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Get Them Before They are Gone! Waxing Poetic Retired Items- 2019

While anxiously awaiting the new arrivals from Waxing Poetic, it is time to say goodbye to some old favorites.

The 2019 Waxing Poetic retired items list has just been released, and there are a lot of surprises. Read on to see which pieces are being left behind in 2018.

Natural Beauties

Among the retiring charms are some of our favorite nature-inspired pieces. We will miss the beautiful Natural Beauty petite two-tone charms with sparkling crystals.

While the large white pearl Moon Daisies are staying for now, the smaller black pearl Moon Daisy is no longer going to be available.

Waxing Poetic Retired Moon Daisy Dark Mother of Pearl Charm
Moon Daisy Dark Pearl Charm
Waxing Poetic Retired Honey Love Tiny necklace
Honey Love Tiny Necklace
Nature-Inspired Retiring Waxing Poetic Charms
Nature-Inspired Retiring Charms
Waxing Poetic Retired Natural Beauties Charms
Natural Beauties Dragonfly, Butterfly, and Bee Charms

The petite Honey Love necklace is also being retired.

We love this sweet two-tone bee! ūüźĚ It is a great way to unify your silver and gold-toned pieces in a layered necklace look.

Celebrate Your Story

Waxing Poetic Retired Foundation Birthstones
Foundation Birthstones

The Quatrefoil and Petite Poetic Insignia initial collections are also being retired. This leaves only the Chancery and Century Insignia for those who collect the initials. Luckily we still have a lot of the other retired styles available at Versant. We love mixing the different styles!

Waxing Poetic Retired Sister and Friend Heartlock Charms
Sister and Friend Heartlock Charms

The Waxing Poetic retired list this year includes some standard personalization pieces that have been around for a very long time. A lot of people collect the retiring birthstone foundation stones to celebrate family members. Make sure to pick yours up for any pending arrivals before they are gone!

Waxing Poetic Retired Petite Poetic and Quatrefoil Insignia Initials
Petite Poetic and Quatrefoil Insignia

The Heartlock charms are also part of the Waxing Poetic retired list. Each of these lock-shaped charms is engraved with a different relationship.

We love using these charms to symbolize the special people we have locked within our hearts.

Strength & Protection

This year’s Waxing Poetic retired charms also includes some powerful symbols of strength and protection.

One of our favorite statement pieces- the Eye of the World pendant- is being retired in the aquamarine, citrine, and sapphire stones.

We love this thick mother-of-pearl slice captured within a brass cage and emblazoned with the protective eye!

The Seppo Star Plate Choker is also being retired this year. Engraved with the North Star, it makes a bold statement in a minimalist way.

Waxing Poetic Retired Supernaturals Hand of Fatima Charm
Supernaturals Hand of Fatima Charm
Waxing Poetic Retired Eye of the World Pendants
Eye of the World Pendant
Waxing Poetic Retired Seppo Star Plate Choker
Seppo Plate Choker

The Supernaturals Hand of Fatima charm is also being retired this year. The reverse of this charm is engraved “GOOD FORTUNE,” capturing the symbolism of abundance and protection associated with the hamsa.


Aside from the many charms being retired, we are also saying goodbye to several chain styles.

The ever-popular twisted link chain in sterling silver and brass is being put to rest ūüėĘ. We love the texture of this chain. Still available in limited quantities in 18″, 24″, and 30″- this is one you should grab before it is gone!

We are also losing the Denso black leather necklace. This relatively new style is great to give your charms a more casual look. The contrast with the black leather lets the beauty of the metal charms really stand out.

The Denso necklace is available in both a choker length and a longer 28″ version.

The gold-plated baby ball chain is also set to be retired. This has been a staple for our petite two-tone charms for many years!

The baby ball chain is made in 16″ and 18″ versions. The 16″ length is great for layering your smaller charms.

We are sad to see all of these Waxing Poetic retired pieces go, but it means that they are making room for some great new collections! See something on the list that you must have? Make sure to snap it up before it is gone forever! We always offer free shipping on jewelry purchases over $50!

