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. Gray jewels are the 11th trend on the list. Here are five new pieces for retailers to consider stocking.
The color gray. Why gray when Pantone’s colors of the year are with pink and blue (aka Rose Quartz and Serenity)? Because the colors of the year indicate the hues that new clothes will be made in, so jewelers should offer complementary shades for consumers to color-block with their attire. Gray—by way of silver, platinum, white gold, and palladium—will easily coordinate as will gray diamonds and milky stones such as moonstone and labradorite, among others. But gray is just one option—there are lots of other fun colors to suggest.
Ring in 18k rose gold vermeil with gray CZ, $99; Genevive
Hoop earrings in silver with carved rock crystal and gray CZ, $255; Angélique de Paris
Necklace in 18k white gold with 10 cts. t.w. natural-color gray diamonds and white South Sea pearls, $1,300; Baggins
Kanya bracelet in sterling silver with South Sea and Tahitian pearls and 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,400; Pérola
Earrings in 18k white gold with 1.09 cts. t.w. gray diamond slices and 0.3 colorless pavé, $5,570; Susan Wheeler Design
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