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The Mother’s Day Top Ten- Gifts that Will Make Mom Shine

Mother’s Day is almost here! Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for mom? Our Mother’s Day top ten list will make this year’s shopping easy! Read on to find out our favorite picks to make mom’s day shine ‚ú®

Keep It Simple

Does mom love a minimal look that adds a touch of sparkle but doesn’t overpower? A simple style with a unique twist is the way to go!

We love the new Pandora Reflexions collection for its modern, lightweight feel and minimalist geometric clips. A classic link bracelet is also a great everyday look for mom!

Left: Pandora Reflexions, bracelets starting at $65 and clips starting at $35
Right: Pandora Shimmering Wish bangle ($115), Ti Sento Milano Sparkling Link Chain Bracelet ($279)

The Best Kind of Rose

Roses are beautiful for a day or two, but rose gold lasts forever! We love the romantic tone of rose gold jewelry. Softer than yellow gold and less traditional than silver, rose gold is a perfect complement to mom’s warmhearted personality.

For the budget-conscious, Pandora makes a wide variety of rose-gold toned pieces in their Pandora Rose collection. For a gift that will last a lifetime, check out our rose gold and diamond pieces in our Fine Jewelry collection!

Left: WinterLemon Amaris Rose Gold Vermeil Moon Necklace ($89), Vega Rose Gold Vermeil Star Necklace
Right: Pandora Rose Sparkling Elegance Ring ($90), Radiant Teardrop Ring ($125), Sparkling Elegance Earrings ($65)

Make it Mean Something

For those moms that enjoy the thought behind the gift, a meaningful symbol that expresses your relationship will help show her that you took the time to choose something special to both of you.

A simple white gold and diamond necklace with a meaningful symbol is a beautiful way to celebrate what mom means to you. We also love our Pyrrha talisman necklaces- each necklace is cast using designs from Victorian wax seals and comes with an accompanying meaning card. We love the New Beginnings talisman for the new mom!

Left: White Gold & Diamond Anchor ($425), Starburst ($539), and Infinity ($385) Necklaces
Right: Pyrrha New Beginnings Talisman ($154)

For the mom who loves Game of Thrones, the My Treasure Dragon talisman is a perfect fit!

Pyrrha Guardian Angel ($194) and My Treasure ($183) Talismans

Stick to the Classics

It is hard to go wrong with a classic style! The classics stand the test of time and look good for any occasion.

We love Gabriel New York’s sterling silver fashion pieces as our go-to classic styles. Handmade with beautiful hammered textures and an eye for detail, these pieces really stand out for their quality and style.

Left: White Agate Halo Necklace ($290)
Right: Quatrefoil ($149), Nested Teardrop ($265), and Scroll Heart ($175) Necklaces

We also love the multi-cable bracelets from our Bella Cavo collection. These silver and two-tone textured cable pieces have a classic silhouette with a modern edge!

Left: Sparkling Statement Basketweave ($179.95), Single Cable Leaf ($69.95), and Starry Sky Multi-Cable ($199.95) Cuffs
Right: Sparkling Wide Line Rose Single Cable Cuff ($69.95), Bubble Bangle ($149), and Five Cable Vertical Bar Station Cuff ($179.97)

For the Golden Girl

Does mom love the bright glow of gold jewelry? (We know we do!) Golden styles are popping up everywhere, and we have the perfect picks to bring this fashion trend into mom’s accessory wardrobe.

The newly released Pandora Shine 18k gold plated collection as made their gold pieces more accessible for the cost-conscious shopper. We love the pineapple charm for summer! Julie Vos jewelry is also a great way to add a touch of gold without splurging for a solid 14k or 18k piece.

Left: Pandora Open Bangle ($80) styled with Blue Ripples ($55), Shine Love Pod Spacer ($50), Aqua Enchantment ($45) and Shine Golden Pineapple ($90)
Right: Julie Vos Bee Pendant ($168)

For a piece that mom will cherish for years to come, a 14 or 18k and diamond piece in a classic style will let mom bring a special elegance to her everyday attire.

Left: Five Oval Station Necklace with Diamonds ($1850)
Right: Julie Vos Stackable Bangles, starting at $75

Because She is Your Guiding Light

Mom has a special role in our lives- she gently guides us and lights our way. The compass, star, and moon symbols are all beautiful ways to show mom that you appreciate the care she takes in making sure you are able to navigate your own path towards happiness.

Left: Compass Rose Sapphire Necklace ($220) and Large Compass Pendant ($159, chain not included)
Right: Indra Star Diamond Necklace ($149), Asteria Celestial Necklace ($199), Selene Star and Moon Necklace ($175), Theia Crescent Moon Necklace ($105)

We especially love this sweet North Star ring with a single diamond at the center!

