12 Jewelry Trends for 2015: Ear Climbers

The annual list of 12 Jewelry Trends for 2015 aims to serve 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. Ear climbers are the seventh trend on the list. Here are four new options for retailers to consider stocking.

Ear climbers. Comet-inspired styles that seemingly creep up the ear made a splash in many collections last year (along with front-to-backs and jackets), and they’re not going anywhere in 2015. If anything, their presence will mushroom, considering that volume makers like World Trade Jewelers are creating many affordable versions, while the trend-setting designer set continues making higher-end, aspirational looks. Climbers are often stud or stud-and-hook combination pieces that snake up the ear lobe, and shoppers young and old love them for their modern, funky aesthetic.

Ear climber in silver by Delphine Leymarie

Amour Heartbeat ear climber in sterling silver, $195 apiece; Delphine Leymarie

Ear climber in 14k gold with turquoise by Zoe Chicco

Single ear climber in 14k gold with bezel-set Sleeping Beauty turquoise, $460; Zoë Chicco

Ear climber in 14k gold with diamonds by Shy Creation

Ear climber in 14k gold with 0.41 ct. t.w. diamonds, $980 apiece; Shy Creation

Ear climber in 18k gold with black rhodium by Jack Vartanian

Edgy Comet earring in 18k gold with black rhodium, $1,900 for the pair; Jack Vartanian

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