Christmas is almost here! Still have some shopping left to do? Check out this year’s Christmas Top 10 and let us help you bring put some sparkle under the Christmas tree!
1. Sparkle and Shine!
Nothing brings the sparkle quite like Sorrelli Jewelry. With unique styles in both classic and on-trend colors, these pieces are cult favorites for a reason.
The fact that they are designed locally in Kutztown, PA and offer a lifetime warranty on their pieces is even more reason to love them!
We adore their statement necklaces to add some flash to your favorite little black dress for a holiday party or add some excitement to your white button down shirt for a day at the office.
2. Bold and Modern
For those that prefer sleek metal styles to sparkling stones, this pick is for you! We have been loving the look of minimalist modern styles with cutting edge textures and mixed metals.
Our new Janis Savitt cobra bracelets hit all the right notes (there is a reason they are one of Oprah’s favorite things!).
With their shiny metal finish, entwined styles, and use of different metals they make a bold statement for the modern lady!
Pandora’s new Reflexions line is another great choice for a more modern look. The mesh bracelet is stylish, comfortable, and versatile. We like particularly like its clean lines and fixed charms.
We also love the new Pandora Beads and Pavé bracelet for a clean silver look with a touch of sparkle. Even better- it has a matching necklace!
3. Vintage Styles
Does your jewelry style look more to the past than to modern trends? Then these vintage styles are right up your alley!
Our Talisman collection necklaces use antique book pages as part of their design. Each Talisman has a meaning connected to the image used. Similarly, our Pyrrha necklaces are designed using castings made from antique seals. The symbolism of these pieces make them not only beautiful, but personal as well.
Our ever-expanding Estate collection is also a great way to find a vintage piece at an amazing price. We have fantastic finds from sterling silver and semi-precious stones to gold and diamond heirloom styles. We even have some David Yurman and John Hardy pieces!
4. Reach for the Stars
Celestial styles are all the rage. Celebrating a connection with the greater world around us and mimicking the sparkle of stars in the sky, these pieces are particularly fitting to celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of the new year.
We love WinterLemon’s celestial collection. Ranging from bold statement pieces to everyday treasures, they each evoke something special and beautiful. We love the pieces that use oxidized sterling silver to make the sparkling stones stand out in a unique way.
5. Classic (With a Twist)
Classic pieces never go out of style. With simple silhouettes in traditional colors, these picks will look great for any occasion.
We love our Gabriel and Company sterling silver pieces for gifts because they are the epitome of classic style but also have unique details, such as a hammered finish or faceted doublet stones, that bring them beyond the ordinary.
For the girl who prefers a bracelet to a necklace, we love our Bella Cavo bracelets.
A flexible cable design, these pieces combine texture and a touch of sparkle in classic styles.
We love the black rhodium and rose gold styles for those looking to add a more modern edge to this classic style.
6. Add a Little (Hogwarts) Magic
Pandora has just released a collaborative collection with Warner Bros. featuring Harry Potter and we are totally there for it. Using popular symbols with delicate details (look closely- Dobby is holding a sock behind his back!), these charms are a must-have for any Harry Potter fan.
We love the different house crests adorned with the house symbol and traits on two layered disks. The character charms are also adorable- we love the enamel accents on their house scarves!
Don’t have a Pandora bracelet? These charms look great on a chain as a necklace as well!
7. Make Christmas Last
Looking for a gift that will last through the years? This pick might be just right for you! Our Fine Jewelry collection has heirloom pieces in white, rose, or yellow gold that will last a lifetime. While sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone pieces are beautiful, they are not durable enough to hold up well to the rigors of everyday wear.
Pieces that are going to be see continuous wear for many years are much more likely to stay whole and sparkling when they are made from gold and precious stones, such as diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds, which are much harder than their semi-precious counterparts.
We have beautiful pieces in our Fine Jewelry collection ranging from 14k hoops priced under $150 to runway-worthy pieces from Sethi Couture with gorgeous colored diamonds set in 18k gold. Looking for something specific? Our jeweler can help you design a one-of-a-kind custom piece!
8. Go Natural
Have you heard? Gemstones are all the rage! From their beautiful natural colors to their symbolic meaning and healing properties, gemstone jewelry and accessories are turning heads everywhere.
We love our locally made WinterLemon gemstone bracelets, necklaces, and earrings to combine natural tones and textures in new ways. Their labradorite and moonstone pieces have a beautiful iridescence and are some of our favorite gems! The raw sapphire bracelets are another must-have on our list.
The gemstone stretch bracelets make great stocking stuffers and meaningful teacher gifts. We love mixing and matching the different stones- let us help you put together a special set for that special someone!
Another beautiful way to celebrate the beauty of gemstones and their wellness-related properties is with our GemWater glass bottles. These sleek borosilicate glass bottles have a chamber filled with semi-precious stones chosen for their specific healing properties. The natural vibrations of the stones make the water more crisp and alkaline, helping you achieve your wellness goals while hydrating in style!
9. Celebrate your Love for Local- The Jewelry Way
We love where we live. We celebrate this by bringing in goods made by local artists, supporting local charities, and carrying products that help you show off your local pride as well! Our exclusive Star of Bethlehem collection is a great way to support a local designer and show off your love for Bethlehem with some of its most powerful symbols.
10. Celebrate your Love for Local- The Decor Way
Want to celebrate your local pride but not looking for a piece of jewelry? We have a lot of locally made home decor items that fit the bill!
Our stylized local maps are a great way to celebrate your roots. We also have several maps from farther afield, such as Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, if you are transplant to the area!
Our locally made candles, which come in scents such as Hazelnut Mocha and Christmas in Bethlehem, are decorated with the Star of Bethlehem. We even have folded Moravian Star ornaments in various colors and sizes as fun stocking stuffers!
We hope you got some great gift ideas from this year’s Christmas Top 10! Can’t make it in to the store? We offer free shipping all year round with your purchase of $50 or more with code FREESHIP50.
You can also order online and choose to pick up your gift, wrapped and ready, in store if you are in a rush!
Mother’s Day is almost here! Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for mom? Our Mother’s Day top ten list will make this year’s shopping easy! Read on to find out our favorite picks to make mom’s day shine ✨
Keep It Simple
Does mom love a minimal look that adds a touch of sparkle but doesn’t overpower? A simple style with a unique twist is the way to go!
We love the new Pandora Reflexions collection for its modern, lightweight feel and minimalist geometric clips. A classic link bracelet is also a great everyday look for mom!
The Best Kind of Rose
Roses are beautiful for a day or two, but rose gold lasts forever! We love the romantic tone of rose gold jewelry. Softer than yellow gold and less traditional than silver, rose gold is a perfect complement to mom’s warmhearted personality.
For the budget-conscious, Pandora makes a wide variety of rose-gold toned pieces in their Pandora Rose collection. For a gift that will last a lifetime, check out our rose gold and diamond pieces in our Fine Jewelry collection!
Make it Mean Something
For those moms that enjoy the thought behind the gift, a meaningful symbol that expresses your relationship will help show her that you took the time to choose something special to both of you.
A simple white gold and diamond necklace with a meaningful symbol is a beautiful way to celebrate what mom means to you. We also love our Pyrrha talisman necklaces- each necklace is cast using designs from Victorian wax seals and comes with an accompanying meaning card. We love the New Beginnings talisman for the new mom!
For the mom who loves Game of Thrones, the My Treasure Dragon talisman is a perfect fit!
Stick to the Classics
It is hard to go wrong with a classic style! The classics stand the test of time and look good for any occasion.
We love Gabriel New York’s sterling silver fashion pieces as our go-to classic styles. Handmade with beautiful hammered textures and an eye for detail, these pieces really stand out for their quality and style.
We also love the multi-cable bracelets from our Bella Cavo collection. These silver and two-tone textured cable pieces have a classic silhouette with a modern edge!
For the Golden Girl
Does mom love the bright glow of gold jewelry? (We know we do!) Golden styles are popping up everywhere, and we have the perfect picks to bring this fashion trend into mom’s accessory wardrobe.
The newly released Pandora Shine 18k gold plated collection as made their gold pieces more accessible for the cost-conscious shopper. We love the pineapple charm for summer! Julie Vos jewelry is also a great way to add a touch of gold without splurging for a solid 14k or 18k piece.
For a piece that mom will cherish for years to come, a 14 or 18k and diamond piece in a classic style will let mom bring a special elegance to her everyday attire.
Because She is Your Guiding Light
Mom has a special role in our lives- she gently guides us and lights our way. The compass, star, and moon symbols are all beautiful ways to show mom that you appreciate the care she takes in making sure you are able to navigate your own path towards happiness.
We especially love this sweet North Star ring with a single diamond at the center!
For the Natural Beauty
For the mom who loves a natural look, pieces that are inspired by natural shapes or have raw gemstones are a great match for her more earthy style.
