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We’re Hiring! Passionate, Motivated People Wanted to Join our Versant Team

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Are you passionate, driven, and motivated? You are our type!  Versant is looking to hire a full-time sales professional.  Interested?  Review the position details below and drop off your resume at Versant or email it to resume@versantjewelry.com.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create a memorable shopping experience with every client
  • Gain product knowledge and become trained in Versant selling standards
  • Adhere to the guidelines and policies of the store manager and company

Desired Candidate Qualities

  • Background in sales or customer service
  • Love of jewelry
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to listen to customer’s needs, recommend appropriate merchandise, and achieve assigned goals
  • Polished personal presentation
  • Outstanding work ethic and sense of integrity
  • Ability to work a traditional retail schedule, including days and weekends
  • Outgoing, positive personality

This position offers a competitive hourly pay rate, occasional incentives, and a generous employee discount.

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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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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!

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Let’s Get Personal
The Style Trendsetter
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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!

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

 

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Waxing Poetic Retired Pieces- Spring 2017

Waxing Poetic has announced their retired collections for the beginning of 2017.  Check out which pieces are on their way out.  See something you have had on your wish list? Make sure to snatch it up before it is gone forever!

Symbolic Charms

Included in the retiring charms with meaningful symbols are the Vital Spark collection, Heart’s Content Silver charms, Lucky Chances charms, and large portion of the Wing and a Prayer collection.  The Vital Spark collection is a staff favorite with its petite size and detailed symbols set against a textured background.

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Vital Spark Charms, $44

We are also very sad to see the Heart’s Content silver charms go!  The two-tone versions of this collection will still be available, but these are a great buy for the collector who prefers the all silver variation.

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Heart’s Content Silver Charms, $90

The Lucky Chances charms are a great value for their size.  Pick up the four leaf clover before St. Patrick’s Day arrives!

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Lucky Chances, $66, Wing and a Prayer Ribbon, Wings, Crown, $57

Word Adorned Charms

Inspired by their love for poetry, Waxing Poetic has a wide variety of charms decorated with meaningful words.  The Circle of Life charms, which feature a powerful word set in brass surrounding a second word on a sterling medallion, are included in this year’s retirement.

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Circle of Life Charms, $44, and Love All Providence Medallion, $145

The gorgeous Love All Providence medallion is also being retired.  This large reversible pendant features a bright turquoise enamel on the front and a heart and cross motif with an embedded Swarovski crystal on the back.

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Love All Providence Medallion, $145

The Providence Charms, which feature short phrases set in a shield-like charm, are also part of the retirement.

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Providence Charms, $37

Insignia Charms

A wide selection of the Insignia charms, which are used to showcase letters, are being retired.  The sterling shield-shaped Heroic charm is one of our favorites- we love the crisp shape and the large size.  The two-tone Heartswell and Imprinted Oval charms are also being retired.

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Heartswell,$33, Heroic,$66, and Imprinted Oval, $33, Insignia

The all sterling version of the Square Insignia is being retired as well, although the brass and sterling version remains in the collection.  The tiny Crest insignia is also part of this year’s retirement- this is accent piece because of its petite size.

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Silver Square, $51, and Crest, $26, Insignia

Colorful Additions

On the colorful side of things, the Lux Vitae charms and the Tiny Lights charms are both being retired.  These charms are a great way to add a pop of color seasonally to brighten up a collection.

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Lux Vitae, $75, Tiny Lights,$26, and Providence Charms, $37

The beautiful Melange charm, which has a great organic shape and nature-inspired texture, is also part of this year’s retirement.

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Melange Charm, $48

On the bracelet side of things, the Terra colored Melange bracelet is going to be retired.  We love using this bracelet as a way to showcase our charms on our wrists during the summer months!

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Terra Ensemble Bracelet, $66

As sad as we are to see these retired charms leaving the collection, we know that it is to make way for the new Waxing Poetic collections coming out in 2017.  Want a peek at some of these new chars? Check out our previous post on the new arrivals for the Spring collection here:

http://versantjewelry.com/index/new-waxing-poetic-winter-2017/

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Featured Designer- Lat & Lo

Lat & Lo- Where are You Anchored?

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Lat & Lo Coordinate Jewelry

Have you seen cuffs and bar necklaces covered with a series of numbers popping up on your Instagram feed?  Welcome to the newest trend in personalized jewelry- coordinates pieces!  Since being introduced to this new idea, we have fallen in love with their sentimental nature and classic styling.

 

Lat and Lo is a small company specializing in coordinates jewelry.  They pride themselves in providing high quality materials and craftsmanship.  The motto of Lat & Lo is “Where are you anchored?”.  This simple statement speaks volumes- each of us has something that grounds us.

 

Your anchor can be your hometown, a special person, or event that has helped shape your life.  Each of these places or moments has its own coordinate. Lat & Lo’s signature custom jewelry is inscribed with the unique latitude and longitude coordinates of your special place on earth.  Their custom pieces have ranged from general places, such as one’s city of birth, to the exact tree under which a proposal was made.

From Humble Beginnings

Owner and founder, Kellie Ivie, started the company in a small beach town garage, hand-stamping each piece.  She has stayed true to her roots by continuing to do the majority of work by hand, making each piece special and unique.   Lat & Lo has also kept the production of each piece in the United States to continue to pay tribute to where we are anchored.

 

Lat & Lo also recognizes that each success story provides the means to pay it forward to someone else in need.  They have been able to give back to many non-profits and continue to provide donations to help enrich and improve our world.

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Some of the non-profits supported by Lat & Lo

 

In Kellie’s own words- “Each piece of Lat & Lo™ tells a story and we are honored to have heard so many of them. From birthplaces, wedding places to final resting places. We’ve laughed, cried and rejoiced with our family of customers. I hope we have also inspired some great conversations along the way between strangers and friends alike. Next time you see someone wearing Lat & Lo™ ask them about it. What “those numbers” represent is exactly why we do what we do.” -Kellie Ivey, Founder

Lat & Lo at Versant

At Versant, we have had custom pieces created to represent our hometown of Bethlehem, PA.  These cuffs and bar necklaces are available in sterling silver, gold plated silver, and rose gold plated silver.  Each piece has the coordinates of Bethlehem on the outside with “Bethlehem, PA” and the Star of Bethlehem symbol on the inside or back of the piece.

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Bethlehem Coordinate Cuffs

In addition to these ready-made pieces, we are able to help you create the perfect custom piece to express where you are anchored.  Custom pieces are a great gift to celebrate a graduation, retirement, new job, or other life event that might take you away from where you were born and raised.

 

Custom locations are also a fun way to celebrate an important life moment, such as a wedding or proposal.  Looking for a great way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid? Get your girls a custom cuff or necklace with the coordinates of your wedding location and the date inscribed on the back!  Coordinates jewelry is also a great way to present a surprise gift of a vacation or big event.

 

Check out the gallery below to see some of the great ways people have personalized their Lat & Lo jewelry.  Make sure to stop by Versant to find out more about Lat & Lo and see them in person!

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