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Lock Your Promise- Pandora 2018 Valentine’s Day Collection Review

Get ready to get romantic- the Pandora Valentine’s Day mini-collection is here!  This year’s new additions include some classic styles mixed in with some colorful new additions with a whimsical style.  The new collection includes pieces in every category, including a new bracelet concept.  Check out our review below!

Charms

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The centerpiece of Pandora’s Valentine’s Day collection is a selection of new charms in wide-ranging styles.  The main focuses of this year’s campaign include a beautiful lock and key motif, the encouragement to “kiss more” with kiss themed pieces, and saturated color in bright fuchsia and salmon-pink.

 

The first group of charms are bursting with color.  Many of the enamel charms have an ombre effect with graduating color from the edges to the sides.  We particularly love the new Shape of Love charm, which features a faceted rose crystal.  Included in this grouping is the new innovative spacer shaped like a heart, a new standard clip, and a new silicone grip clip.

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Explosion of Love ($80), Burst of Love ($50), Two Hearts Spacer ($30), Shape of Love ($55), Burst of Love Clip ($40), Explosion of Love Clip ($40)

The next grouping is a whimsical interpretation of the idea that we should “Kiss More.”  We love the details in the emoji style Kiss charm- it has glitter cerise enamel on the lips and hearts along the edge.  The lips charm is a limited selection at the moment.

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Kiss ($45), Lips ($75), Love & Kisses ($35), Kisses all Around ($55)

The last grouping appeals to the more classic style, with touches of gold accenting bright silver.  Light pink cubic zirconia give a touch of romantic color.  The lock and key symbols and the “You & Me” sentiment are used frequently throughout the Valentine’s collection- we really like the new key dangle charm with gold lock. There is also a new heart lock-shaped clip that makes a great statement as a bangle centerpiece.

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Two Hearts ($75), Two Hearts w/Clear CZ ($55), Talk About Love ($35), Lock Your Promise ($65), I Love You ($50), Tree of Love ($50), Key to My Heart ($75)

There are also a few new additions in rose.  The Pandora Rose pieces in this collection are accented with a synthetic ruby.  We like the mixture of the Pandora Rose and silver letters in the Rose interpretation of the I Love You charm- it is a great way to tie together a mixed metal charm collection.

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Two Hearts Rose Spacer ($40), I Love You Rose ($65)

There is one addition to the Essence collection- a beautiful fuchsia faceted crystal charm that mirrors the Shape of Love charm in the Moments collection.  The meaning behind this charm is Love- the perfect sentiment for the season.

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Love Essence Charm ($50)

Bracelets

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One of the most exciting parts of the new Pandora Valentine’s Day collection is the addition of a new bracelet concept.  The Lock Your Promise bracelet features a new removable lock closure.  We are looking forward to seeing what other similar clasps are going to become available for this concept!

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Explosion of Love Bracelet ($90), Lock Your Promise Bracelet ($75)

The Explosion of Love bracelet carries forward the bolo-style bracelet design.  We like this design because it allows the wearer to adjust the size to what is comfortable to them.  This sweet design has small pink CZ hearts studding the smooth silver cuff.

Necklaces

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One of our favorite new pieces in this collection is the key-shaped Memory Locket!  Fitting 2-3 petite charms, this locket has beautiful details and a classic shape similar to the Tiffany keys collection.

There is also a lock necklace with a similar concept to the Lock Your Promise bracelet.  We love the details on the Tree of Love necklace, where two colorful enamel hearts are nestled within the tree’s branches.

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Lock Your Promise Necklace ($100), I Love You Necklace ($75), Tree of Love Necklace ($90), Floating Locket Heart Key ($140)

To accompany the new key locket, there are four new Petite charms.  We love the lock and key together as a pair!

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Kiss Petite ($10), Heart Key Petite ($10), Love Lock Petite ($10), Love Kiss Rose Petite ($15)

Earrings

Pandora continues to be very innovative in their earring designs.  We love seeing all of the new concepts that are being released and how we can customize them using the pieces we have at home! The new Two Hearts Hoops use a stud earring at the front of the ear that fits into the hoop in the back.  Use some of your other Pandora studs to change the look of the earring!

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Pure Love Earrings ($65), Love Locks ($45), Two Hearts Earrings ($90)

We also adore the sweet Love Locks studs.  With the short dangle of the heart lock, they offer a little more than the traditional small stud.

Rings

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On to one of our favorite categories- rings!  There are only a few additions to the rings in this year’s collection, but they are beautiful.  The open-style Two Hearts rings are great for stacking without feeling too heavy.

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Two Hearts Rose ($60), Two Hearts ($45), You & Me ($45), Love Lock ($45)

The You & Me ring features a heart-shaped dome cut stone that has a beautiful depth.  The side of the ring is engraved “You & Me”, adding another meaningful layer.

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Gift Sets

As always, Pandora has released some great value sets for the holiday.  This year the sets come with some fun extras!

The Kiss Me bangle gift set includes a Pandora sterling bangle engraved with “Kiss Me” in dark red enamel, the Kiss emoji charm, and a pair of Sparkling Elegance earrings- all packaged in a light pink Limited Edition box.  Even better- the set comes with a light pink Limited Edition makeup bag loaded with hearts. This set offers a savings of $56 from the price of the items purchased separately.

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Kiss Me Bangle Set ($129)

The Tree of Love bracelet set includes a Pandora sterling heart-clasp bracelet, the new Tree of Love dangle charm, and two Burst of Love clips, all packaged in the Limited Edition pink Valentine’s box.  This set offers a savings of $46 from the price of the items purchased separately.

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Tree of Hearts Gift Set ($149)

The last set is the Limited Edition Kiss More Lips charm.  This charm comes packages in a Limited Edition pink box and includes a free red lip-shaped coin purse!

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All of the gift sets come beautifully presented, making gift-giving easy this Valentine’s Day.

 

Make sure to stop by Versant to see all of the new Valentine’s Day pieces in person!  We would love to help you navigate the many charms, old and new, to create a meaningful collection to give this holiday.  As always, we are very grateful to all of our wonderful customers who choose to support our local, small business.

 

 

Alex and Ani, Holiday, Limited Edition, Valentine's Day

Long Live l’Amour! The 2018 Alex and Ani Valentine’s Day Collection Arrives

The Alex and Ani 2018 Valentine’s Day collection is here! Gathering inspiration from rosy hues and Parisian symbols, these Limited Edition pieces are must-haves for the romantic at heart.  This year’s additions include new pieces in the Core, Precious, and Charity by Design collections, as well as some great sets and a Harry Potter inspired bangle!

Core Collection

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The Valentine’s Day Core collection pieces this year are inspired by icons of love.  Available in Rafaelian silver and Rafaelian rose gold, two Parisian inspired bangles, the Eiffel Tower and Amour, evoke the romance of the City of Lights.

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Continuing with the Parisian theme, this season’s Color Infusion limited styles have some fun colorful charms with French phrases.

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The Mon Amie butterfly is a great neutral piece in shiny rose with cream and black accents.  Meaning “My Friend” in French, it makes a great Galentine’s gift!

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We also love the adorable French bulldog with beret.

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In addition to the French pieces, Alex and Ani has added the new Key to Love and Unbreakable Love lock symbols.  Add some fun beaded styles and they make a great Valentine’s Day set!

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The key and lock bangles are available in Rafaelian silver and gold and will become part of the permanent Core collection.

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In addition to the new symbol additions, Alex and Ani has released some of it’s most popular Core symbols as limited pieces in the Rafaelian rose gold finish.  These pieces include the Compass, Four Leaf Clover, Path of Life, Love, Evil Eye, Hand of Fatima, and Calavera.alex and ani valentine

Charity by Design

Three new Charity by Design pieces have been developed as part of the Valentine’s Day collection.

Be Yourself, giving back to the PeaceLove foundation, reminds you to love who you are, as you are. PeaceLove’s purpose is to empower people to share their mental health stories and create peace of mind through expressive arts.

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The newly design Best Friends set of two continues to give back to the American Heart Association.  The best friends set celebrates the unbreakable bond between friends.

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The I Love You bangle gives back to support Unicef, the global children’s organization that helps children survive and thrive.  Embellished with bright red enamel and a swarovski crystal, this is a great addition to any Valentine’s charmed arm!

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Precious Collection

The Precious collection includes pieces made from sterling silver and gold/rose gold plated sterling silver.  In this year’s Limited Edition precious collection pieces, Alex and Ani has continued their theme of romantic icons.

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The most traditional Valentine’s symbol, the heart, adorns some beautiful cuff bracelets and rings, necklace, and pull-chain bracelet.  The heart pieces are available in both sterling and gold plated sterling.