We love the natural shapes of Stephanie Kantis’ statement pieces. A lot of her jewelry includes beautiful natural gemstones as well, like these gorgeous rutilated quartz honeycomb inspired drop earrings!
For the luxe-level gift, we love the natural look of colored diamonds. Sethi Couture makes beautiful heirloom pieces with green, chocolate, and burnt orange diamonds.
To Suit Her Colorful Personality
Does mom like to stand out in a crowd? Get her a colorful piece of jewelry that complements her outgoing personality! Sorrelli Jewelry is a great gift for the mom who likes to live life colorfully. Their beautiful Swarovski crystal encrusted pieces are designed locally in Kutztown, making them even more special!
Another great choice for the colorful mom is our Thortiuda pendants. The hinged pendant opens to let you change the colored orb inside!
Show Her She’s One-of-a-Kind
Does mom love unique finds instead of mass-produced pieces. An Estate piece is a great way to give mom a one-of-a-kind piece that has its own special story! We love imagining the lives that our Estate pieces have lived before and adding good memories to their journeys. Estate pieces are also a great way to get a quality piece of 14k jewelry for an affordable price!
Get Sentimental (the Modern Way!)
Want to give mom a gift that lets her hold her memories close but hate the hassle of having to get the perfect photo formatted and printed? Meet Brighton’s new Love Lockets line! Pick out your locket and we will print a photo from your phone and install it inside the locket while you wait!
The Love Lockets have many beautiful styles- big and small, long length or short, bright silver or sparkling stones- there is a locket for every style mom!
We hope you have enjoyed this year’s Mother’s Day Top Ten picks! Is there something on the list you have to have? You can always shop Versant online and choose in-store pickup to have your package wrapped and ready for you at the front desk! To make this Mother’s Day even sweeter, take 15% off your online purchase, excluding sale and Estate items, with code MDAY19!
Love is in the air! Is that loving feeling being hampered by the frustrations of finding the perfect gift? We have you covered with this year’s Valentine’s Day Top 10! Read on to find out our picks for the perfect gifts to help express your feelings of love this Valentine’s Day.
1- Make it Meaningful
The perfect gift has as much to do with the thought put into it as it does the gift itself. Jewelry is a very personal gift. Finding a piece that expresses a meaningful sentiment is a wonderful way to let your loved one know that they took the time to find something they believe would be significant to them.
We love both our talismans and Compass Rose collections to help bring meaning to a beautiful piece of jewelry. Our Pyrrha talismans are handmade from antique wax seals and use heraldry to represent different sentiments and ideals. Compass Rose impresses upon the wearer the joy of finding a person who is the steady star that helps them navigate their way through life.
We also love Brighton’s new Love Lockets line as a sentimental gift. These shining lockets come in a wide variety of sizes and lengths. Many of them feature Brighton’s signature heart- perfect for Valentine’s Day! Best of all- we can print a photo from your phone while you wait and install it in the locket for you!
2- From Here to Eternity
Jewelry that symbolize the everlasting nature of love is always a hit on Valentine’s Day. While hearts have always been the go-to symbol to exemplify love, it is always nice to find something new and fresh. We think pieces featuring the infinity symbol and the love knot show off your love in an elegant and classic way.
The knot symbol has many connections to love and loyalty. They signify a binding of two lives and interconnection between two people. They are complete loops that have no start or finish, symbolizing an eternity of loyalty, faith, friendship and love.
3- Her Favorite Kind of Rose
Let’s face it- as much as we love a dozen roses, even the freshest flowers will only last a week. That is why we love rose gold! It evokes the same warm, fuzzy feeling but we will be able to admire it for years to come.
If you love rose gold and want a piece that you can wear everyday for years to come without any worries, it is a good idea to invest in a piece of solid 14k rose gold. 14k gold has a durability that sterling silver lacks, which is important for a piece that sees a lot of wear. Additionally, the beautiful rose color extends through the whole piece, so the finish can never “wear off” like it does in plated pieces.
For the more budget-conscious or casual rose gold wearer, Pandora has an option called Pandora Rose. While not actual rose gold, it is given a rosy hue by adding copper to sterling silver. Although they will not maintain their look for as long as a true rose gold piece, Pandora Rose is a great way to add a touch of rose color to your jewelry wardrobe without investing in a 14k item.
4- Give Her the Moon and Stars
You may think we are speaking metaphorically, but we are not– celestial themed jewelry is all the rage! From influencers and celebrities on your TV or favorite blog to your neighborhood trendsetter here at home, jewelry that reflects the beauty of the starry skies is everywhere. We love the idea of taking this popular trend and making it mean something special this Valentine’s Day!
For those of you who love to your local community as much as the far-away celestial wonders, our WinterLemon jewelry features many beautiful star-themed designs and is made locally in Bethlehem!
5- Be True (Blue)
Diamonds may have token the throne as the queen of stones in the today’s eye, but sapphires have a long history in the realm of romance and royalty. Long thought to symbolize truth, sincerity, nobility, and faithfulness, the sapphire stands out with its vibrant color. Like the diamond, sapphires have a high hardness and are able to stand up to heavier wear.
The sapphire is making a comeback in bridal jewelry in modern times, spearheaded by the gorgeous sapphire engagement ring worn given to Princess Diana, now worn by Duchess Kate Middleton. Prefer a more vintage look? Check out our great sapphire estate pieces!
6- Shine Bright
A great way to complement your loved one’s sparkling personality is with a piece of jewelry that shines brightly as well. While rose gold and yellow gold have been gaining popularity, bright white gold and silver bring their own special radiance.
Sparkling statement and stacking rings are also a great way to bring a bit of bright silver into her life!
7- Get Romantic
Romance is more than a feeling that happens around Valentine’s Day- it’s a style! The romantic style often tends towards sentimental, vintage and nature-inspired themes. Pieces that go beyond the ordinary will give her those fairytale feels! We especially love the mix of modern and vintage in Sorrelli jewelry’s statement necklaces for the girl with romantic tendencies.
Sethi Couture’s True Romance and Enchanted Garden collections are the embodiment of the romantic jewelry genre. Studded with natural colored diamonds in beautiful floral and calligraphy inspired shapes, it is no wonder their pieces have become a staple on the Oscars red carpet!
8- Stay Classic
Not everyone enjoys a romantic flourish or symbolic sentiment. Sometimes it is best to stick with the classics- there is a reason they have lasted so long! For the lady with a classic style, simple silhouettes in understated sizes and settings are a fitting choice.
Because classic styles withstand the changing trends, a good classic piece is an important investment. A well-loved piece that is built to withstand years of wear brings joy not only to the original wearer, but can be handed down as an heirloom.
9- Here Comes the Bride
For the newly engaged, this Valentine’s Day may feel more momentous than others. The excitement of planning a life together with the one you love is something at the forefront of your mind. Acknowledging that anticipation is a wonderful way to make their Valentine’s Day extra special.
One fun idea is to fill one of her wedding day must-haves! Sorrelli is well-known for their bridal jewelry- we love their light blue pieces as a fun way to add that something blue! If you are shopping for wedding bands, our Estate Collection pieces can give her a something old that really sparkles.
If you want your significant other to design their own perfect engagement ring, we are happy to help! Give us a call to set up an appointment for a custom design consultation with our owner, Gary Werkheiser. Our jewelers have made some stunning custom pieces and can work with you to find the perfect design within your budget.
If you are engagement ring shopping with a girl who likes to think outside the box, we have some great alternative bridal selections as well!
10- Sweet Child of Mine
Not all Valentine’s Day gifts need to celebrate romantic love. Sometimes it is just as important for a mom or dad to give a small sentiment to remind their children that they will always be loved unconditionally. We love the messages of some of our WinterLemon Wellness collection, reminding our girls to love themselves and have confidence that they are enough.
Our Wellness Collection gemstone bracelets are also a sweet gift to tell someone that you are thinking of them. Each bracelet comes with a card that describes the properties of the gemstone- we love the idea of choosing stones that enhance feelings of peace, love, and self worth. Our side-by-side and linked love necklaces are also a fun way to celebrate the love of a mother and daughter.
We hope this year’s Valentine’s Day Top 10 has helped take some of the stress out of the season of love! Found something you have to have? We always offer free shipping on jewelry purchases over $50 with coupon code FREESHIP50. As a thank-you for reading our Top 10 guide, you can also use code VDAYTOP10 to get 15% off your purchase until Valentine’s Day!*
The Christmas countdown is on! In between baking cookies and ugly sweater parties, there is always the difficult task of finding the perfect gift for all of the people on your list. This year we have done some of the hard work for you by searching through piles of possible presents to pick out our top 12 favorite gift ideas this holiday season.
This year, as a thank-you to our loyal customers, we are offering 10% off all of our gift idea items that are available in our online store with coupon code 12DAYS!
