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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)
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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.

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Love Dice Charm ($50), featuring a different letter on each side of the die
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Love Notes charm ($55)- flip the pages to read I ❤️ 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.

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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).

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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!

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Sparkling Arrow Necklace ($75), Sparkling Arrow Ring ($75), Sparkling Arrow Earrings ($50)
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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! 🥰

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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).

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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
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Sparkling Arrow necklace, Love Script necklace, Asymmetric Hearts of Love necklace
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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)
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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!

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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!

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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.

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Pandora 2019 Club Charm ($90)
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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.

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.

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-

Ti Sento Milano Sparkling Mother of Pearl Hinged Bangle ($299)

Make old treasures new with these gorgeous 14k estate bangles-

14k and Diamond Estate Star Hinged Bangle ($525) and 14k Estate Triple Crossover Hinged Bangle ($600)

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-

Meridien 14k & Diamond Starburst Necklace ($1149) and 14k Diamond Starburst Medallion Necklace ($1375); White Gold & Diamond Starburst Necklace ($539), Small 14k Star of Bethlehem Necklace w/Diamond ($425), Large Open Star of Bethlehem Sterling Necklace ($75)

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-

Lat & Lo Gold Filled Bethlehem Bar Necklace ($66)

#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!

Timeless Colorblock Plum ($30), Miss Pash Burgundy ($27) , Miss One and Only ($29), Ombre Floral Taupe ($30), and Love Peacocks Teal ($27) Scarves

#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-

Rose Gold & Diamond Naja ($240), Indra Diamond Star Necklace ($149), Astrid Diamond Starburst Medallion Necklace ($245), Bella Luna Diamond Moon Necklace ($95), Rose Gold Double Star Necklace; Helios Diamond Starburst Necklace ($175), Cassiopeia Opal Statement Necklace ($498), Polaris Diamond Star Necklace ($175)

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!

New York City 18 x 24″ Map Print ($35)

 

Boston Graphic Black & White Map Print ($15)

#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.

Bellatrix Labradorite & Rose Gold Diamond Star Dainty Bracelet ($125)

#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.

Wish Talisman Necklace ($59), Seraphim Talisman Necklace ($69); Explore, Dream, Discover Talisman Necklace ($65), Oak Tree Talisman Necklace ($85)

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!

Compass Rose Bracelet Top ($42) and Black Cord Bracelet ($40); Rose Gold Two-Tone Compass Rose Necklace ($149), Large Compass Rose Pendant ($159), Compass Rose Necklace with CZ ($132)

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.

Peridot Wellness Necklace, Pearl Wellness Necklace, Moonstone Wellness Necklace, Amazonite Wellness Necklace– all $49

#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.

Rejuvenation Grapefruit & Rosemary Candle, Balance Cedarwood & Sage Candle, Serenity Lavender & Vanilla Candle, Foundation Juniper, Bergamot & Black Pepper Candle, Comfort Ginger & Clove Candle ($16 each)

#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?

White Gold & Diamond Infinity Necklace ($385), Yellow Gold & Diamond Tapered Vertical Bar Necklace ($425), White Gold & Diamond Anchor Necklace ($425), Yellow Gold & Diamond Triangle Necklace ($399)

Chandra Diamond & Labradorite Necklace ($125), Sophia Opal & Diamond Slice Necklace ($125), Persephone Diamond & Moonstone Necklace ($109); Quatrefoil Diamond Necklace ($149), Black Mother of Pearl & Diamond Necklace ($238), Pavé Circle Diamond Necklace ($225)

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.

Gabriel & Co Blue Mother of Pearl Halo Necklace ($288); Blue Sapphire Leaf Bypass Ring ($99)

For a more organic look, use natural gemstones to bring some color into her life.

Antonia Raw Sapphire Necklace ($79), Phoebe Moonstone Necklace ($89), Violet Raw Sapphire Necklace ($75), Sierra Labradorite Necklace ($124), Beatrice Multi-Color Tourmaline Necklace ($89); WinterLemon Gemstone Bracelets, starting at $20

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!

Vervain Mahogany Statement Necklace ($230), Dahlia Mahogany Bracelet ($125), Perfect Harmony Mahogany Drop Earrings ($110)

#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!

Katie Loxton Perfect Pouches, $21 each

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!

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.

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 Pavé 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 pavé 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!

 

 

 

‘Tis the Season to be Sparkly- Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the special someone(s) in your life? Consider that problem solved with our Holiday Gift Guide! We have hand-selected 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 holiday 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.
<For the Classic Beauty
For the Style Trendsetter
For the Sentimentalist
For the Detail Oriented
For the Local Lover
For the Rosy Romantic
For the Entertainer
For the Sparkling Star
For the Gentleman

For the Classic Beauty

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.

