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The Mother’s Day Top Ten- Gifts that Will Make Mom Shine

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 ‚ú®

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!

Left: Pandora Reflexions, bracelets starting at $65 and clips starting at $35
Right: Pandora Shimmering Wish bangle ($115), Ti Sento Milano Sparkling Link Chain Bracelet ($279)

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!

Left: WinterLemon Amaris Rose Gold Vermeil Moon Necklace ($89), Vega Rose Gold Vermeil Star Necklace
Right: Pandora Rose Sparkling Elegance Ring ($90), Radiant Teardrop Ring ($125), Sparkling Elegance Earrings ($65)

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!

Left: White Gold & Diamond Anchor ($425), Starburst ($539), and Infinity ($385) Necklaces
Right: Pyrrha New Beginnings Talisman ($154)

For the mom who loves Game of Thrones, the My Treasure Dragon talisman is a perfect fit!

Pyrrha Guardian Angel ($194) and My Treasure ($183) Talismans

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.

Left: White Agate Halo Necklace ($290)
Right: Quatrefoil ($149), Nested Teardrop ($265), and Scroll Heart ($175) Necklaces

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!

Left: Sparkling Statement Basketweave ($179.95), Single Cable Leaf ($69.95), and Starry Sky Multi-Cable ($199.95) Cuffs
Right: Sparkling Wide Line Rose Single Cable Cuff ($69.95), Bubble Bangle ($149), and Five Cable Vertical Bar Station Cuff ($179.97)

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.

Left: Pandora Open Bangle ($80) styled with Blue Ripples ($55), Shine Love Pod Spacer ($50), Aqua Enchantment ($45) and Shine Golden Pineapple ($90)
Right: Julie Vos Bee Pendant ($168)

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.

Left: Five Oval Station Necklace with Diamonds ($1850)
Right: Julie Vos Stackable Bangles, starting at $75

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.

Left: Compass Rose Sapphire Necklace ($220) and Large Compass Pendant ($159, chain not included)
Right: Indra Star Diamond Necklace ($149), Asteria Celestial Necklace ($199), Selene Star and Moon Necklace ($175), Theia Crescent Moon Necklace ($105)

We especially love this sweet North Star ring with a single diamond at the center!

Left: North Star Ring ($165)
Right: Deva Crescent Moon Stud Earrings ($80), Tara Labradorite Starburst Medallion Necklace ($575), Oxidized Star of Bethlehem Earrings ($120)

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.

Left: Freida Rothman Leaflet Bar necklace ($195)
Right: WinterLemon Raw Sapphire Earrings (starting at $69)

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!

Stephanie Kantis Scroll Flower Pendant ($599), Chantilly Hexagon Earrings ($140), and Hex Drop Gemstone Earrings ($345)

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.

Left: 18kt Green Diamond ($1350), Art Deco Multi-Color Diamond ($2700), and Chocolate Diamond ($1300) Bands
Right: Enchanted Garden Briolette Drop Earrings ($2,600)

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!

Left: Twinkling Thistle Necklace ($120) and One and Only Stud ($30) in Sweet Mint
Right: Semi-Charmed Necklace ($145) and Brilliant Boho Earrings ($125) in Pink Peony

Another great choice for the colorful mom is our Thortiuda pendants. The hinged pendant opens to let you change the colored orb inside!

Thortiuda Silver Pendant w/CZs ($239), Colored Orbs (starting at $18)

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!

Left: 14k Opal Pendant ($175), 14k Locket ($225), 14k Lavalier Pendant ($275)
Right: 14k White Gold Channel Set Diamond Ring ($385), 14k White Gold Diamond Cluster Ring ($899)

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!

Brighton Love Lockets, starting at $56

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!

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Tied Together- Introducing the 2019 Pandora Mother’s Day Collection

The 2019 Pandora Mother’s Day collection has arrived, and it is filled with beautiful knot motifs, fun new celebration beads, and a whole new family of charms to love! Read on for our full review of the new pieces below.

Tree of Life ($60) and Knotted Heart ($115) bracelets

The Pandora Mother’s Day mini-collection includes new pieces in both the jewelry and charm selections.

The collection focuses on three main themes, Knotted Hearts, the Tree of Life, and the traditional family and mom-related charms associated with Mother’s Day.

These themes extend to the three new bracelets that are part of this collection. We particularly love the Knotted Heart toggle bracelet- what a beautiful way to show mom how much you appreciate the bond between you!

Knotted Heart bracelet ($115), Limited Edition True Uniqueness Bangle ($90), and Tree of Life Adjustable Bracelet ($60)

This year’s collection also adds some adorable new members to the Pandora charm family! In addition to the new boy and girl, an older man and woman and a group of new pets have been released.

New Dog and Cat Charms!
The Wise Family

We love the movable parts of the Wise Family pieces- especially the little boy’s propeller hat and girl’s pigtails! The new dog and cat charms are also some of our favorites- when you are not wearing them on your bracelet you can add them to a chain to make a cute necklace!