‘Tis the Season to Save with our Black Friday Weekend Specials!

‘Tis the season to SAVE during our Black Friday weekend sales! ¬†Get a head start (or finish!) on your holiday shopping with the great specials happening at Versant this weekend.

For the Early Birds

For Pandora, Alex and Ani, and Waxing Poetic lovers, the weekend starts early on Wednesday, November 22nd. ¬†Both Pandora and Alex and Ani’s weekend promotions run the 22nd through the 27th ¬†with special additions on Friday and Saturday.

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Pandora’s Black Friday weekend-long offer is a great opportunity for both charm and jewelry lovers! ¬†When you buy two full price Pandora items, you get a 3rd for free! ¬†You can choose from any of the Pandora jewelry items, the only exclusions on the free items are the gift sets and the Disney collection. ¬†This offer is a great opportunity to build a new bracelet for someone, create a fun ring stack, or get a coordinated set of jewelry.

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Alex and Ani is extending 20% off during their weekend special.  They rarely offer a discount on current collections (most sales include only retiring items), so this is a great time to gift your friends AND yourself!  The discount is available on all items excluding Liberty Copper and Affinity Licensed (Team USA, Wonder Woman, Justice League, MLB, NFL, and Harry Potter) items.

black fridayFor those who love the beautiful customizable jewelry made by Waxing Poetic, this special is for you!  Spend $100 or more in Waxing Poetic and get a free Circle of Love charm.  This is a sweet little accent for any charm collection or can be worn by itself on a small chain as a dainty necklace.

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All Weekend Long

Starting on Friday, the Christmas shopping spirit really arrives!  We have specials on brands throughout the store, with many extending throughout the weekend from Friday to Sunday.

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Brighton is celebrating Black Friday weekend with a promotion on their Christo cuffs.  Purchase a cuff and insert and get another insert for free!  These cuffs make a wonderful, versatile piece of jewelry.  You can wear them without an insert for a more open look or add one of the double-sided leather pieces for a splash of color or texture.

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For Spartina 449 fans, we are offering 20% off all Spartina!  We love the new fall collection, especially all of the fun bag charms that Spartina has released this year (those tassels!).

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Don’t forget to check out our upstairs home boutique, Haven, this holiday weekend! ¬†With an abundance of beautiful Christmas decorations, locally-themed artwork, and home goods, it is a great place to find some unique gifts. ¬†All weekend long, any purchase upstairs in Haven will get you one of our handmade Moravian Star ornaments.

Friday Only

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On Friday only, Pandora is offering 45% off the retail price of all holiday gift sets!  There are some great selections this year in many categories. (See our previous blog post for a full review: http://versantjewelry.com/index/wrap-pandora-gift-sets-bring-sparkle-holiday/)  Gift sets include great options for both jewelry and bracelet lovers.  With up to 45% off, Black Friday is THE day to shop Pandora for a great deal.

In addition to their 20% off, Alex and Ani will be releasing their 2017 Black Friday bangle. ¬†We can’t post details on that yet, but check back on our Facebook on Friday to see this year’s addition!

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Friday also brings a special from the new kid on the Versant block- Sorrelli Jewelry.  With your purchase of any full-price piece of Sorrelli, you can get a 2nd for 50% off.  These sparkling bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are perfect accessories to make you shine bright this holiday season.

Small Business Saturday

To celebrate all of our customers who support our local business by shopping small, we have some specials that are only available on Saturday.

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For Pandora shoppers, get a free ring dish with your purchase of $125 or more in Pandora.  This is a sweet stocking stuffer for the jewelry-obsessed lady in your life.  Or, you can grab a stack of rings with their buy two get one free offer and package them with this fun accessory!

The Alex and Ani shopper will receive a free tote with their purchase of $78 or more.  This free gift is great to give or to keep for yourself to tote around all of your holiday shopping finds.

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On Saturday, we are also extending 20% off all of our Julie Vos jewelry.  We just got in the new fall collection (spoiler alert: it is stunning!), so this is a real treat.