#1 – A Statement Bracelet
There is no denying it- bracelets are one of our favorite things. Unlike necklaces and earrings, which we put on for others to see, we get to look down at our wrists all day and get a smile from seeing that touch of sparkle.
For those rushed days when we have to grab our jewelry and go, we need a signature piece that makes a bold and beautiful wrist statement without the effort of crafting the perfect stack. A good statement bracelet is a must-have piece, and the first of our 12 gifts picks this Christmas- here are some of our favorites!
For the girl who likes to mix her metals, Julie Vos and Freida Rothman have some great contemporary pieces-
Sparkle in bright silver and mother of pearl-
Make old treasures new with these gorgeous 14k estate bangles-
Customize your look with the Pandora open bangle-
#2 – Be the Star of Bethlehem
We love showing off our hometown pride with the beautiful Star of Bethlehem and Moravian Star emblems. Whether the star is cut from simple silver or adorned with sparkling stones, these pieces remind us of our roots here in the Christmas City.
For the girl who likes to stack complementary styles-
For the necklace lover-
To remember where you are anchored- one side is the latitude and longitude of Bethlehem and the other is engraved “Bethlehem” with the star emblem-
#3 – Accessorize in the Colors of the Season
We may not love the cold and the snow of winter, but we do love the colors of the season! Fun accessories in dark grey, winter white, and wine reds add a stylish touch to any outfit. Our new Katie Loxton Florrie bags are a must-have on our list this year- we love the side tassel!
You can also never go wrong with a beautiful scarf- a pop of color adds some fun to your basic black coat!
#4 – Lockets Filled with Love
The locket is a classic way to give someone a gift that keeps their loved ones close to their heart. We love the new Brighton Love Lockets collection for a meaningful gift this Christmas. Available in a variety of styles, we are equipped with a special printer to print out a picture from your phone in-store in the exact size needed for each locket!
Pandora also has a beautiful locket concept- the Floating Memory Locket. Made with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the open window of these lockets show off a grouping of petite charms. With initials, birthstones, and other love and family related charms, it is easy to make a locket the represents your love and family.
#5 – Celestial Stylings
Jewelry inspired by the cosmos is everywhere this year! We love the dreamy feel of this jewelry, studded with sparkle and starry symbols.
Our locally designed WinterLemon jewelry has a wide variety of beautiful celestial pieces- from dainty layering pieces to bold statement designs-
Waxing Poetic has made some gorgeous Limited Edition celestial-themed charms this year- we love the Dark Halo charm on the Hematite Ensemble necklace!
For the girl who is looking for something other than a necklace, there are plenty of options as well! We love Pandora’s celestial themed jewelry this year. Our North Star ring is another one of our favorites!
#6 – Something for the Boys
Tucked in amongst all the sparkle, we have some wonderful gifts for the men in your life too! Our new line of jewelry, Pyrrha talismans, is a favorite among celebrity men. Designed from antique wax seals with a rustic, hand finished feel, these sterling and bronze talismans each have a meaning taken from heraldry.
The Fatherhood talisman is a particularly meaningful gift for the new dad!
Our locally made Men’s Collection Wellness bracelets are also a great gift for your guy. Made from natural gemstones, each 8″ stretch bracelet comes with a card describing the properties of the stone- such as giving strength to relieving stress.
For the man who won’t venture into the jewelry world, we have some great gifts upstairs in Haven, too! Our large map prints are great for decorating his office or den- choose a place that is meaningful or memorable for both of you for an extra layer of love!
#7 – Stay Warm with Rose Gold
We love the way rose gold warms up any palette. You can mix it with your silver jewelry to add a touch of blush or go all rose for a statement look. In recent years rose gold has become the “it” metal to have- get in on the trend this holiday!
Pandora Rose reimagines some of our favorite charms and jewelry in the rose gold tone. We love the new Pandora Rose open bangle!
For the girl with a more dainty style, we love this labradorite and rose gold star bracelet from WinterLemon.
#8 – Make it Mean Something
A gift meant to express a particular sentiment is always a good idea because it shows that time and thought were put into choosing something significant.
Our Talisman collection necklaces use expressive words and images to symbolize different attributes. Each Talisman comes with a card that explains the meaning behind the piece. We love the Oak Tree talisman, meaning strength & family roots, and the Seraphim, a messenger of light.
Our Compass Rose collection is also a wonderful way to bring meaning to your gift this year. A symbol of guidance, the Compass Rose encourages us to remember that “we are not just travelers, but navigators of our future.” It is the perfect gift for someone taking on new responsibilities or directions in their life. It is also perfect for the people in our life who love to explore the world!
Our WinterLemon Wellness Necklaces bring beautiful meaning to the trend of natural gemstones. Each delicate necklace comes displayed on a card that describes the metaphysical properties of the gemstone that adorns the necklace.
#9 – Get Cozy
Winter is here- the season for cushy blankets and warm fires. Joy is found in things that are soft and comforting. Bring some of that cozy spirit under the tree this year!
We love our coat/cardigan hybrids! Densely woven, they are well insulated and really keep out the chill.
Our locally-made Essential Oil Soy Candles will help turn your home into a cozy haven. Each candle comes with a small booklet explaining the benefits of the essential oils used.
#10 – Delicate Diamonds
Nothing brings the sparkle on Christmas morning like a touch of diamonds. This year’s trend is a dainty look perfect for layering.
For an heirloom quality piece to really cherish, 14k will let your investment last for years to come. Unlike silver, which is a soft material that will wear down over time and risk losing stones, 14k gold is durable and can hold up to everyday wear. Some of our favorite delicate diamond pieces are the infinity and anchor. Simple, beautiful, and meaningful- what’s not to love?
If you are on a tight budget but still want to bring the sparkle, sterling silver set necklaces are a good option. While not as durable as 14k gold, when treated with care they are a beautiful alternative. We love the look of oxidized sterling silver to make the diamond’s brilliance stand out.
#11 – Make a Statement with Color
Nothing adds some excitement to a boring outfit like a pop of color. Bring some new energy into her jewelry by choosing a piece that makes a statement with color.
For a minimalist style, keep a simple palette, like her favorite color or the color of her birthstone.
For a more organic look, use natural gemstones to bring some color into her life.
For the experts in both color and sparkle, look to Sorrelli Jewelry. Their gorgeous pieces exhibit a range of complementary colors- we love the plums, tiger’s eye, and sage greens of their Mahogany collection!
#12 – The Gift of Choice
While some people say that gift cards lack the emotion of a thought-out gift, sometimes what a girl really wants is an excuse to go get herself something she loves without worrying if she should really be treating herself. Want to really wow her? Hide it in one of our adorable Katie Loxton clutch pouches!
An extra bonus for those who are last-minute shoppers- in addition to getting a physical gift card at Versant, you can get a Digital Gift Certificate in our online shop! Digital Gift Certificates can be used both online and in-store at Versant.
We hope this year’s 12 Gifts of Christmas guide has helped take some of the stress out of this year’s shopping! Don’t forget that you can use coupon code 12DAYS until 12/20 to get 10% off any of the items pictured in this guide that are available in our online shop! Looking for a way to leave some hints this holiday? Check out the Wish List function of our eStore- add items to your wish list and then share with friends and family through email or Facebook!
It’s graduation party season! Hats off to the new graduates for all of their hard work and achievements. 🎓 Finding the perfect gift to celebrate these accomplishments can be a struggle- so we have assembled a list of our top ten favorite graduation gifts to take the stress out of graduation shopping.
Navigate Your Own Future
One of our favorite gifts for milestone occasions is our Compass Rose necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Starting at $85, these beautiful pieces feature the symbol of the compass, representing direction, guidance, and trailblazing.
Each Compass Rose piece comes with a card connecting the compass symbol to the occasion. One of the standard cards expresses that we are not just travelers, but navigators of our future. This is a great way to remind the graduate that they have been instilled with the tools that will help them journey towards success and the achievement of their dreams. There is also a graduation themed card that uses a quote by Emerson that tells the graduate “do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
The Compass Rose collection includes sterling silver, two-tone, and 14k gold versions. Several of the sterling silver necklaces are available with gemstone accents to add a little color or sparkle to this beautiful symbol.
Another great way to symbolize the achievements of the new graduate is our Talisman collection necklaces. These dainty necklaces feature either a meaningful symbol or phrase and come packaged with a card that explains the meaning of that symbol.
We particularly love the Star of Bethlehem, Dragonfly, and Snake symbols for the graduate, symbolizing an inspiring path forward and the pursuit of new dreams. The Going Places and Explore Dream Discover word talismans are also great choices!
You can explore all of the Talisman Collection here.
Because She’s a Gem
One of our newest favorite things are our WinterLemon Wellness necklaces. These dainty necklaces, which are handmade locally in Bethlehem, each feature a set of three natural gemstones.