Top (L-R): Mr. Wise ($55), Mrs. Wise ($55), Propeller Hat Boy ($55), Girls with Pigtails ($55), Forever Sisters ($55)
Bottom (L-R): Bull Terrier ($50), Sweet Cat ($50), Bulldog ($50), Labrador Puppy ($50), and Family Book ($55)

A lot of this year’s mom-themed charms are able to be separated into two charms, celebrating the connectedness between mom and her children. There are also some fun new interactive pieces- the Spinning Tree of Life can be turned around to reveal a message on the back, Mom’s Golden Heart reveals a message when rotated, and the Window Heart charm can be opened to show mom’s name in the night sky.

Top (L-R): Mom in a Million Heart ($45), Window Heart ($55), Mom Script ($35), Mom’s Golden Heart ($90), In My Heart ($75)
Bottom (L-R): Perfect Family ($65), My Little Baby ($55), Spinning Pandora Tree of Life ($55), Mother & Son Love ($65), Mother & Daughter Love ($75), Hold Your Heart Split ($60)

The Knotted Heart theme is represented in three new charms. We love the dangling Knotted Heart Charm with its sparkling background; on the reverse is engraved “Joined by Love”.

Knotted Heart ($35), Knotted Heart Clip ($35), Knotted Heart Dangle ($55)
Graduate Owl ($55) and Cap, Book, and Scroll ($45)

Another great addition is the new Our Promise charm for the newly engaged bride-to-be! This heart-shaped box opens up to reveal a moveable engagement ring- the inside of the lid is engraved “Yes!”

The My Rock charm for the groom-to-be to commemorate an engagement.

This year’s Mother’s Day collection also includes some new celebration charms for different occasions. The new 2019 graduation charm, engraved with the year, is one of our favorites- we love the moveable tassel on the graduation cap sitting on top of the books!

Our Promise ($65) and My Rock ($55)
Cap, Book, and Scroll ($45), Our Promise ($65), Heart Balloons ($55), My Rock ($55), Glittering Grooves ($60)

The last editions in the charm category are Disney charms preparing for the new Aladdin live action movie! We love the way the genie’s lamp glows in Pandora Shine ūüíõ

Magic Carpet Ride ($55) and Magic Lamp ($90)
Knotted Heart Dangle Earrings ($100), Knotted Heart Necklace ($90), Open Bangle ($125) styled with Luminous Love Knot ($65), Enchanted Pavé ($75), and Knotted Heart Dangle

In the new jewelry additions, we think the Knotted Heart pieces really stand out. We love the contrast between the bright silver knot and the sparkling oval.

We love the idea of creating a layered look with the new Knotted Heart toggle bracelet and an open bangle styled with the new knotted heart charm.

We think these pieces pair really nicely with the older Sparkling Love Knot and Luminous Love Knot designs as well!

We also like the new Family Tree necklace. A more petite version of the statement family tree necklace, this adjustable-length design is beautiful for everyday wear. The new Layered Heart necklace is also a real treat- it gives the look of two layered necklaces with one clasp!

Knotted Heart ($90), Pandora Tree of Life ($75), and Layered Heart ($100) necklaces

Other new jewelry pieces include a stud version of the Knotted Heart, stackable and statement versions of the Knotted Heart as a ring, and Family Tree studs and dangle ring.

Knotted Heart Studs ($50), Knotted Heart Dangle ($100), Pandora Tree of Life Studs ($55)
Knotted Hearts Band ($45), Knotted Heart ($75), Pandora Tree of Life ($55) rings

We hope our overview of the new Pandora Mother’s Day collection helped give you some great ideas for mom’s big day this year! Stop by Versant to see all of these beautiful pieces (and more!) in person. As always, we greatly appreciate all of our customers who make the effort to #shopsmall with us and support our local business.

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All You Need is Love… But a Little Sparkle Never Hurts- Our Valentine’s Day Top 10

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.

talismans and compass rose- valentine's day gift guide
Left Picture: Swallow talisman ($65), representing love and loyalty, Pyrrha Hummingbird talisman ($163), representing joy and light, Honey Love bee necklace ($64), and Pyrrha Mermaid talisman ($198), representing beauty and femininity.
Right Picture: Compass Rose Round Top ($40) on Sterling Bangle ($98) and Black Cord ($42)

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!

Sweet Memory Love Locket ($52) and Contempo Heart Locket ($88)

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.

Left Picture: 14k White Gold & Diamond Vertical Infinity necklace ($385), 14k Yellow Gold & Diamond Infinity Necklace ($599)
Right Picture: Freida Rothman Sterling Silver & CZ Eternity Knot necklace ($150)

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.

Love Knot- Valentine's Day Top 10
Left Picture: Pandora Luminous Love Knot ($55) ring, Infinite Shine ($45) ring, Sparkling Love Knot ($70) ring
Right Picture: 14k & Diamond Eternity Knot Necklace ($799), 18k White Gold & Diamond Eternity Knot Hinged Bangle ($4,260), 14k White Gold Braided Diamond Band ($1,125)

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.

Left Picture: 14k Rose Gold Morganite & Diamond Ring ($1,534), Rose Gold Pink Moonstone Statement Necklace ($2,700), Two-Tone Rose & White Linked Oval Necklace with Diamonds ($1,475)
Right Picture, Bottom to Top: 14k Rose Gold Interwoven Ring ($492), 14k Rose Gold Channel Set Diamond Ring ($1,300), 14k Rose Gold Entwined Ring ($1,032), 14k Rose Gold Morganite & Diamond Ring

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.