Luxury Sunday

Every Sunday of the Black Friday weekend we reserve for a little spoiling!  This year we are offering 20% off all fine jewelry.  This applies to all of our gold and diamond pieces.  It is a great time to send in that special someone to get you a special something!

We will also be offering 35% off all of our Slane sterling silver jewelry on Sunday.  A cult favorite, the owners of Slane have retired, so snatch up some pieces while they are still available.

There are a lot of fun things happening at Versant this Black Friday weekend! ¬†Our Versant girls love the Christmas season and can’t wait to help you style the perfect holiday gifts.We will have light refreshments all weekend long to help sustain you on those long shopping days.

As always, we truly appreciate each of our customers who makes the decision to #shopsmall and support our local business instead of heading out to the big box stores at the mall.  We love our community and the small part we play in it!

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


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.



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.


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.


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.



Bracelets, Rings, and Accessories


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.


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.


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!



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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Mum’s the Word- Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is Here!

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have hand-selected some special treats to make mom’s day! ¬†Whether she is a sentimental soul or a trendsetter on-the-go, we have searched the world to find¬†the perfect gift for every kind of mom. ¬†Check out all of our selections below in our Mother’s Day gift guide.


A few¬†helpful hints before we start- plan to shop before the crowds arrive. The early bird really does get the worm- many of our promotions are the first week in May and the best selection is available when you get there first. ¬†If you are shopping for Pandora or Alex and Ani, take a peek or snap a pic of¬†mom’s collection before you set out. ¬†That way you won’t have to fret over whether you have already given her that mom charm!¬†¬†And forget about buying wrapping paper and ribbon- gift wrapping is always complimentary at Versant! ¬†Got all that? ¬†Okay then- ready, set … ¬†shop!

Classic Beauty
Let’s Get Personal
The Style Trendsetter
Sweet and Sentimental
Accessorize that Gift Card!

Classic Beauty

If mom’s sense of style trends towards bright silvers, simple lines, and a touch of sparkle, she appreciates classic beauty. ¬†Giving a gift that will stand the test of time means going back to the classics. ¬†Clean styles in neutral colors are always a good idea. ¬†Mom will get the most wear out of a versatile piece¬†she will be able to fancy up with a little black dress or dress down with a tee and jeans.


One of our favorite jewelry lines that creates classic styles with an updated aesthetic is Ti Sento Milano.  Crafted from sterling silver, these pieces are rhodium plated to inhibit tarnishing and keep a bright, beautiful finish.  Studded with sparkling, handset stones, they are great for transitioning from day into night.

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Ti Sento Milano Sterling Pendant ($239), Jump Ring ($39), and Chain ($149)

Some of our favorite Ti Sento necklaces feature a round pendant with a pavé CZ or colored stone interior.  We love the beautiful, soft colors of the stones.  Ti Sento uses manmade crystals for their colored stones, ensuring that the color of each piece is consistent.  This is a great feature for buying companion rings or earrings on future occasions!

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Ti Sento Sterling Necklaces ($149-169)

If mom prefers bracelets and rings to necklaces, Ti Sento has some gorgeous hinged bangles.  Made from heavy sterling silver, they really make a statement!  We love the new spring design with entwined silver, pavé CZ, and mother of pearl strands.

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Ti Sento Milano Mother of Pearl Bangle ($449) and Ring ($199), Open Lattice Bangle ($449)

Another great choice for the mom with the classic sense of style is Gabriel &¬†Co’s¬†fashion jewelry. ¬†Gabriel is primarily known for their high-end engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry. ¬†Their fashion line is constructed from sterling silver with precious and semi-precious stones. ¬†Using sterling allows for the same quality of design and construction at a lower price.

We love their quatrefoil necklace and earrings for mom.  An iconic style with a slightly vintage feel, these pieces are feminine without being too delicate.

