12 Jewelry Trends: Gold Layering Jewelry

The price of gold is making it more appealing to designers and consumers alike

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. Gold layering pieces are the fourth trend on the list. Here are 10 new pieces for retailers to consider stocking.

Gold layering pieces. The price of gold is luring more artists away from silver and back to the warmer metal. There are some looks—delicate charm bracelets and dainty pendant necklaces—that just translate better in gold, and when prices are more reasonable, who wouldn’t prefer to make a layered statement in a richer metal?


Necklace in 18k gold vermeil with aqua-color CZ, $149; Genevive


Pendant necklace in 14k gold with 0.04 ct. t.w. diamonds, $437.50; Jane Basch


Bee Symbol Talisman necklace in 14k gold, $526; Pyrrha


Emperatriz bracelet in 18k yellow gold with a diamond accent, $2,150; Carrera y Carrera


Pia and Isabella necklaces in 20k peach gold with rubies, yellow sapphires, and African opal beads, $2,800–$4,800; Reinstein Ross


Band in 14k Honey Gold with 0.49 ct. t.w. Chocolate and Vanilla diamonds, $3,437; Le Vian


Carina Cluster pendant necklace in 14k rose gold with 0.75 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,900; Jade Trau


Flower Unit necklace in 18k gold with 1.2 cts. t.w. sapphires, $5,900; Konstantino


Amanda Almond necklace in 24k gold with medium chain and toggle, $8,800; Lika Behar


Small Cross Rosary set in 20k gold with 0.8 ct. t.w. black onyx, 0.25 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, and 0.1 ct. t.w. black diamonds, $11,000; Buddha Mama

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