Left Picture: Open Bangle w/Sparkling Ends ($125) styled with Pandora Rose Inspiration Within ($50), Silver Glitter Ball ($40), and Pandora Rose Beaded Heart ($40) charms. Pandora Rose Open Bangle ($200) styled with Pandora Rose Galaxy ($75) and Pandora Rose Radiant Hearts ($100) charms.
Right Picture: Pandora Rose Twist of Fate ring ($150), Petite Alluring Brilliance ($80), Fairytale Tiara ($80), Pandora Rose Hearts of Pandora ($100), Alluring Brilliance ($90)

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!

Left Picture: Galatea Tsavorite Garnet & Diamond 18k Rose Gold necklace ($1,950)
Right Picture: Waxing Poetic Kristal Halo ($69) and Be the Light ($55) pendants on 28″ Silver Ensemble Charm Catcher necklace ($125)

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!

Left Picture: Indra Star Diamond Necklace ($149), Astrid Two-Tone Rose Moravian Star Diamond Necklace ($245), Cressida Diamond Star Silhouette Diamond Necklace ($298), Rose Vermeil Star of Bethlehem Necklace ($89)
Right Picture: Callisto Moon Necklace ($89), Asteria Celestial Duo Diamond Necklace ($325), Selene Moon and Star Diamond Necklace ($260)

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.

Left Picture- 14k Sapphire and Diamond Stud Earrings ($558)
Right Picture- 18k Two-Tone Sapphire and Diamond Pendant ($2,831)

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!

Left Picture- Thin 14k Diamond and Sapphire Band ($944), Wide 14k Double Diamond and Sapphire Band ($999)
Right Picture- Estate Diamond & Sapphire Studs ($259), Estate Diamond & Sapphire Textured Band ($399), Estate Diamond & Sapphire Fleur Ring ($395)

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.

Left Picture: Large Curb Link Statement Necklace ($1,695)
Right Picture: Double Drop Geometric Necklace ($135), Silver Bubbles Necklace ($145), White Sapphire Lined Pear Necklace ($225)

Sparkling statement and stacking rings are also a great way to bring a bit of bright silver into her life!

Left Picture: Gabriel & Co Hammered Wide Entwined Band ($298), Textured Sparkle Ring ($175), White Sapphire Crossover Ring ($225)
Right Picture: Pandora Regal Beauty ($45), Hearts of Pandora ($80), Droplets ($55) and Princess Wish ($75) with Radiant Teardrop ring ($75)

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.

Left Picture: Sorrelli Precious Petals Statement Necklace ($185)
Right Picture: Freida Rothman Four Points Cocktail Ring ($165) and Starburst Oval Cocktail Ring ($165)

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!

Left Picture: Sethi Couture Scroll Diamond Ring ($2,400), Green Diamond Band ($1,300), Chocolate Diamond Band ($1,300)
Right Picture: Sethi Couture Enchanted Garden Briolette Drop Earrings ($2,600)

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.

Left Picture: 14k Oval Station Necklace ($1,850)
Right Picture: Pandora Sparkling Strand bracelet ($55), Open Bangle ($80) styled with Pave Lights ($70), Galaxy Spacer ($40), and Pave Sphere ($75) charms

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.

Left Picture: 14k Nested Teardrop Necklace ($1,090)
Right Picture: Sethi Couture True Romance Diamond Studs ($2,000)

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.

Left Picture: Halcyon Stud Earrings ($45), Twinkling Thistle Necklace ($120)
Right Picture: Estate Nine Diamond Band ($1,200), Estate Leo Diamond Band ($1,200)

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!

Left Picture: Sethi Couture Mahogany Diamond Ring ($4,800), Art Deco Multi-Color Diamond Band ($2,700)
Right Picture: Two-Tone 18k Yellow Diamond Halo Ring ($4,652)

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.

WinterLemon Wellness Necklaces ($49)

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.

Left Picture: WinterLemon Wellness Gemstone bracelets (starting at $28)
Right Picture: Side-by-Side Necklace ($49), Linked Love Necklace ($65)

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!*

*excludes clearance items

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Cupid’s Arrow Never Misses- the 2019 Pandora Valentine’s Day Collection

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! The new Pandora Valentine’s Day collection has arrived and features a fun mix of new colors, textures, and innovations. This year’s collection has some unique new focuses- the path to love, asymmetric hearts, cupid and his arrow, and being LOVED. Read on for our review of all the new products!

Charmed Love

The charms in this year’s Pandora Valentine’s Day Collection really stand out in bright two-tone silver and Pandora Shine, soft pinks, and fuchsias.

For Pandora Rose lovers, there is a beautiful new light pink enamel and Pandora Rose two-tone charm that really stands out. We also love the new Loved Heart clip for two-tone silver and Pandora Rose bracelets! If you are enamored of the new Pandora Shine finish, you are in luck as well! Both the LOVED and cupid themed charms are accented with the bright gold of Pandora Shine. We particularly love the Arrow of Cupid Shine charm- it looks great on the choker!

