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

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

A Charmed Summer

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

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

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

 

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

You Can Never Have Too Many Bracelets

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

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

Lots of Layers

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

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

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

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

Other Adornments

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

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

 

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

 

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.  ❤️

WinterLemon Jewelry- Featured Designer

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

Influences

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

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

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Girls in Pearls

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

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Pearl, Labradorite, and Gold Vermeil Necklace and Earrings

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

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Pearl on Suede Statement Necklaces

Inspired Neutrals

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

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

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Earrings Featuring Mixed Metal and Oxidized Silver

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

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Druzy and Champagne Diamond Accented Necklaces

Pop of Color

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

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Faceted Gemstone Necklaces

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

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Aqua Chalcedony and Champagne Diamond Necklace

Elevate your Wrist Game

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

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

Wrap Bracelets/Necklaces

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

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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- 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!

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