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John Greed Says Farewell to PANDORA

John Greed Says Farewell to PANDORA

One of the UK’s top PANDORA retailers will no longer be selling PANDORA jewellery.

John Greed Says Farewell to PANDORA

Starting in 2007 John Greed began selling a new jewellery concept of individual charms to thread on a silver bracelet. The initial order of a small amount of bracelets and charms sold out incredibly quickly despite a lack of marketing strategy. Customers began spreading the word and John Greed were at the top of one of the biggest and highest roller coasters in retail history… PANDORA.

Late in 2014 John Greed noticed an increasing trend for personalisation and began the process of trying to personalise a PANDORA charm. After research and testing different techniques John Greed began engraving PANDORA charms.

We had been selling jewellery for 25 years and felt now was the time to finally come out of Pandora’s shadow and concentrate on our own brand and our story.

John Greed

John Greed’s engraving service was launched for Mother’s Day 2015 and the demand was unprecedented. The original business proposal was five engravings a day but within three years John Greed were the market leaders in engraving PANDORA jewellery and engraved 1000 charms a day! John Greed have now developed their own brand of jewellery and writing their own story.

pandora engraved charms

If you would like to engrave your PANDORA jewellery, the engraving service is still being offered by The Jewel Hut. Currently there is a special offer off half price engraving with the code ’50ENG’.

I am planning to engrave a gift for my sister to make it extra special. What would you like to engrave? Share your thoughts in the comments below…

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Nicola
Nicola

Ahh that’s sad did anyone use to buy from beadazzle they were great for pandora sales but they stopped selling pandora.

Pat
Pat

Yes, I’ve had a few orders from beadazzle, I’d forgotten about them eek . House of Frazer, Mococo, Whitakers and T.H. Baker are just a few of the others that have stopped selling Pandora too shock . All this means less choice for us when we’re trying to find specific things cry .

Pat
Pat

So sad . The e-store doesn’t even seem to have a list of authorised online dealers anymore either . Quite a few have stopped selling Pandora over the last few years. My preference is Swag jewellers. You have to be careful with The Jewel Hut as many of their sale items aren’t reduced by as much as other places . Argento is good too but sometimes I don’t think they carry as much stock . The e-store’s website is dreadful, so slow and crashes a lot, doesn’t really scream quality as such an expensive, prestigious brand’s should . It does… Read more »

Dora
Dora

Hi Pat,
The authorised online retailers list is hard to locate on the eStore but here is a direct link https://uk.pandora.net/en/online-retailers/Online_Retailers.html
I completely agree with you about TheJewelHuts sale prices but then I never found that John Greed had great sales either. The eStore always has the largest selection in the sale and the best discount but Argento can often have a few older hard to find items included. However I didn’t think they had a good selection for the last sale.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a lovely evening,
Dora 🌺

Pat
Pat

Thanks for the link, I’ve favourited that now . Only 6 left now, I’m pretty sure there used to be around 16 . John Greed’s sale items did go down hill over the passed few years or always, lol . I had my eye on a gold clasp bracelet there with a gold snowflake type of charm on it for the same price as the gold clasp bracelet was on its own at the time but it was sold out by the time I’d saved up for it and it never did come back in stock . I did managed… Read more »

Anne
Anne

Losing yet another Pandora shop in shop.In the US it’s becoming apparent the only place you will be able to buy Pandora is a concept store. I am also distressed by the large number of charm retirements. Trying to think about what kind of bracelet that I would want to assemble in the future is a little difficult. So I have bought extra Muranos, petite facets etc.

Veronica
Veronica

I totally agree with you! It is incredibly frustrating when brand-new charms are retiring just a few months later. sad

Anne
Anne

I have all the large books from the very beginning of when I began to collect. I wondered if it was my imagination that most of the charms stayed 2 3 4 years or more but the books prove that to be true. And the concept store tells me there will be no more books just Flyers mailed out periodically which I receive but they do not have all the charms in them. I’m tactile and I enjoy perusing the books thinking and planning and dreaming LOL

Dora
Dora

The older charms were definitely available for a lot longer. But then again there wasn’t such a large collection.

Dora
Dora

Hi Veronica,
I am never quite sure how PANDORA decide which charms to retire either. As some of my favourite charms from last year are already retired, like the Spring Bird House charm. I am pleased I bought it when I could though.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a wonderful weekend,
Dora 💞

Dora
Dora

Hi Anne,
It does appear that PANDORA are trying to buy back a lot of their stores and gain more control. But there are still quite a few independent shops that sell PANDORA. I always like to purchase the different coloured murano charms as it is a simple way to change the entire feel of a bracelet without having to buy a lot of charms. There are still quite a few petites on my wish list though, including the Royal Blue and Purple Geometric Facets.
Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts and have a fabulous Friday!
Dora 🌸

Anne
Anne

I was at the only concept store in this metro area and she showed me the remaining Muranos and my goodness there were a row and just a couple more. And several were gold and Rose cores. I’m thankful I was able to take advantage of Maurice badlers sale and ruelala to stockpile muranos and petite facet charms. But the whole Touch of color section with pave charms has been decimated also. I gathered from the new displays in the store that the focus will be silver charms with rose or silver charms with shine. It looks like color is… Read more »