Celebrity yoga instructor Tara Stiles is one of the eight ambassadors for the new Pandora Essence collection

Passion, confidence, compassion, wisdom – these are some of the values that the modern-day woman lives by. Although sometimes when one gets caught up in the hustle and bustle of the rat race, it is easy to forget the true values that define you or the meaning you are seeking in life.

This every-woman need to express her inner values has inspired Pandora to create the Essence collection. Built on the values, hopes and desires of daily life, the 24 charms from this collection have a deeper meaning and connection than say the ordinary aeroplane or bag trinket. They each represent a personal value that either defines a person or is something she is seeking in life – think Hope, Faith, Compassion, Energy and more.

The Pandora Essence charms styled with the new bracelet. Clockwise from top left: Confidence, Courage, Faith, Passion, Love, Joy

Eight inspiring women, from a Columbia University research scientist to a social entrepreneur, have been selected as ambassadors for the Essence collection. Take celebrity yoga instructor Tara Stiles for instance. The model-turned-yogi represents passion and counts the value as the driving force as a yoga, meditation and wellness instructor. The Passion charm from the collection is a fiery man-made ruby associated with intense fervour that reminds one to always follow her calling in life.

Another ambassador of the Pandora Essence collection Leila Janah is the founder of non-profit organisation Samasource

Hematite is a stone that has been associated with bravery and the sleek Courage charm has been created out of man-made hematite. Leila Janah, the founder of Samasource, a non-profit organisation that connects people living in poverty to computer-based tasks that build skills and generate income, identifies with courage as her work regularly calls for her to go beyond her comfort zone.

The Essence collection also introduces a new bracelet – the Essence charms won’t slip and slide on this bracelet because of the innovatively designed flexible silicone grip built inside the core of each charm.

The Pandora Essence collection will be in Pandora stores in March 2014. For more information about Pandora, go to www.pandoragroup.com. You can also follow the brand on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pandora.sg.