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A pretty script “Amour,” French for love, is the centerpiece of a rose-gold plated necklace and pull-chain bracelet.  Similar in style to nameplate necklaces, this is a really pretty piece to show someone that they are loved!

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We love the look of stacking together the rose gold plated and sterling pieces for a mixed-metal look.  Add a cuff for a little variety and you have the perfect stack!

Gift Sets & Affinity

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Don’t want to go through the hassle of creating your own stack? Check out one of the curated sets!  These pieces are designed to be worn together, mixing complementary bangle and beaded styles.

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The rose gold-finish I Love You set of three includes a Swarovski beaded bangle in sky blue, the new heart beaded bangle, and a color infusion I Love You bangle with light blue enamel. The bangle and Swarovski styles are exclusive to the set and not sold separately.

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The Paper Heart set of four includes two Swarovski beaded bracelets, a heart bangle with opalescent Swarovski crystal, and the Paper Heart bangle with bright white enamel.  All of the pieces in this set are exclusive to the set, making it a great collectible group!

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The last addition to the Valentine’s collection is the new Harry Potter “Always” bangle.  This limited piece is inspired by a passage in the last book and is a wonderful way to surprise your Harry Potter loving sweetheart.

 

We love all of the new pieces in the 2018 Valentine’s Day collection and hope that you will too! Stop by to see them all in person.  As always, we are grateful to all of our customers who choose to #shopsmall at Versant and support our local business.

Helpful Hints, Holiday

‘Tis the Season to be Sparkly- Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the special someone(s) in your life? Consider that problem solved with our Holiday Gift Guide! We have hand-selected gifts to match the many personalities we see come through Versant.  Check out our selections- jump to the personality you are looking for using the links below, or browse through all of our holiday picks!  See something you like? Give us a call at 610-691-2270 to have something reserved to pick up in store or shipped to you.
<For the Classic Beauty
For the Style Trendsetter
For the Sentimentalist
For the Detail Oriented
For the Local Lover
For the Rosy Romantic
For the Entertainer
For the Sparkling Star
For the Gentleman

For the Classic Beauty

The classic beauty gravitates towards clean lines, tried-and-true styles, and simple silhouettes with a little bit of sparkle.  Trending towards smooth textures in silver or white gold, the classic girl likes pieces that will look good today and twenty years from now.

One of our favorite choices for the girl with a classic style is Ti Sento Milano jewelry. Made from solid sterling silver with a rhodium plated to maintain shine and prevent tarnishing, this beautiful jewelry line embodies elegance.  Pavé stones, soft colors, and classic textures add something extra to make each piece really stand out.

 

Mother of Pearl & Sterling Bangle- $299

Milano Green Pendant, $179

 

We particularly love these beautiful pendant necklaces.  Providing a pop of color or sparkle on a small chain, they are a great quality gift at an affordable price.

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Ti Sento Milano Sterling Necklaces- $139-$179

For the classic girl who prefers a handbag to a piece of jewelry, we love Katie Loxton’s vegan leather bags.  These handbags and clutches are made in modern colors with a classic, minimalist silhouette.

Florrie Day Bag, $69.99

We love the witty pieces in Katie Loxton’s Perfect Pouch collection.  Available in a wide range of beautiful colors, each pouch has a fun phrase to reflect an outgoing personality.  The clutches are great for storing your glam essentials or taking out as a purse for a night on the town!

Perfect Pouch, $24

Another great gift for the classic girl is Gabriel & Company’s fashion jewelry.  Made by the purveyors of fine and bridal jewelry, the fashion line is made from sterling silver and gemstones.  Gabriel updates classic shapes and styles with unique textures and stones to make pieces that really stand out in a crowd.

Black Mother of Pearl & White Sapphire Post Earrings

Unlike many fashion jewelry lines that use cubic zirconia for added sparkle, Gabriel & Co uses natural stones, such as white topaz or diamonds.

Sterling Silver Necklaces- $49, $175, $249 (L-R)

For the Style Trendsetter

Shopping for someone that likes to be on ahead of the pack when it comes to new styles? Check out selections in mixed metals or gold (yes it is back!) in innovative shapes and designs.

Freida Rothman jewelry is perfect for someone who has a more metropolitan style- it has a splash of sparkle set against dark oxidized silver with gold accents.

Freida Rothmans Necklaces- $495, $195, $250 (L-R)

 

Statement bangles and cuffs are some of our favorite pieces made by Freida Rothman.  Available in two tone or silver, they are a gorgeous piece for someone looking for a splurge-worthy gift.

Freida Rothman Bangles- $250, $350, $365 (Top-Bottom), Cocktail Ring $195, Stack of 5 Rings $275

For the girl who prefers silver, Freida Rothman’s Industrial Finish collection gives a metropolitan edge using silver tones.  This collection mixes sparkling stones, matte silver, and oxidized silver for a dramatic finish.

Industrial Finish Large Teardrop Necklace, $550

Julie Vos jewelry is another great choice for the trendsetter who is ready to delve into the wonderful world of gold jewelry.  Constructed from 24K gold over brass, these amazing (and affordable!) styles are a centerpiece of the fashion blogger world.  We love her beautiful stacking bangles.

Julie Vos Stacking Bangles, starting at $40

One of our favorite designs is the Milano 6-Stone bangle.  They look amazing stacked together and come in a wide variety of natural stones, providing a lot of color options.  We also love the new Caspian Cuff for a dramatic statement piece.

Milano 6-stone Bangles, starting at $85, Elephant Pearl Bangle $145, Caspian Cuff $245

We also love Julie Vos’ long, layering necklaces.  The new Caspian necklace in gold with oxidized silver accents is one of our favorites from the fall collection.  The Coin Pendant necklace, which can be worn long or doubled into a shorter layered necklace, has been a favorite on the fashion blogs.

Caspian Necklace with Labradorite or Mother of Pearl, $165

Julie Vos Coin Pendant Necklace, $165

Does your style trendsetter prefer a one-of-a-kind piece that no-one else is likely to have?  Our Bora jewelry is a great choice for her!  Handmade by a New York City based Turkish designer, Bora pieces have a Byzantine influence with a modern style.  We love the natural textures incorporated into each piece.

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Bora Oxidized Silver Freshwater Pearl Necklace, $290

Bora Statement Ring, $290, Smaller Pearl Ring, $245

For the Sentimentalist

Searching for a gift for someone who prefers something symbolic of the important moments in their life over the standard glitz and glamor? Look to one of the many customizable jewelry lines that allow you to tailor your gift to both suit her tastes and represent the events and people that have touched her life.   There has been a big movement in recent times to make jewelry more personal with great benefits for gift givers.  It is hard to go wrong when you know that the present you have wrapped under the tree represents something special to her!

One of our favorite charm lines is Waxing Poetic.  Waxing Poetic was originally inspired by the vintage look and poetic history of wax seals and is made from brass and sterling silver for a beautiful mixed metal look.  Their mission statement is to celebrate the potential for transformation in all of us. The  jewelry they create pays homage to the journey of our lives: where we come from, what our stories are, and how they have influenced both the world and us.

From symbols such as the tree of life, moon, and anchor to more direct representations of family members, such as initials or birthstones, each charm is meant to have its own story.

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Waxing Poetic Charms on Charm Catcher- Initials $44, Bundled by Love Nest $77, Sweet Missive $33, Charm Holder, Sterling Story Catcher $152

The Transformative Dragonfly pendant is a gorgeous statement piece.  This large charm is set with labradorite for a natural iridescence.

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Waxing Poetic Transformative Dragonfly- Charm $130, Chain $132

Even better- their charms can be worn in a variety of ways- hanging on a simple chain, stacked on brass or sterling bangles, or grouped together on one of their charm holders or beautiful beaded ensemble necklaces.

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Waxing Poetic Bangles with Charms- Brass Bangle $30, Sterling Bangle $77, Charms starting at $24

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Waxing Poetic Charms on Chain- Sweet Missive $33, Celebrate the Journey $88, Moon and Stars $57, Lux Vitae Crystal Charm $75

Many of the Waxing Poetic charms have a message engraved in the back making them reversible and giving them an extra layer of sentiment.

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Waxing Poetic Charms- Reversible “Ever Tied” Charm $55, Kristal Pendant with Brass $59

Another great option for someone who appreciates a gift that has a deeper meaning is Alex and Ani jewelry.  Alex and Ani creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit. Alex and Ani’s collections reflect a design aesthetic that celebrates each wearer’s unique essence and their artistry lies in drawing out the beauty that resides within.  