Left: North Star Ring ($165)
Right: Deva Crescent Moon Stud Earrings ($80), Tara Labradorite Starburst Medallion Necklace ($575), Oxidized Star of Bethlehem Earrings ($120)

For the Natural Beauty

For the mom who loves a natural look, pieces that are inspired by natural shapes or have raw gemstones are a great match for her more earthy style.

Left: Freida Rothman Leaflet Bar necklace ($195)
Right: WinterLemon Raw Sapphire Earrings (starting at $69)

We love the natural shapes of Stephanie Kantis’ statement pieces. A lot of her jewelry includes beautiful natural gemstones as well, like these gorgeous rutilated quartz honeycomb inspired drop earrings!

Stephanie Kantis Scroll Flower Pendant ($599), Chantilly Hexagon Earrings ($140), and Hex Drop Gemstone Earrings ($345)

For the luxe-level gift, we love the natural look of colored diamonds. Sethi Couture makes beautiful heirloom pieces with green, chocolate, and burnt orange diamonds.

Left: 18kt Green Diamond ($1350), Art Deco Multi-Color Diamond ($2700), and Chocolate Diamond ($1300) Bands
Right: Enchanted Garden Briolette Drop Earrings ($2,600)

To Suit Her Colorful Personality

Does mom like to stand out in a crowd? Get her a colorful piece of jewelry that complements her outgoing personality! Sorrelli Jewelry is a great gift for the mom who likes to live life colorfully. Their beautiful Swarovski crystal encrusted pieces are designed locally in Kutztown, making them even more special!

Left: Twinkling Thistle Necklace ($120) and One and Only Stud ($30) in Sweet Mint
Right: Semi-Charmed Necklace ($145) and Brilliant Boho Earrings ($125) in Pink Peony

Another great choice for the colorful mom is our Thortiuda pendants. The hinged pendant opens to let you change the colored orb inside!

Thortiuda Silver Pendant w/CZs ($239), Colored Orbs (starting at $18)

Show Her She’s One-of-a-Kind

Does mom love unique finds instead of mass-produced pieces. An Estate piece is a great way to give mom a one-of-a-kind piece that has its own special story! We love imagining the lives that our Estate pieces have lived before and adding good memories to their journeys. Estate pieces are also a great way to get a quality piece of 14k jewelry for an affordable price!

Left: 14k Opal Pendant ($175), 14k Locket ($225), 14k Lavalier Pendant ($275)
Right: 14k White Gold Channel Set Diamond Ring ($385), 14k White Gold Diamond Cluster Ring ($899)

Get Sentimental (the Modern Way!)

Want to give mom a gift that lets her hold her memories close but hate the hassle of having to get the perfect photo formatted and printed? Meet Brighton’s new Love Lockets line! Pick out your locket and we will print a photo from your phone and install it inside the locket while you wait!

The Love Lockets have many beautiful styles- big and small, long length or short, bright silver or sparkling stones- there is a locket for every style mom!

Brighton Love Lockets, starting at $56

We hope you have enjoyed this year’s Mother’s Day Top Ten picks! Is there something on the list you have to have? You can always shop Versant online and choose in-store pickup to have your package wrapped and ready for you at the front desk! To make this Mother’s Day even sweeter, take 15% off your online purchase, excluding sale and Estate items, with code MDAY19!

Featured Designer, Holiday, Limited Edition, New Arrivals, Pandora

Tied Together- Introducing the 2019 Pandora Mother’s Day Collection

The 2019 Pandora Mother’s Day collection has arrived, and it is filled with beautiful knot motifs, fun new celebration beads, and a whole new family of charms to love! Read on for our full review of the new pieces below.

Tree of Life ($60) and Knotted Heart ($115) bracelets

The Pandora Mother’s Day mini-collection includes new pieces in both the jewelry and charm selections.

The collection focuses on three main themes, Knotted Hearts, the Tree of Life, and the traditional family and mom-related charms associated with Mother’s Day.

These themes extend to the three new bracelets that are part of this collection. We particularly love the Knotted Heart toggle bracelet- what a beautiful way to show mom how much you appreciate the bond between you!

Knotted Heart bracelet ($115), Limited Edition True Uniqueness Bangle ($90), and Tree of Life Adjustable Bracelet ($60)

This year’s collection also adds some adorable new members to the Pandora charm family! In addition to the new boy and girl, an older man and woman and a group of new pets have been released.

New Dog and Cat Charms!
The Wise Family

We love the movable parts of the Wise Family pieces- especially the little boy’s propeller hat and girl’s pigtails! The new dog and cat charms are also some of our favorites- when you are not wearing them on your bracelet you can add them to a chain to make a cute necklace!

Top (L-R): Mr. Wise ($55), Mrs. Wise ($55), Propeller Hat Boy ($55), Girls with Pigtails ($55), Forever Sisters ($55)
Bottom (L-R): Bull Terrier ($50), Sweet Cat ($50), Bulldog ($50), Labrador Puppy ($50), and Family Book ($55)

A lot of this year’s mom-themed charms are able to be separated into two charms, celebrating the connectedness between mom and her children. There are also some fun new interactive pieces- the Spinning Tree of Life can be turned around to reveal a message on the back, Mom’s Golden Heart reveals a message when rotated, and the Window Heart charm can be opened to show mom’s name in the night sky.

