Today brings an update on the issues regarding the clasps of the new Pandora Essence range, with the latest statement from Pandora – I’ll also be suggesting a potential solution for those who are still worried about their bracelet opening unintentionally.
Since the debut of the Pandora Essence range last November, while the majority of people have not had problems, there have been numerous complaints about the clasps of Pandora Essence bracelets accidentally coming undone while they were being worn.
However, Pandora have now issued a statement regarding the issues with Pandora Essence, stating that the problems are only associated with a few production batches and not all of the bracelets:
Consequently, you should be safe from further issues if you purchase a Pandora Essence bracelet from now on. It does also sound like there is support put in place for those who have a faulty Essence bracelet.
However, if you are still feeling unconfident and would prefer the security of a safety chain, there is another option. This image was very kindly provided by a reader, Dave, and shows how the safety chains from the Thomas Sabo Karma range can be used with the Pandora Essence bracelet:
Of course, using the Sabo safety chain does technically invalidate the Pandora warranty, which states that only Pandora products can be used with their bracelets. On the other hand, it will stop the bracelet from just falling from your wrist if the clasp should open!
There are currently two options in the Karma safety chain, which cost £21.95 or $31:
Hopefully the issues with the Essence bracelets should now be resolved. However, I do still hope to see Pandora produce a safety chain for the Essence bracelet in future! In the meantime, the Karma safety chains appear to be an option, should you wish to use them.
Are you a Pandora Essence fan? Would you like to see a safety chain produced for the range?