Path to Love Pandora Rose charm ($60) and Loved Heart clips ($45 each)
shine charms- pandora valentine's day
Cupid & You ($65) and Arrow of Cupid ($55) charms

We also love the new whimsical Love Dice and Love Notes charms. Letting the bright sterling silver take center stage, they are a great choice for the collector who wants just a touch of color on their bracelet.

love dice pandora valentine's day 2019
Love Dice Charm ($50), featuring a different letter on each side of the die
Love Notes Charm pandora valentine's day 2019
Love Notes charm ($55)- flip the pages to read I ‚̧ԳŹ U!

For those who want to embrace the colors of the season, the reds and fuchsias of the Asymmetric Hearts charms offer stylish choices studded in sparkling CZs or accented with bright enamel.

asymmetric hearts pandora valentine's day
Asymmetric Hearts of Love Charm ($80) styled with Galaxy Spacers ($40) and Cerise Radiant Hearts Charm ($80) on Open Bangle ($80), Asymmetric Heart of Love Dangle Charm ($55) on Red Leather Bracelet ($45)
Asymmetric Hearts Charms
Fine details on Asymmetric Hearts of Love charm ($80) and Asymmetric Hearts of Love Clip ($50)

Other charms in the Pandora Valentine’s Day collection in silver and include the Sparkling Arrow & Heart charm ($55) and all silver Path to Love charm ($35).

charms pandora valentine's day 2019
Pandora Valentine’s Day Collection charms in silver and Pandora Rose
top row (L-R): Asymmetric Hearts of Love, Sparkling Arrow & Heart, Love Dice, Path to Love
bottom row (L-R): Asymmetric Hearts of Love Clip, Loved Heart Clip, Path to Love Rose Charm, Asymmetric Heart of Love Dangle Charm, and Love Notes Charm

Additional charms in the two-tone Pandora Shine and sterling silver include Loved Script charm ($65).

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Pandora Valentine’s Day Collection charms in silver and Pandora Shine (L-R) Cupid and You, Arrow of Cupid, Loved Script

For the Jewelry Lover

In addition to this year’s fantastic charm selections, there are are some exciting new jewelry pieces. We love the new Sparkling Arrow collection- especially that amazing ring!

sparkling arrow pandora valentine's day 2019
Sparkling Arrow Necklace ($75), Sparkling Arrow Ring ($75), Sparkling Arrow Earrings ($50)
rings pandora valentine's day 2019
Sparkling Arrow Ring and Loved Script Ring ($65)

The Loved Script pieces in two-tone sterling silver and Pandora Shine are also fun new additions. The necklace makes a stunning layering piece. We are tempted to buy this one for ourselves- you need to love yourself, too! ūü•į

loved script pandora valentine's day 2019
Loved Script bracelet ($90)
Loved Script Necklace ($100) and Asymmetric Hearts of Love Large Hoop Earrings ($65)

Other jewelry items include the You are Loved Heart Padlock bracelet ($75), which can be used for charms, the Small Heart of Love Hoop Earrings ($55), the Asymmetric Hearts Earrings ($50) and necklace ($75), and the Medallion of Love Ring ($55).

bracelets pandora valentine's day 2019
Loved Script bracelet and You are Loved Heart Padlock bracelet
earrings pandora valentine's day 2019
Sparkling Arrow Earrings, Asymmetric Hearts of Love Hoops, Asymmetric Hearts of Love Earrings
necklaces pandora valentine's day 2019
Sparkling Arrow necklace, Love Script necklace, Asymmetric Hearts of Love necklace
rings pandora valentine's day 2019
Sparkling Arrow ring, Love Script ring, Medallion of Love ring

For the Love of Minnie

The Pandora Valentine’s Day collection also includes a mini Minnie-themed collection from Pandora Disney!

The new additions include a bracelet with a Minnie portrait clasp- a great way to wear all of your Disney charms! We love the Minnie and Mickey With Love charm with its bright fuchsia enamel background. The Minnie’s Polka Dots pendant is also adorable!

New Shimmering Minnie Portrait bracelet ($100) with Minnie & Mickey With Love charm ($75) and Minnie’s Polka Dots pendant ($50)
disney pandora valentine's day 2019
Sparkling Minnie Portrait bracelet, Minnie’s Polka Dots pendant, Minnie & Mickey With Love Charm

Get Gifting with Limited Edition Sets

As always, Pandora has released some great value sets with their Valentine’s Day collection. The beauty of their gift sets is that you get all the pieces you need to start your set at a lower price than the items would be individually!

This year’s bracelet gift set includes the new two-tone silver and Pandora Rose Path to Love charm, a Pandora Rose heart clasp bracelet, and two Shining Path clips. It is packaged in a beautiful light pink travel jewelry box- great for storing all of your Pandora treasures!

fun in love gift set
Fun in Love Gift Set offered at $199, representing $56 in savings

The jewelry gift set this year includes the Asymmetric Hearts of Love stud earrings and necklace. The necklace is adjustable in length, making it perfect for any outfit!

shape of love jewelry set
Shape of Love Jewelry Set offered for $115, representing a savings of $10

There is also a Limited Edition collector’s charm this year, the Arrow of Love charm ($80). This charm is shaped to look like a heart pierced by cupid’s arrow. Open the locket-style charm to let the arrow dangle down and reveal a secret message inside!