Top (L-R): Mom in a Million Heart ($45), Window Heart ($55), Mom Script ($35), Mom’s Golden Heart ($90), In My Heart ($75)
Bottom (L-R): Perfect Family ($65), My Little Baby ($55), Spinning Pandora Tree of Life ($55), Mother & Son Love ($65), Mother & Daughter Love ($75), Hold Your Heart Split ($60)

The Knotted Heart theme is represented in three new charms. We love the dangling Knotted Heart Charm with its sparkling background; on the reverse is engraved “Joined by Love”.

Knotted Heart ($35), Knotted Heart Clip ($35), Knotted Heart Dangle ($55)
Graduate Owl ($55) and Cap, Book, and Scroll ($45)

Another great addition is the new Our Promise charm for the newly engaged bride-to-be! This heart-shaped box opens up to reveal a moveable engagement ring- the inside of the lid is engraved “Yes!”

The My Rock charm for the groom-to-be to commemorate an engagement.

This year’s Mother’s Day collection also includes some new celebration charms for different occasions. The new 2019 graduation charm, engraved with the year, is one of our favorites- we love the moveable tassel on the graduation cap sitting on top of the books!

Our Promise ($65) and My Rock ($55)
Cap, Book, and Scroll ($45), Our Promise ($65), Heart Balloons ($55), My Rock ($55), Glittering Grooves ($60)

The last editions in the charm category are Disney charms preparing for the new Aladdin live action movie! We love the way the genie’s lamp glows in Pandora Shine ūüíõ

Magic Carpet Ride ($55) and Magic Lamp ($90)
Knotted Heart Dangle Earrings ($100), Knotted Heart Necklace ($90), Open Bangle ($125) styled with Luminous Love Knot ($65), Enchanted Pavé ($75), and Knotted Heart Dangle

In the new jewelry additions, we think the Knotted Heart pieces really stand out. We love the contrast between the bright silver knot and the sparkling oval.

We love the idea of creating a layered look with the new Knotted Heart toggle bracelet and an open bangle styled with the new knotted heart charm.

We think these pieces pair really nicely with the older Sparkling Love Knot and Luminous Love Knot designs as well!

We also like the new Family Tree necklace. A more petite version of the statement family tree necklace, this adjustable-length design is beautiful for everyday wear. The new Layered Heart necklace is also a real treat- it gives the look of two layered necklaces with one clasp!

Knotted Heart ($90), Pandora Tree of Life ($75), and Layered Heart ($100) necklaces

Other new jewelry pieces include a stud version of the Knotted Heart, stackable and statement versions of the Knotted Heart as a ring, and Family Tree studs and dangle ring.

Knotted Heart Studs ($50), Knotted Heart Dangle ($100), Pandora Tree of Life Studs ($55)
Knotted Hearts Band ($45), Knotted Heart ($75), Pandora Tree of Life ($55) rings

We hope our overview of the new Pandora Mother’s Day collection helped give you some great ideas for mom’s big day this year! Stop by Versant to see all of these beautiful pieces (and more!) in person. As always, we greatly appreciate all of our customers who make the effort to #shopsmall with us and support our local business.

Events, Featured Designer, New Arrivals, Promotions, Sale

Spring Sorrelli Trunk Show!

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Stop by Versant Saturday, April 20th, for our spring Sorrelli Trunk Show! Just in time for bridal and prom season, our Sorrelli representative will be bringing both classic collections as well as limited edition and one-of-a-kind styles!

Every bride needs her something blue!

Designed locally in Kutztown, PA, Sorrelli Jewelry is made with beautiful Swarovski crystals in bold styles.

A favorite for brides and their bridal parties, Sorrelli has a color collection to complement any wedding palette.

With tiered discounts for purchasing multiple pieces, it is a great time to grab your gals and do some accessory shopping! We will be serving light snacks and sparkling ros√© bellinis to make girls’ day out even more fun.

Sorrelli Jewelry is also a beautiful way to accessorize for prom! From amazing statement earring and necklace styles to more minimal collections that still have a touch of sparkle, they bring something for everyone.

We love the beautiful jewel tones of their Mahogany collection and soft pinks and champagne hues of their Neutral Territory and Satin Blush pieces!

sorrelli precious petals statement necklace

You don’t always need a special occasion to add some sparkle to your life at our Sorrelli Trunk Show! We love the soft pastel and bright pink pieces to bring some spring into our wardrobe.

With Easter the next day, maybe you will find the perfect piece to dress up your Sunday best!

In addition to our tiered discount for the show, we will be hosting store-wide specials and raffling off a beautiful Sorrelli piece!