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Gabriel and Company Sterling and Diamond Necklace ($298) and Earrings ($170)

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Gabriel and Company Sterling Silver Necklace

For the mom who likes the classics but¬†wants something unique, Gabriel’s mother of pearl pieces are a great choice. ¬†These rings, earrings, and pendants use mother pearl with a piece of faceted quartz on top to give the piece more dimension. ¬†Although at first glance they look like a neutral grey, the¬†iridescence of the dark mother of pearl picks up pretty pinks, greens, and other colors in the light.

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Silver Souviens Drop Earrings with Diamonds, Black Mother of Pearl, $250

Are you looking to really treat mom this Mother’s Day? (She deserves it!) Nothing is as classic or eternal¬†as fine jewelry. ¬†While good fashion jewelry makes a beautiful statement, sterling silver does not have the strength for long-lasting wear the way that gold does. ¬†To give mom a classic piece that she will be able to wear for years and pass on to her children, gold is the way to go.

For a gift that mom can wear every day, stud earrings are an excellent choice. ¬†They have¬†just the right amount of sparkle to be able to worn with any outfit. ¬†Studs are a great gift for new moms because they are a piece of jewelry that small hands can’t easily grab!

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White Gold and Pavé Diamond Studs ($775), Rose Gold and Diamond Twist Design Ring ($438), White Gold and Diamond Twist Design Ring ($438), White Gold and Marquise Diamond Ring ($504)

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White Gold, Sapphire, and Diamond Earrings ($558)

A dainty necklace is also a wonderful gift idea.  These pieces add a touch of delicate sparkle and will never go out of style.  We love the anchor necklace below.  A symbol of stability and hope, the anchor holds fast and steady in both calm and stormy weather.

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Rose Gold Medium Round Pavé Diamond Necklace ($495), White Gold Large Round Pavé Diamond Necklace ($695), Rose Gold and Diamond Anchor Necklace ($395)

Let’s Get Personal

We love a gift that you can¬†personalize to customize it to mom’s taste and represent your family and special memories that you share. ¬†Luckily, there are a lot of different types of jewelry that let you combine pieces to make mom a unique and thoughtful gift.

When talking about celebrating and creating unforgettable moments, Pandora is a great choice for someone looking for a wide range of styles.   Not only do they have a vast selection of charms for their bracelets, but their jewelry is diverse, well-made, and affordable.

We love the new floating locket designs that have been introduced this season.  The lockets themselves are a clean, classic design and use sapphire crystal found in high-end watches to provide a scratch-resistant surface.  Sets of three petite charms can be used to personalize the lockets.  We love the infinite love and the birthstone trios! The new heart lockets can be used with an insert plate in the back to add another dimension to the design.

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Pandora Floating Heart Locket with Chain ($125), Love Large Heart Plate ($25), Infinite Love Petite Charms Set of Three ($40)

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Medium and Large Floating Lockets ($100, $130), Poetic Blooms Petite Charms ($30), March Birthstone Petite Charms ($40)

For those looking to start a Pandora bracelet or add a new bracelet to their existing collection, the Tree of Hearts gift set is a great way to do so. ¬†This set includes a Limited Edition heart-clasp bangle with¬†the inscription “You are so loved” and the new Tree of Hearts charm. ¬†The gift set is presented in a special light pink Pandora box. Personalize the set by adding spacers in the colors of family members’ birthstones or charms with their initials!

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Tree of Hearts Gift Set ($125)

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Tree of Hearts Gift Set ($125) with Birthstone Pendants ($40) and Initial Charms ($45)

Pandora’s new stackable birthstone rings are another great option for giving mom a personalized gift. ¬†Make a stack with the birthstone of each family member to create a modern version of a mother’s ring.

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Stones of Color Stackable Rings ($45)

Another great option for curating a personalized set for mom is Waxing Poetic jewelry. ¬†This line of charms, necklaces, and bracelets is inspired by vintage wax seals. ¬†Create a mother’s day collection¬†using talismans representing family, meaningful words and phrases, and insignia with initials.