Alex and Ani Bangles, starting at $28

Each Alex and Ani bangle or charm comes with a meaning card describing the meaning behind the symbol and providing three key empowering words that the symbol represents.   From symbols directly representing aspects of a person, such as birthstones and initials, to more figurative symbols such as hope, strength, and healing, you are sure to find a personal and meaningful gift within the multitude of charms available. Their recent addition, adjustable cuffs, are a great addition for the girl who has a lot of the bangle style design.

Alex and Ani Cuff Bracelets, $42

This year, Alex and Ani has made gift-giving even easier with their curated sets.  These sets incorporate several bangle and beaded styles meant to complement each other, making a complete stack. We particularly love the rose gold joy set!

Limited Edition Gift Sets, starting at $58

Most of the collection is made from recycled metals, but the Providence collection provides an elegant redesign of the more popular symbols in sterling and gold plated sterling.  It is a great way to gift Alex and Ani to someone who

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Alex and Ani Providence Sterling Pull Chain Bracelets- $68

Making a gift meaningful and personal doesn’t always mean that it has to be a traditional charm or symbol.  The Pandora Essence collection has all of the meaning of other charm lines but has a clean and elegant profile that suits those with a more simple or classic style.   The beads themselves can be worn on the sterling Pandora Essence bracelet, bangle, or necklace.  The Essence charms are all similar in size and design, with different colors or patterns symbolizing the virtue that they represent; because of this design they look like an elegant bracelet or necklace but still have a deeper meaning.

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Pandora Essence Necklace with Charms- Necklace $80, Loyalty $40, Appreciation $65, Balance $60 (L-R)

Each bead in the Pandora Essence line is associated with a different trait or emotion, such as love, friendship, faith, or confidence.

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Pandora Essence Smooth Bracelet with Charms- Bracelet $60, Faith Charm $65

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Pandora Essence Beaded Bracelet with Charms- Bracelet $60, Peace $50, Faith $40

Another idea for the girl who likes beautiful things with beautiful meanings behind them is our new line, Compass Rose. The compass rose, also called the windrose, is a navigational figure that displays the cardinal directions and their intermediate points. The inside of the rose is filled in with an ornate star that is symbolic of the North Star. This was the principle navigational tool used for centuries as guidance.

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Compass Rose Large Pendant Necklace, $159

The motto of Compass Rose is that “we are not just travelers, but navigators of our futures.” In addition to this standard card, we have many custom cards to celebrate the different ways people guide us and help us on our journey through life.

Compass Rose with Blue Topaz on Love Themed Card, $99

Our new additions to the Compass Rose line are more ornate, with oxidized details or beautiful colored enamel.  We love the anchor incorporating the compass rose design! These pieces are engraved on the back “Life brings us to unexpected places. Love brings us home.”

Compass Rose Pendants, starting at $42, chain separate

For the bracelet lover, Compass Rose is available as a sterling bangle or a cord bracelet as well.  We love the contrast of the silver compass with the black cord.

Compass Rose Bracelets, starting at $82

For the Detail Oriented

Shopping for a girl who cares about the little things that make an outfit perfect? We have some great options with interchangeable pieces that help coordinate one piece of jewelry for many occasions!

Brighton’s Christo Cuffs are a wonderful choice for the girl who has a strong bracelet game.  These cuffs have an open metal design into which you can insert reversible leather pieces in fun colors. Wear them without an insert for a more open feel and change your colors to match your outfit (or your mood!)

Christo Cuff- Cuff $98, Inserts starting at $20

The fall collection included some beautiful new beaded inserts to use in the open cuff.  We love the colors and details!

For the girl who prefers a necklace to a bracelet, our Thortiuda pendants are a very popular choice.  These distinctive cage-shaped pendants open to allow the orb inside to be changed.  Changing a grey colored orb for a brightly colored one completely changes the look of the necklace.

Thortiuda Pendants- starting at $89, Extra Chimes starting at $14

For a little extra sparkle, some of the cages are spangled with glittering CZs.

Not enough sparkle for you? Check out these amazing crystal encrusted orbs!

For the girl who prefers handbags to jewelry, we love the idea of adding fun bag charms to give a classic bag a touch of personality.  We love all of the tassel charms from Spartina 449’s fall collection!

Beaded Leather Tassel Bag Charm, $42

This bee tassel/keychain in a seaglass blue is another one of our favorites.

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Bee Tassel, $24

For the Local Lover

Are you shopping for someone who is filled with hometown pride and adorns themselves (and their home!) with symbols of their local roots? The best part about shopping at a locally-owned small business is the exclusive finds that celebrate our beautiful city!

One of our favorite new jewelry concepts is the coordinates cuff and necklace.  These sterling and gold plated pieces from Lat & Lo celebrate where you are anchored.  They have crafted for us an exclusive version of the coordinate cuff and bar necklace with the coordinates of Bethlehem on the outside and our city name with the Star of Bethlehem on the inside.  These pieces are a great gift both for those who celebrate the city where they live and for those who have had beautiful memories here and no longer live in the area.

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Lat & Lo Bethlehem Bar Necklace and Cuff- Cuff $91 Silver, $97 Gold, Bar $62 Silver, $66 Gold

Another great way to celebrate the love for local is by supporting a local artist.  Our WinterLemon jewelry is not only beautiful, but it is handmade in Bethlehem, PA!  Ranging from stocking stuffers like beaded bracelets made from natural gemstones (starting at $15) to luxe items like diamond necklaces, there is something for everyone AND your purchase goes invests in the community that you love.

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Our favorites from WinterLemon’s holiday additions are these beautiful oxidized silver and rose gold celestial themed diamond necklaces.

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WinterLemon Diamond Necklaces, starting at $80

Each of the natural stones used in WinterLemon’s bracelets has a meaning or promotes certain attributes.  With a wide color palette, it is fun to try to find a meaningful stone that matches your style.

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Stretch Bracelets, starting at $15, Mother of Pearl Oxidized Silver Necklace, $89

We also love WinterLemon’s suede choker necklaces with dainty charms.  Tying at the back of the neck, tie them as a choker or wear them longer for a more traditional look.

WinterLemon Suede Chokers with Diamond Pendants, starting at $89

For the Bethlehem native, our exclusive Star Collection jewelry is a great choice.  Designed around the Star of Bethlehem motif, these necklaces range from dainty sterling silver pieces for $55 to solid 14k gold pieces for $410.

Star Collection, Closed Sterling Star with Diamond $175, 14k Gold Open Star $410

We love the sterling silver open star necklace.  It is also a great choice for any health professionals who work within the St. Luke’s network!

Sterling Open Star Necklace, $70

For those looking for something to adorn their home, there are a lot of local finds upstairs in Haven.  Our black and white photo prints and vintage greeting card reproductions are another great way to gift the local lover.

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Brethren’s House Window Print, $12 (frame not included)

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Hill-to-Hill Bridge Vintage Postcard Print, $12

For those who went to college locally, we have prints available for Lafayette, Lehigh, and Moravian as well.

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Lafayette College Vintage Postcard Print, $12

For the Rosy Romantic

Rose gold continues to grow in popularity, especially with those who are a romantic at heart. The warm tones of rose gold pair well with bright sterling silver, and are a great complement for the jewelry box of a girl who likes silver and white gold.

We have a variety of rose-gold plated sterling silver jewelry that gives a rosy tone without the price of solid rose gold.

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Rose Gold Plated Sterling necklace, $125

In addition to necklaces and earrings, we have some beautiful rose-gold plated bracelets that are adjustable to your wrist size.  Stack them with some of our Katie Loxton beaded stretch bracelets for a sparkling statement in silver and rose!

Rose Gold Plated Sterling Bracelets and Katie Loxton Beaded Stretch Bracelets

Pandora’s Rose collection has become very popular in the last year as well.  Their rings are a standout choice- get a statement piece or create your own curated stack!

Pandora Rose rings, starting at $65

We also love all of the new Pandora Rose charms added to the Essence collection.  Pair the sparkling rose pieces with some bold black and white for an outstanding statement piece.

Pandora Rose Essence Charms

Looking for a luxe-level gift? Our gorgeous solid rose gold and diamond pieces are heirloom-worthy pieces that will stand the wear of time.  Unlike plated silver pieces, where the rose gold finish can eventually wear off, real rose gold pieces have the strength and longevity of gold.  We love these dainty diamond necklaces, especially the anchor symbol.

 

Rose gold and diamond necklaces, starting at $415

More of an earring girl?  These crescent moon statement earrings and cone-shaped dainty earrings are some of our favorites pieces in the diamond case!