Featured Designer, Limited Edition, New Arrivals, Pandora

Festival Season is Here! Meet the New Pandora 2018 Summer Collection

The season of sunshine has arrived! ¬†This year’s Pandora Summer mini-collection includes some bright and beautiful new pieces to celebrate the sunny days ahead. ¬†Inspired by summer festivals, this collection is highlighted by trendy feathers, bright colors, and lots of layers.

A Charmed Summer

This year’s summer collection charms are a mixture of rainbow hues, bohemian styles, and whimsical designs. ¬†One of the themes of the collection is “Follow Your Dreams,” which is engraved on both the gorgeous new Dreamcatcher and Compass Rose charms.

The Dreamcatcher makes a standout choice as a new centerpiece on an open bangle!  The new mosaic charms feature rainbow enamel with mother of pearl accents.

Many of the other charms in the collection center around festival days and boardwalk nights.  We love the new Pandora ferris wheel and popcorn charms (studded with little pearl kernels!).  The sunglasses emoji charm is a great way to express your summertime mood.

 

In addition to the rainbow mosaic, there is a new rainbow heart clip, Radiant Hearts of Pandora charm with rainbow halo, and Love charm with rainbow crystals to help you create a color-filled bracelet. ¬†The carved glass heart charm introduced at Valentine’s Day gets two new companions in burnt orange and turquoise blue for a fun pop of bright color. ¬†Also featuring the turquoise color is a new heart-shaped silicon clip. ¬†On the more whimsical side are the new peace sign, Compass Rose, and Burger and Fries (inscribed “Best Friends” on the top!).

You Can Never Have Too Many Bracelets

The Pandora Summer collection has added some versatile new bracelet styles in their leather collection.  Breaking away from the traditional braided leather design, these feature a smooth leather that lets your charms really stand out.

In the new adjustable sliding bracelet, a black and tan leather style has been added.  In the seasonal leather bracelets, a fun sterling button accent adds an on-trend look to the double wrap bracelets, available in orange, blue, tan, and black.  The sparkling strand has also been updated with a seasonal addition featuring rainbow crystals!

Lots of Layers

Some of the biggest additions to the Pandora Summer collection this year are in the necklace category.  Proving that one is never enough, the new necklaces are meant to be layered in different lengths and pendant groupings to get the full festival effect.

We love the new adjustable length black and tan chokers.  They come with the new feather pendant but can also be worn with any Pandora charm- the Dreamcatcher looks amazing on the choker!  The new textured necklace chain is also a great way to show off your unique style.

In the engraved collection, an “I Love You to the Moon and Back” disc necklace has been added. ¬†For those that like to make a personalized collection of pendants, the new charm-catcher style heart necklace is a fun addition. ¬†We love the idea of adding a grouping of birthstones to represent your family!

In addition to the new chains and chokers, there are a variety of fun pendants that arrived with summer. These pendants look great grouped together in a mix of color and texture.  The new fabric tassels, available in turquoise, pink, orange, and black, and horn pendants are a seasonal addition and will only be available through the summer.  The Fan of Love pendant, available, in silver and Pandora Rose, is cut to create a wonderful sparkling effect. The feather pendant, which comes with the choker necklace, is also available on its own.

Other Adornments

Although the earring and ring departments do not have a great number of new additions, what they have added are some very innovative designs.  The Summer Collection sees the introduction of the Pandora ear cuff, worn at the top of the earlobe.  The new chain-style rings give a new texture to your ring stack and look great grouped together.

Other jewelry additions include a hoop earring with feather and turquoise heart dangle that are a great match to the feather pendant, earrings in silver and Pandora Rose to coordinate with the Fan of Love charm and pendant, and new statement rings with smooth black and turquoise cabochon stones.

 

We love the new styles of the Pandora Summer collection! ¬†These fun bursts of color, sparkle, and texture are the perfect accessory to the sunny days ahead. ¬†Stop by Versant to check out all of the new additions in person! We would love to help you restyle your summer bracelet ‚ėÄ

 

Featured Designer, Holiday, New Arrivals, Uncategorized

Featured Designer: Sorrelli Jewelry

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There is a new designer in town and they have really brought the sparkle!  Our featured designer this month is a new arrival at Versant, Sorrelli Jewelry.  Locally designed in Kutztown, PA, Sorrelli is known for their gorgeous pieces adorned with semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski crystals.

Sorrelli’s Local Beginnings

Sorrelli was founded in the early 1980s by Kutztown University graduate Lisa Oswald. ¬†After moving to New York, Lisa began designing jewelry she could wear to friends’ parties in downtown Manhattan. ¬†She began her jewelry enterprise out of her Brooklyn loft, where she made each piece by hand on her kitchen table.

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At the time, her twin sisters helped with the sales and marketing of Lisa’s creations. The three sisters come from a strong Italian-American heritage; Sorrelli is an appropriation from the Italian word for sisters, sorrel.  In the late 1980s, Lisa and her husband Kermit moved to back to Pennsylvania where they converted and 18th century barn into their jewelry design studio and started a family.

