Whats the Difference / Best - between Chamilia and Pandora

Posted 21st Jun 2010
Its my birthday in 6 weeks and was looking at getting one of these bracelets so family and friends can buy me charms for presents

buts whats the difference and which is best ?

thanks for anyones help
Community Updates



I'm still deciding but probably will go for 1 from Warren James but thinking of buying instore so I know it fits properly cos the website doesn't give much info. If you buying Pandora make sure it's not bought fake as I think there a lot of fake stuff about like Links of London etc.
i think you can get Chamilia charms etc in H Samuels - but the Pandoras are in posher jewellers - but i might be completely wrong - they are both gorgeous!

Found this on google -

Pandora and Chamilia are both companies that sell upscale sterling silver charm bracelets and coordinating jewelry that allows women to create custom and personalized pieces.

Pandora and Chamilia bracelets both use a threaded system that allows beads to twist on the bracelet without falling off when you remove the bracelet. The beads are interchangeable and both companies offer all silver, all gold, or mixed beads as well as many options with gems, stones, enamel and colored glass. Both companies offer bracelets with either a lobster claw clasp or a hinged signature clasp.

Both companies offer a way to prevent beads from sliding to the bottom of the bracelet if it is only partially loaded. In essence the customer can create "sections" of their bracelet and place beads wherever they want. Pandora's clips need to be set on little joints that already exist in the bracelet. Chamilia's locks can be placed anywhere on the bracelet. Chamilia also offers connectors so you can make a double bracelet or necklace.

The beads from both companies are very good quality and start at around $25 for sterling silver. Overall, Pandora is a bit more expensive and has more (14K gold) beads in the $200 range than does Chamilia. Pandora has a reputation for being slightly more upscale partly because they have done aggressive marketing and product placement in magazines and with celebrities.

The Pandora beads are slightly larger and thus "heavier" than Chamilia's. The bracelets feel substantial and classic, even in all sterling silver. Chamilia has a softer overall look, with more pretty, pink and feminine beads, but this is a matter of personal opinion and most people like beads from both collections. Chamilia has more themed beads, like shells, martini glasses, beads that say "mom," etc., which appeals to some. Chamilia is also carries licensed Disney beads. You can combine beads from both companies on one bracelet. Either company offers the chance to create a very high-end look with silver and gold, or a more "fun" and whimsical look with charms and colors.

On the internet, you find slightly more quality complaints for Chamilia beads (metal discoloration, color scraping, etc) than for Pandora, but overall both companies offer high quality beads as compared to cheaper "no name" options that might be plated or filled rather than solid.
i have a pandora bracelet but the chamilla charms fit on this too as i have one.
charly boy hassent a clue what it's like in pandoras box
Post a comment


    Top Merchants