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12 Jewelry Trends for 2016: Asymmetrical Jewels

Cool off-kilter styles showcasing lovely compilations of little stones are trending this year

The annual list of 12 Jewelry Trends for 2016 serves as a guideline for store purchases in the new year, highlighting pieces and materials trending now, based on the clothing, color, red carpet, and real-life influences at work in the market. Asymmetrical jewels are the sixth trend on the list. Here are six new styles for retailers to consider stocking.

Asymmetry. From mismatched earrings to trails of tiny stones to modern cluster styles, asymmetry is one of jewelry’s coolest trends. Asymmetrical looks appeal to youth through their message of individuality and reflect super-creative uses of minimalist materials.

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Barnacle earrings in sterling silver, $125; Casey Sharpe
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Nightingale ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,550; Jade Trau

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Gravity earrings in 14k yellow gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. champagne and colorless diamonds, $2,090; Xiao Wang

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Bangle bracelet in 14k and 18k gold with 1.56 cts. t.w. white topaz, $2,690; Lauren Chisholm

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Rafa cluster ring in 14k rose and white gold with 3.8 cts. t.w. morganite (center stone) and diamonds, $49,995; Julez Bryant

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Necklace in 18k gold with 19.29 cts. fancy-cut, cabochon-cut, natural-color brown, and raw cube-shape diamonds, $71,720; Todd Reed

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