Each necklace is packaged on a card that talks about the properties of the gemstone.
We love the “She Believed She Could, So She Did” Lapis Necklace, “Make It Happen” Pyrite Necklace, and “Carpe Diem” Apatite necklace for the new graduate!
Thanks for the Memories
A new Pandora bracelet is always a great gift for a big occasion. With their ever-expanding repertoire of both meaningful and beautiful charms, it is easy to start a stunning bracelet that captures the graduation moment. Starting a new Pandora bracelet gives your graduate a piece of jewelry that she can use to memorialize the next big steps in her life- whether it be finding her dream career, continuing her education, or creating her own home and family.
We love the new Dreamcatcher charm, inscribed on the top with “Follow Your Dreams” as the centerpiece of a new bracelet. For the girl who prefers more of a fashion look to the traditional charm bracelet, the Essence collection is the perfect solution. The Essence Collection features a daintier bracelet with smaller charms that are more uniform in size and shape. Each charm is associated with a different attribute, such as wisdom or dedication, which is engraved on the side of the charm.
Next on our top 10 picks for the recent graduate is our celestial-themed jewelry from WinterLemon. These diamond accented pieces are a wonderful way to tell your graduate to keep reaching for the stars.
Handmade locally in Bethlehem, these pieces stand out from tired old styles of mass-produced jewelry. We love the use of oxidized sterling silver and rose gold to add a different style to a common symbol.
Many of our WinterLemon celestial necklaces feature starbursts that remind us of the Moravian Star- a perfect way for the graduate to honor her time in Bethlehem.
You can see more of our WinterLemon collection here.
Turn the Tassel
One of the biggest symbols of graduation is the graduate turning the tassel at the end of the ceremony. We think a great way to honor that moment is with tassel themed jewelry!
Many of our brands include tassel jewelry within their offerings- from fashion jewelry such as Sorrelli and Brighton to sterling silver offerings from Pandora, WinterLemon, and Officina Bernardi.
Watch Over Her
Graduation is an exciting and life changing event. Much of the time, it means that the graduate is going to be going off into the world and leaving home. We love the idea of an Angel Whisperer necklace as a gift that reminds them that they will always be watched over with love.
Each Thortiuda necklace opens to reveal a colored chime. This chime is meant to “call your angel” to watch over you. This representation is very symbolic for the graduate, who may be spreading her wings and living on their own for the first time. Each color is representative of a different value and has a slightly different sound. Grey symbolizes wisdom and decisions, great for the new graduate!
The Thortiuda pendant comes in sterling silver, dark ruthenium plated, rose gold plated, and yellow gold plated styles. In addition to being meaningful it is very stylish- it is one of the jewelry items in our store that our customers come back to tell us they get the most compliments on!
The classic gift for the graduate is an heirloom piece of jewelry that they can cherish their whole life as a symbol of their great accomplishment. For a piece that will last a lifetime and never go out of style, there is no match for fine jewelry. Gold jewelry, either yellow, white, or rose, is much more durable than silver fashion jewelry and can stand everyday wear and years of love. Fine jewelry also holds its value and will be something that your graduate can someday gift to her children.
We love simple gold and diamond necklaces or studs as a graduation gift. While stylish, they are not overly trendy and will never go out of style.
For the graduate leaving home to go to college or a new job, a reminder of where she is anchored is a unique graduation gift. Our Lat & Lo latitude and longitude bar necklaces and cuff bracelets have the location of Bethlehem on the front and are engraved “Bethlehem” with the Star of Bethlehem symbol on the back.
Available in both sterling silver ($64) and gold filled ($69), they are a visible reminder of the graduates roots.
For the graduate who went to school at Moravian or Lehigh, it is a great way to celebrate the special place where she got her education!
Celebrate Her Alma Mater
Our last graduation gift pick is for the local college graduate. Upstairs in Haven, we have a lot of local art celebrating the historic landmarks and locations in the Lehigh Valley. In addition to our maps and photo prints, we have several antique postcard reproductions featuring our local colleges!
We hope you found our Top 10 Picks for the Graduate helpful to survive the graduation gift season with some unique and meaningful gifts! You can browse our new online store here to find some more of our unique gift items. Just as in store, we offer complimentary gift wrapping of all jewelry items in our online shop and free shipping for jewelry orders over $50! If you need a gift quickly, we also offer local pickup as an alternative to shipping through the mail so you can shop online and pick up- wrapped and ready- at Versant.
As always, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful customers who choose to #shopsmall with us. We know you have a choice with where you shop and we are grateful that you choose to shop with our local small business.
Mother’s Day is on the horizon! Are you overwhelmed trying to find the perfect gift for mom? Worry no more- we have compiled a list of our favorite things to make mom sparkle this Mother’s Day! From the classics to unique finds, we have included something for everyone. Can’t live without something on the list? Many of our items are available on our new online shop!
Make it Meaningful
Does mom love jewelry that is both unique and meaningful? Our new Talisman Collection pieces might be just the thing for her! A talisman is a jewelry object that is believed to bring good luck, protect against harm, and is charged with the meaning of a chosen symbol or word.
Our talisman necklaces are delicate pieces made from sterling silver that have a word, phrase, or symbol. Some of our talismans are made from antique book pages, making them one-of-a-kind- just like mom!
Each of our symbol talisman necklaces comes with a meaning card explaining the significance behind the symbol. Want to personalize it even more? Add some small charms from our Waxing Poetic collection, such as birthstones or initials of family members!
Our Talisman Collection also includes soy candles scented using essential oils. Each candle comes with a booklet explaining the symbol meaning and the benefits of the essential oils used.
Interested in learning more about our Talisman Collection? Check out all of our Talisman offerings in our online store here.
Are fine details and customizability things that mom values? Pandora Jewelry is right up her alley! Pandora charms and jewelry are lovingly crafted from sterling silver and Pandora Rose with hand-set stones, making a high quality piece with beautiful details. With a wide selection of varied styles and themes to choose from, it is easy to make a custom bracelet that can represent what mom means to her family or appeal to her individual sense of style.
Each year Pandora releases a new collection geared towards Mother’s Day. We love this year’s new additions! The Bonds of Love jewelry pieces, featuring a stylized bow that represents that strong bond between a mother and her family, are classic and elegant. The charm selections are also very sweet- we particularly love the mother and baby bird dangle charm.
This year’s charms have some intricate details that really make them feel special. One example is the Perfect Home charm, which opens in to reveal the saying “Home is where MOM is.”
Is mom just starting out on a bracelet or is her bracelet almost full? Check out the new Pandora open bangle! This is our favorite Pandora piece- it is easy to put on, includes two silver stoppers to keep your charms in place, and is very comfortable and stylish!
You can wear the bangle with your favorite charms, a simple statement charm, or turn it around and wear it by itself as a cuff with no charms at all!
Support Our Local Family
Is mom one-of-a-kind? One of the best ways to find a unique gift to suit her tastes is to shop locally sourced treasures handmade by some of our smaller local artisans.
If mom has a special connection to Bethlehem, we have a variety of Star of Bethlehem jewelry made especially for us that would be a great way to celebrate her own roots or where she has decided to grow her family. We love the Star of Bethlehem symbol for moms who work in the St. Luke’s network as well!
Another local favorite is one of our exclusive designers, WinterLemon Jewelry, which is handmade in Bethlehem. These pieces are handmade from natural gemstones and many of them are one-of-a-kind! We particularly love WinterLemon’s rose gold pieces with labradorite and moonstone for spring.
If mom never leaves home without her stack of bracelets, WinterLemon’s new Wellness Collection is a great choice. These stretch bracelets are made from natural gemstones and come with a card explaining the properties of the stone used. Starting at $16, it is easy to put together a stack of complementary colors and textures to make mom smile!
Want to explore more of our local designers? You can find WinterLemon here and our Star Collection here.
Go for the Gold
Gold is back in a big way! For the mom who is on-trend, gold jewelry is a must have. Golden tones are especially great for the sunshine loving mom who lives for those perfect summer days. Our golden pick for Mother’s Day is Julie Vos jewelry. Constructed of 24k gold over brass and studded with semi-precious stones, pearls, and glass, these nature and architecture inspired pieces combine classic styles with current colors and textures.
Some of the most show-stopping Julie Vos pieces are her statement necklaces. Many of her longer layering necklaces have a special loop to allow them to easily be worn doubled, giving them an extra versatility. The iridescent aqua pieces are our favorites- they remind us of a bright summer sky!
For the mom that prefers bracelets, Julie Vos’ stacking bangles are also a real treat! We love creating stacks with her Milano 6-stone bangle in different colors. The pearl and aqua blue stones make a beautiful combination!
