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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!

Holiday, Limited Edition, New Arrivals, Pandora, Sale

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.  ❤️

Holiday, Limited Edition, New Arrivals, Pandora

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.

Giving Back, Limited Edition, New Arrivals

Think Pink with the New Pink Lokai, now available at Versant!

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It’s time to think pink- the 2017 edition of the Pink Lokai has arrived! With the purchase of each Pink Lokai bracelet, $1 is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.  We love this year’s edition- it has a beautiful mix of opaque pinks in a camo-like print.

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The pink Lokai are always fast sellers.  Make sure to stop by Versant to pick yours up before they are gone!  You can also send us a message or give us a call if you would like us to hold one for you.

 

Alex and Ani, Limited Edition, New Arrivals

Create Your Universe- The Alex and Ani Fall 2017 Collection

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The Alex and Ani Fall 2017 collection has arrived! These new additions include some new Path of Symbols bangles, Limited Edition Sets, and beautiful beaded pieces.  In addition to the bracelet selections, some fun new necklaces have arrived as well. Check out our review of the new pieces below and make sure to stop by Versant to see these beauties in person!

Path of Symbols Tokens

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Alex and Ani’s focus this season is Creating Your Universe.  This season is about finding a gift, a power that you didn’t know you had.  The newest additions to their token bangles include symbols of strength, vitality, and protection.  Each of the new symbols comes in a two-tone design.  We love that Alex and Ani are mixing both metal finishes in the tokens- it helps unify our gold and silver collections!

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The three newly added symbols include the horn, arrowhead, and spirited skull.  Inspired by the Italian and Greek lucky cornicello, the horn is a symbol of plenty and holds the vital force of life.  A symbol of warrior energy, the arrowhead protects you on your journey through life.  The spirited skull symbolizes our foundation and history and the strength that these things hold.

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Also included in the new fall release is a color infusion version of the Calavera.  Available in a shiny gold or shiny silver finish, this bangle is adorned with colorful details like a real sugar skull!

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In addition to the bangles, four new cuff designs have been added.  The new evil eye joins the scarab, hand of fatima, and calavera in the cuff collection.  All of the new cuffs are available in both Rafaelian gold and silver finishes and are adorned with sparkling crystals.

Limited Edition Sets

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Continuing with the whimsical spring and fall limited edition sets released, fall brings us three new bracelet sets. Each set includes one art infusion bangle in a shiny metal finish with enamel detailing.  This bangle is accompanied by coordinating metal and beaded bangles.

The Owl set of three is available in a shiny silver finish and is detailed with warm neutrals.  We love the forest and moon details on the owl’s chest!

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The rabbit set of three is available in the shiny gold finish and is detailed with a dark blue-grey.

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The moth set of five is one of our favorite Alex and Ani sets so far because of the beautiful fall color palette.  Adorned with colors of plum, marigold, and persimmon, this set is available in the shiny silver finish.

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Beaded Bracelets and Wraps

In keeping with the sets, the beaded additions this season cover a range of rich fall hues.  Most of the beaded wraps are opaque with a pearlescent finish, making them very unique compared to previous selections.

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The colorful beaded pieces are a wrap design, making them great for fitting closely to any wrist size.

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In addition to the new color palette selections, some metal beaded bracelets and wraps are also included in the Alex and Ani fall collection.  These pieces add great texture to your charmed arm.  We love the new two-tone offerings to tie in our new two-tone bangles!

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A fan favorite, the leather wrap, has been reintroduced in a braided design.  Available in espresso with Rafaelian gold or nightfall with Rafaelian silver, these wraps make a bold statement.  We love them for ourselves and for the gentlemen in our lives as well!

The Alex and Ani fall collection also includes new symbol-studded metal wraps.  These wraps are available in both Rafaelian silver and gold for the Path of Life and Hand of Fatima designs.  We love these and are hoping for more symbols in the future!

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Necklaces

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The newest tokens are available not only as bracelets, but as necklaces as well.  The Spirited Skull, Horn, and Arrowhead join the Evil Eye and Cosmic Love as expandable pull-chain necklaces.  The spirited skull is available in both the Rafaelian silver and gold chains.  The Earth Sultry collection has also expanded with new Pendulum pendants.  Beautiful moss agate, shown above, and obsidian pendulum pendants are available on an expandable chain necklace.  These necklaces include chain station beads for adding charms!

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The Color Infusion Calavera also includes a necklace version.  This necklace is available in a shiny silver or shiny gold finish.

 

We love all of the fun new pieces in the Fall collection and hope you will as well!  We are especially enamored of the beautiful new colors and the two-tone designs.  Stop by Versant to see them and get your collection ready for the new season! New to Alex and Ani?  Check out more about this designer here: http://versantjewelry.com/index/our-designers/alex-and-ani/

Limited Edition, New Arrivals, Pandora, Promotions

Make Today Sparkle- Shop the new Collection and get a FREE Pandora Tote with Purchase

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The new Pandora pre-autumn Friends and Fun themed collection has arrived!  To celebrate, from July 20th – 30th you will receive a FREE Pandora Girls’ Night Out themed tote bag with your purchase of $125 in Pandora!  Treat yourself to some of the sparkling new charms commemorating those fun summer nights out on the town and grab a free tote while you are at it!