Crescent Moon Rose Gold & Diamond Earrings, $850

Rose Gold and Diamond Earrings

If rings are more her thing, we have some beautiful thin stacking bands in rose gold.  For a unique look, check out our rose gold and labradorite ring!

Rose Gold and Diamond stacking rings, Rose Gold and Labradorite ring

For the Entertainer

The Entertainer loves the hustle and bustle of a busy house, and the centerpiece of her home is the kitchen where friends and family gather for good times and great company.  The best gifts for the Entertainer are ones that highlight these occasions and celebrate her love for being everyone’s favorite host.

When opening our new upstairs lifestyle and home boutique, Haven, we sought out high quality serving pieces, barware, and other home items that follow the modern movement in home decor by using natural materials in a neutral palette.  These touches of marble, slate, natural wood, and copper make the perfect palette for displaying the Entertainer’s gourmet treats.

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Haven Serving Pieces- Coasters $50, Marble Platter $30, Slate Cheese Board $29

Another gift idea for the Entertainer is a collection of scented candles.  A good quality candle not only adds ambience to any party, but it makes her home smell fresh and inviting.  At Haven, our Greenmarket Purveying Company candles are beautifully presented, all-natural, and locally made in Bucks County.

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Greenmarket Purveying Co. Candles- 3 oz. votive $9, 8 oz. candle $16

We also love our Bonny and Blithe candles, goat’s milk soap, and lotions.  Handmade in Portland, Oregon, they are beautifully presented and make a great addition to a kitchen or guest bathroom.

Love going out to eat?  Check out our fun wine caddies made from upcycled military tarps and tents to tote your wine bottles to your favorite BYOB in style!

If coffee is her life, we love these Chase & Wonder mugs to add some personality to her daily caffeine fix.

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Chase & Wonder Mugs, $18

For the Sparkling Star

Are you giving a gift to someone whose favorite quote is “never let anyone dull your sparkle”? You have a Sparkling Star on your hands! The Sparkling Star is drawn to anything that has that lovely glimmer when the light catches it, and she is like a kid in a candy shop when she goes into a jewelry store.

Needless to say, we are stocked full of glistening jewels for the Sparkling Star in your life.  In addition to our fine jewelry, we have a lot of affordable options available that still pack on the glitz.  One of our favorite collections of jewelry is Officina Bernardi.  This Italian sterling silver line is manufactured with a patented cut to make the silver catch the light the way a faceted gem would. They offer a wide range of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets in silver, gold plated, rose gold plated, and black rhodium plated to suit a variety of tastes and purposes.

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Officina Bernardi Jewelry- starting at $35

If you are looking for a splurge-worthy gift in the Officina Bernardi line, the Comet necklace is a great choice.  This long tassel necklace is finished in a warm rose gold with silver accents.  As versatile as it is beautiful, you can dress it down with a white T-shirt or take it for a night on the town in a little black dress.

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Officina Bernardi Comet Necklace- $270

Another great gift to keep your girl twinkling is new to Versant- Sorrelli Jewelry!  Not only are these pieces super sparkly- they are encrusted with Swarovski crystals!- they are designed locally in Kutztown and have a lifetime warranty.  We love the holiday Black Onyx collection.

Sorrelli Black Onyx Collection Bracelets, starting at $70

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Sorrelli Black Onyx Collection Earrings, $125 and Necklaces, $80 & $150

For the girl who loves warm tones, their Mahogany pieces set in Antique Gold finished metal are stunning as well.

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Sorrelli Mahogany Collection Necklace, $65

Not only beautiful, but versatile, some pieces are even convertible such a multi-strand wrap bracelet that can also be worn as a bib necklace.

Sorrelli Wrap Bracelet, $140

 

There is one gift that outshines any other for the sparkling star- diamonds! Nothing says sparkle like a white diamond set in white gold.

14k Gold and Diamond Necklaces, starting at $385

For the sparkling star who likes a touch of color, we love these diamond and sapphire studs.  They are a particularly special gift for a bride-to-be- she can wear them at her upcoming wedding as her something blue!

Sapphire and Diamond White Gold Studs

Looking to really spoil her? We have some amazing diamond hoop earrings ranging from pave diamonds to these outstanding teardrop shaped hoops with large diamonds.

Diamond Hoop Earrings, $3,375

For the Gentleman

Versant is not only for the girls! We also have some fun finds for the gentlemen in your life.

Upstairs at Haven we have a great find for the guy who is into our local history.  Our exclusive local map prints, available framed or unframed, were created using vintage maps to create a modern graphic that celebrates local neighborhoods.  Map prints are 11×14″ and are available for Historic Bethlehem, West Bethlehem, South Bethlehem, Northeast Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Upper Saucon, Lower Saucon, Easton, South Easton, Nazareth, and Phillipsburg.

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Local Map Print- Easton, $15

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Historic Bethlehem Map Print, $15 (frame not included)

In addition to our local map prints, we have some detailed bird’s eye view maps of local areas as well, including Allentown, Easton/Phillipsburg, Bethlehem, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.

Bird’s Eye View Maps, 16×20″ $25, 11×14″ $15

Have a guy with a sense of humor (but not humility?). Check out our witty “Dandy Lion” British screen printed tote from Chase and Wonder.

Dandy Lion Screen Printed Tote, $25

And accessorizing is not only for the girls!  Our new line from Waxing Poetic, Poet, is designed with your man in mind.  These leather and sterling bracelets and tag-style necklaces are adorned with strong symbols. We particularly love the North Star and Dove necklaces; the Anguis snake tag necklace reminds us of the Caduceus and would be a great gift for a doctor.

Men’s Sterling and Brass Poet Necklaces, starting at $75

Men’s Leather Bracelets, starting at $66

Alex and Ani has also just released their first men’s cuff, the Meditating Eye. A Charity By Design piece benefiting the David Lynch foundation, this adjustable cuff brings protection and awareness.

Alex and Ani Men’s Meditating Eye Cuff, $48

Thank you for taking a look at our gift guide- we hope you found what you are looking for (and some things you didn’t even know you wanted!) Interested in any of items that you saw? Give us a call at 610-691-2270 to have us reserve something for you.  We can also take phone orders and ship nationwide- shipping is free for orders over $50!

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Events, Giving Back, Holiday, Promotions, Sale

Shop for a Cause- Holiday Open House December 2nd

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Shop for a Cause at our Holiday Open House this Saturday, December 2nd, from 10-5!  In addition to the many specials throughout the store, we will be donating a portion of the day’s profits to local charity The Chemo Bag. Let your holiday gifting help provide gift bags filled with items to comfort the men and women in the Lehigh Valley undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

Promotions

Enjoy light refreshments and take advantage of holiday specials throughout the store including:

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  • Free gift with your Pandora purchase of $125 or more*- gift to be revealed on our Facebook page December 1st!

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  • Free gift with your Alex and Ani purchase of $78 or more*- gift to be revealed on our Facebook page December 1st!

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  • Free votive with purchase upstairs in Haven*

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  • 20% off all Freida Rothman

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  • 20% off Spartina 449 handbags and accessories

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  • Buy 1, get 1 50% off Spartina scarves

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  • Free bracelet with WinterLemon purchase*

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  • Free “Circle of Love” or “XO” charm with purchase of  $100 or more in Waxing Poetic*

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  • Free chime with purchase of Thortiuda pendant & chain

*while supplies last

Raffles

In addition to all of our promotions and sales, we will be holding four raffles for some great gifts to give (or keep for yourself!).  These raffles include:

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A gorgeous necklace from Indulgems made with aqua chalcedony & turquoise set in gold vermeil valued at $248.

A Lat & Lo sterling “Bethlehem, PA” coordinates necklace

A set of three black and white art prints.

And a gift basket valued at over $175!

About The Chemo Bag

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Versant is a drop-off location for The Chemo Bag.  You can drop off donations any time during the year. Accepted donations include:

  • Warm fleecy blanket
  • Knitted hat
  • Travel-size first aid kit
  • Sleep Masks
  • Selection of notecards with pre-stamped envelopes
  • Nail Files
  • Pens
  • Journal
  • Puzzle Books
  • Packets of instant chicken noodle soup
  • Prepaid phone calling or SMS gift card
  • Healthy, all-natural, organic, preservative free treats
  • Crystallized ginger
  • Travel-size hand sanitizer
  • Ornaments
  • Travel-size hand and body creams
  • Gentle toothpaste (Tom’s, Biotine, also their mouthwash)
  • Colloidal oatmeal soap
  • Healing lip balm
  • Mints, lemon drops and gum
  • Peppermint tea
  • Green tea
  • Ginger tea
  • Travel/purse size tissue
  • Bottled water
  • Thick soft socks

Want to learn more about The Chemo Bag?  Check out their website here: http://thechemobag.org Doing some shopping through Amazon this Christmas season?  Use Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ and select The Chemo Bag as your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to The Chemo Bag!  It is easy to set up, adds NO cost to your purchases, and helps to support this wonderful local organization.