Another one of our favorite pieces from this season’s collection is the Clara Chandelier earrings in iridescent blue chalcedony. The color in these earrings is so vibrant and unique!
Do you think mom would love Julie Vos as much as we do? You can see more of the collection here.
Many say that mom is the heart of the family- she nurtures us through the important milestones of our lives and can make simple moments into lifelong memories. We love the idea of a charm locket honor her role as memory maker and keeper.
Pandora’s Memory Locket and petite charms make it easy to create the perfect vignette for mom. The lockets themselves are available in several different shapes and sizes and use high-quality sapphire crystal to ensure a locket that will stand the test of time without becoming scratched or cloudy. With several family-related charms, birthstones, and the new initials collection, you can create a collection with a piece that represents everyone in your family.
One of our favorite features of the sparkling lockets is that they are reversible! Wear them sparkly side up when you are feeling like you need a little shine or wear them with the smooth silver side up when you want a more casual look.
Because She’s Your Rock
Mom is a lot like a diamond- she brings light and sparkle into our life but is also one of the strongest things in our world. Bring a little radiance into her life with a piece of fine jewelry to show her how much you appreciate everything she represents. Unlike costume and silver jewelry, which will not stand everyday wear over the years, a piece of gold jewelry is something that she can cherish throughout her lifetime.
When looking at fine jewelry, we love a simple silhouette to ensure that it is something that mom can wear with as much style 10 years from now as she will today. We love this diamond solitaire necklace because it is both elegant and classic in style.
For something more unique, this Paraiba Tourmaline & Diamond necklace is one of our absolute favorites- this rare stone has such a unique color! We also love this floating Marquise Diamond necklace for a very delicate look that still packs on the sparkle.
For the more active mom, the POP Diamond bracelet would make a wonderful gift. A 0.10ct diamond is set in sterling silver on a nylon cord, making this a great choice for the mom on the go.
Interested in looking at more of our fine jewelry selections? You can browse some more of our selection here.
Home is Where Mom Is
We love our Compass Rose collection for almost any occasion, but it is particularly fitting for Mother’s Day. The symbol of the compass embodies the ideas of guidance and coming home. The Compass Rose tells mom that, no matter how far we may travel, our heart will always know the way back home to her.
In addition to the standard Compass Rose card, we have some wonderful mom-related cards that you can choose from.
The oxidized and colored enamel Compass Rose pendants also include the engraving on the back that “Life brings us to unexpected places. Love brings us home.”
Do you think that the Compass Rose might be the perfect gift for mom? You can see more styles here.
Your Guardian Angel
Is mom the guardian angel of your family? Show your appreciation with a beautiful Thortiuda necklace! Thortiuda, Thai for angel, is also called the Angel Whisperer. Each pendant opens to reveal a colored chime whose soft tone brings peace in a stressful world and is meant to call your angel to watch over you. These necklaces are designed after traditional bolo necklaces worn in different cultures during pregnancy. The chime, worn over the belly, soothes the baby and brings an angel’s protection.
One of our favorite parts of Thortiuda is the interchangeable chimes. Each color has its own meaning and its own sound. Choose a color that best reflects what mom means to you!
Thortiuda pendants come in rhodium plated sterling silver, rose gold plated sterling silver, and yellow gold plated sterling silver in 3 sizes. The largest sizes is also available with CZ accents for some extra bling!
Interested in seeing more Thortiuda styles and chimes? You can find our collection here.
Feather Her Nest
Does mom prefer to adorn her house rather than herself? Upstairs in Haven we have a lot of unique finds to make her house feel like a home!
Many of our handmade canvas signs feature a quote celebrating love or family. Some, like You are My Sunshine, are a great way to celebrate a special phrase shared between you and mom during your childhood.
Are you celebrating a new mom or mom-to-be? Help her decorate her nursery with some of our whimsical art prints, such as these Flower Ballerinas.
If mom has strong roots in our local area, another fun gift idea is one of our local maps. We have a wide selection of areas throughout the Lehigh Valley- search out a map that shows where your family has put down roots and where she herself grew up to make her a special set!
Want to see more items from our wall art and map selection? Browse some of our print and canvas selection here.
Let Her Choose
Does mom like the freedom of being able to choose her own gift? A Versant gift card might be your best option! With a gift certificate, you give her the freedom to take the time out to treat herself. This is also a great gift for those last minute shoppers! You can always purchase a Versant gift card in store, but now you can also purchase a printable Versant digital gift certificate through our online store! Digital gift certificates can be used both online and at our retail location.
We hope you found some helpful hints in our Top Ten picks for mom this Mother’s Day! If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out our new online store, please take the chance to give it a glance! Just as we do in-store, we offer complementary gift wrapping on all jewelry items and free shipping on any jewelry purchase over $50 with the code FREESHIP50. You can also choose to pick up your items at the store by choosing “Local Pickup” as your shipping option. As always, we are very grateful to all of our customers who choose to support their local small business by shopping with us. We know you have many choices when it comes to gift giving, and we are very proud thankful that you choose to shop with our Versant family!
The classic beauty gravitates towards clean lines, tried-and-true styles, and simple silhouettes with a little bit of sparkle. Trending towards smooth textures in silver or white gold, the classic girl likes pieces that will look good today and twenty years from now.
One of our favorite choices for the girl with a classic style is Ti Sento Milano jewelry. Made from solid sterling silver with a rhodium plated to maintain shine and prevent tarnishing, this beautiful jewelry line embodies elegance. Pavé stones, soft colors, and classic textures add something extra to make each piece really stand out.
We particularly love these beautiful pendant necklaces. Providing a pop of color or sparkle on a small chain, they are a great quality gift at an affordable price.
For the classic girl who prefers a handbag to a piece of jewelry, we love Katie Loxton’s vegan leather bags. These handbags and clutches are made in modern colors with a classic, minimalist silhouette.
We love the witty pieces in Katie Loxton’s Perfect Pouch collection. Available in a wide range of beautiful colors, each pouch has a fun phrase to reflect an outgoing personality. The clutches are great for storing your glam essentials or taking out as a purse for a night on the town!
Another great gift for the classic girl is Gabriel & Company’s fashion jewelry. Made by the purveyors of fine and bridal jewelry, the fashion line is made from sterling silver and gemstones. Gabriel updates classic shapes and styles with unique textures and stones to make pieces that really stand out in a crowd.
Unlike many fashion jewelry lines that use cubic zirconia for added sparkle, Gabriel & Co uses natural stones, such as white topaz or diamonds.
For the Style Trendsetter
Shopping for someone that likes to be on ahead of the pack when it comes to new styles? Check out selections in mixed metals or gold (yes it is back!) in innovative shapes and designs.
Freida Rothman jewelry is perfect for someone who has a more metropolitan style- it has a splash of sparkle set against dark oxidized silver with gold accents.
Statement bangles and cuffs are some of our favorite pieces made by Freida Rothman. Available in two tone or silver, they are a gorgeous piece for someone looking for a splurge-worthy gift.
For the girl who prefers silver, Freida Rothman’s Industrial Finish collection gives a metropolitan edge using silver tones. This collection mixes sparkling stones, matte silver, and oxidized silver for a dramatic finish.
Julie Vos jewelry is another great choice for the trendsetter who is ready to delve into the wonderful world of gold jewelry. Constructed from 24K gold over brass, these amazing (and affordable!) styles are a centerpiece of the fashion blogger world. We love her beautiful stacking bangles.
One of our favorite designs is the Milano 6-Stone bangle. They look amazing stacked together and come in a wide variety of natural stones, providing a lot of color options. We also love the new Caspian Cuff for a dramatic statement piece.
We also love Julie Vos’ long, layering necklaces. The new Caspian necklace in gold with oxidized silver accents is one of our favorites from the fall collection. The Coin Pendant necklace, which can be worn long or doubled into a shorter layered necklace, has been a favorite on the fashion blogs.
Does your style trendsetter prefer a one-of-a-kind piece that no-one else is likely to have? Our Bora jewelry is a great choice for her! Handmade by a New York City based Turkish designer, Bora pieces have a Byzantine influence with a modern style. We love the natural textures incorporated into each piece.
For the Sentimentalist
Searching for a gift for someone who prefers something symbolic of the important moments in their life over the standard glitz and glamor? Look to one of the many customizable jewelry lines that allow you to tailor your gift to both suit her tastes and represent the events and people that have touched her life. There has been a big movement in recent times to make jewelry more personal with great benefits for gift givers. It is hard to go wrong when you know that the present you have wrapped under the tree represents something special to her!
One of our favorite charm lines is Waxing Poetic. Waxing Poetic was originally inspired by the vintage look and poetic history of wax seals and is made from brass and sterling silver for a beautiful mixed metal look. Their mission statement is to celebrate the potential for transformation in all of us. The jewelry they create pays homage to the journey of our lives: where we come from, what our stories are, and how they have influenced both the world and us.
