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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.

Fly Away with the Pandora Garden Collection- New Spring Arrivals

Blossoms and butterflies, bright blues and romantic rose hues- the Pandora Garden collection is here! The spring collection always evokes the sunny days to come with its whimsical nature-related pieces. This year’s spring collection has four main themes- Wings to Fly, Lucky Styles, Matte Brilliance, and Blossoming Styles. There are also a few new Disney pieces that were released! Read on for our full review of the Pandora Garden charms and jewelry.

A Charmed Garden

New Butterfly Wing charm ($50) and Butterfly Outlines earrings ($65)

One of the main themes of this year’s spring collection is butterflies.

All jewelry categories got some beautiful new winged editions- some a literal take on the butterfly image and others, like the Butterfly Wing charm, an abstract use of the butterfly outline.

We love the use of enamel in this year’s butterfly-themed pieces. Not only do we have the usual soft pinks and vibrant blues- there are some new pieces that mix in emerald greens and marigold yellows in a fun new way!

Decorative Butterflies Pandora Shine earrings ($75), Dazzling Pink Butterfly necklace ($100), Classic Flower Arrangement charm ($55) on the new Sliding Bangle bracelet ($65)
The new Decorative Butterfly statement charm ($80) surrounded by Butterfly Wing charms on the open bangle.

We think the new Decorative Butterfly statement charm makes a great centerpiece to a spring themed bracelet. We also love the way the spring pinks and cobalt blue colors are complemented by the bright gold of Pandora Shine!

Rounding out the butterfly charms are the `Dazzling Pink Butterfly ($75), Butterfly Arrangement spacer ($30), Butterfly Glass charm ($50), Butterfly Arrangement clip ($40), and Pink Butterflies charm ($50)
Limited Edition Floral Bella Bot ($75)

You can’t have a magical garden without flowers! The Blossom portion of the Pandora Garden collection features both bright enamel flowers and classic monotone silver styles.

We love the Blue Sparkle Flower charm with its soft blue tones. It goes really well with last year’s Blue Enchanted Pav√© charm.

There is even a new Limited Edition Bella Bot- Floral Bella Bot! She is so charming with her flower crown and moveable butterfly wings!

In the Blossom collection are the Blooming Watering Can ($55), Pink Flower Glass ($50), Flower Color Story ($65), Classic Flower Arrangement ($55), Four-Petal Flower Dangle ($55), Blue Sparkle Flower ($80), Openwork Flower Charm ($30), and Flower Bella Bot ($75)

The last theme in the Pandora Garden silver charms is Lucky Styles, featuring the Four-Leaf clover- all grown up!

The majority of this part of the collections centers around a beautiful bright silver oversized clover.

There are also some more colorful charms that mix emerald greens and light pink for a dazzling effect.

We love the adjustability of the Lucky Four Leaf Clover Y-Style necklace- pull on the bottom leaf to change the length of the bottom chain!

Included in the Clover-themed collection are the Clover Cut-Out charm ($35), Shining Clover Clip in Pandora Shine ($50), Gleaming Clover Heart Charm ($70), Clover & Ladybird Dangle ($55), Dazzling Clover Dangle ($65), and Horseshoe, Clover & Ladybird Dangle ($65)

There are only a few Pandora Rose charm editions this season (but a lot of beautiful jewelry!). The all-Pandora Rose charms include the Rose Gleaming Ladybird Heart charm ($100), Matte Brilliance Heart Charm ($55), and Pink Sparkle Flower charm ($115).

Bon Voyage!

Have any travels planned for this spring? Pandora has a new mini-collection of travel charms!

Celebrate your wanderlust with these fun new pieces. Whether you are backpacking through Europe, setting out on a road trip in your camper van, or just packing your bag for a weekend trip, there is something new for you!

We love this trio of charms celebrating Latin destinations. The bright red enamel on the Spanish fan is so striking in person!

Spanish Fan Dangle ($45), Sparkling Skull ($55), and Love Puerto Rico dangle ($55)
The new travel charms include the Spanish Fan, Pink Headphones dangle ($50), Suitcase dangle ($55), Camper Van ($45), Sparkling Turtle ($50), Sparkling Skull ($55), Brilliant Bicycle ($65), and Adventure Bag ($50)

Spring Jewelry Styles

The Pandora Garden collection includes a lot of fun new earrings, necklaces, and rings- and a new bracelet design!

The new bracelet uses the sliding closure with a hard bangle bracelet. This is a great style for those who like the more natural shape of the oval open bangle but worry about not having a safety closure.