 

Mother of Pearl & Sterling Bangle- $299

Milano Green Pendant, $179

 

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.

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Ti Sento Milano Sterling Necklaces- $139-$179

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.

Florrie Day Bag, $69.99

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!

Perfect Pouch, $24

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.

Black Mother of Pearl & White Sapphire Post Earrings

Unlike many fashion jewelry lines that use cubic zirconia for added sparkle, Gabriel & Co uses natural stones, such as white topaz or diamonds.

Sterling Silver Necklaces- $49, $175, $249 (L-R)

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.

Freida Rothmans Necklaces- $495, $195, $250 (L-R)

 

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.

Freida Rothman Bangles- $250, $350, $365 (Top-Bottom), Cocktail Ring $195, Stack of 5 Rings $275

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.

Industrial Finish Large Teardrop Necklace, $550

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.

Julie Vos Stacking Bangles, starting at $40

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.

Milano 6-stone Bangles, starting at $85, Elephant Pearl Bangle $145, Caspian Cuff $245

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.

Caspian Necklace with Labradorite or Mother of Pearl, $165

Julie Vos Coin Pendant Necklace, $165

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.

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Bora Oxidized Silver Freshwater Pearl Necklace, $290

Bora Statement Ring, $290, Smaller Pearl Ring, $245

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.

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Waxing Poetic Charms on Charm Catcher- Initials $44, Bundled by Love Nest $77, Sweet Missive $33, Charm Holder, Sterling Story Catcher $152

The Transformative Dragonfly pendant is a gorgeous statement piece.  This large charm is set with labradorite for a natural iridescence.

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Waxing Poetic Transformative Dragonfly- Charm $130, Chain $132

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.

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Waxing Poetic Bangles with Charms- Brass Bangle $30, Sterling Bangle $77, Charms starting at $24

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Waxing Poetic Charms on Chain- Sweet Missive $33, Celebrate the Journey $88, Moon and Stars $57, Lux Vitae Crystal Charm $75

Many of the Waxing Poetic charms have a message engraved in the back making them reversible and giving them an extra layer of sentiment.

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Waxing Poetic Charms- Reversible “Ever Tied” Charm $55, Kristal Pendant with Brass $59

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.  

Alex and Ani Bangles, starting at $28

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.

Alex and Ani Cuff Bracelets, $42

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!

Limited Edition Gift Sets, starting at $58

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

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Alex and Ani Providence Sterling Pull Chain Bracelets- $68

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.

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Pandora Essence Necklace with Charms- Necklace $80, Loyalty $40, Appreciation $65, Balance $60 (L-R)

Each bead in the Pandora Essence line is associated with a different trait or emotion, such as love, friendship, faith, or confidence.

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Pandora Essence Smooth Bracelet with Charms- Bracelet $60, Faith Charm $65

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Pandora Essence Beaded Bracelet with Charms- Bracelet $60, Peace $50, Faith $40

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.

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Compass Rose Large Pendant Necklace, $159

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.

Compass Rose with Blue Topaz on Love Themed Card, $99

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.”

Compass Rose Pendants, starting at $42, chain separate

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.

Compass Rose Bracelets, starting at $82

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!)

Christo Cuff- Cuff $98, Inserts starting at $20

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.

Thortiuda Pendants- starting at $89, Extra Chimes starting at $14

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!

Beaded Leather Tassel Bag Charm, $42

This bee tassel/keychain in a seaglass blue is another one of our favorites.

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Bee Tassel, $24

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.

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Lat & Lo Bethlehem Bar Necklace and Cuff- Cuff $91 Silver, $97 Gold, Bar $62 Silver, $66 Gold

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.

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Our favorites from WinterLemon’s holiday additions are these beautiful oxidized silver and rose gold celestial themed diamond necklaces.

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WinterLemon Diamond Necklaces, starting at $80

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.

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Stretch Bracelets, starting at $15, Mother of Pearl Oxidized Silver Necklace, $89

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.

WinterLemon Suede Chokers with Diamond Pendants, starting at $89

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.

Star Collection, Closed Sterling Star with Diamond $175, 14k Gold Open Star $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!

Sterling Open Star Necklace, $70

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.

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Brethren’s House Window Print, $12 (frame not included)

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Hill-to-Hill Bridge Vintage Postcard Print, $12

For those who went to college locally, we have prints available for Lafayette, Lehigh, and Moravian as well.

