Feeling a Little Off-Kilter

Jewelry design this season feels slightly … off kilter. Stones aren’t set “just so,” and links just might not match. But the effect is less chaotic than it is refreshing. Thanks in part to the preciousness of the product, these off-balance designs never feel messy. In fact, given fashion’s recent penchant for asymmetry in details such as hemlines, the style is suitable and smart.

The slightly skewed designs shown here are aimed at consumers who aren’t afraid to venture into fresh fashion territory. Retailers looking to market these quirky pieces must appreciate their expressive quality and be open to innovative concepts in fine jewelry.