From symbols such as the tree of life, moon, and anchor to more direct representations of family members, such as initials or birthstones, each charm is meant to have its own story.
The Transformative Dragonfly pendant is a gorgeous statement piece. This large charm is set with labradorite for a natural iridescence.
Even better- their charms can be worn in a variety of ways- hanging on a simple chain, stacked on brass or sterling bangles, or grouped together on one of their charm holders or beautiful beaded ensemble necklaces.
Many of the Waxing Poetic charms have a message engraved in the back making them reversible and giving them an extra layer of sentiment.
Another great option for someone who appreciates a gift that has a deeper meaning is Alex and Ani jewelry. Alex and Ani creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit. Alex and Ani’s collections reflect a design aesthetic that celebrates each wearer’s unique essence and their artistry lies in drawing out the beauty that resides within.
Each Alex and Ani bangle or charm comes with a meaning card describing the meaning behind the symbol and providing three key empowering words that the symbol represents. From symbols directly representing aspects of a person, such as birthstones and initials, to more figurative symbols such as hope, strength, and healing, you are sure to find a personal and meaningful gift within the multitude of charms available. Their recent addition, adjustable cuffs, are a great addition for the girl who has a lot of the bangle style design.
This year, Alex and Ani has made gift-giving even easier with their curated sets. These sets incorporate several bangle and beaded styles meant to complement each other, making a complete stack. We particularly love the rose gold joy set!
Most of the collection is made from recycled metals, but the Providence collection provides an elegant redesign of the more popular symbols in sterling and gold plated sterling. It is a great way to gift Alex and Ani to someone who
Making a gift meaningful and personal doesn’t always mean that it has to be a traditional charm or symbol. The Pandora Essence collection has all of the meaning of other charm lines but has a clean and elegant profile that suits those with a more simple or classic style. The beads themselves can be worn on the sterling Pandora Essence bracelet, bangle, or necklace. The Essence charms are all similar in size and design, with different colors or patterns symbolizing the virtue that they represent; because of this design they look like an elegant bracelet or necklace but still have a deeper meaning.
Each bead in the Pandora Essence line is associated with a different trait or emotion, such as love, friendship, faith, or confidence.
Another idea for the girl who likes beautiful things with beautiful meanings behind them is our new line, Compass Rose. The compass rose, also called the windrose, is a navigational figure that displays the cardinal directions and their intermediate points. The inside of the rose is filled in with an ornate star that is symbolic of the North Star. This was the principle navigational tool used for centuries as guidance.
The motto of Compass Rose is that “we are not just travelers, but navigators of our futures.” In addition to this standard card, we have many custom cards to celebrate the different ways people guide us and help us on our journey through life.
Our new additions to the Compass Rose line are more ornate, with oxidized details or beautiful colored enamel. We love the anchor incorporating the compass rose design! These pieces are engraved on the back “Life brings us to unexpected places. Love brings us home.”
For the bracelet lover, Compass Rose is available as a sterling bangle or a cord bracelet as well. We love the contrast of the silver compass with the black cord.
For the Detail Oriented
Shopping for a girl who cares about the little things that make an outfit perfect? We have some great options with interchangeable pieces that help coordinate one piece of jewelry for many occasions!
Brighton’s Christo Cuffs are a wonderful choice for the girl who has a strong bracelet game. These cuffs have an open metal design into which you can insert reversible leather pieces in fun colors. Wear them without an insert for a more open feel and change your colors to match your outfit (or your mood!)
The fall collection included some beautiful new beaded inserts to use in the open cuff. We love the colors and details!
For the girl who prefers a necklace to a bracelet, our Thortiuda pendants are a very popular choice. These distinctive cage-shaped pendants open to allow the orb inside to be changed. Changing a grey colored orb for a brightly colored one completely changes the look of the necklace.
For a little extra sparkle, some of the cages are spangled with glittering CZs.
Not enough sparkle for you? Check out these amazing crystal encrusted orbs!
For the girl who prefers handbags to jewelry, we love the idea of adding fun bag charms to give a classic bag a touch of personality. We love all of the tassel charms from Spartina 449’s fall collection!
This bee tassel/keychain in a seaglass blue is another one of our favorites.
For the Local Lover
Are you shopping for someone who is filled with hometown pride and adorns themselves (and their home!) with symbols of their local roots? The best part about shopping at a locally-owned small business is the exclusive finds that celebrate our beautiful city!
One of our favorite new jewelry concepts is the coordinates cuff and necklace. These sterling and gold plated pieces from Lat & Lo celebrate where you are anchored. They have crafted for us an exclusive version of the coordinate cuff and bar necklace with the coordinates of Bethlehem on the outside and our city name with the Star of Bethlehem on the inside. These pieces are a great gift both for those who celebrate the city where they live and for those who have had beautiful memories here and no longer live in the area.
Another great way to celebrate the love for local is by supporting a local artist. Our WinterLemon jewelry is not only beautiful, but it is handmade in Bethlehem, PA! Ranging from stocking stuffers like beaded bracelets made from natural gemstones (starting at $15) to luxe items like diamond necklaces, there is something for everyone AND your purchase goes invests in the community that you love.
Our favorites from WinterLemon’s holiday additions are these beautiful oxidized silver and rose gold celestial themed diamond necklaces.
Each of the natural stones used in WinterLemon’s bracelets has a meaning or promotes certain attributes. With a wide color palette, it is fun to try to find a meaningful stone that matches your style.
We also love WinterLemon’s suede choker necklaces with dainty charms. Tying at the back of the neck, tie them as a choker or wear them longer for a more traditional look.
For the Bethlehem native, our exclusive Star Collection jewelry is a great choice. Designed around the Star of Bethlehem motif, these necklaces range from dainty sterling silver pieces for $55 to solid 14k gold pieces for $410.
We love the sterling silver open star necklace. It is also a great choice for any health professionals who work within the St. Luke’s network!
For those looking for something to adorn their home, there are a lot of local finds upstairs in Haven. Our black and white photo prints and vintage greeting card reproductions are another great way to gift the local lover.
For those who went to college locally, we have prints available for Lafayette, Lehigh, and Moravian as well.
For the Rosy Romantic
Rose gold continues to grow in popularity, especially with those who are a romantic at heart. The warm tones of rose gold pair well with bright sterling silver, and are a great complement for the jewelry box of a girl who likes silver and white gold.
We have a variety of rose-gold plated sterling silver jewelry that gives a rosy tone without the price of solid rose gold.
In addition to necklaces and earrings, we have some beautiful rose-gold plated bracelets that are adjustable to your wrist size. Stack them with some of our Katie Loxton beaded stretch bracelets for a sparkling statement in silver and rose!
Pandora’s Rose collection has become very popular in the last year as well. Their rings are a standout choice- get a statement piece or create your own curated stack!
We also love all of the new Pandora Rose charms added to the Essence collection. Pair the sparkling rose pieces with some bold black and white for an outstanding statement piece.
Looking for a luxe-level gift? Our gorgeous solid rose gold and diamond pieces are heirloom-worthy pieces that will stand the wear of time. Unlike plated silver pieces, where the rose gold finish can eventually wear off, real rose gold pieces have the strength and longevity of gold. We love these dainty diamond necklaces, especially the anchor symbol.
More of an earring girl? These crescent moon statement earrings and cone-shaped dainty earrings are some of our favorites pieces in the diamond case!
If rings are more her thing, we have some beautiful thin stacking bands in rose gold. For a unique look, check out our rose gold and labradorite ring!
For the Entertainer
The Entertainer loves the hustle and bustle of a busy house, and the centerpiece of her home is the kitchen where friends and family gather for good times and great company. The best gifts for the Entertainer are ones that highlight these occasions and celebrate her love for being everyone’s favorite host.
When opening our new upstairs lifestyle and home boutique, Haven, we sought out high quality serving pieces, barware, and other home items that follow the modern movement in home decor by using natural materials in a neutral palette. These touches of marble, slate, natural wood, and copper make the perfect palette for displaying the Entertainer’s gourmet treats.
Another gift idea for the Entertainer is a collection of scented candles. A good quality candle not only adds ambience to any party, but it makes her home smell fresh and inviting. At Haven, our Greenmarket Purveying Company candles are beautifully presented, all-natural, and locally made in Bucks County.
We also love our Bonny and Blithe candles, goat’s milk soap, and lotions. Handmade in Portland, Oregon, they are beautifully presented and make a great addition to a kitchen or guest bathroom.
Love going out to eat? Check out our fun wine caddies made from upcycled military tarps and tents to tote your wine bottles to your favorite BYOB in style!
If coffee is her life, we love these Chase & Wonder mugs to add some personality to her daily caffeine fix.