Lisa & Kermit still live in Pennsylvania, and continue to produce the signature designs for which Sorrelli has become known and adored around the world.  Sorrelli remains a family business, with the second generation of Oswalds joining the ranks at the company headquarters in Kutztown, PA.

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Metal silhouettes being made at Sorrelli’s Kutztown, PA Design Studio

The Jewelry

Sorrelli graces the jewelry boxes of celebrities, career women, and jewelry lovers of every background. The Sorrelli devotee ranges in age from her teens to her 90s (and certainly beyond). Any woman who loves a generous helping of glamour and glitter in her life is naturally drawn to the beautiful handcrafted pieces in Sorrelli’s many collections.

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Each piece starts out as a metal silhouette.  The base metal of most designs is brass; each piece is plated in an antique gold-tone, antique silver-tone, bright gold-tone, bright silver-tone, or gunmetal finish.

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Each collection features a unique mixture of semi-precious and synthetic cabochons and crystals. ¬†As a Swarovski¬ģ crystallized elements brand partner, Sorrelli uses genuine Swarovski¬ģ crystals in the majority of its jewelry. Semi-precious cabochons like desert jasper, reconstructed turquoise, freshwater pearls, and tiger‚Äôs eye are also used in their bold, beautiful pieces.

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Lisa Oswald Collection

Within the main collection, Lisa Oswald has her own signature collection that features a more casual, bohemian aesthetic.  These pieces are great to add a touch of sparkle to your everyday look.

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Sorrelli’s Black Onyx holiday collection

Beyond their core collection, Sorrelli designs limited collections featuring unique color combinations to create the perfect palette for every season. ¬†We love this year’s holiday Black Onyx collection!

 

We strive to seek out unique pieces with a local footprint, and Sorrelli is a wonderful addition to our jewelry family.  Stop by to see all of the new pieces in person!

Featured Designer

WinterLemon Jewelry- Featured Designer

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WinterLemon jewelry, exclusively available at Versant, is a beautiful range of handmade pieces made locally in Bethlehem, PA.  WinterLemon is known for their use of natural gemstones, attention to detail, and innovative silhouettes.  Their unique designs that set them apart from the predictable ideas of more mass-produced brands.

Influences

WinterLemon’s distinctive style incorporates classic elements with a modern twist. ¬†Their designs are influenced by¬†the natural world- from textures to colors and materials. ¬†WinterLemon is inspired by the beauty of the world and the desire to bring more beauty into it. ¬†Their unique mix of stones, color, metal, and shape culminate in a style that is organic, sophisticated, and alluring.

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Working hand-in-hand with the natural elements of their jewelry, WinterLemon works to create¬†a balance of old and new. ¬†Classic shapes and vintage findings are brought into today’s age by modern silhouettes and colors. ¬†New life is given to antique pieces, such as lockets, by using them to create pieces with a contemporary flair.

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Girls in Pearls

Much of WinterLemon jewelry features freshwater pearls.  A twist on the classic pearl, freshwater pearls offer the modern girl the beauty of a pearl in a more contemporary, organic shape.   Combining pearls with natural gemstones, such as labradorite, brings out the natural iridescence in both elements.

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Pearl, Labradorite, and Gold Vermeil Necklace and Earrings

WinterLemon also makes an array of fashion-forward necklaces using freshwater pearls on suede and leather cord.  These necklaces range from collar-like statement pieces to delicate chokers and trendy lariats.

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Pearl on Suede Statement Necklaces

Inspired Neutrals

Neutral pieces are great because that can be worn on any occasion, but can often be boring and uninspired, WinterLemon elevates the neutral palette by mixing metals and using unique textures and faceted elements to reinvigorate your everyday golds, silvers, and greys.

Many of their pieces incorporate oxidized silver, a darker and more edgy version of your traditional silver jewelry.  Not only does oxidized silver pair beautifully with gold, making a fun mixed-metal combination, but it gives a unique sparkle to stones set within it.

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Earrings Featuring Mixed Metal and Oxidized Silver

Another way WinterLemon adds some fun to your everyday neutrals is through subtle shine.  Using druzy stones, beaded chains, and champagne diamonds, they create an ethereal sparkle through darker elements.

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Druzy and Champagne Diamond Accented Necklaces

Pop of Color

For those days when you want to add a fun pop of color to your wardrobe, WinterLemon’s colorful gemstone pieces are a great choice. ¬†Using the pure tones of real gemstones allows them to create pieces with a depth and hue not found in manufactured or dyed stones. ¬†We love these pieces featuring a faceted gemstone on a colorful beaded chain in a complementary color.

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Faceted Gemstone Necklaces

Looking for a statement piece in a signature color?  One-of-a-kind crafted pieces, like the one shown below, use color in sophisticated ways to create a piece of wearable art everyone will be talking about.