Holiday, Information

Extended Holiday Hours at Versant- Starting December 6

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Versant is operating with extended holiday hours from December 6th through December 25th.  Check the schedule below for store hours in this time period or give us a call at 610-691-2270 for more information.

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Alex and Ani, Events, Free Gift, Holiday, Limited Edition, Promotions, Sale

‘Tis the Season to Save with our Black Friday Weekend Specials!

‘Tis the season to SAVE during our Black Friday weekend sales!  Get a head start (or finish!) on your holiday shopping with the great specials happening at Versant this weekend.

For the Early Birds

For Pandora, Alex and Ani, and Waxing Poetic lovers, the weekend starts early on Wednesday, November 22nd.  Both Pandora and Alex and Ani’s weekend promotions run the 22nd through the 27th  with special additions on Friday and Saturday.

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Pandora’s Black Friday weekend-long offer is a great opportunity for both charm and jewelry lovers!  When you buy two full price Pandora items, you get a 3rd for free!  You can choose from any of the Pandora jewelry items, the only exclusions on the free items are the gift sets and the Disney collection.  This offer is a great opportunity to build a new bracelet for someone, create a fun ring stack, or get a coordinated set of jewelry.

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Alex and Ani is extending 20% off during their weekend special.  They rarely offer a discount on current collections (most sales include only retiring items), so this is a great time to gift your friends AND yourself!  The discount is available on all items excluding Liberty Copper and Affinity Licensed (Team USA, Wonder Woman, Justice League, MLB, NFL, and Harry Potter) items.

black fridayFor those who love the beautiful customizable jewelry made by Waxing Poetic, this special is for you!  Spend $100 or more in Waxing Poetic and get a free Circle of Love charm.  This is a sweet little accent for any charm collection or can be worn by itself on a small chain as a dainty necklace.

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All Weekend Long

Starting on Friday, the Christmas shopping spirit really arrives!  We have specials on brands throughout the store, with many extending throughout the weekend from Friday to Sunday.

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Brighton is celebrating Black Friday weekend with a promotion on their Christo cuffs.  Purchase a cuff and insert and get another insert for free!  These cuffs make a wonderful, versatile piece of jewelry.  You can wear them without an insert for a more open look or add one of the double-sided leather pieces for a splash of color or texture.

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For Spartina 449 fans, we are offering 20% off all Spartina!  We love the new fall collection, especially all of the fun bag charms that Spartina has released this year (those tassels!).

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Don’t forget to check out our upstairs home boutique, Haven, this holiday weekend!  With an abundance of beautiful Christmas decorations, locally-themed artwork, and home goods, it is a great place to find some unique gifts.  All weekend long, any purchase upstairs in Haven will get you one of our handmade Moravian Star ornaments.

Friday Only

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On Friday only, Pandora is offering 45% off the retail price of all holiday gift sets!  There are some great selections this year in many categories. (See our previous blog post for a full review: http://versantjewelry.com/index/wrap-pandora-gift-sets-bring-sparkle-holiday/)  Gift sets include great options for both jewelry and bracelet lovers.  With up to 45% off, Black Friday is THE day to shop Pandora for a great deal.

In addition to their 20% off, Alex and Ani will be releasing their 2017 Black Friday bangle.  We can’t post details on that yet, but check back on our Facebook on Friday to see this year’s addition!

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Friday also brings a special from the new kid on the Versant block- Sorrelli Jewelry.  With your purchase of any full-price piece of Sorrelli, you can get a 2nd for 50% off.  These sparkling bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are perfect accessories to make you shine bright this holiday season.

Small Business Saturday

To celebrate all of our customers who support our local business by shopping small, we have some specials that are only available on Saturday.

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For Pandora shoppers, get a free ring dish with your purchase of $125 or more in Pandora.  This is a sweet stocking stuffer for the jewelry-obsessed lady in your life.  Or, you can grab a stack of rings with their buy two get one free offer and package them with this fun accessory!

The Alex and Ani shopper will receive a free tote with their purchase of $78 or more.  This free gift is great to give or to keep for yourself to tote around all of your holiday shopping finds.

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On Saturday, we are also extending 20% off all of our Julie Vos jewelry.  We just got in the new fall collection (spoiler alert: it is stunning!), so this is a real treat.

Luxury Sunday

Every Sunday of the Black Friday weekend we reserve for a little spoiling!  This year we are offering 20% off all fine jewelry.  This applies to all of our gold and diamond pieces.  It is a great time to send in that special someone to get you a special something!

We will also be offering 35% off all of our Slane sterling silver jewelry on Sunday.  A cult favorite, the owners of Slane have retired, so snatch up some pieces while they are still available.

There are a lot of fun things happening at Versant this Black Friday weekend!  Our Versant girls love the Christmas season and can’t wait to help you style the perfect holiday gifts.We will have light refreshments all weekend long to help sustain you on those long shopping days.

As always, we truly appreciate each of our customers who makes the decision to #shopsmall and support our local business instead of heading out to the big box stores at the mall.  We love our community and the small part we play in it!

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® crystallized elements brand partner, Sorrelli uses genuine Swarovski® crystals in the majority of its jewelry. Semi-precious cabochons like desert jasper, reconstructed turquoise, freshwater pearls, and tiger’s 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!

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Wrap It Up! Pandora Gift Sets Bring the Sparkle This Holiday

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Wrap up your holiday shopping early with Pandora’s newly released gift sets!  This year’s gift sets feature beautiful additions in the bracelet, charm, and jewelry categories.  All sets come packaged in special limited edition boxes that are gifts on their own.  Check out the many options in our review of all available gift sets below!

Bracelet Sets

Bracelet gift sets are a great go-to present for the bracelet collector or someone starting out on their first Pandora bracelet.  Each set contains all of the essentials needed to begin a bracelet- the bracelet itself, a centerpiece charm, and your clips.  All of the charm bracelet gift sets are packaged in a festive dark green leather jewelry box with black velvet interior.  This beautiful presentation is sure to stun on Christmas morning!

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The Dazzling Snowflake gift set includes a signature Pandora bracelet with pavé crystal clasp, two Shining Path clips, and the new Dazzling Snowflake charm in midnight blue.  This set packs some serious sparkle, and is great for the glam girl in your life.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $280, but the set is priced at $199 for a savings of $81.

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The Snowy Wonderland set is very similar to the Dazzling Snowflake set in that it also includes a signature Pandora bracelet with pavé crystal clasp and two Shining Path clips.  However, instead of the Dazzling Snowflake charm it features the Snowy Wonderland charm.  This winter scene with green enamel trees, blue sky, and an adorable snowman make this a great set for the sentimental girl who loves to celebrate the spirit of the season.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $245, but the set is priced at $179 for a savings of $66.

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The Love You Forever personalized set is a romantic gift celebrating the love between two people.  The set includes a Limited Edition engraved bangle (available only as part of the set), two clear Shining Elegance Clips, the You & Me Forever two-tone dangle charm, your choice of two vintage alphabet charms, and a pair of dazzling droplets stud earrings.  The bangle with three charms and two clips is a beautiful piece that can be considered a finished bracelet! Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $415, but the set is priced at $299 for a savings of $116.

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For the Pandora Rose lover, the Pandora Rose Jewelry gift set has all of the essentials to start a Rose jewelry collection.  Included in the set are the Pandora Rose clasp bangle with the Rose Radiant Hearts charm, a Pandora Rose chain with Rose Classic Elegance pendant, and the new Rose Classic Elegance earrings.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $475, but the set is priced at $379 for a savings of $96. Add a Pandora Rose ring and your rose gold lover will have a piece of rose jewelry from every category!

Jewelry Gift Sets

Not everyone is looking to start a new Pandora bracelet.  Luckily, this year Pandora has introduced a series of gorgeous jewelry gift sets to add some sparkle to the holidays!

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The Classic Elegance gift set is great for the classic girl who is looking for some everyday pieces that will never go out of style.  This set includes the sterling silver Classic Elegance earrings and necklace, pieces with a simple elegance that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.  This set is packaged in a seasonal dark green box. Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $170, but the set is priced at $149 for a savings of $21.