For the Sparkling Star
Are you giving a gift to someone whose favorite quote is “never let anyone dull your sparkle”? You have a Sparkling Star on your hands! The Sparkling Star is drawn to anything that has that lovely glimmer when the light catches it, and she is like a kid in a candy shop when she goes into a jewelry store.
Needless to say, we are stocked full of glistening jewels for the Sparkling Star in your life. In addition to our fine jewelry, we have a lot of affordable options available that still pack on the glitz. One of our favorite collections of jewelry is Officina Bernardi. This Italian sterling silver line is manufactured with a patented cut to make the silver catch the light the way a faceted gem would. They offer a wide range of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets in silver, gold plated, rose gold plated, and black rhodium plated to suit a variety of tastes and purposes.
If you are looking for a splurge-worthy gift in the Officina Bernardi line, the Comet necklace is a great choice. This long tassel necklace is finished in a warm rose gold with silver accents. As versatile as it is beautiful, you can dress it down with a white T-shirt or take it for a night on the town in a little black dress.
Another great gift to keep your girl twinkling is new to Versant- Sorrelli Jewelry! Not only are these pieces super sparkly- they are encrusted with Swarovski crystals!- they are designed locally in Kutztown and have a lifetime warranty. We love the holiday Black Onyx collection.
For the girl who loves warm tones, their Mahogany pieces set in Antique Gold finished metal are stunning as well.
Not only beautiful, but versatile, some pieces are even convertible such a multi-strand wrap bracelet that can also be worn as a bib necklace.
There is one gift that outshines any other for the sparkling star- diamonds! Nothing says sparkle like a white diamond set in white gold.
For the sparkling star who likes a touch of color, we love these diamond and sapphire studs. They are a particularly special gift for a bride-to-be- she can wear them at her upcoming wedding as her something blue!
Looking to really spoil her? We have some amazing diamond hoop earrings ranging from pave diamonds to these outstanding teardrop shaped hoops with large diamonds.
For the Gentleman
Versant is not only for the girls! We also have some fun finds for the gentlemen in your life.
Upstairs at Haven we have a great find for the guy who is into our local history. Our exclusive local map prints, available framed or unframed, were created using vintage maps to create a modern graphic that celebrates local neighborhoods. Map prints are 11×14″ and are available for Historic Bethlehem, West Bethlehem, South Bethlehem, Northeast Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Upper Saucon, Lower Saucon, Easton, South Easton, Nazareth, and Phillipsburg.
In addition to our local map prints, we have some detailed bird’s eye view maps of local areas as well, including Allentown, Easton/Phillipsburg, Bethlehem, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
Have a guy with a sense of humor (but not humility?). Check out our witty “Dandy Lion” British screen printed tote from Chase and Wonder.
And accessorizing is not only for the girls! Our new line from Waxing Poetic, Poet, is designed with your man in mind. These leather and sterling bracelets and tag-style necklaces are adorned with strong symbols. We particularly love the North Star and Dove necklaces; the Anguis snake tag necklace reminds us of the Caduceus and would be a great gift for a doctor.
Alex and Ani has also just released their first men’s cuff, the Meditating Eye. A Charity By Design piece benefiting the David Lynch foundation, this adjustable cuff brings protection and awareness.
Thank you for taking a look at our gift guide- we hope you found what you are looking for (and some things you didn’t even know you wanted!) Interested in any of items that you saw? Give us a call at 610-691-2270 to have us reserve something for you. We can also take phone orders and ship nationwide- shipping is free for orders over $50!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Looking for the perfect gift to put a smile on your sweetheart’s face? Luckily for you, our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide takes the trouble out of searching for the perfect gifts this holiday! We have hand-selected swoon-worthy gifts to match the many personalities we see come through Versant. Check out our selections- jump to the personality you are looking for using the links below, or browse through all of our Valentine’s Day picks! See something you like? Give us a call at 610-691-2270 to have something reserved to pick up in store or shipped to you.
The classic Valentine’s Day gift features hearts- and lots of them. A symbol of love and affection, the heart design is the centerpiece of many Valentine’s Day collections.
One of our favorite new Valentine’s Day collections this year comes from Pandora. The Limited Edition gift sets available for the holiday are always a special selection, and this year’s additions offer beautiful curated sets, a stunning presentation, and a great price.
For those looking to start a Pandora bracelet or add a new bracelet to an existing collection, the Open Hearts bracelet gift set is a great gift idea. This set comes with a silver Pandora bracelet with sparkling heart clasp, two heart-adorned clips, and the new Encased in Love charm. The Encased in Love charm has a faceted cerise pink bead surrounded by an openwork silver heart motif- it is one of our favorite new charms! With its red leather heart-shaped Pandora travel case, this is truly a beautiful way to deliver a gorgeous gift.
If you are looking to add a special charm to a growing Pandora collection, the Lovestruck charm is a great choice. Not only is it a limited edition selection that will only be available for a short time, but it has a great combination of bright enamel, lustrous silver, and a touch of sparkle. This charm is also presented in a red leather box, making it stand out from other selections.
For those looking to warm up their Pandora collection with a little gold, the new Love You Forever and Love Script charms are must-haves. We love these new designs, which are accented with clear CZs and a touch of 14K gold. Really want to make a statement? Pair some two-tone charms with the new sparkling 14K clasp bracelet!
Another brand that has a heavy focus on heart designs is Brighton Collectibles. The heart is represented as their signature logo. Just as love takes many forms, so do the hearts in Brighton’s collections. Some look like hand-crafted masterworks, some are lacy and modern, and still others are studded with Swarovski crystals.
What makes buying Brighton even better at this time of year? Until February 10th, you get a free Sweetheart tote when you spend $100 or more!
Alex and Ani has added an extensive new Valentine’s Day collection this year as well. We love the Alive with Love Gift Set to stun your sweetheart. This five bracelet set, available in the Rafaelian Silver and Rafaelian Gold finishes, includes three pink beaded bracelets, the newly designed Love bangle, and a crystal heart bangle only available for a limited time in this set!
In the single bangle options, Alex and Ani has also redesigned the Cupid’s Heart bangle. This new design has a more three-dimensional feel and features cupid’s bow in the heart. The new Product(RED) Heart of Strength Charity By Design bangle is also a statement-making Valentine’s Day piece. Featuring a bold red crystal, this bangle provides 20% of the purchase price to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
Everything’s Coming Up Rose Gold
Does your sweetheart love the Valentine’s Day season but doesn’t want to be showered with hearts? Rose gold is a great choice for a gift that catches the feeling of the season without being overtly Valentine’s Day themed. Not only is the soft pink tone romantic, but it has become the popular choice for everybody’s new favorite metal.
For those just starting to collect rose gold pieces, we like pieces that combine a rose gold finish with silver and sparkling stones. Ti Sento Milano makes some beautiful rose gold accented pieces that use this trendy metal in a classic style, making them instant favorites.
Freida Rothman Jewelry also features rose gold in some of their stacking bangles. Set with sparkling CZs, these pieces look great paired with some of her sterling and oxidized sterling bangles.
For a more delicate look that still packs some serious sparkle, Officina Bernardi has a lot of rose-gold finished pieces. With their patented cut, this sterling silver jewelry reflects light like it is studded with stones. They offer a wide range of necklace lengths, making them ideal for layering.
Officina Bernardi’s elegant sparkling bracelets that look gorgeous by themselves or stacked for some added drama.
If your sweetheart is an Alex and Ani enthusiast, there is a lot to be excited about on the rose gold front with this year’s Valentine’s Day collection. The stand-out piece in our minds is the Because I Love You set of three in the shiny rose gold finish. Alex and Ani has also released some Limited Edition single bangles as part of this collection. We love the sweet Frog Prince and Romero Britto XO Bangle in the shiny rose finish. Pair them with one of the Limited Edition shiny rose finish beaded bangles for a set that is sure to stun!
Valentine’s Day may have the reputation of being flashy and full of grand gestures, but the celebration of love is often appreciating the moments spent together as a couple and as a family. A great way to commemorate these moments are pieces that symbolize family bonds and the many positive things that she brings to the world.
Waxing Poetic charms are a great way to personalize a jewelry gift with sentiments, symbols representing children or other loved ones, and other inspirations. The newly released 2017 charms include some meaningful new virtues in the Word Play collection.
The new Aim True arrow is also a great choice for Valentine’s Day. Whether it symbolizes cupid’s arrow or other ambitions, this charm is meant to inspire you to aim high, far, dear, and true.
With a versatile selection of sizes, metals, and styles, Waxing Poetic makes it easy to create a one-of-a-kind piece that captures the heart of a person. We like using different sized medallions with some three dimensional shapes to add variety. Mix initials, birthstones, and an inspirational sentiment to curate a heartfelt collection!
