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Discover how we use hand-applied glossy enamel to add detail and decoration to our jewellery.

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Using a 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 everyday wear, which is crucial for charms and rings that could be subjected to 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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Hand-finished enamelling process

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

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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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Enamelling effects and techniques

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