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The Sparkling Elegance gift set includes the popular Sparkling Strand adjustable bracelet, the Sparkling Elegance earrings, and Infinite Love earrings.  This is another great choice for the classic girl who is looking for some understated sparkle this holiday season. This set is packaged in a ceramic keepsake box emblazoned with the motto “Shine Bright.” Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $130, but the set is priced at $99 for a savings of $31.

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For the earring lover who likes a little extra shine, the Sparkle & Shine earring gift set is a wonderful choice.  It includes the Brilliant Legacy, Radiant Teardrops, and Sparkling Elegance earrings- a perfectly matched trio.  This set is also presented in the Shine Bright ceramic keepsake box. Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $180, but the set is priced at $124 for a savings of $56.

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For the earring lover who loves to celebrate the winter season, the Let It Snow earring set reflects her love of ice crystals and sparkling snowflakes.  This set includes the Crystalized Snowflake and Forever PANDORA studs along with the Eternal Elegance drop earrings.  It is also presented in the Shine Bright ceramic keepsake box.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $210, but the set is priced at $149 for a savings of $61.

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For the earring lover who enjoys the romantic glow of rose gold, the Pandora Gold Earring set is is a good choice.  This set includes the Dazzling Droplet, Classic Elegance, and Captured Heart earrings in the Pandora Rose finish.  It is also presented in the Shine Bright ceramic keepsake box.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $230, but the set is priced at $179 for a savings of $51.

Limited Edition Charms

Look out collectors, this Holiday season, Pandora has introduced three Limited Edition charms!

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The first of these charms is the Engraved Stocking charm.  Engraved with the year across the top of the stocking, this charm is a special edition of the red enamel stocking charm that will remain a part of the permanent Pandora collection.  Presented in a special dark green box, this is a great charm for the Christmas collector who prefers bright silver to sparkle. This charm retails for $65.

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The next Limited Edition charm is a real treat! This year, Pandora has sponsored the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in their Christmas Spectacular.  To celebrate, the Bright Ornament charm has been released.  This charm has the year engraved on the side and has a bright red enamel with sparkling stones.  The charm is packaged in a beautiful keepsake ornament with similar bright enamel.  The ornament has a strong magnetic closure and opens to reveal a black velvet interior with a spot to hide the charm! The charm with ornament retails for $85.

Finally, this year’s Limited Edition Disney holiday charm is the Mickey & Minnie Love Icons charm.  One side of the charm features a 14k gold Mickey silhouette and the other features a 14k gold Minnie silhouette.  Included with the charm is a free Limited Edition clutch in grey or navy! This charm retails for $125.

 

With their many special value gift sets, Pandora has presented something for everyone on your list! Stop by Versant to see all of these beautiful sets in person.  As always, we truly appreciate all of our customers who choose to shop small with us and support their local community.  ❤️

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It’s Time to Shine- The Pandora Holiday Collection Has Arrived

Celestial Sparkle

The first half of the 2017 Holiday collection is accented with bright sparkle and dark blues.  Their use of faceted stones and enamel in place of the usual pave stones makes for a stronger color that is beautifully contrasted by the clear CZs that add some shine to each design.

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We love the new orbit charm ($55) combined with the galaxy spacers.  The new bright star ($75) charm makes a great centerpiece for the open bangle for the winter season.

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The glacial beauty charm ($90) is another gorgeous addition; its diamond shape works well with some of the geometric charms released in this year’s autumn collection.  We also love this charm on a short chain as a dainty necklace!

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One of our absolute favorite charms of the new collection is the Celestial Mosaic charm ($65).  Made with mother-of-pearl, the moon and stars have a beautiful iridescence.  The smooth black surface is a great contrast in color and texture to the numerous pave charms available.

Pandora has updated the Galaxy charm and continued with the Nature’s Radiance charms ($70) by adding faceted blue and ruby red stones inside bright silver cages.  The contrast between the silver and the dark stone underneath is really beautiful!  Continuing with the night sky theme, the Snow Flurry ($60), Dazzling Snowflake ($90) and Heart of Winter dangle ($60) charms feature snow motifs against clear and dark blue backgrounds.

The Pandora Holiday collection also includes three new clip designs.  The Heart of Winter ($55) and Bright Star ($55) clips are charm-style clips following this year’s main themes.  The Starry Formation ($45) is a spacer-style clip that is a great neutral piece.

The Essence collection has also had a bold color update with this year’s additions.  Three new charms featuring bright jewel tones have been added.

New Jewelry Additions

These beautiful jewel tones have also been used to update the Timeless Elegance ring style ($75).  The other overarching motifs for Holiday jewelry include the Heart of Winter symbol ($60) and the Shooting Star ($70).  Our favorite so far this year is the sparkling elegance the shooting star pieces- they would make a great addition to any holiday party outfit!

Several new necklaces have been released with the Pandora Holiday collection this year, ranging from small pendants to statement pieces.  The Heart of Winter necklace is available in both a small ($80) and statement ($125) version.

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The Classic Elegance pendant has been reimagined as a dainty necklace ($90), and is available in silver and Pandora Rose.

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The Shooting Star necklace ($100) is also a beautiful, classic piece.

In keeping with the overall celestial theme, the new Pandora Holiday earring arrivals have a lot of clear sparkle with added accents of blue.  The Shooting Star earrings come in both a stud ($65) and statement ($75) style.  One of our favorites is the Shimmering Drop earrings ($85), which are reversible; one side is a sparkling stud and the other is a faceted midnight blue stone.

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The Timeless Elegance earrings have been updated to include the dark blue stone as well.  These would be a great gift for the bride-to-be!

 Christmas Joy

This year’s Christmas additions follow the tried-and-true formula of bright holiday reds and sparkling silver.   In addition to the traditional red pieces, a pretty dark blue snow globe ($55) and Snowy Wonderland scene ($55) have been added.

We love the new Holiday Wreath ($35) and Sparkling Candy Cane ($45) dangling additions- they are so bright and fun! The Christmas Polar Bear ($45) is a great whimsical addition as well. Several button style charms matching some of the new Christmas petites have also been released.

For the Memory Locket lovers, there are some fun new additions as well.  The bright Christmas Wreath and Jolly Santa are sure to bring anyone into the holiday spirit!  For those who prefer a more neutral palette, the Rose petite additions look stunning in the locket.  We particularly love the snowflake!

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An extra-special holiday addition this year is the Rockette’s Limited Edition Bright Ornament charm.  Not only do you get this beautiful LE charm with bright red enamel and swirling pave crystals, but it is packaged in a keepsake ornament box!  Both the ornament and the charm have the year engraved, making this a special collector’s piece.

 

We love all of the new holiday pieces and are excited to share them with you! Make sure to stop by and see all of these beautiful additions in person.  As always, we appreciate all of our customers who decide to #shopsmall during the holidays and throughout the year to support their local small businesses.

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Mum’s the Word- Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is Here!

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have hand-selected some special treats to make mom’s day!  Whether she is a sentimental soul or a trendsetter on-the-go, we have searched the world to find the perfect gift for every kind of mom.  Check out all of our selections below in our Mother’s Day gift guide.

 

A few helpful hints before we start- plan to shop before the crowds arrive. The early bird really does get the worm- many of our promotions are the first week in May and the best selection is available when you get there first.  If you are shopping for Pandora or Alex and Ani, take a peek or snap a pic of mom’s collection before you set out.  That way you won’t have to fret over whether you have already given her that mom charm!  And forget about buying wrapping paper and ribbon- gift wrapping is always complimentary at Versant!  Got all that?  Okay then- ready, set …  shop!

Classic Beauty
Let’s Get Personal
The Style Trendsetter
Sweet and Sentimental
Accessorize that Gift Card!

Classic Beauty

If mom’s sense of style trends towards bright silvers, simple lines, and a touch of sparkle, she appreciates classic beauty.  Giving a gift that will stand the test of time means going back to the classics.  Clean styles in neutral colors are always a good idea.  Mom will get the most wear out of a versatile piece she will be able to fancy up with a little black dress or dress down with a tee and jeans.

 

One of our favorite jewelry lines that creates classic styles with an updated aesthetic is Ti Sento Milano.  Crafted from sterling silver, these pieces are rhodium plated to inhibit tarnishing and keep a bright, beautiful finish.  Studded with sparkling, handset stones, they are great for transitioning from day into night.

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Ti Sento Milano Sterling Pendant ($239), Jump Ring ($39), and Chain ($149)

Some of our favorite Ti Sento necklaces feature a round pendant with a pavé CZ or colored stone interior.  We love the beautiful, soft colors of the stones.  Ti Sento uses manmade crystals for their colored stones, ensuring that the color of each piece is consistent.  This is a great feature for buying companion rings or earrings on future occasions!