The earrings, rings, and necklaces all follow closely with the Pandora Garden themes of butterflies, blossoms, and lucky clovers.

We love the four-petal blossom styles as a new classic look with a spring twist. Not overly flowery, they pack a good amount of sparkle in a small stud!

New earring arrivals include the Butterfly Outlines earrings ($65), Lucky Four-Leaf Clover earrings ($75), Draped Four-Petal Flower earrings ($60), Four-Petal Flower studs ($55), Radiant Clover studs ($55), Hearts of Pandora Shine hoops ($115), and Decorative Butterfly Shine studs ($75)

Most of the new necklaces keep with the Pandora Garden theme, but there is one notable addition that stands on its own. The Joined Hearts chain necklace has a statement heart link. At 24″ length, it is a great chain to create a layered look with your other Pandora pieces!

Joined Hearts chain ($55), Dazzling & Dancing Butterflies necklace ($100), Lucky Four-Leaf Clover necklace ($90), Dazzling Pink Butterfly necklace ($100), Lucky Four-Leaf Clover pendant ($50)

New Pandora Petite charms for the Floating Lockets have also been released with the spring collection. We love the sparkling green clover!

Pink Butterflies Petite ($20) and Radiant Green Clover ($25)

The new ring additions include classic pieces, like the Four-Petal flower rings, and sparkling garden statements, like the Bedazzling Butterflies ring.

The new stackable Flower Crown ring is a great addition to the Enchanted Crown collection. Like the Enchanted Crown, the Flower Crown rings can be stack back-to-back or intertwined for a two-tone look.

One of our favorite rings this season is the Sparkling Elegance ring released in the Pandora Rose finish- it is so elegant!

Four Petal Flower Ring ($55) and Four Petal Flower Twisted Ring ($65)
Pandora Rose Flower Crown ($100), Silver Flower Crown ($75), Bedazzling Butterflies ($75), Moving Clover ($75), Four Petal Flower ($55), Pandora Rose Sparkling Elegance ($90), Pandora Rose Matte Brilliance Hearts ($65), Bedazzling Butterfly ($65), Dangling Clover ($50), and Four Petal Flower Twisted ($65)

The Rose Garden

Sparkling Elegance Ring ($90), Radiant Teardrop Ring ($125), and Sparkling Elegance Earrings ($65)

We love rose gold tones for spring- they are so soft and romantic! Luckily, there are some gorgeous new jewelry releases in the Pandora Rose finish.

Some of the new Pandora Rose spring pieces are a reimagining of popular silver styles in the Rose finish.

The Sparkling Elegance ring and earrings have both been released in Pandora Rose. We love the simple sparkle of these pieces- they would make great prom accessories!

The majority of the Pandora Rose pieces that were released for spring show off a new finish- Matte Brilliance. Using a velvety new texture, Matte Brilliance tones down the shine of Pandora Rose and brings out the color.

Matte Brilliance Hoop Earrings ($115) and Matte Brilliance Heart studs ($55)
Matte Brilliance Hoop Earrings ($115), Sparkling Elegance earrings ($65), and Matte Brilliance Heart Studs ($55)

One of our absolute favorite pieces in the Pandora Garden collection is the Pandora Rose Ladybird pendant.

We love the soft pink against the Pandora Rose and the touch of sparkle underneath the wings.

This lucky ladybird is ready to fly home with us!

Necklace additions in the Pandora Rose also include a Matte Brilliance Heart pendant and the Joined Hearts chain in the Pandora Rose finish.

Pandora Rose Ladybird pendant ($65)
Matte Brilliance Heart pendant ($65), Ladybird pendant ($65), Joined Hearts necklace ($150)

Pandora Disney

In preparation for the new Timothy Burton directed Dumbo live-action film, two new Disney charms are being released! We love the dangling Dumbo charm with his blue eyes and adorable oversized ears. The back of the Dumbo & Mrs. Jumbo charm has engraved “My Precious Love”

Dumbo & Mrs. Jumbo ($55) and Dumbo dangle charm ($65)

We hope you enjoyed our review of the new spring collection! Stop by Versant to see all of these beautiful new charms in person.

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
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).

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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!

sparkling arrow pandora valentine's day 2019
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! 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).

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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 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!

 

 

 

Trick or Treat Yourself During Our Fall Sale Event!