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Lafayette College Vintage Postcard Print, $12

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.

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Rose Gold Plated Sterling necklace, $125

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!

Rose Gold Plated Sterling Bracelets and Katie Loxton Beaded Stretch Bracelets

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!

Pandora Rose rings, starting at $65

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.

Pandora Rose Essence Charms

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.

 

Rose gold and diamond necklaces, starting at $415

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!

Crescent Moon Rose Gold & Diamond Earrings, $850

Rose Gold and Diamond Earrings

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!

Rose Gold and Diamond stacking rings, 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.

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Haven Serving Pieces- Coasters $50, Marble Platter $30, Slate Cheese Board $29

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.

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Greenmarket Purveying Co. Candles- 3 oz. votive $9, 8 oz. candle $16

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.

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Chase & Wonder Mugs, $18

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.

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Officina Bernardi Jewelry- starting at $35

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.

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Officina Bernardi Comet Necklace- $270

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.

Sorrelli Black Onyx Collection Bracelets, starting at $70

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Sorrelli Black Onyx Collection Earrings, $125 and Necklaces, $80 & $150

For the girl who loves warm tones, their Mahogany pieces set in Antique Gold finished metal are stunning as well.

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Sorrelli Mahogany Collection Necklace, $65

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.

Sorrelli Wrap Bracelet, $140

 

There is one gift that outshines any other for the sparkling star- diamonds! Nothing says sparkle like a white diamond set in white gold.

14k Gold and Diamond Necklaces, starting at $385

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!

Sapphire and Diamond White Gold Studs

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.

Diamond Hoop Earrings, $3,375

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.

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Local Map Print- Easton, $15

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Historic Bethlehem Map Print, $15 (frame not included)

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.

Bird’s Eye View Maps, 16×20″ $25, 11×14″ $15

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.

Dandy Lion Screen Printed Tote, $25

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.

Men’s Sterling and Brass Poet Necklaces, starting at $75

Men’s Leather Bracelets, starting at $66

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.

Alex and Ani Men’s Meditating Eye Cuff, $48

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!

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Shop for a Cause- Holiday Open House December 2nd

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Shop for a Cause at our Holiday Open House this Saturday, December 2nd, from 10-5!  In addition to the many specials throughout the store, we will be donating a portion of the day’s profits to local charity The Chemo Bag. Let your holiday gifting help provide gift bags filled with items to comfort the men and women in the Lehigh Valley undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

Promotions

Enjoy light refreshments and take advantage of holiday specials throughout the store including:

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  • Free gift with your Pandora purchase of $125 or more*- gift to be revealed on our Facebook page December 1st!

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  • Free gift with your Alex and Ani purchase of $78 or more*- gift to be revealed on our Facebook page December 1st!

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  • Free votive with purchase upstairs in Haven*

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  • 20% off all Freida Rothman

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  • 20% off Spartina 449 handbags and accessories

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  • Buy 1, get 1 50% off Spartina scarves

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  • Free bracelet with WinterLemon purchase*

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  • Free “Circle of Love” or “XO” charm with purchase of  $100 or more in Waxing Poetic*

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  • Free chime with purchase of Thortiuda pendant & chain

*while supplies last

Raffles

In addition to all of our promotions and sales, we will be holding four raffles for some great gifts to give (or keep for yourself!).  These raffles include:

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A gorgeous necklace from Indulgems made with aqua chalcedony & turquoise set in gold vermeil valued at $248.

A Lat & Lo sterling “Bethlehem, PA” coordinates necklace

A set of three black and white art prints.

And a gift basket valued at over $175!

About The Chemo Bag

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Versant is a drop-off location for The Chemo Bag.  You can drop off donations any time during the year. Accepted donations include:

  • Warm fleecy blanket
  • Knitted hat
  • Travel-size first aid kit
  • Sleep Masks
  • Selection of notecards with pre-stamped envelopes
  • Nail Files
  • Pens
  • Journal
  • Puzzle Books
  • Packets of instant chicken noodle soup
  • Prepaid phone calling or SMS gift card
  • Healthy, all-natural, organic, preservative free treats
  • Crystallized ginger
  • Travel-size hand sanitizer
  • Ornaments
  • Travel-size hand and body creams
  • Gentle toothpaste (Tom’s, Biotine, also their mouthwash)
  • Colloidal oatmeal soap
  • Healing lip balm
  • Mints, lemon drops and gum
  • Peppermint tea
  • Green tea
  • Ginger tea
  • Travel/purse size tissue
  • Bottled water
  • Thick soft socks

Want to learn more about The Chemo Bag?  Check out their website here: http://thechemobag.org Doing some shopping through Amazon this Christmas season?  Use Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ and select The Chemo Bag as your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to The Chemo Bag!  It is easy to set up, adds NO cost to your purchases, and helps to support this wonderful local organization.