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Waxing Poetic Necklaces and Charms, starting at $33

An added bonus to shopping the Waxing Poetic collection is the free charm promotion that will be going on from May 1-May 14. ¬†During this time, when you spend $100 in Waxing Poetic jewelry, you will get a Mom Birdsong charm for free. ¬†We love this charm paired with the Bundled with Love nest. ¬†Add symbols representing each family member to really personalize mom’s charms!

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Waxing Poetic Pearl Necklace w/Charm Catcher and Charms. Mom Birdsong Charm (free with purchase of $100 or more from May 1-14) on far right.

For the mom with a more casual style, Alex and Ani is a fun way to create a stack of bracelets to represent her family and what makes her stand out. ¬†This Mother’s Day, Alex and Ani has released several limited edition sets. ¬†These bangle and beaded styles only available for a limited time as part of each set. ¬†The I Love You Mom set of five¬†and Mom set of three are great starter sets for a mom just beginning her Alex and Ani collection.


We particularly love the Infinite Connection set. ¬†With one bangle for mom and one bangle for daughter, it reminds us of the classic “give one, keep one” friendship sets. ¬†Add a beaded bangle in a birthstone color to personalize mom’s portion of the set!

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I Love You Mom Set of Five ($128), Infinite Connection Set of Two ($48), Mom Set of Three ($98)

Another way to create a personalized bracelet collection is with the updated birthstone bangles.  These bangles are now available in the matte gold and silver finish and adorned with a teardrop shaped Swarovski crystal.  Mix birthstones bangles, colored beaded bracelets, and initials for mom and her crew to create a varied stack.

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Alex and Ani Color Code w/Swarovski Crystal ($32)

Is mom the¬†superhero of your family? Add one of the new Wonder Woman bangles or cuffs to her Mother’s Day stack! ¬†These new additions to the Alex and Ani world feature the iconic Wonder Woman logo and symbolize strength and the fight for love and justice.

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Wonder Woman Logo Bangle ($38), Cuff ($48), Bangle ($32)

The Trendsetter Mom

Is mom a style trendsetter who loves to be on the cutting edge of what is new and fashionable?  Look for pieces that use different metals in innovative ways and go out of their way to make a statement.  Bolder earrings in versatile designs, necklaces that are longer or shorter (think chokers!), and stacks of fun bangles are a great way to gift the trendsetter mom.

We love Julie Vos jewelry for a striking¬†design in warm gold with pops of bold color. ¬†Her long layering necklaces and stackable bracelets have been very popular on the fashion blogs, and for good reason. ¬†With styles inspired by nature, architecture, and byzantine motifs, these pieces bridge the gap between classic and trendy. ¬†Julie Vos’ jewelry is constructed from 24K gold over brass, giving it a wonderful warm tone.

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Julie Vos Gigi Cuff ($85) and Siena Drop Earrings ($138)

For the beach-loving mom that loves the summer sun, choose pieces where watery blues or bright turquoise are set against gold.

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Julie Vos Turquoise Pendant and Chain ($325), Stud Earrings ($85), and Bangles (starting at $45)

Many of Julie Vos’ long necklaces, like the bee below,¬†include a special jump ring so that they can be doubled and worn at a shorter length.

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Julie Vos Bee Pendant with Chain ($168)

Another great brand for the trendsetter mom is Freida Rothman.  Based in New York, they combine a metropolitan style with a fun use of mixed metals and stone settings. For a brighter style, their yellow gold plated pieces set with amazonite are gorgeous.  For a versatile piece, we love their pavé studs with amazonite ear jackets.  Wear them as plaint studs without the jackets, or dress it up with a dangling pop of color!

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Freida Rothman Amazonite Round Drop Earrings ($160), Necklaces ($185, $135, $150), Earrings with Jackets ($150)

For an edgier style, check out Freida Rothman’s mixed metal pieces. ¬†Using yellow gold plating and oxidized sterling silver gives a great contrast to¬†these fashionable pieces. ¬†Pair them with some labradorite jewelry to complement the color combination.