Arrow of Love Limited Edition charm

This year’s Pandora Valentine’s Day collection also introduces the 2019 Club Charm and a new Pandora Friend. The club charm is the first two-tone silver and Pandora Rose addition to the club collection. Shaped like a treasure chest, it opens to reveal the message “Be Yourself.” As always, the club charm has a 0.1ct diamond.

Our newest Pandora Friend is Rob Bot, faithful boyfriend to everyone’s favorite robot, Bella Bot! Rob Bot is ready for Valentine’s Day in his finest formal attire with a rose in his hand.

pandora 2019 club charm
Pandora 2019 Club Charm ($90)
rob bot
Rob Bot ($65)

We hope you have enjoyed our overview of this year’s Pandora Valentine’s Day collection and found some fun new items to add to your wish list! Did you find something you need to have? Send us an email or give us a call at 610-691-2270 and we can check our stock and hold it for you!

We can also ship any item for you and offer free shipping in the continental US for orders over $50.

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Make Your Gift Count Twice – Shop for a Cause Holiday Open House, December 8th

Finish off your holiday shopping this Saturday, December 8th, at our Holiday Open House! ¬†A portion of the day’s proceeds will go back to support local charity The Chemo Bag. ¬†Can’t make it to the store on Saturday? ¬†Don’t worry- you can still shop our online store for the same discounts and free gifts on all available online items!

In addition to sweet treats and holiday cheer, we will be offering a lot of amazing specials! We will be holding four raffles, including a sterling Lori Bonn ring, gift bag filled with goodies, Lat & Lo Bethlehem Coordinates Bar Necklace, and set of 4 Bethlehem Map prints:

We will also have discounts throughout the store, including 20% off fine jewelry, 20% off Julie Vos, 30% off Alex and Ani, and 75% off Lori Bonn.  For online shoppers, you can use code FINEOPEN for the Fine Jewelry discount and JULIEOPEN for the Julie Vos discount.  Alex and Ani is only available for sale in-store.

We will also be giving away free gifts with a lot of our brands!  Get a free XO charm with your Waxing Poetic purchase (coupon code WPOPEN), free mini bottle of matches with your Talisman Collection candle purchase (coupon code MATCHES), free WinterLemon gemstone bracelet with your WinterLemon purchase (code GEMS), free Sorrelli earrings with your Sorrelli purchase of $75 or more (code SPARKLE), free Limited Edition bangle with your Pandora purchase of $125 or more (in-store only), free Brighton jewelry box with your Brighton purchase of $50 or more (in-store only), free mercury glass votive with your purchase of $10 or more upstairs in Haven (in-store only), free $18 Thortiuda chime with purchase of pendant and chain (in-store only), and free tote bag with your Alex and Ani purchase of $50 or more (in-store only)!*

*while supplies last

About The Chemo Bag

The CHEMO Bag Inc. is committed to providing gift bags filled with items to provide comfort to the men and women in the Lehigh Valley undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

Versant is a drop-off location for the Chemo Bag.  You can stop by any time during our business hours with your donations.  Donation examples include comforting things such as healing lip balm, journals, knitted hats, puzzle books, thick soft socks, and many other items.

Go to thechemobag.org for a full list of accepted items.

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The Versant 12 Days of Christmas- Our Top 12 Gifts to Bring Joy this Holiday

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-

Freida Rothman Two-Tone Star Raindrop Wide Hinged Bracelet ($585) styled with Julie Vos Medici Gold Bangle ($85), Labradorite and Mother of Pearl Milano 6-Stone Bangle ($85); Julie Vos Caspian Two-Tone Cuff ($245)

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-

Pandora Wintry Holiday Open Bangle Gift Set (Includes bangle and Pavé Sphere charm- $129) finished with two Galaxy spacers ($40/each) and two Pavé Lights Clear charms ($70/each). Worn with Pandora Sparkling Strand bracelet ($50)

#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-

Gabriel & Co White Sapphire Star of Bethlehem Delicate Cuff ($225) and Katie Loxton Be Brilliant Sterling Chain Bracelet ($65); WinterLemon Oxidized Sterling Silver and Diamond Stella Hoop ($199) and Stud ($99) Earrings

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!

Katie Loxton Florrie Bag in Black, Mulberry, Charcoal, and Stone ($62)

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!

Brighton Love Lockets- starting at $52

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.

Pandora Floating Lockets- starting at $65 for locket, $10 for petite charms

#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!

Small Be the Light ($52) and Found Again Starburst ($55) on 28″ Bright Silver Ensemble ($106), Dark Halo ($69) and Stardancer ($53) on 28″ Hematite Ensemble ($106)

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!

Pandora Glacial Beauty Drop Earrings ($90) and Lunar Light Stud earrings ($50); North Star Sterling Ring with Diamond ($165)

#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.