Extended Holiday Hours at Versant- Starting December 6

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Versant is operating with extended holiday hours from December 6th through December 25th.  Check the schedule below for store hours in this time period or give us a call at 610-691-2270 for more information.

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Featured Designer: Sorrelli Jewelry

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There is a new designer in town and they have really brought the sparkle!  Our featured designer this month is a new arrival at Versant, Sorrelli Jewelry.  Locally designed in Kutztown, PA, Sorrelli is known for their gorgeous pieces adorned with semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski crystals.

Sorrelli’s Local Beginnings

Sorrelli was founded in the early 1980s by Kutztown University graduate Lisa Oswald.  After moving to New York, Lisa began designing jewelry she could wear to friends’ parties in downtown Manhattan.  She began her jewelry enterprise out of her Brooklyn loft, where she made each piece by hand on her kitchen table.

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At the time, her twin sisters helped with the sales and marketing of Lisa’s creations. The three sisters come from a strong Italian-American heritage; Sorrelli is an appropriation from the Italian word for sisters, sorrel.  In the late 1980s, Lisa and her husband Kermit moved to back to Pennsylvania where they converted and 18th century barn into their jewelry design studio and started a family.

Lisa & Kermit still live in Pennsylvania, and continue to produce the signature designs for which Sorrelli has become known and adored around the world.  Sorrelli remains a family business, with the second generation of Oswalds joining the ranks at the company headquarters in Kutztown, PA.

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Metal silhouettes being made at Sorrelli’s Kutztown, PA Design Studio

The Jewelry

Sorrelli graces the jewelry boxes of celebrities, career women, and jewelry lovers of every background. The Sorrelli devotee ranges in age from her teens to her 90s (and certainly beyond). Any woman who loves a generous helping of glamour and glitter in her life is naturally drawn to the beautiful handcrafted pieces in Sorrelli’s many collections.

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Each piece starts out as a metal silhouette.  The base metal of most designs is brass; each piece is plated in an antique gold-tone, antique silver-tone, bright gold-tone, bright silver-tone, or gunmetal finish.

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Each collection features a unique mixture of semi-precious and synthetic cabochons and crystals.  As a Swarovski® crystallized elements brand partner, Sorrelli uses genuine Swarovski® crystals in the majority of its jewelry. Semi-precious cabochons like desert jasper, reconstructed turquoise, freshwater pearls, and tiger’s eye are also used in their bold, beautiful pieces.

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Lisa Oswald Collection

Within the main collection, Lisa Oswald has her own signature collection that features a more casual, bohemian aesthetic.  These pieces are great to add a touch of sparkle to your everyday look.

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Sorrelli’s Black Onyx holiday collection

Beyond their core collection, Sorrelli designs limited collections featuring unique color combinations to create the perfect palette for every season.  We love this year’s holiday Black Onyx collection!

 

We strive to seek out unique pieces with a local footprint, and Sorrelli is a wonderful addition to our jewelry family.  Stop by to see all of the new pieces in person!

Wrap It Up! Pandora Gift Sets Bring the Sparkle This Holiday

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Wrap up your holiday shopping early with Pandora’s newly released gift sets!  This year’s gift sets feature beautiful additions in the bracelet, charm, and jewelry categories.  All sets come packaged in special limited edition boxes that are gifts on their own.  Check out the many options in our review of all available gift sets below!

Bracelet Sets

Bracelet gift sets are a great go-to present for the bracelet collector or someone starting out on their first Pandora bracelet.  Each set contains all of the essentials needed to begin a bracelet- the bracelet itself, a centerpiece charm, and your clips.  All of the charm bracelet gift sets are packaged in a festive dark green leather jewelry box with black velvet interior.  This beautiful presentation is sure to stun on Christmas morning!

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The Dazzling Snowflake gift set includes a signature Pandora bracelet with pavé crystal clasp, two Shining Path clips, and the new Dazzling Snowflake charm in midnight blue.  This set packs some serious sparkle, and is great for the glam girl in your life.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $280, but the set is priced at $199 for a savings of $81.