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Freida Rothman Bangles ($140-385)

Our store exclusive line, WinterLemon, also has some beautiful one-of-a-kind¬†pieces that are well-suited for the fashionable mom. ¬†Handmade locally, they use a mix of cutting edge shapes and metals with semi-precious gemstones. As with¬†Freida Rothman’s jewelry, the mix of yellow gold and oxidized silver takes a classic design and gives it a more contemporary edge.

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WinterLemon Drop Gold Vermeil Drop Earrings ($72), Amazonite Drop Earrings ($44), Labradorite Drop Earrings ($89)

For those that would like a statement piece without a heavy look, we love WinterLemon’s necklaces crafted from a delicate chain, freshwater pearls, and faceted gemstones.

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WinterLemon Pearl and Gemstone Statement Necklace ($199)

Another way to make a statement without being too bulky is to use an unconventional necklace length or a adding bright colored stones set without a large amount of metal.  We love this necklace with a slice of bright green chalcedony wrapped in a fine outline of gold vermeil.

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WinterLemon Choker ($99) and Green Chalcedony and Lapis Necklace ($80)

Sweet and Sentimental

Is mom known for being softhearted and turns to mush over a gift with a story behind it?  For the sentimental mom, we love pieces that have a romantic or nostalgic undertone.

Both beautiful and meaningful, Thortiuda pendants are a terrific gift for the sentimental mom. ¬†Thortiuda, meaning “angel” in Thai, are also known as angel whisperers. ¬†Each pendant cage encloses a colored chime. ¬†The delicate chime is meant to¬†call our guardian angels to our side, so that they can protect us from all dangers.

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Thortiuda Large Pendant w/CZ Accents- Rose Gold Plated ($239) and Sterling Silver ($209), chain separate

Thortiuda is also the perfect gift for a mom-to-be celebrating her first mother’s day. ¬†The idea of the¬†angel whisperer chime has been present across many cultures. ¬†It was worn during pregnancy to protect expectant mothers and their babies. After birth, it could be kept by the mother, or be given to the newborn baby to protect it in its sleep, to soothe it with the reassuring and familiar gentle chime, and to protect it by calling the invisible presence of its guardian angel.

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Medium Thortiuda Sterling Pendant ($105)

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Large Rose Gold Plated Thortiuda Pendant w/CZ Accents ($239)

Each chime insert color has an individual meaning and sound.  On the fashion side, the interchangeable orbs allow the wearer to change the look of the necklace for different seasons and outfits.

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Thortiuda Chimes ($18-59)

Another wonderful way to surprise mom with a sentimental gift this Mother’s Day is through the Pandora Essence collection. ¬†Similar to the traditional Pandora charm bracelet, these pieces are personalized by choosing your bracelet and charms separately. ¬†However, unlike the¬†Moments bracelet, the Essence charms celebrate different values and attributes of the people we love. ¬†Each charm is designed to reflect a chosen trait, such as loyalty or dedication, and this trait is engraved onto the side of the charm.

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Pandora Essence Bracelet and Bangle ($65) with charms ($65-190)


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Pandora Essence sterling bangle, $60, Compassion, $65, and Friendship, $50

Pandora Essence is wonderful for moms just starting a charm bracelet because the charms themselves have silicon in the interior of the charm that allows the charm to stay in place on the bracelet.  This lets mom style the bracelet by grouping charms together or separating them.  Because the charms stay in place, the bracelet never looks empty or unfinished.

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Pandora Essence bracelet, $60, Positivity, $40, Courage, $50, Patience, $50, Strength, $50

For moms with a distinct romantic side, we love jewelry accented with rose gold.  The warm pink tones of rose gold make it a stand-out metal for the dreamy mom.  Used widely in the Victorian era, it also has a touch of vintage fun that appeals to the nostalgic mom.

Pandora has recently expanded their collection to Pandora Rose.  These pieces are made from a proprietary blend of copper and silver at the core with a layer of 14K rose gold plating on top.  We love the pieces with some sparkle- the stones stand out so brightly against the rose!  They have designed some of our favorite rings in Pandora Rose as well.  Add a rose accent to a sterling stack, or create an all rose collection!

