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Our Valentine’s Day Top Ten Favorite Gift Picks!

Valentine’s Day is almost here!  Need some gift ideas for that special someone or some fun things to hint at for yourself? We’ve made it easy this year with our top ten picks to bring the love this Valentine’s Day.  Flowers wilt within the week and chocolate gets eaten as soon as it is opened, but jewelry will let your love sparkle on all year long!

Compass Rose- Let Love Guide the Way

We love our beautiful Compass Rose necklaces and bracelets.  Not only are they elegant, but they have a lovely meaning as well.  Keep the sentiment that “Life brings us to unexpected places. Love brings us home” or choose one of our custom cards tailored to different relationships and occasions. We are particularly fond of the new two-tone necklace with rose gold for the romantic-at-heart.

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Compass Rose Necklace- Sterling Silver and 14k Rose Gold- $145

 

Pandora Bracelets- Charm Her

Pandora is a classic choice for a memorable and meaningful gift.  Not only is it alluring, the thought that goes into choosing a charm makes it a personal experience.  We love some of the new bracelet styles that have been introduced in the past year.  Not only are they a great way to start a Pandora bracelet for someone who is new to the charm world, they are a wonderful way to give life to an old collection of charms.  The new open bangle has become one of our best-selling bracelets, and for good reason.  Not only is it easy to take on and off, but it comes with spacers to keep your charms in place and fits more naturally to your wrist than a round bracelet.  The new heart lock bracelet is also a stunning addition to the collection.

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Love Locks Earrings ($45), Lock Your Promise Bracelet ($75), Open Bangle ($75), Shape of Love Charm (Center, $55), Key to My Heart Charm/Pendant ($75) on chain ($30)

The great thing about the curated collections that are released for Valentine’s Day is that they are designed around a common theme.  This makes it easy to add some beautiful jewelry pieces that coordinate with the charms to make a well-rounded gift!  We love the “Love Locks” pieces from this years collection.  The “You & Me” ring is also a sweet piece for a young girl.

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You & Me Ring ($45)

Sorrelli Jewelry- Sparkle Your Way Into Her Heart

Does your girl love to sparkle? Sorrelli Jewelry will help her shine! Crafted with Swarovski crystals, this locally designed jewelry line (from Kutztown, PA!) makes both statement pieces and everyday gems to help your special someone get her glitter on.  Even better- until Valentine’s Day, purchases in Sorrelli Jewelry of $100 or more will receive a beautiful pair of blush stud earrings for free!

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Twinkling Thistle Necklace ($120), One and Only Earrings ($30 retail, free with $100 purchase)

Stacking Bracelets- Create a One-of-a-Kind Collection

Does your special someone celebrate every day with her own arm party of stacking bracelets? Let us help you create a coordinated stack to express your love and fit into her personal style and personality!

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Sterling Infinity Bracelet ($119), Sterling & White Sapphire Arrow Cuff ($225), Sterling Heart Pull Chain Bracelet ($68), POP 0.10ctw Diamond Bracelet ($250)

Thortiuda- Call Her Angel

Our Thortiuda pendants are a staff favorite- they are one of the pieces of jewelry we get the most compliments on!  Classic in style but unique enough to stand out in a crowd, these necklaces open to allow the chime inside to be interchanged for different colors.  Named for the Thai word for angel, the necklace is designed from traditional necklaces meant to call your guardian angel.  Each colored chime has a different meaning- choose one that best captures your sentiment for the season!

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Large Rose Gold Plated Sterling Pendant w/CZ Accents ($249), Medium Rhodium Plated Sterling Pendant ($109), Small Angel Wing ($69)

Pandora Rose- For the Romantic

The vintage color of rose gold is popular with the bohemian and romantic personalities alike.  Pandora Rose, a proprietary metal blend that combines sterling silver and copper, gives the beautiful hue of rose gold without the price of a solid rose gold piece.  This year’s Valentine’s Day collection has some fun new additions in the Pandora Rose. We love the typography-inspired “I Love You” dangle charm.  Combining both silver and the Pandora Rose, it is a great way to start on a two-tone bracelet!

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Black Leather Double Wrap Bracelet ($50), I Love You Rose Charm ($65), Rose Tumbling Hearts Charm ($80)

WinterLemon- You are my Sun, My Moon, and All My Stars

We love the celestial pieces in our locally-made WinterLemon jewelry, which are handmade from precious metals and genuine gemstones.  We think they are a stylish way to express the heavenly nature of love.  Not only do they let you show your love for your special someone, they let you show your love for you community as well be supporting a local artist!

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Black Spinel Oxidized Sterling Moravian Star Necklace ($148), Oxidized Sterling Starburst Pendant w/Diamonds on Vermeil Rose Gold Chain ($225)

Diamonds Are Always a Good Idea

Elizabeth Taylor once said “Big girls need big diamonds”- and for good reason!  A girl may have dreams of silver and CZs, but give a woman a diamond! One of the strongest materials on earth, diamond jewelry is an investment piece made to last.  Unlike silver fashion jewelry which is not meant for everyday use and will not stand the test of time, giving a gift of gold and precious gemstones means giving a gift that can be worn for decades with the same sparkle.

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White Gold and 0.10.ctw Diamond Infinity Necklace ($385), Yellow Gold and 0.30ctw Diamond Heart Necklace ($699), White Gold and 0.03ctw Diamond Heart Necklace ($245), White Gold Pave 0.14ctw Diamond Stud Earrings ($425), White Gold 0.07ctw Diamond Claddagh Ring ($575)

Alex and Ani- A Gift for the Gals

Celebrating Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends? Drop them a sweet treat with one of Alex and Ani’s new Valentine’s Day bangles! We love the new “Mon Amie” bangle as a way of celebrating friendship- it translates to “My Friend” from French.  Add a sparkling Swarovski bangle or one of the new beaded pieces in the shiny rose finish for an extra touch of sparkle!

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Mon Amie bangle ($38), Swarovski beaded bangle ($58), Shiny Rose beaded bangle ($28)

Chase & Wonder- Humor Her

Does your special someone always tell you that one of her favorite things about you is your sense of humor?  Check out some of our fun tongue-in-cheek gifts from upstairs in Haven!  Does she always have an overflowing armful of things as she heads out the door to work or school? Get her one of our Chase & Wonder “Foxy Lady” totes!

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Foxy Lady Screenprinted Tote ($30)

Is one of your favorite times of the day the early morning when you sit side-by-side reaching optimal levels of caffeine together? Get a matching set of His and Hers coffee mugs.  Fill them with some chocolates or a gift card to her favorite coffee place to add an extra treat!

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Dashing Gent ($18) and Flower Lady ($18) Fine China Mugs

The Gift of Choice

Are you feeling overwhelmed this Valentine’s Day? Give her the gift of choosing her own perfect gift with a Versant gift card. If you want to have something fun for her to unwrap, pick one of our fun (and affordable!) Katie Loxton pouches or wallets to hide the gift card in- when she opens it up she will get an extra surprise.

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Katie Loxton Perfect Pouch ($24)

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Katie Loxton Wallet ($49)

Stop by Versant to see all of our picks and person!  While you are here, save yourself some time (and tape)- we will gift wrap your treasures in our signature wrapping for free.  As always, thank you to all of our wonderful customers for choosing to #shopsmall with us and support our local small business.

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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.

 

 

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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.