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Aqua Chalcedony and Champagne Diamond Necklace

Elevate your Wrist Game

One of the best things about having WinterLemon at Versant is their stackable beaded bracelet bar.  Chic and affordable, these bracelets help bring your arm parties to a new level!  Handmade with natural gemstones and silver or gold vermeil elements, these bracelets make a great addition to any stack!  Choose your bracelet based off of your favorite color, or check out our gemstone meaning card and pick one that inspires you.

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Another great wrist addition are the beaded wrap bracelets shown below.  Not only are they gorgeous, they are versatile as well!  You can wear them on your wrist on day and style them as a necklace the next.  A five-wrap bracelet can easily turn into a long layering necklace or a delicate double wrap choker.

Wrap Bracelets/Necklaces

We love our WinterLemon jewelry (can you tell?).  What we love as much as the beautiful and unique styles they offer is that they are handmade in Bethlehem.  As a small, local business, we appreciate all of our customers who make the choice to support their local community and love the opportunity to pay it forward and support local artists as well.  Do you love what you see as well?  Stop by Versant to see these beautiful pieces in person!

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Featured Designer, New Arrivals

Introducing Poet: An Intriguing New Men’s Collection from Waxing Poetic

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Exciting news! ¬†We have just received the new Waxing Poetic Men’s line of jewelry, Poet. ¬†Just in time for Father’s Day, these unique pieces feature necklaces, bracelets, and rings. ¬†Poet is crafted from sterling silver, brass, and quality leathers for a long-lasting keepsake. ¬†Each piece is¬†inspired by wax seals and signet rings and designed with a rugged edge and meaningful symbols.

Necklaces

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The necklaces included in the Poet line are beautiful talismans displayed on a sturdy silver chain.  The Poet line uses a lot of oxidized silver to bring a more roughhewn character.  Accented with hammered textures and classic heraldic shapes, we love their unique style.

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For the man who likes to travel and explore, the Compass and Explorer necklaces make a meaningful gift.  Emblazoned with the symbol of the compass, they are reminders to be brave and explore beyond the edges of ones comfort zone.  The Coat of Arms necklace, featuring the North Star and an anchor, reminds the adventure-seeker to both follow the stars and stay grounded.

To honor the man who is an ever-steady presence in the family, the star-themed Midsummer Night, Star Shield, and Polaris necklaces are a wonderful choice.  Used for centuries in celestial navigation, the stars are a symbol of eternal constancy.

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We also love the Anguis and Peacebringer necklaces.  Symbolic of knowledge, discovery, healing, and transformation, the snake centered on the Anguis necklace celebrates the man who melds a strong mind and dedicated spirit.  We think this piece makes a meaningful gift for a man in the medical profession.  The Peacebringer necklace displays a dove, emblem of peace, accord, and new beginnings.

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Bracelets, Rings, and Accessories

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Beyond the necklace offerings, Poet has a selection of gorgeous leather bracelets and distinctive rings and keychains.  Both leather bracelets are etched with the compass symbol on the clasp.  The brown braided leather Unified Front bracelet is paired with a brass clasp and the black two-strand leather bracelet has a sterling clasp.

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The rustic sterling Genesis ring is fashioned after¬†Poesy rings. ¬†Poesy rings¬†were popular during the 15th through the 17th centuries in both England and France as lovers’ gifts, and feature a short inscription. ¬†The Genesis ring reminds us to start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can.

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Finally, the coat of arms key fob is a great introduction to the Poet line for the man who is still on the fence about wearing jewelry.  We love the coat of arms symbol- it makes a great key fob for the ladies too!

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Stop by Versant to see these new additions in person! ¬†Can’t get to the store? ¬†We ship nationwide and offer free shipping for orders over $50. ¬†Are you new to Waxing Poetic and want to learn more? Check out our designer page here:¬†http://versantjewelry.com/index/our-designers/waxing-poetic/

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Alex and Ani, Featured Designer, Limited Edition, New Arrivals

The Season of Serendipity- Alex and Ani’s Summer Collection Arrives

Bright colors, sparkling stones, and dreams of the beach- that’s what summer is about! ¬†The Alex and Ani summer collection, Serendipity, catches the essence of summer. ¬†With new bangles, beaded bracelets, and Limited Edition sets, there is something for every charmed arm! ¬†Grab your sunnies and check out our review of the new additions below.

New Seaside Symbols and Words are Powerful Bangles

The seaside bangle collections has received a long overdue update with the summer collection!  These bangles are some of the oldest styles still available.  Now with the redesigned symbols, you can continue to collect anew!  We love the new design of the starfish and the mermaid- they are much more detailed than the original designs.

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The new charms are slightly smaller than the old charms, making them great for layering, and some are adorned with Swarovski crystals for added sparkle!

