Gold: Outward-Pointing Ear Climbers & More



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Now Ear This

Ear climbers that point outward like comets or creep up the ear like vines are enjoying a popularity that doesn’t appear to be waning anytime soon. ­Catapulted to must-have status by designers like Jack Vartanian, the looks are also being celebrated by indie artists and manufacturers alike. Modern and chic without being overly complicated, the resulting styles are an ideal addition to jewelers’ cases.

Ear climber in 14k white gold with 0.52 ct. t.w. diamonds; $1,115; Shy Creation, Los Angeles; 800-606-1749; shycreation.com Ear climber in 14k white gold with 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds; $399; World Trade Jewelers, NYC; 212-983-0412; worldtradejewelers.com


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Making Faces

Jane Basch takes her business of personalization to a new level with jewelry featuring custom emojis. Retailers are encouraged to throw in-store jewelry design parties and invite clients to sketch their own pieces, which Basch later makes and delivers. We hope you’re fluent in emoticons!

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil emoji necklace in 14k gold, $440, janebasch.com

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