Stop by Versant between October 25 and 28th and treat yourself to savings and offers on the entire store!  Grab some Halloween candy and a special scratch-off card to reveal savings from 30 to 50% off your entire purchase*.

There will also be a special treat for Pandora lovers- buy two Pandora rings or pairs of earrings and get a third for free!

In addition to our in-store offers, we will have exclusive discounted items at our online store in a special SALE section starting on Thursday.

 

*percentage discount not applicable on Pandora or Brighton brands, gift cards, special orders, or past purchases.

Festival Season is Here! Meet the New Pandora 2018 Summer Collection

The season of sunshine has arrived! ¬†This year’s Pandora Summer mini-collection includes some bright and beautiful new pieces to celebrate the sunny days ahead. ¬†Inspired by summer festivals, this collection is highlighted by trendy feathers, bright colors, and lots of layers.

A Charmed Summer

This year’s summer collection charms are a mixture of rainbow hues, bohemian styles, and whimsical designs. ¬†One of the themes of the collection is “Follow Your Dreams,” which is engraved on both the gorgeous new Dreamcatcher and Compass Rose charms.

The Dreamcatcher makes a standout choice as a new centerpiece on an open bangle!  The new mosaic charms feature rainbow enamel with mother of pearl accents.

Many of the other charms in the collection center around festival days and boardwalk nights.  We love the new Pandora ferris wheel and popcorn charms (studded with little pearl kernels!).  The sunglasses emoji charm is a great way to express your summertime mood.

 

In addition to the rainbow mosaic, there is a new rainbow heart clip, Radiant Hearts of Pandora charm with rainbow halo, and Love charm with rainbow crystals to help you create a color-filled bracelet. ¬†The carved glass heart charm introduced at Valentine’s Day gets two new companions in burnt orange and turquoise blue for a fun pop of bright color. ¬†Also featuring the turquoise color is a new heart-shaped silicon clip. ¬†On the more whimsical side are the new peace sign, Compass Rose, and Burger and Fries (inscribed “Best Friends” on the top!).

You Can Never Have Too Many Bracelets

The Pandora Summer collection has added some versatile new bracelet styles in their leather collection.  Breaking away from the traditional braided leather design, these feature a smooth leather that lets your charms really stand out.

In the new adjustable sliding bracelet, a black and tan leather style has been added.  In the seasonal leather bracelets, a fun sterling button accent adds an on-trend look to the double wrap bracelets, available in orange, blue, tan, and black.  The sparkling strand has also been updated with a seasonal addition featuring rainbow crystals!

Lots of Layers

Some of the biggest additions to the Pandora Summer collection this year are in the necklace category.  Proving that one is never enough, the new necklaces are meant to be layered in different lengths and pendant groupings to get the full festival effect.

We love the new adjustable length black and tan chokers.  They come with the new feather pendant but can also be worn with any Pandora charm- the Dreamcatcher looks amazing on the choker!  The new textured necklace chain is also a great way to show off your unique style.

In the engraved collection, an “I Love You to the Moon and Back” disc necklace has been added. ¬†For those that like to make a personalized collection of pendants, the new charm-catcher style heart necklace is a fun addition. ¬†We love the idea of adding a grouping of birthstones to represent your family!

In addition to the new chains and chokers, there are a variety of fun pendants that arrived with summer. These pendants look great grouped together in a mix of color and texture.  The new fabric tassels, available in turquoise, pink, orange, and black, and horn pendants are a seasonal addition and will only be available through the summer.  The Fan of Love pendant, available, in silver and Pandora Rose, is cut to create a wonderful sparkling effect. The feather pendant, which comes with the choker necklace, is also available on its own.

Other Adornments

Although the earring and ring departments do not have a great number of new additions, what they have added are some very innovative designs.  The Summer Collection sees the introduction of the Pandora ear cuff, worn at the top of the earlobe.  The new chain-style rings give a new texture to your ring stack and look great grouped together.

Other jewelry additions include a hoop earring with feather and turquoise heart dangle that are a great match to the feather pendant, earrings in silver and Pandora Rose to coordinate with the Fan of Love charm and pendant, and new statement rings with smooth black and turquoise cabochon stones.

 

We love the new styles of the Pandora Summer collection! ¬†These fun bursts of color, sparkle, and texture are the perfect accessory to the sunny days ahead. ¬†Stop by Versant to check out all of the new additions in person! We would love to help you restyle your summer bracelet ‚ėÄ

 

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.”

Sterling Silver and 14k Rose Gold Compass Rose, $145

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.