Richard Madden and Jeremy Renner wearing their Pyrrha talismans ; New Beginnings Sterling Talisman ($154)

The Fatherhood talisman is a particularly meaningful gift for the new dad!

Crossed Daggers ($194) and Cross ($174) Bronze Talismans; Fatherhood Sterling Talisman ($173)

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.

Men’s Collection Wellness Bracelets (from $24)

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!

Ti Sento Milano Rose Necklace with Pink Cabochon ($139) and Double Drop Rose Necklace ($139); Rose Gold, Diamond, & Morganite Ring ($1534), White Gold & Diamond Leaf Ring ($570)

Pandora Rose reimagines some of our favorite charms and jewelry in the rose gold tone.  We love the new Pandora Rose open bangle!

Pandora Rose Open Bangle ($200), Vintage Allure Earrings ($100), Essence Bracelet & Charms

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!

Soft knit scarves and other cold-weather accessories (starting at $24)

We love our coat/cardigan hybrids! Densely woven, they are well insulated and really keep out the chill.

Collared Basic Coat-igan ($84)

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!

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Shop Local, Support Local with Our Exclusive Black Friday Weekend Specials

Shop small with us this Black Friday weekend and enjoy exclusive discounts as our thank you to our customers for supporting their local small businesses!

All weekend long, we will have:

  • 20% off entire store, excluding Brighton
  • 25% off all Pandora jewelry
  • 30% off all Alex and Ani jewelry
  • Free jewelry box with Brighton purchase of $50 or more

In addition to our weekend-long specials, on Small Business Saturday will have:

  • Free Pandora card holder with Pandora purchase of $125 or more
  • Free Alex and Ani tote bag with Alex and Ani purchase of $50 or more

On Cyber Monday, we will be offering 20% off our website with coupon code MONDAY2018, excluding Sale items, Gift Certificates, and Pyrrha jewelry.  We always offer free shipping on jewelry purchases $50 or more and you can opt to pick up your online purchase (wrapped and ready!) in store if you prefer.

 

Take a break from the chaos of big-store holiday shopping!  We will have fresh cookies, friendly staff, and a relaxed environment to help you enjoy the start of the Christmas season.

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Sparkle All the Way- The Pandora 2018 Holiday Collection Has Arrived

The holiday season is drawing near and it is our favorite time of the year- the release of the Pandora winter collections!  This year has some gorgeous new jewelry additions, heartwarming charms, and tons of fun for the Disney lover.  Check out our review of all the new pieces below!

Have Yourself a Charming Little Christmas

This year’s holiday collection includes charms for a wide range of tastes and budgets. ¬†The charms and jewelry fall into two main themes: Christmas in Space, offering whimsical celestial-themed pieces and bringing the sparkle with dazzling baguette cuts, and the Traditional Christmas charms we all love.

For the sparkle lover, the charms of the Christmas in Space collection mimic shards of ice with baguette cut cubic zirconia in scattered formations.  We love the new chiseled elegance charms ($75) and Ice Sculpture spacers ($45), both available in clear or midnight blue.

Two of our other favorite charms, the Dazzling Wishes ($65) dangle and Pav√© Sphere button-style charm ($75) are available both by themselves and in some of gift set offerings this year. ¬†The Dazzling Wishes charm, depicting a firework bursting in the sky, is engraved with “The Best is Yet to Come” on the reverse and makes a great pairing with the Dazzling Fireworks charm ($65). ¬†In keeping with the icy theme, the Ice Carving dangle ($55) is engraved with “You Melt My Heart” with an overhanging icy wreath.

Two well-received styles have been updated with new colors- the Sparkling Love heart charm ($75), which made its debut in the fall, is now available in midnight blue and the Dazzling Snowflake ($90) now comes in Cerise red as well.

The more whimsical part of the Christmas in Space theme celebrates the arrival of some new Pandora Friends.  Bella Bot, now also available in the Pandora Shine finish ($100), is joined by her faithful companion Bobby Bot ($60).  We love his moveable flap ears!

Cosmo Tommy ($75) has also joined the Pandora Friends, adding a touch of adventure to this collectible bunch.  The Planet of Love charm ($55) is a limited edition piece only available during this holiday season.

For those days when the reindeers need a break, Santa can be seen cruising about in his rocket ship in the Santa in Space charm ($50).  The String of Beads dangle charm ($50) is part of the Purely Pandora collection, but also fits well with these fun planetary additions.

In addition to the Ice Sculpture spacers, two new clips, the Beaded Brilliance ($45) in silver and Ice Formation ($55) in Pandora rose, have been added to the collection.  The Personal Galaxy safety chain ($65) helps ensure that your bracelet is secure while you look up at the stars.

The Traditional Christmas charms this year focus on warmth and family and are accented with a beautiful berry red and white enamel.  We love the new Christmas Train charm ($75)- it comes in two connected parts!

Another one of our favorites this year is the Warm Cocoa charm ($45)- how adorable is the candy cane sticking out of the whipped cream! ¬†Take a close look at the Christmas Bear charm ($45) to see Pandora’s intense detail- he is holding the same cup of warm cocoa in his hand. ¬†We also love the Merry Christmas charm ($40) as a way to celebrate the season for those who have a more neutral-colored bracelet.

