12 Jewelry Trends for 2016: Fancy-Cut Gemstone Jewels

Fancy stone cuts are bringing a new level of fun to jewelry design

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. Fancy stone cuts are the eighth trend on the list. Here are five new pieces for retailers to consider stocking.

Fancy cuts. These are particularly evident in the modern cluster styles from designers such as Ilana Ariel and Ruth Tomlinson and are also making for chic entry-level engagement rings from Jennie Kwon, among other artists.


Cuff in sterling silver with 13.35 cts. t.w. emerald-cut canary-color rock crystal quartz, $650; Judith Ripka


Necklace in 14k white gold with 3.15 ct. t.w. kite-cut aquamarine and 0.12 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,730; Artistry


Ring in 14k gold ring with a triangular fantasy-cut golden beryl, a black Tahitian pearl, and 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,270; Zhulia

Earrings in 18k gold with 10.15 cts. t.w. marquise-cut peridots, 1.63 cts. t.w. fancy-cut aquamarines, and 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,700; Suzy Landa


Bracelet in platinum with 9.26 cts. t.w. fancy-cut diamonds, $64,000; Gem Platinum

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