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Ti Sento Sterling Necklaces ($149-169)

If mom prefers bracelets and rings to necklaces, Ti Sento has some gorgeous hinged bangles.  Made from heavy sterling silver, they really make a statement!  We love the new spring design with entwined silver, pavé CZ, and mother of pearl strands.

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Ti Sento Milano Mother of Pearl Bangle ($449) and Ring ($199), Open Lattice Bangle ($449)

Another great choice for the mom with the classic sense of style is Gabriel & Co’s fashion jewelry.  Gabriel is primarily known for their high-end engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry.  Their fashion line is constructed from sterling silver with precious and semi-precious stones.  Using sterling allows for the same quality of design and construction at a lower price.

We love their quatrefoil necklace and earrings for mom.  An iconic style with a slightly vintage feel, these pieces are feminine without being too delicate.

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Gabriel and Company Sterling and Diamond Necklace ($298) and Earrings ($170)

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Gabriel and Company Sterling Silver Necklace

For the mom who likes the classics but wants something unique, Gabriel’s mother of pearl pieces are a great choice.  These rings, earrings, and pendants use mother pearl with a piece of faceted quartz on top to give the piece more dimension.  Although at first glance they look like a neutral grey, the iridescence of the dark mother of pearl picks up pretty pinks, greens, and other colors in the light.

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Silver Souviens Drop Earrings with Diamonds, Black Mother of Pearl, $250

Are you looking to really treat mom this Mother’s Day? (She deserves it!) Nothing is as classic or eternal as fine jewelry.  While good fashion jewelry makes a beautiful statement, sterling silver does not have the strength for long-lasting wear the way that gold does.  To give mom a classic piece that she will be able to wear for years and pass on to her children, gold is the way to go.

For a gift that mom can wear every day, stud earrings are an excellent choice.  They have just the right amount of sparkle to be able to worn with any outfit.  Studs are a great gift for new moms because they are a piece of jewelry that small hands can’t easily grab!

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White Gold and Pavé Diamond Studs ($775), Rose Gold and Diamond Twist Design Ring ($438), White Gold and Diamond Twist Design Ring ($438), White Gold and Marquise Diamond Ring ($504)

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White Gold, Sapphire, and Diamond Earrings ($558)

A dainty necklace is also a wonderful gift idea.  These pieces add a touch of delicate sparkle and will never go out of style.  We love the anchor necklace below.  A symbol of stability and hope, the anchor holds fast and steady in both calm and stormy weather.

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Rose Gold Medium Round Pavé Diamond Necklace ($495), White Gold Large Round Pavé Diamond Necklace ($695), Rose Gold and Diamond Anchor Necklace ($395)

Let’s Get Personal

We love a gift that you can personalize to customize it to mom’s taste and represent your family and special memories that you share.  Luckily, there are a lot of different types of jewelry that let you combine pieces to make mom a unique and thoughtful gift.

When talking about celebrating and creating unforgettable moments, Pandora is a great choice for someone looking for a wide range of styles.   Not only do they have a vast selection of charms for their bracelets, but their jewelry is diverse, well-made, and affordable.

We love the new floating locket designs that have been introduced this season.  The lockets themselves are a clean, classic design and use sapphire crystal found in high-end watches to provide a scratch-resistant surface.  Sets of three petite charms can be used to personalize the lockets.  We love the infinite love and the birthstone trios! The new heart lockets can be used with an insert plate in the back to add another dimension to the design.

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Pandora Floating Heart Locket with Chain ($125), Love Large Heart Plate ($25), Infinite Love Petite Charms Set of Three ($40)

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Medium and Large Floating Lockets ($100, $130), Poetic Blooms Petite Charms ($30), March Birthstone Petite Charms ($40)

For those looking to start a Pandora bracelet or add a new bracelet to their existing collection, the Tree of Hearts gift set is a great way to do so.  This set includes a Limited Edition heart-clasp bangle with the inscription “You are so loved” and the new Tree of Hearts charm.  The gift set is presented in a special light pink Pandora box. Personalize the set by adding spacers in the colors of family members’ birthstones or charms with their initials!

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Tree of Hearts Gift Set ($125)

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Tree of Hearts Gift Set ($125) with Birthstone Pendants ($40) and Initial Charms ($45)

Pandora’s new stackable birthstone rings are another great option for giving mom a personalized gift.  Make a stack with the birthstone of each family member to create a modern version of a mother’s ring.

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Stones of Color Stackable Rings ($45)

Another great option for curating a personalized set for mom is Waxing Poetic jewelry.  This line of charms, necklaces, and bracelets is inspired by vintage wax seals.  Create a mother’s day collection using talismans representing family, meaningful words and phrases, and insignia with initials.

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Waxing Poetic Necklaces and Charms, starting at $33

An added bonus to shopping the Waxing Poetic collection is the free charm promotion that will be going on from May 1-May 14.  During this time, when you spend $100 in Waxing Poetic jewelry, you will get a Mom Birdsong charm for free.  We love this charm paired with the Bundled with Love nest.  Add symbols representing each family member to really personalize mom’s charms!

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Waxing Poetic Pearl Necklace w/Charm Catcher and Charms. Mom Birdsong Charm (free with purchase of $100 or more from May 1-14) on far right.

For the mom with a more casual style, Alex and Ani is a fun way to create a stack of bracelets to represent her family and what makes her stand out.  This Mother’s Day, Alex and Ani has released several limited edition sets.  These bangle and beaded styles only available for a limited time as part of each set.  The I Love You Mom set of five and Mom set of three are great starter sets for a mom just beginning her Alex and Ani collection.

 

We particularly love the Infinite Connection set.  With one bangle for mom and one bangle for daughter, it reminds us of the classic “give one, keep one” friendship sets.  Add a beaded bangle in a birthstone color to personalize mom’s portion of the set!

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I Love You Mom Set of Five ($128), Infinite Connection Set of Two ($48), Mom Set of Three ($98)

Another way to create a personalized bracelet collection is with the updated birthstone bangles.  These bangles are now available in the matte gold and silver finish and adorned with a teardrop shaped Swarovski crystal.  Mix birthstones bangles, colored beaded bracelets, and initials for mom and her crew to create a varied stack.

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Alex and Ani Color Code w/Swarovski Crystal ($32)

Is mom the superhero of your family? Add one of the new Wonder Woman bangles or cuffs to her Mother’s Day stack!  These new additions to the Alex and Ani world feature the iconic Wonder Woman logo and symbolize strength and the fight for love and justice.

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Wonder Woman Logo Bangle ($38), Cuff ($48), Bangle ($32)

The Trendsetter Mom

Is mom a style trendsetter who loves to be on the cutting edge of what is new and fashionable?  Look for pieces that use different metals in innovative ways and go out of their way to make a statement.  Bolder earrings in versatile designs, necklaces that are longer or shorter (think chokers!), and stacks of fun bangles are a great way to gift the trendsetter mom.

We love Julie Vos jewelry for a striking design in warm gold with pops of bold color.  Her long layering necklaces and stackable bracelets have been very popular on the fashion blogs, and for good reason.  With styles inspired by nature, architecture, and byzantine motifs, these pieces bridge the gap between classic and trendy.  Julie Vos’ jewelry is constructed from 24K gold over brass, giving it a wonderful warm tone.

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Julie Vos Gigi Cuff ($85) and Siena Drop Earrings ($138)

For the beach-loving mom that loves the summer sun, choose pieces where watery blues or bright turquoise are set against gold.

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Julie Vos Turquoise Pendant and Chain ($325), Stud Earrings ($85), and Bangles (starting at $45)

Many of Julie Vos’ long necklaces, like the bee below, include a special jump ring so that they can be doubled and worn at a shorter length.

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Julie Vos Bee Pendant with Chain ($168)

Another great brand for the trendsetter mom is Freida Rothman.  Based in New York, they combine a metropolitan style with a fun use of mixed metals and stone settings. For a brighter style, their yellow gold plated pieces set with amazonite are gorgeous.  For a versatile piece, we love their pavé studs with amazonite ear jackets.  Wear them as plaint studs without the jackets, or dress it up with a dangling pop of color!

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Freida Rothman Amazonite Round Drop Earrings ($160), Necklaces ($185, $135, $150), Earrings with Jackets ($150)

For an edgier style, check out Freida Rothman’s mixed metal pieces.  Using yellow gold plating and oxidized sterling silver gives a great contrast to these fashionable pieces.  Pair them with some labradorite jewelry to complement the color combination.