Another staff favorite this year is the Cozy Christmas House dangle charm ($55).  From the front it is a festive red house.  Turn it around to take a peek inside the home at all of the Christmas decorations.

Rounding out the Traditional Christmas charms are the Happy Reindeer in Pandora Rose ($65), Nutcracker Dangle ($65)- great for ballerinas!- and the Perfect Christmas dangle ($55) that states “It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s gathered around it.”

In addition to the sterling silver and Pandora Rose charms, two new 14k yellow gold charms have been added in this year’s holiday collection.

The Heart of Luxury clip ($450) has beautiful pav√© accents and a cut-out heart at the center. ¬†The Glowing with Love charm ($350) features cut-out hearts with the word “Love” in script at the center.

Deck Your Neck (and Ears and Fingers!)

Like this year’s charms, the holiday collection jewelry can be grouped in two main themes:¬†Purely Pandora, focusing on a minimalist look in smooth silver, and Luminous Ice, featuring the same baguette-cut CZs that added an icy look to many of the charms.

We love the simple aesthetic of the Purely Pandora pieces.  The Contemporary Pearl necklace ($90) and Hoop Earrings ($90) would make a great set for the girl who likes a streamlined look that focuses on the beauty of shining sterling.

The Luminous Ice pieces are perfect for the girl who likes a little sparkle in her life. ¬†The Glacial Beauty Drop earrings ($90) are gorgeous in person and show off the on-trend forward facing hoop style. ¬†The Shards of Sparkle necklace ($125) is a beautiful companion piece that would make anyone’s holiday merry and bright.

The necklaces category also sees the addition of a new Cross Pendant ($60) with a sparkling tapered bale and an engraved necklace with the script engraving “Blessed” ($75).

The Purely Pandora collection also includes an innovative new Y-necklace, String of Beads ($75) with an adjustable length and movable beads. ¬†The Contemporary Pearls necklace in Pandora Rose ($225) is another beautiful selection for someone whose style leans more towards the simple and classic. ¬†For someone who likes a more sentimental gift, the Moon and Stars necklace ($115) is a wonderful choice- emblazoned with sparkling stars, it opens to reveal the message “Love you to the moon and back.”

 

The Luminous Ice pendants, available in silver ($65) and Pandora Rose ($75), offer a petite flash of sparkle.

The Luminous Ice collection also includes a beautiful interpretation in the rings available in both the sterling silver ($75) and Pandora Rose ($100) finishes.

The Glacial Beauty ring ($100) is a new stackable design that complements the Luminous Ice collection with a row of baguette cut CZ stones.

 

Other additions to the ring collection include the Contemporary Pearl ring in Pandora Rose ($90), String of Beads Ring ($50), Contemporary Pearl cuff ring ($65), and Shards of Sparkle ring ($75).

Some of our favorite pieces in this year’s holiday jewelry are in the earrings category. ¬†We love the Lunar Light stud earrings ($50) and Luminous Ice stud earrings ($60) for a touch of everyday sparkle. ¬†The Glacial Beauty drop earrings are a gorgeous statement piece ($90).

From the Purely Pandora collection, the Contemporary Pearl Hoops in silver ($90) and Pandora Rose ($115) add a modern twist to an old standard.  The Classic Beads stud earrings ($45) and String of Beads hoop earrings ($50) continue the smooth beaded design.  One of the most innovative earring designs is the String of Beads dangle earrings ($65), which can be pulled to change the length of the dangling beads.

Pandora has also added two new sliding bracelet designs this year.  The String of Beads bracelet from the Purely Pandora collection ($65) features graduated beads in bright sterling silver.  The Glacial Beauty sliding bracelet ($100) is a stunning sparkling piece with scattered baguette cut CZs.

The open bangle also has a new design for Disney lovers- the end caps are cute Mickey and Minnie portraits ($125).

Mickey Clause is Coming to Town

This year’s Disney additions focus on classic Mickey and holiday celebrations. ¬†There are also some new charms to showcase the Mary Poppins Returns movie coming out this year!

Mickey and Minnie’s sparkling portraits are now available as clips ($90), which look great as stationary pieces on a bangle or leather bracelet. ¬†The Steamboat Willie ($65) portrait charm is part of the celebration of Mickey’s origins and the Sorcerer Mickey ($65) dangle charm honors one of his most famous roles. ¬†We love that this year’s Disney additions include some overtly Christmas beads, including the Santa Mickey charm ($65), Santa Mickey’s Candy Cane dangle ($65), and Santa Mickey & Gift Bag dangle ($65).

Disney has also expanded into the Essence collection with the two-tone silver and Pandora Rose Mickey and Minnie portrait charms ($50).

This year’s Limited Edition charm ($100) celebrates Mickey’s 90th birthday. Packaged in a special box, it shows mickey leaning against a golden “90”- he looks good for his age!

For those anxiously awaiting the new Mary Poppins movie, these three charms are a delight! We love Mary Poppins’ bag ($50), which is covered in flowers and bears her name on the bottom. ¬†The Mary Poppins Silhouette charm is distinctive in bright enamel colors ($65) and the Umbrella dangle ($70) focuses on one of her iconic symbols.