Another way to celebrate what makes the person you love unique is the Pandora Essence collection. Unlike the traditional Pandora charms, which celebrate the moments of one’s life, the Essence collection celebrates various virtues within a person. With virtues such as dedication, generosity and passion, this is a great way to honor the things you love about her. These beads will stay in place on the Essence bracelet and resemble natural stones and sparkling beads, making it look less like a traditional charm bracelet.
In addition to the flexible sterling bracelet, the Essence collection offers a thin wire bangle (great for stacking!) and a silver necklace. We think 45cm necklace looks elegant as a delicate statement with a single charm. A set of silver charms with additional interchangeable charms for a pop of color is also a great option that offers her some versatility!
Another way to pay tribute to your personal love story is to honor the place where you have shared important moments. For those local to Bethlehem, we love the latitude and longitude cuff bracelets and bar necklaces we have had custom made for us from Lat & Lo. The pieces have the coordinates of our hometown with the Star of Bethlehem inscribed with our city name on the back.
Want to bring that special into your home? Check out our exclusive local map prints! Available framed or unframed, these are also a great statement when you showcase two places side-by-side to show how your two histories combined to make the family that you are today.
You can’t go wrong with the classics. With clean lines and a touch of sparkle, these pieces will never go out of style. For the lady who wants a signature item that can be worn on any occasion, a classic piece is a great investment.
One of our favorite jewelry makers that offer a classic look is Gabriel and Company. Known best for their fine jewelry and stunning engagement rings, their sterling silver fashion line brings the same attention to detail and quality. Accented with natural stones and small diamonds, these pieces can be worn with a sweater and jeans or dressed up with a little black dress.
For those looking for something original and meaningful to wear every day, we love POP Diamond Jewelry. This 0.10 carat diamond on a colored cord gives a touch of luxury to our everyday lives. Inspired by protective eye bracelets, POP stands for Power of Protection. In many cultures, a cord is worn on the wrist after being earned through charitable deeds. Keeping with this tradition, POP donates a portion of proceeds from the sale of their bracelet to charitable causes. Looking good and doing good at the same time- it doesn’t get better than that!
Our last pick for the traditional girl is a tried and true Valentine’s Day classic- a piece of fine jewelry! If you are looking for a true classic piece of jewelry, gold and white gold jewelry set with gemstones present a gift that will last through a lifetime. For the girl who is loyal to a few pieces of jewelry instead of changing with the many trends, a good piece of jewelry is a great investment. Unlike sterling silver, which is a soft metal not durable enough for daily wear through many years, gold jewelry will become an heirloom piece because it is made to last.
When choosing a fine jewelry piece, we love simple styles with a touch of sparkle. A tried and true shape, such as a starburst or a circle, and clear stones will remain classics and survive the changing fashions.
Turn Up the Romance
Are you looking for a gift for the girl who lives for a good love story? Does she sigh at the sight of hearts and get teary-eyed when thinking about the movie The Notebook? It’s time to turn up the romance!
An iconic symbol of romance is the city of Paris. Bring the City of Love home with our vintage French photos. Le Baiser, or “The Kiss”, reminds us of an old black and white romantic movie.
Another great romantic find is our WinterLemon jewelry. Locally handmade, they have some gorgeous pieces that use natural stones, pearls, and vintage pieces. We love these necklaces that feature antique lockets- they are truly one-of-a-kind!
For a more delicate look, Ila and I lockets also evoke a sense of romance. These petite white gold pieces are perfect to keep safe precious memories. Their antique styling and elegant profile make them great bridal gifts as well!
The trendsetter likes to be on the cutting edge of fashion and loves a piece that stands out from the rest of the crowd. This means thinking outside the box when it comes to traditional textures, metals, and styles to find something unique.
We think Julie Vos is a great start for a trendsetter who wants to push the edges of classic but doesn’t want to commit to a piece that might go quickly out of style. Julie Vos jewelry is finished with 24K gold over for a bright, warm finish that is more exciting than a traditional silver. Their innovative use of natural stones and inspiration from nature and classical architecture make them stand out in a crowd.
We love the Milano 6-stone bangles stacked with different stones- grab a few neutrals then add a pop of color! These bangles also look great stacked with some of the thin textured gold bangles or a wider piece accented with similar stones.
Julie Vos’ long, layering necklaces have been heavily featured in the fashion blogs, especially the Coin Pendant.
For a statement piece, we are head over heals for the new Fern Cuff. Inspired by natural motifs, this piece has beautiful detailing. The openwork design gives this larger cuff a lighter feel, keeping it from looking too heavy.
Another fun fashion line for the trendsetter is Freida Rothman Jewelry. Freida Rothman uses metal and textures in an innovative way to make pieces with a metropolitan feel. We love the way her use of oxidized silver makes the sparkling stones stand out! This set of stacking rings is one of our favorite pieces from her line- wear them all together for a statement, or separate them for days when you want a more delicate look.
The Contemporary Deco line within Freida Rothman is a great way for the silver lover to get a more edgy piece. Using a matte sterling silver accented with darker oxidized silver, these pieces are light and bright but still have a unique quality.
For the trendsetter that is really looking for a head turning piece, Freida’s Rose D’Or collection is a statement-making find. With a crushed stone look, these pieces play with sparkle in a non-traditional way. We love the Radiance Medallion!
Our last choice for the trendsetter is the hottest fad on the necklace front right now- chokers! A lot of our favorite jewelry lines have come out with a choker option, the result of which is a lot of fun and different looks available.
The Paris Bracelet offers a great choker made from couture stretch ribbon, making it easily adjustable and comfortable to wear.
Both Pandora and WinterLemon also have beautiful choker options. Pandora’s woven fabric choker can be worn by itself or with 1-5 charms. We love the look of accenting it with a single delicate pendant- the new birthstones are a great choice! Our WinterLemon chokers range from classic, with natural stones and diamond accented pendants, to the on-trend with freshwater pearls, leather, and lariats.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts! We have a lot of sweet options to help moms and dads spoil the younger crowd and show them that the love of family is just as important as romantic love.
Our upstairs home and lifestyle boutique, Haven, has some great gifts for younger girls. We love these witty pouches as a sweet gift to tell a young girl that you are thinking about her on Valentine’s Day. With sayings that affirm that who she is and what she does is beautiful, they are a great gift for any girl.
You can also find some fun decorations for a young girl’s room, like this canvas with the quote “I Love You to the Moon and Back” or its companion, “You are my Sunshine.”
Another fun gift for a younger girl is Alex and Ani’s updated Kindred Cord collection. These cord bracelets are a little more delicate than the traditional collection, which makes them great for smaller wrists. Adjustable through the use of the black cord, they feature fun tokens and heartfelt symbols in sterling silver.
For the teen girl, Pandora rings are all the rage. These sweet sterling silver rings have a lot of options for Valentine’s Day. Their Forever Love and One Love rings feature small hearts and are equally cute worn by themselves or stacked. The My Princess and Heart’s Tiara rings have been very popular with young girls. We love them as a sweet gift from a dad to his princess!
Thank you for taking a look at our gift guide- we hope you found what you are looking for (and some things you didn’t even know you wanted!) Interested in any of items that you saw? Give us a call at 610-691-2270 to have us reserve something for you. We can also take phone orders and ship nationwide- shipping is free for orders over $50!
Lat and Lo is a small company specializing in coordinates jewelry. They pride themselves in providing high quality materials and craftsmanship. The motto of Lat and Lo is “Where are you anchored?”. This simple statement speaks volumes- each of us has something that grounds us.
Your anchor can be your hometown, a special person, or event that has helped shape your life. Each of these places or moments has its own coordinate. Lat and Lo’s signature custom jewelry is inscribed with the unique latitude and longitude coordinates of your special place on earth. Their custom pieces have ranged from general places, such as one’s city of birth, to the exact tree under which a proposal was made.
Owner and founder, Kellie Ivie, started the company in a small beach town garage, hand-stamping each piece. She has stayed true to her roots by continuing to do the majority of work by hand, making each piece special and unique. Lat and Lo has also kept the production of each piece in the United States to continue to pay tribute to where we are anchored.
At Versant, we have had custom pieces created to represent our hometown of Bethlehem, PA. These cuffs and bar necklaces are available in sterling silver, gold plated silver, and rose gold plated silver. Each piece has the coordinates of Bethlehem on the outside with “Bethlehem, PA” and the Star of Bethlehem symbol on the inside or back of the piece.
In addition to these ready-made pieces, we are able to help you create the perfect custom piece to express where you are anchored. Custom pieces are a great gift to celebrate a graduation, retirement, new job, or other life event that might take you away from where you were born and raised. Custom locations are also a fun way to celebrate an important life moment, such as a wedding or proposal. Looking for a great way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid? Get your girls a custom cuff or necklace with the coordinates of your wedding location and the date inscribed on the back!
Make sure to stop by Versant to find out more about Lat and Lo and see them in person!