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The Snowy Wonderland set is very similar to the Dazzling Snowflake set in that it also includes a signature Pandora bracelet with pavé crystal clasp and two Shining Path clips.  However, instead of the Dazzling Snowflake charm it features the Snowy Wonderland charm.  This winter scene with green enamel trees, blue sky, and an adorable snowman make this a great set for the sentimental girl who loves to celebrate the spirit of the season.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $245, but the set is priced at $179 for a savings of $66.

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The Love You Forever personalized set is a romantic gift celebrating the love between two people.  The set includes a Limited Edition engraved bangle (available only as part of the set), two clear Shining Elegance Clips, the You & Me Forever two-tone dangle charm, your choice of two vintage alphabet charms, and a pair of dazzling droplets stud earrings.  The bangle with three charms and two clips is a beautiful piece that can be considered a finished bracelet! Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $415, but the set is priced at $299 for a savings of $116.

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For the Pandora Rose lover, the Pandora Rose Jewelry gift set has all of the essentials to start a Rose jewelry collection.  Included in the set are the Pandora Rose clasp bangle with the Rose Radiant Hearts charm, a Pandora Rose chain with Rose Classic Elegance pendant, and the new Rose Classic Elegance earrings.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $475, but the set is priced at $379 for a savings of $96. Add a Pandora Rose ring and your rose gold lover will have a piece of rose jewelry from every category!

Jewelry Gift Sets

Not everyone is looking to start a new Pandora bracelet.  Luckily, this year Pandora has introduced a series of gorgeous jewelry gift sets to add some sparkle to the holidays!

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The Classic Elegance gift set is great for the classic girl who is looking for some everyday pieces that will never go out of style.  This set includes the sterling silver Classic Elegance earrings and necklace, pieces with a simple elegance that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.  This set is packaged in a seasonal dark green box. Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $170, but the set is priced at $149 for a savings of $21.

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The Sparkling Elegance gift set includes the popular Sparkling Strand adjustable bracelet, the Sparkling Elegance earrings, and Infinite Love earrings.  This is another great choice for the classic girl who is looking for some understated sparkle this holiday season. This set is packaged in a ceramic keepsake box emblazoned with the motto “Shine Bright.” Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $130, but the set is priced at $99 for a savings of $31.

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For the earring lover who likes a little extra shine, the Sparkle & Shine earring gift set is a wonderful choice.  It includes the Brilliant Legacy, Radiant Teardrops, and Sparkling Elegance earrings- a perfectly matched trio.  This set is also presented in the Shine Bright ceramic keepsake box. Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $180, but the set is priced at $124 for a savings of $56.

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For the earring lover who loves to celebrate the winter season, the Let It Snow earring set reflects her love of ice crystals and sparkling snowflakes.  This set includes the Crystalized Snowflake and Forever PANDORA studs along with the Eternal Elegance drop earrings.  It is also presented in the Shine Bright ceramic keepsake box.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $210, but the set is priced at $149 for a savings of $61.

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For the earring lover who enjoys the romantic glow of rose gold, the Pandora Gold Earring set is is a good choice.  This set includes the Dazzling Droplet, Classic Elegance, and Captured Heart earrings in the Pandora Rose finish.  It is also presented in the Shine Bright ceramic keepsake box.  Individually priced, these pieces would retail for $230, but the set is priced at $179 for a savings of $51.

Limited Edition Charms

Look out collectors, this Holiday season, Pandora has introduced three Limited Edition charms!

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The first of these charms is the Engraved Stocking charm.  Engraved with the year across the top of the stocking, this charm is a special edition of the red enamel stocking charm that will remain a part of the permanent Pandora collection.  Presented in a special dark green box, this is a great charm for the Christmas collector who prefers bright silver to sparkle. This charm retails for $65.

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The next Limited Edition charm is a real treat! This year, Pandora has sponsored the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in their Christmas Spectacular.  To celebrate, the Bright Ornament charm has been released.  This charm has the year engraved on the side and has a bright red enamel with sparkling stones.  The charm is packaged in a beautiful keepsake ornament with similar bright enamel.  The ornament has a strong magnetic closure and opens to reveal a black velvet interior with a spot to hide the charm! The charm with ornament retails for $85.

Finally, this year’s Limited Edition Disney holiday charm is the Mickey & Minnie Love Icons charm.  One side of the charm features a 14k gold Mickey silhouette and the other features a 14k gold Minnie silhouette.  Included with the charm is a free Limited Edition clutch in grey or navy! This charm retails for $125.

 

With their many special value gift sets, Pandora has presented something for everyone on your list! Stop by Versant to see all of these beautiful sets in person.  As always, we truly appreciate all of our customers who choose to shop small with us and support their local community.  ❤️