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The pre-Autumn collection, available starting this Thursday, includes some beautiful new friendship and “Girls’ Night Out” charms.  In addition to the new charms, six new colored friendship bracelets, made from nylon cord, are being released as well.  At $35 these new bracelets are great for stacking, gifting, and adding a fun pop of color to your wrist.  Get two bracelets and the new friendship charm pair to honor your best friend!

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New Pandora Cord Bracelets

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The friendship charms feature bright silver with touches of sparkle or soft colored enamel.  Some of our favorite new friendship themed charms include a new set of two emblazoned “Friend of my Heart”, an intertwined hearts clip, and a sweet duo of best friend bears.

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The Girls’ Night Out themed charms are bright and bold with red and black enamel setting off some significant sparkle.  We love the new clutch purse, fruity drink, and champagne bottle charms!

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Our Pandora stylists are ready to help you navigate through the new collection pieces.  We can’t wait to share them with you!

Alex and Ani, Limited Edition, New Arrivals

The Alex and Ani 2017 Pre-Autumn Collection Arrives

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The Alex and Ani Pre-Autumn mini collection has arrived at Versant!  Included in this small collection are redesigned versions of some of our favorite retired styles, a new Core style, and four new Words are Powerful Limited Edition seasonal bangles.

 

Some of our favorite core bangles were retired early this year and have, until now, only been available as the new cuffs.  With this new collection Healing Love, Godspeed, and Cosmic Balance are invited back into the bangle world!  We love both the meanings and the aesthetic of these three designs.  In keeping with the newer designs, the redesigned bangles have a more 3-dimensional feel and most of them feature sparkling Swarovski stones.

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We love the new Cosmic Balance design with the halo of sparkling stars around the sun and moon.  The Godspeed is a nice balance of the geometric and the natural and makes a great addition to any charmed arm.

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The redesigned Healing Love has the shape of an 8-pointed star and is the only new bangle style that does not include a crystal.  In addition to the three redesigned styles, a new symbol has been added!  The Evil Eye, a symbol of protection across cultures, is set against an ornate background and has a bright blue gaze.

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In addition to the new core styles, four new seasonal Words are Powerful styles are included in this collection.  We love the Thankful (a great bangle to grab now and keep as a Thanksgiving gift!).  The Just Breathe is a fun gift for the Yoga girl.  Both the Wanderlust and the Create your Destiny are great gifts for the new grad setting out on their next adventure!

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In addition to the new bangles, two new Rafaelian silver expandable necklaces have arrived in the Cosmic Balance and Evil Eye designs.  The necklaces include two moveable beads that allow for the addition of two more chain station charms.

 

Interested in the new Alex and Ani pieces?  It is always better to see them in person to get a true idea of their size and detail!

New Arrivals, Pandora

Introducing the Pandora Open Bangle

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Exciting news for the Pandora lover!  Pandora has just introduced a great new bracelet design for displaying your charms.  The open bangle is a cuff design that includes removable end pieces and movable silver stoppers.  Showcase some of your favorite charms at the top of the bangle, or reverse it and wear it plain with the stylish end caps on top!

 

The open bangle is currently available in two designs.  Both bangles are made from solid sterling silver.  The first design has solid silver end caps with Pandora engraved on each side.

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The second open bangle design includes gorgeous pavé end caps for a little added sparkle.

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Each open bangle includes five pieces, the bracelet itself, two removable end caps, and two moveable (and removable) silver stoppers with silicon inserts.  The silicon on the interior of the stoppers allows them to stay in position where you place them on the bracelet.

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Silver Stoppers Keep Your Charms in Place

The new design is very easy to use.  Simply push the end cap in and twist to remove!  We love using this new bangle to feature some of our favorite charms to match our outfit of the day.  Unlike many of the other bracelets, the open bangle has no clasp to open and is ideal for those who have a hard time opening the traditional closure.  With its flexible design, it is easy to pop on before you head of the door and just as easy to take off for the night, making sure that your jewelry stays in its best (and most sparkly!) condition.

 

We also love that you can style the new open bangle in different ways.  Add charms to the center of the bangle and wear them on the top of your wrist.  Or, add a charm near each of the end caps and keep in place by sliding the silver stopper to the end after the cap has been replaced.  Want a minimal statement today? This beautiful bangle makes a simple statement when worn by itself.  Pull the stoppers all the way to the end caps to give it a “finished” look!

 

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One Bracelet, Three Ways

We predict that this new design is going to become one of our jewelry wardrobe staples.  Stop by Versant to check it out in person- we think that you will fall in love with it too! New to Pandora jewelry?  Check out our designer page here to find out more about this amazing brand- http://versantjewelry.com/index/our-designers/pandora-2/

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We Love Mixing the Bright Silver Bangle with a Touch of Pandora Rose!

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Open Bangle Styled with Pandora Rose and Stacked with the Pandora Essence Bangle

 

Featured Designer, New Arrivals

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

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

Necklaces

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

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

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

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

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Bracelets, Rings, and Accessories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Seaside Symbols and Words are Powerful Bangles

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

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

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

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

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Serendipity Beaded Bracelets

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

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

alex and ani summer

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

Colorful Cuffs

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

alex and ani summer

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

alex and ani summer

Giving Back (and Looking Good While Doing it!)

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

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

alex and ani summer

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

Limited Edition Sets

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

alex and ani summer

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

alex and ani summer

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

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

alex and ani summer

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

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