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The Words are Powerful collection has also received an update.  A lot of the original bangles have been redesigned with colorful enamel.  There are some great new additions as well!  The Seas the Day and Good Vibes Only bangles sum up our summer mantra!  We also love the new What is For You Will Not Pass You in the shiny rose finish.  Some of these new bangles will be Limited Edition for the summer collection only- get them before they are gone!

The shiny gold finish bangles make a great addition to any summer charmed arm as well.  We love the new Everything Happens for a Reason in bright white with the warm gold.

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Serendipity Beaded Bracelets

Summer is the season of color, and Alex and Ani has embraced this with their new super-saturated beaded bangles.  With natural elements, such as wood, intermixed with brilliant faceted stones, these bracelets are gorgeous on their own and add a touch of summer to any bangle stack.
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A lot of the new bracelets are the wrap-style, making them a great choice for any wrist size.  We love the mixture of the bright orange and fuchsia- it reminds us of a summer sunset!  The ocean-inspired emerald green and cobalt blues mixed with the Rafaelian silver finish are beautiful as well.

Looking to add a touch of color but don’t want to go too bright? ¬†The bangles with wood beads strike a great balance between color and neutrals. ¬†Some of the new beaded wraps offer a more muted summer tone as well- and they are only $28!

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We love the look of stacking different summer beaded bracelets styles together for a beach-ready stack.

Colorful Cuffs

The beaded bracelets are not the only way to add some color to your charmed arm this summer!  Four new Limited Edition enamel cuffs have been released as part of the Alex and Ani summer collection.

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With pops of color embedded in the Rafaelian gold and silver cuffs, these bracelets add some summer fun to the top of your wrist while your charm bangles fall below!  Each bangle has a different summer-inspired pattern.  We love the look of the blues with greek key and moroccan tile inspired patterns.

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Giving Back (and Looking Good While Doing it!)

Four new Charity by Design bangles have been released as part of the Alex and Ani summer collection as well.  Some are redesigned old favorites (welcome back Prints of Love!) and others are entirely new bangle styles.

The new Sand Castle bangle represents a fortress of strength and love.  This bangles gives back to SOS Children’s Villages, who work to build families for children in need. The Print of Love Charity by Design bangle has been updated with a heart-shaped Swarovski crystal to add a little extra sparkle.  The new Prints of Love, like the old, gives back to the ASPCA.  The Apple and the Dolphin have moved from the core collection to the Charity by Design collection.

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Now when you buy your favorite teacher the Apple bangle, not only are you giving her a heartfelt gift, you are giving back to Blessings in a Backpack to provide meals for underprivileged children.  The Dolphin teaches us to have a playful heart- what better way to honor this than to give back to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to rescue and rehabilitate marine animals and provide joy and education to the next generation.

Limited Edition Sets

The Alex and Ani Summer collection also includes some fun new Limited Edition sets.  Sets make a great gift, as they include a Limited Edition bangle and beaded bracelets to form a complete stack.

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The Limited Edition summer bangle sets include a set of five in shiny gold and a set of three in shiny silver.  The set of five includes an enamel Puffer Fish bangle.  This shiny gold set is accented in cotton candy colors with light pinks, seaglass blues,  and sunny yellows.

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The set of three includes an enamel sailboat bangle in shades of blue and white.  The sailboat is accompanied by beaded bangles in bright blue and natural wood accents.

In addition to the summer sets, the June Limited Edition set also has an ocean-inspired theme!  This set of two is available in the shiny silver finish and features the Path of Life.  A great symbol for grads, the art infusion Path of Life has been illustrated with a nautical style.

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The new Alex and Ani summer collection has us ready to set sail on some summer adventures!  Stop by Versant to check out all of the new styles in person.  New to Alex and Ani? Learn more about this great company on our designer page- http://versantjewelry.com/index/our-designers/alex-and-ani/

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Featured Designer, Information

Featured Designer- Compass Rose Jewelry

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Compass Rose is a line of beautiful sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry that features the symbol of the compass rose. ¬†Wearing the compass rose reminds us that “we are not just travelers, but navigators of our futures.”

History of the Compass Rose

The compass rose, also called the windrose, is a navigational figure that is used to display the cardinal directions and their intermediate points. It is called a compass rose because all of the points look like rose petals. The inside of the rose is typically filled in with an ornate star that is believed to be symbolic of the North Star.  This was the principle navigational tool people used for centuries to guide themselves from one point to another.

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The compass rose has been used since the 14th century. There are various points on it that stand for different winds and directions.  Before the development of the true compass rose, which gave the cardinal directions, a wind rose was included on maps.  The wind rose let the reader know which directions the 8 major winds (and sometimes 8 half winds and 16 quarter winds) blew within the map view.

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The compass rose is still found on most navigational tools today, and is the background for most compasses.  As a symbol of direction and exploration, it is widely used by organization such as NATO and the CIA to exemplify their goals and values.

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Compass Rose Jewelry

The cornerstone of Compass Rose jewelry is their beautiful pendants, available in sterling silver, 14k gold, or a two-tone mixture of both.  The pendants are available in an array of sizes and designs, including some styles that are adorned with precious and semi-precious stones.