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Freida Rothman Bangles ($140-385)

Our store exclusive line, WinterLemon, also has some beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that are well-suited for the fashionable mom.  Handmade locally, they use a mix of cutting edge shapes and metals with semi-precious gemstones. As with Freida Rothman’s jewelry, the mix of yellow gold and oxidized silver takes a classic design and gives it a more contemporary edge.

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WinterLemon Drop Gold Vermeil Drop Earrings ($72), Amazonite Drop Earrings ($44), Labradorite Drop Earrings ($89)

For those that would like a statement piece without a heavy look, we love WinterLemon’s necklaces crafted from a delicate chain, freshwater pearls, and faceted gemstones.

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WinterLemon Pearl and Gemstone Statement Necklace ($199)

Another way to make a statement without being too bulky is to use an unconventional necklace length or a adding bright colored stones set without a large amount of metal.  We love this necklace with a slice of bright green chalcedony wrapped in a fine outline of gold vermeil.

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WinterLemon Choker ($99) and Green Chalcedony and Lapis Necklace ($80)

Sweet and Sentimental

Is mom known for being softhearted and turns to mush over a gift with a story behind it?  For the sentimental mom, we love pieces that have a romantic or nostalgic undertone.

Both beautiful and meaningful, Thortiuda pendants are a terrific gift for the sentimental mom.  Thortiuda, meaning “angel” in Thai, are also known as angel whisperers.  Each pendant cage encloses a colored chime.  The delicate chime is meant to call our guardian angels to our side, so that they can protect us from all dangers.

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Thortiuda Large Pendant w/CZ Accents- Rose Gold Plated ($239) and Sterling Silver ($209), chain separate

Thortiuda is also the perfect gift for a mom-to-be celebrating her first mother’s day.  The idea of the angel whisperer chime has been present across many cultures.  It was worn during pregnancy to protect expectant mothers and their babies. After birth, it could be kept by the mother, or be given to the newborn baby to protect it in its sleep, to soothe it with the reassuring and familiar gentle chime, and to protect it by calling the invisible presence of its guardian angel.

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Medium Thortiuda Sterling Pendant ($105)

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Large Rose Gold Plated Thortiuda Pendant w/CZ Accents ($239)

Each chime insert color has an individual meaning and sound.  On the fashion side, the interchangeable orbs allow the wearer to change the look of the necklace for different seasons and outfits.

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Thortiuda Chimes ($18-59)

Another wonderful way to surprise mom with a sentimental gift this Mother’s Day is through the Pandora Essence collection.  Similar to the traditional Pandora charm bracelet, these pieces are personalized by choosing your bracelet and charms separately.  However, unlike the Moments bracelet, the Essence charms celebrate different values and attributes of the people we love.  Each charm is designed to reflect a chosen trait, such as loyalty or dedication, and this trait is engraved onto the side of the charm.

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Pandora Essence Bracelet and Bangle ($65) with charms ($65-190)

 

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Pandora Essence sterling bangle, $60, Compassion, $65, and Friendship, $50

Pandora Essence is wonderful for moms just starting a charm bracelet because the charms themselves have silicon in the interior of the charm that allows the charm to stay in place on the bracelet.  This lets mom style the bracelet by grouping charms together or separating them.  Because the charms stay in place, the bracelet never looks empty or unfinished.

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Pandora Essence bracelet, $60, Positivity, $40, Courage, $50, Patience, $50, Strength, $50

For moms with a distinct romantic side, we love jewelry accented with rose gold.  The warm pink tones of rose gold make it a stand-out metal for the dreamy mom.  Used widely in the Victorian era, it also has a touch of vintage fun that appeals to the nostalgic mom.

Pandora has recently expanded their collection to Pandora Rose.  These pieces are made from a proprietary blend of copper and silver at the core with a layer of 14K rose gold plating on top.  We love the pieces with some sparkle- the stones stand out so brightly against the rose!  They have designed some of our favorite rings in Pandora Rose as well.  Add a rose accent to a sterling stack, or create an all rose collection!

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Pandora Rose Dainty Bow ($75) and Twist of Fate ($150) rings, Pandora Rose Clasp Bangle ($80) with Loving Pandora Clip ($55), Pavé Lights ($85), and Galaxy ($70) charms

To gift mom a full set in Pandora Rose, we love the Timeless Elegance design.  This classic style is given a twist with the warm rose gold hue and is available as stud earrings, ring, and pendant.

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Timeless Elegance Earrings ($100), Ring ($95), Pendant ($75), and chain ($100) in Pandora Rose

Many of our WinterLemon pieces are also available with rose gold plated accents.  We love the mix of rose gold with the soft grey of labradorite- the iridescence in the labradorite gemstone picks up the warm pinks of the rose.  We love the sweet bee necklace below as a dainty piece to honor the queen bee of the family!

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WinterLemon Rose Gold Plated and Labradorite Bee ($69) and Teardrop Accented Necklaces ($69), Rose Gold Accented Picture Jasper Stretch Bracelet ($24)

For a more classic look in rose gold, Elle Jewelry’s rose gold plated sterling pieces feature iconic shapes updated in the rose gold metal.  The fleur earrings and necklace are a beautiful romantic style.  For a more modern feel, we love the sparkling bar necklace that mixes rose gold with shiny silver.

Elle Jewelry Fleur Necklace ($119) and Earrings ($99), Sparkling Bar Necklace ($89)

Another way to treat the sentimental mom this Mother’s Day is to feather her nest with some accents that reflect the love of her family.  Upstairs in Haven, our locally-made burlap canvases feature a family tree and nostalgic phrases shared between mother and child.

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Burlap Canvas Family Tree ($36), I Love You to the Moon and Back ($28), and You are My Sunshine ($28) Signs

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Burlap Canvas Live Laugh Love ($28), Bee Free ($28), and Be Free Arrow ($36) Signs

We also love our Love You to the Moon and Back and This is my Happy Place pillows as a way to brighten up mom’s home with expressions of love.

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I Love You to the Moon and Back ($34.99) and This is My Happy Place ($43.99) Upcycled Military Tarp Pillow

Accessorize that Gift Card!

Everyone loves gift cards- they are versatile and let mom pick something you know she will like.  But as fun as using a gift card is, opening a gift card on Mother’s Day is not very exciting. Luckily, there are some great creative ways to jazz up that gift with some small accessories that give a hint of the gift card being received!

 

Is mom a coffee lover?  These new mugs from Chase and Wonder are a great way to accessorize a gift certificate to Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or your local coffee shop.  When the gift card is spent, she will still think of you every time she has a cup.

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Chase and Wonder Mugs ($18)

For the mom that loves to travel, these travel bags and accessories made from upcycled military tarps are a great way to surprise mom with a fun trip.  The adorable makeup are also a great way to present a gift card to Sephora or Ulta!

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Small Makeup Bag ($14.99), Medium Makeup Bag ($21.99), and Duffel Bag ($98.99) made from Upcycled Military Tarps and Tents

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Luggage Tags made from Upcycled Military Tarps and Tents ($8.99)

If mom loves the spa or getting a massage, add to her relaxation with these luxurious bath and body products from Blithe and Bonny.  Hand-crafted in the USA, they smell amazing and they are beautifully presented.  In store we have the Cedar & Sage, Grapefruit, and Herbes de Provence Scents available.

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Blithe and Bonny Large Candle ($24), Soap ($9), Small Candle ($6)

Does mom like to relax at the end of the day with a nice bottle of wine or craft beer?  Get her a beer or wine caddy and fill it with her favorite bottle!

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Beer Snob ($25.99) and Cheers ($17.99) Upcycled Military Tent Beer and Wine Carrier

Do you want to give mom the gift of Pandora but are letting her choose her own charms?  Bundle your Versant gift card with a Pandora Care Kit.  The Care Kit is only $15 and contains 2 polishing cloths, 2 pouches, a soft brush for cleaning, and a sterling clip opener/keychain.

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Pandora Care Kit ($15)

Another fun and affordable way to present any gift card is in a canvas pouch.  Pouches are great for carrying essentials or using as a cute clutch.  Hide your gift card inside to give mom a special surprise!

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Chase and Wonder Pouches ($18-35)

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Mulberry & Grand Pouches ($15)

Whatever type of mom you are celebrating this Mother’s Day, we hope you found some ideas to help celebrate the wonderful woman she is.  Stop by the store to see some of our suggestions in person (and so much more!).  Our friendly staff would love to show you some of our personal favorites and work with you to find the perfect gift to make mom smile.

Found something in the guide that you have to have?  Give us a call during store hours or send us a message via email or social media to have us hold it for you.  We ship worldwide, and domestic shipping is free for any order over $50!

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