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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!

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

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