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Large Silver Pendant, Medium Silver Pendant with Sapphires, Small Two-Tone Pendant

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Octagonal Silver Pendant with Blue Topaz

In addition to their pendants, they offer beautiful stud and drop earrings and some innovative bracelets. ¬†The bracelet consists of a “top” that can be used with either a silver bangle or a cord. ¬†This top can be swapped for different designs, allowing you to change the look while keeping the base bracelet! Like the pendants, the bracelet tops are available in silver, 14k, or a mix of both.

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Compass Rose Top on Silver Bangle Bracelet

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Bangle Bracelet and Cord Bracelet with Compass Rose Top

A Meaningful Gift

Not only is Compass Rose jewelry beautiful for yourself, it makes a great gift for a number of reasons.  For graduates, retirees, and people starting a new job or making a big life change, the wearing Compass Rose is a great way of reminding them that they are navigating their own destiny.  To commemorate momentous occasions, the Compass Rose is available with diamonds studding the outside circle.

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For those needing encouragement as they get over a difficult time or find a fresh start in life, the compass rose is a great reminder to focus on the future and leave the past behind you where it belongs.

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It is also a great birthday gift for the traveler overtaken by wanderlust to symbolize their continued journeys throughout the world.  We also love that the Compass Rose symbol incorporates the North Star.  Not only does this remind us of the Star of Bethlehem, but it is a great way to honor those people who are guiding lights in our life.

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About the Company

Compass Rose jewelry is handmade in their studio in Massachusetts.  What began with two best friends in a Boston basement is now an eclectic group of individuals working together to bring beautiful American-made jewelry into the world.  Drawing inspiration from the maritime history of New England, they take pride in creating high quality pieces that are enriched by the cultural history of their hometown.

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Are you as in love with the new Compass Rose jewelry as we are? ¬†Stop by Versant to see these pieces¬†in person! ¬†Don’t live nearby? Give us a call- shipping is free for orders over $50!

http://versantjewelry.com/index/contact-us/

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Featured Designer

Featured Designer- Julie Vos Jewelry

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Julie Vos jewelry is defined by the phrase “wearable luxury.” ¬†These stunning bracelets, necklaces, and earrings walk the line between classic and on-trend¬†with their clean lines and inspired colors and stylings.

Julie Vos- The Brand

New York-based designer Julie Vos is the woman behind her namesake brand.  Julie Vos started as a desire to give women the kind of jewelry they were looking for.  The brand is modeled on the belief that we make the beautiful world we live in, with inspiration and discipline.  This philosophy translates into the design of every piece of jewelry.

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Designer Julie Vos

Julie moved to New York City during college and has made New York both her home and the source of her creative inspiration. ¬†She¬†absorbs the glorious details of the city ‚ÄĒ the architecture, the art, the ironwork ‚ÄĒ and interprets it to create stylish and sophisticated classics that make women look and feel beautiful. ¬†From textures inspired by nature to silhouettes mimicking classic architecture, her jewelry is itself a work of art.

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Fern and Byzantine Cuffs

Julie Vos’ pieces are made from nickel-free brass finished with 24K gold, giving them a beautiful warm hue at an affordable price. ¬†They are accented with semi-precious stones, imported glass, and pearls in a wide range of fresh and fun hues. ¬†Each piece is sealed to prevent tarnish, allowing your gems to shine on without worry.

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Stones Featured in Julie Vos Jewelry

Julie Vos- The Pieces

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From dainty accent to statement piece, Julie Vos makes a wide array of styles in necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets.  One of her signature styles is the long statement pendant.  One of our favorites, the coin pendant shown above, is frequently spotted on fashion bloggers Instagram feeds.

 

For the girl who likes to build her bracelet stack, Julie Vos makes some beautiful stackable bangles.  The 6-stone Milano bangle is available in a wide variety of stones and looks gorgeous with several bangles of different hues stacked together.  The bangles without stones feature unique textures that add a touch of interest to a stack lacking in diversity.

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If you are looking for a big piece as a fashion highlight instead of a curated stack of bracelets, Julie’s show-stopping cuffs are the perfect addition to your jewelry box. ¬†Her openwork¬†cuffs have the drama of a statement piece without the heaviness. ¬†Another favorite of ours is the hinged cuff collection, which features museum-inspired stonework at the caps of the cuff.

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Ears feeling left out? Check out Julie’s chandeliers, hoops, and studs! ¬†We love the statement studs featuring pearls and semi-precious stones-¬†very Chanel!- and hammered texture hoops.

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Want to learn more about Julie Vos jewelry and see some of the pieces first hand?  Stop by Versant and we will be happy to share our love of this beautiful designer with you!  Looking for a piece in particular?  Give us a call or email us- we ship free for any order over $50.

http://versantjewelry.com/index/contact-us/

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