We also love the new Mickey and Minnie nesting rings! The sparkling Minnie silhouette and bow ($65) fits above the Minnie silhouette ($50).

Sometimes the Best Things Come Already Packaged

One of the highlights of the Pandora holiday collection is always their beautiful gift sets. ¬†This year’s additions include two bracelet gift sets, a jewelry gift set, and this year’s Limited Edition 2018 charm.

The Luminous Ice jewelry gift set ($140) includes the Luminous Ice pendant and earrings and a 45cm sterling silver chain, for a savings of $25.

The Dazzling Wishes gift set includes the Pandora Smooth bracelet, Dazzling Wishes dangle charm, and two Shining Elegance clips.  At $179 it offers a savings of $66.

The set is presented in a beautiful white leatherette travel box with room for your bracelet, earrings, and necklaces.

Our favorite set is the Wintry Holiday Open Bangle set, which includes the open bangle and the new Pavé Sphere charm.  At $129 it offers a savings of $26.

We love the look of the set finished off with two galaxy spacers and pavé lights charms!

Following last year’s collaboration, this year’s Limited Edition charm is also presented in conjunction with the New York Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes. ¬†The charm is decorated with glistening white enamel and a small star and moon dangle at the top. ¬†It is presented in a larger replica of the ornament that you can hang on your tree!

We love the sparkle of this year’s holiday charms and jewelry. ¬†Stop by Versant to see all of the new pieces in person!

 

 

 

Gift Guides, Helpful Hints, Holiday

It’s Your Time to Shine- Our 10 Favorite Gifts for Grads

It’s graduation party season! Hats off to the new graduates for all of their hard work and achievements. ūüéď ¬†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.

Compass Rose with Sapphires $220, 14k Compass Rose Stud Earrings $75

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.

You can find our Compass Rose collection here.

Symbols of Success

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.

Star of Bethlehem Sterling Talisman with Oxidized Chain ($69), Dragonfly Large Sterling Talisman ($85), Snake Antique Book Talisman ($69), Going Places and Explore Dream Discover Talisman ($65)

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.

Lapis Wellness Necklace, Pyrite Wellness Necklace, Tiger’s Eye Wellness Necklace, Aventurine Wellness Necklace (all $49)

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.

Essence Open Bangle ($65) with Dedication ($55), Strength ($45), and Strength ($60) charms. Pandora Moments Bangle ($65) with Dreamcatcher ($50), Light Blue Petite Facets ($50 each), Pave Lights ($70 each), and Ribbed Clips ($30 each)

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.

Find out more about the Pandora brand here.

Reach for the Stars

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.

Polaris Star Necklace ($175), Rose Gold Vermeil Star of Bethlehem Necklace ($99), Soleil Sunburst Necklace ($175)

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.

Andromeda Star & Moon Necklace ($320), Diamond Starburst Compass Necklace ($115), Black Spinel Moravian Star Silhouette Necklace ($115), Lyra Star Necklace ($205)

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!

Cometa Tassel Necklace ($275), Pink Sapphire Long Tassel Necklace ($149)

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!

You can explore our Thortiuda collection here.

Make Her Shine

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.

Yellow Gold and Diamond Clover Necklace ($350), White Gold and Diamond Starburst Necklace ($539), Delicate Rose Gold Necklace with Single Diamond ($380), Diamond Stud Earrings ($450), Rose Gold Pave Diamond Stud Earrings ($425)

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.

You can explore more of our fine jewelry here.

Remind Her of Home

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!

Pardee Hall Framed

Lafayette College 8×10″ Print ($12 unframed)

 

Comenius Hall

Moravian College Comenius Hall 8×10″ Print ($12 unframed)

 

Lehigh University Bird’s Eye View 8×10″ Print ($12 unframed)

You can explore more of our local art here.

 

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.

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Top 10 Picks to Make Mom Sparkle

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.

Fierce Talisman Necklace ($65), Devoted Talisman Necklace with Garnet ($69), Crown Talisman Necklace with Moonstone ($69)

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!

Foundation Tree of Life 7 oz. Candle ($16)

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.

Charm Her

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.

 

WinterLemon Wellness Collection Gemstone Bracelets (starting at $16)

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.

Bee Necklace ($168), Loire Pearl Station Necklace ($225), Loire Aqua Pendant Necklace ($185), Loire Aqua Station Necklace ($225), Valencia Reversible Coin Necklace ($265)

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!

Milano 6-stone Bangle ($85-$125)

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!

Clara Chandelier Earrings ($165)

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.

Memory Keeper

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.

Smooth Heart Locket ($125) with Initial ($10), Birthstone ($20) and Family ($10) petite charms.

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.

Heart Key Locket ($140), Sparkling Medium Locket ($140), Petite Charms starting at $10

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.

POP Diamond Bracelet ($250)

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.

Large Silver Thortiuda Pendant with CZ Accents ($209), Colored Chimes ($18 each), Crystal Encrusted Chimes ($59)

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.

Flower Ballerina 8×10″ Art Prints ($12 each unframed)

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.

West Bethlehem Bird’s Eye Map ($15 unframed)

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!