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Pandora Rose Dainty Bow ($75) and Twist of Fate ($150) rings, Pandora Rose Clasp Bangle ($80) with Loving Pandora Clip ($55), Pavé Lights ($85), and Galaxy ($70) charms

To gift mom a full set in Pandora Rose, we love the Timeless Elegance design.  This classic style is given a twist with the warm rose gold hue and is available as stud earrings, ring, and pendant.

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Timeless Elegance Earrings ($100), Ring ($95), Pendant ($75), and chain ($100) in Pandora Rose

Many of our WinterLemon pieces are also available with rose gold plated accents.  We love the mix of rose gold with the soft grey of labradorite- the iridescence in the labradorite gemstone picks up the warm pinks of the rose.  We love the sweet bee necklace below as a dainty piece to honor the queen bee of the family!

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WinterLemon Rose Gold Plated and Labradorite Bee ($69) and Teardrop Accented Necklaces ($69), Rose Gold Accented Picture Jasper Stretch Bracelet ($24)

For a more classic look in rose gold, Elle Jewelry’s rose gold plated sterling pieces feature iconic shapes updated in the rose gold metal. ¬†The fleur earrings and necklace are a beautiful romantic style. ¬†For a more modern feel, we love the sparkling bar necklace that mixes rose gold with shiny silver.

Elle Jewelry Fleur Necklace ($119) and Earrings ($99), Sparkling Bar Necklace ($89)

Another way to treat the sentimental mom this Mother’s Day is to feather her nest with some accents that reflect the love of her family. ¬†Upstairs in Haven, our locally-made burlap canvases feature a family tree and nostalgic phrases shared between mother and child.

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Burlap Canvas Family Tree ($36), I Love You to the Moon and Back ($28), and You are My Sunshine ($28) Signs

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Burlap Canvas Live Laugh Love ($28), Bee Free ($28), and Be Free Arrow ($36) Signs

We also love our¬†Love You to the Moon and Back and This is my Happy Place pillows as a way to brighten up mom’s home with expressions¬†of love.

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I Love You to the Moon and Back ($34.99) and This is My Happy Place ($43.99) Upcycled Military Tarp Pillow

Accessorize that Gift Card!

Everyone loves gift cards- they are versatile and let mom pick something you know she will like. ¬†But as fun as using a gift card is, opening a gift card¬†on Mother’s Day is not very exciting. Luckily, there are some great creative ways to jazz up that gift with some small accessories that give a hint¬†of the gift card being received!


Is mom a coffee lover? ¬†These new mugs from Chase and Wonder are a great way to accessorize a gift certificate to Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or your local coffee shop. ¬†When the gift card is spent, she will still think of you every time she has a cup.

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Chase and Wonder Mugs ($18)

For the mom that loves to travel, these travel bags and accessories made from upcycled military tarps are a great way to surprise mom with a fun trip.  The adorable makeup are also a great way to present a gift card to Sephora or Ulta!

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Small Makeup Bag ($14.99), Medium Makeup Bag ($21.99), and Duffel Bag ($98.99) made from Upcycled Military Tarps and Tents

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Luggage Tags made from Upcycled Military Tarps and Tents ($8.99)

If mom loves the spa or getting a massage, add to her relaxation with these luxurious bath and body products from Blithe and Bonny.  Hand-crafted in the USA, they smell amazing and they are beautifully presented.  In store we have the Cedar & Sage, Grapefruit, and Herbes de Provence Scents available.

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Blithe and Bonny Large Candle ($24), Soap ($9), Small Candle ($6)

Does mom like to relax at the end of the day with a nice bottle of wine or craft beer?  Get her a beer or wine caddy and fill it with her favorite bottle!

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Beer Snob ($25.99) and Cheers ($17.99) Upcycled Military Tent Beer and Wine Carrier

Do you want to give mom the gift of Pandora but are letting her choose her own charms?  Bundle your Versant gift card with a Pandora Care Kit.  The Care Kit is only $15 and contains 2 polishing cloths, 2 pouches, a soft brush for cleaning, and a sterling clip opener/keychain.

