Recently I was lucky enough to travel to Bangkok with the Pandora team to see the factory where Pandora jewellery is made. It was a fabulous trip and I learnt a lot about the brand, and was so impressed with what I discovered that I wanted to share it with you.
I knew about Pandora's beautiful handcrafted jewellery before I went to Bangkok. However after going to their impressive factories and seeing for myself the talented people who make every ring and charm that goes into store, I discovered a new-found appreciation for the brand. I was amazed to see the level of attention that every single piece of jewellery is given - a charm is painstakingly created and passes through at least 20 hands before it makes its way onto your wrist!
It was pretty amazing visiting the factory and seeing how the jewellery was crafted by hand. The process started with a jug of beautiful silver (that was still warm when you ran your hands through it!) which then passed through the hands of talented workers who turn this raw material into beautiful handcrafted jewellery.
The hundreds of staff at the Pandora facility are fully trained by Pandora and are all very skilled in their specific craft.
We stopped by the Murano Glass Department where the girls displayed incredible skill. It looked very hard to do... and it is! I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to make my own Murano glass charm. I was really nervous and found it challenging, but managed to come away with something that slightly resembled a charm! It was really quite fun, and certainly gave me an appreciation for their skill.
We also managed to make a little time for some sightseeing and fine dining of course! We took a boat ride along the famous Chao Phraya River which was amazing, and stopped at markets and beautiful temples.
I am here with In Style Editor, Kerry McCallum and the Australian Pandora team, Karin Adcock, Eve Hanks, and Jeff Burnes at the beautiful Sala Rim Naam restaurant where we dined by the river and watched a traditional Thai dance show.