Crown two-tone (king’s crown)
  • 790125 – Floral two-tone (spacer)
  • 790127GR – Abstract silver with garnet (evil eye)
  • 790127PE – Abstract silver with peridot (evil eye)
  • 790128 – Sun, moon and stars
  • 790132P – Abstract silver dangle with freshwater cultured pearl

The ladybug listed above apparently was an earlier version that they don’t even have a picture of, but was quickly replaced with the common one (790135).  Muranos were apparently introduced sometime later so are not included in this first collection.  I had some of these charms already but made it a priority to find the rest since they’re mostly retired (some for quite a while now).  I’m going to keep this bracelet simple with just the first 15 Pandora designs.  How do you think the old designs compare to the new ones?

  • Tracy

    I finally bought an oxidized lobster clasp bracelet, like the one in the picture, and finished my own “First collection” pandora bracelet. It’s not the first 15, but includes many of them and all of the charms are from the first collection of 24, along with the twisted mini spacers to add some interest and break up the charms a bit:) The charms are lovely, much simpler (and much smaller!) than the charms released now. I love it, but I’m a fan of Retro Pandora. 🙂

    • Molly

      Definitely agree these retro charms are simpler. That’s cool that you have a whole bracelet with this look!

      • Tracy

        Thanks, Molly!

      • Leann

        Thanks, Molly! I thought it was a nice tribute to the first collection :).

    • Leann

      Awesome! I’d love to see a photo :D.

      • Tracy

        Leann, I finally took pictures…here is my First Collection bracelet 🙂

      • Leann

        Looks wonderful! Did you oxidize the lobster clasp or did it come like that? I haven’t seen one before! 🙂

      • Tracy

        No, I bought it that way. Pandora used to sell the oxidized lobster clasp, I think, just like in that first catalogue picture. I bought it from one of the buy and sell groups, they come up for sell every so often, but I kept missing the right size, so I just posted that I was looking for one 🙂

      • Leann

        Oo, very cool! It looks great and definitely has a vintage feel :).

    • Martha Harris

      What are the other nine beads that make the first 24?

  • Aysha

    The house (790115) is also still available!

  • librainthenews

    Sun moon and stars is retired! 🙂

    • Bonnie May

      Sadly. It was one of the first ones I got, and I love it so much it’s the only Pandora charm I have two of! Picked the second one up on RueLaLa. 😉

      • Leann

        It’s such a cute little charm :).

  • Margarita Nieves

    I would love to get the abstract gold charm for my first gold pandora B. maybe Perlen has it…….. 🙂

    • Tracy

      Perlen did have the gold cluster, not sure if they still do. It is such a cool charm, even better because it was Pandora’s first Goldie :).

      • Leann

        I can’t believe how much their designs have changed since then.

      • Margarita Nieves

        I believe there pieces are not quite as beautiful , there going to a my generic side, only a few pieces draw my attention which in a way is good for my pocket……lol 🙂

      • Leann

        The current ones? Yes, they’ve definitey changed.

    • Leann

      That’s where I got it! 🙂

  • Melinda Deyhle

    I like it 🙂

    • Leann

      Thanks :D.

  • Pandoortje

    Do you allready have the one on the first picture that’s at twelve o’clock? With the CZ’s? I have it and could send it to you. It’s the 790120CZ

    • Leann

      Thanks! I do have that one, I was just going off the list that Anita posted on their Facebook page for the first 15 :).

      • Pandoortje

        Your welcome, if you already have it I will keep it here 🙂