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Pandora Care Kit ($15)

Another fun and affordable way to present any gift card is in a canvas pouch.  Pouches are great for carrying essentials or using as a cute clutch.  Hide your gift card inside to give mom a special surprise!

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Chase and Wonder Pouches ($18-35)

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Mulberry & Grand Pouches ($15)

Whatever type of mom you are celebrating this Mother’s Day, we hope you found some ideas to help celebrate the wonderful woman she is. ¬†Stop by the store to see some of our suggestions in person (and so much more!). ¬†Our friendly staff would love to show you some of our personal favorites and work with you to find the perfect gift to make mom smile.

Found something in the guide that you have to have?  Give us a call during store hours or send us a message via email or social media to have us hold it for you.  We ship worldwide, and domestic shipping is free for any order over $50!



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Waxing Poetic Retired Pieces- Spring 2017

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

Symbolic Charms

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

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Vital Spark Charms, $44

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

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Heart’s Content Silver Charms, $90

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

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

Word Adorned Charms

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

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

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

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Love All Providence Medallion, $145

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

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Providence Charms, $37

Insignia Charms

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

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

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

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

Colorful Additions

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

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

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

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Melange Charm, $48

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

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Terra Ensemble Bracelet, $66

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


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New Waxing Poetic Winter 2017 Collection Arrives!

New for 2017- Meet Waxing Poetic’s Fresh¬†Pieces

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Did you resolve to find fresh, new jewelry pieces for the new year? You are in luck- Waxing Poetic has just released some beautiful new items for 2017!  As always, these new charms and necklaces are inspired by the natural world, vintage stylings, and the special words that spark a light in our souls.


One of the most extensive new additions is the Word Play charm collection. ¬†There‚Äôs a French expression, ‚ÄúLe Mot Juste,‚ÄĚ that literally means ‚Äėthe right word,‚Äô and more figuratively means the most appropriate expression. ¬†Waxing Poetic¬†came up with this sweet suite of whimsy, playful reminders, heartfelt feelings, mantras, and meaning. ¬†Made from sterling silver, these new charms look beautiful as part of a collection on necklace or charm catcher or as a dainty sentiment on their own.

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Waxing Poetic Word Play Charms ($48)

Another great new charm group is the Found Again collection.  These brass medallions are etched with familiar symbols and studded with bits of Swarovski sparkle.  With their distinctive size and larger style, they make a great foundation piece for starting a necklace or bangle!

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Found Again Charms ($55)

For those looking for a little treat to give their significant other on Valentine’s Day, the new Aim True charm is a sure winner. ¬†Maybe Cupid’s arrow¬†or maybe symbolic of some secret dreamy ambition of your own, this charm is meant to inspire you to aim high, far, dear, and true. ¬†A mixture of sterling silver and brass and accented with Swarovski crystals, this piece is great for tying together¬†your silver and brass tone pieces and adding a new shape to a collection with more traditional geometric charms.

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Aim True Charm ($37), shown with Found Again Heart & Arrow ($55), Word Play Love charm ($48), on Ensemble Bracelet in Terra ($66)

We saved one of our favorite new additions for last- the new Light as a Feather pendant!  This detailed pendant made from sterling silver and white bronze is once again studded with some serious sparkle down the center.  We love the flowing, organic shape of this petite charm.  Style it by itself on a chain or add it to a grouping of nature-inspired charms- any way you wear it you are sure to get compliments.  Use the feather to symbolize lightness and joy or to celebrate the achievement of soaring towards your dreams.

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Light as a Feather Pendant ($48), styled with Starburst Found Again charm ($55) and Brave Word Play Charm ($48), worn on Hematite Ensemble Necklace ($88)


As always, with the arrival of new things we have to make room by saying goodbye to some old standards. ¬†Stay tuned for news of the retiring charm list from Waxing Poetic to make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity to snatch up some of your favorites before they are no longer available.


New to Waxing Poetic? Find out more about this inspiring jewelry through our designer page- http://versantjewelry.com/index/our-designers/waxing-poetic/.

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