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Pandora Bracelets

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are these approriate in both size and in intention for giving to 9 and 10 year old girls. I was going to get my nieces the inexpensive silver or leather ones with a couple of charms for christmas but I am afraid 1. they will not fit, 2. they will not appreciate them, 3. they will lose them and 4. it is too mature of a gift.

Please let me know what you think. TIA

Carolyn

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runnergirl­771287340210.777270 PostsRegistered 12/13/2007FL

I think it depends if they love and wear jewelry now. I have been a jewelry lover forever. I had some inexpensive silver jewelry and small 14k gold jewelry as a pre-teen and I still have them today. I got my ears pierced when I was 9 and still have those little tiny 14K gold earrings!

I think if they wear/love/want jewelry now that pandora bracelets are a GREAT idea. Those clasps are nice and tight on the silver bracelets (won't fall off with hand washing in the bathroom). I know they make several size bracelets. I don't think it will be too big. Plus, they will love adding charms for their birthday and Christmas. I also don't think it's too mature of a gift- some of those charms, in my opinion, are quite juvenile (not in a bad way... just have a very young vibe).

Maybe you can do some scouting with their mom and see what she thinks?

PpprMintPa­tty1287341640.56718730 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007Outside our Nation's Capitol

We went to lunch yesterday with friends, both of their young (grade school) daughters were wearing them.

They were very proud of them, showing them off(not in a bad way) to us and explaining each bead. It was too cute!

~Formerly known as Danny~

CarolynFro­mLongIsland1287343201.382682 PostsRegistered 10/12/2006

Oh gosh...I do not know what to do...they do, however love to peruse my ripka colection and try it on. I tell them when I am gone, it is all thiers...and they get this evil look in their eyes. I have taken to sleeping with the light on during sleepover visits. LOL

Carolyn

mdmc1287343612.491649 PostsRegistered 10/27/2007West Coast

I have 2 Pandora bracelets and love them. My only concern about buying them for young girls is that only they are full there is a lot of money invested ( the cheapest beads are $25 each and the spacers are about $12 to $15) That being said I think it would be fun because they can pick out beads they like and have meaning for them personally. It also gives others a chance to contribute to their bracelet by buying them for them. Good luck in your decision

runnergirl­771287345167.21270 PostsRegistered 12/13/2007FL

I just read your other thread on Jewelry Talk. I looked and there is a 6.29" bracelet for $40 (lobster claw- not the bead with the click). That's the smallest (and that seems teeny-weeny to me!).

In my opinion, a $40 bracelet and 2 or 3 charms at $25 or so each is very reasonable. It's unlikely they are going to buy themselves charms at this age, so as they grow and you give them more charms, their responsibility will also increase. So when they have a fully loaded (and expensive) bracelet, they will be in high school.

If they are oohing and aahing your JR pieces now, I think this would be a great "starter" nice jewelry piece for a young girl. I'm sure you know their maturity level- do they lose things all the time? Are their rooms sorta organized and picked up? Do they have toys from years ago that are still in good shape? Do they have a pet that they help take care of?

HTH! Good luck in your decision :-)

CT Customer1287347677.2731638 PostsRegistered 10/16/2006

I love the pandora bracelets and have two myself. Would I get them for an 8 or 9 year old. I'm on the fence on that. I would try to run it by the mom first and I say that because if you are the only one buying the charms to go on it - it will be a very lonely bracelet for a long time. To some people $25.00 is a lot of money for a tiny piece of silver and the prices are always rising - IMO it's a fairly pricey bracelet for a child that age. On the other hand, I love them, wear them all the time and have two pandora jewelry boxes filled with charms. My sister happens to be a "Pandora Specialist" at one of the mall jewelry stores so I'm always playing with the charms. Here's another opinion - I work for a wonderful woman (an orthodontist) with kids 7, 9 and 11 (the girls are the 9 and 11) and her sister, the girls aunt got both of them a bracelet a couple of years ago, my boss thought that it was a rediculous gift for kids that age. She happened to say that to me one day. She could easily afford to buy the charms. Just another person's opinion kind of second hand. Good luck with your decision.

CarolynFro­mLongIsland1287361080.7072682 PostsRegistered 10/12/2006

I think I decided against them becasue after reflecting on runnergirls comments...they are too messy, disorganized and irresponsible to take care of them...They can not even find things I bought them Friday...and their mom is the same!

Carolyn

runnergirl­771287362407.787270 PostsRegistered 12/13/2007FL

LOL! Well, I guess that answers your question! It would break your heart if you spent the money and picked out the charms only to have them lose it a few days after Christmas...

floss 841287366366.784124 PostsRegistered 6/6/2010

Carolyn, it is such a hard decision on what to get young girls at that age. I love my Pandora. Another way you can go is there are some less expensive brands that are not SS but you can see how responsible they are first. Loved the comment about keeping the lights on!!!!

CarolynFro­mLongIsland1287366647.5032682 PostsRegistered 10/12/2006
On 10/17/2010 floss 84 said:

Carolyn, it is such a hard decision on what to get young girls at that age. I love my Pandora. Another way you can go is there are some less expensive brands that are not SS but you can see how responsible they are first. Loved the comment about keeping the lights on!!!!

I lookke at the q's perogatives line..the charms are a good deal, $22-$25 with free shipping, and they fit on the pandoras...but the bracelets are more expensive and are limited in size

Carolyn

gonnab1287367474.542969 PostsRegistered 8/10/2007Conn.

I have a Pandora bracelet and frankly, I think that they are too much of an investment for 8 to 10-year old girls. I'm not sure that they are old enough to appreciate the cost. However, I have seen some really really good knock-offs for very reasonable prices. They are not silver, which makes them cheaper and they usually come fully loaded with charms.

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