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FASHION JEWELRY’S SPECIALTY is bringing dreams to life, often for self-purchasing jewelry lovers. This hard-to-define category ranges from affordable costume to precious pieces that all have one distinctive thing in common: There’s a little something special about them.

Jewelry by SOKO includes Samia mixed material pendant necklace (price on request) with a stacked combination of brass and ethically sourced teak that drops from a midnight-colored cord chain. Responsibly handcrafted in brass and ethically sourced wood by artisans in Kenya using traditional techniques. Also mini Bold Hoop earrings ($58) in recycled brass. Visit shopsoko.com for more information. MODEL: Izzy Andrews. PHOTOGRAPHER: Monroe Alvarez. AGENCY: LA Models.

Fashion Fantasy

Here are the spectacular, almost over-the-top jewels your customers have been secretly wishing for. Encourage browsers to try on the styles they wish they were bold enough to wear; once they see how good they look in these daring designs, they’ll be hard-pressed to resist.

Amy C Pyles

Copper necklace with spinel, brass heishi beads, rubber and brass.

$545

amycpyles.com

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Tatty Devine

Silver tone necklace with laser-cut acrylic.

$85

0207739 9191,tattydevine.com

KLOTO

24K yellow gold-plated sterling silver necklace.

$735

klotodesign.com

May Came Home

14K yellow gold and resin enamel tennis pendant with diamonds, inscribed “love-love.”

$1,700

(917) 517-5624,maycamehome.com

Dames a la Mode

Gold-plated brass necklace with multicolored crystal.

$105

(843) 475-0050,damesalamode.com

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Nouvel Heritage

18K rose gold hoop earrings with diamonds, black spinel and opal.

$6,800

(646) 681-7151,nouvelheritage.com

Kabana

14K yellow gold ring with Australian crystal opal and diamonds (0.32 TCW).

$6,870

(800) 521.-5986,kabana.com

Luvente

14K white gold earrings with white topaz.

$1,090

(212) 730-1003,luvente.com

Heir Jewelz

Silver tone hair clip with rhinestone rainbow.

$44

(562) 489-5822,heirjewelz.com

Party Tricks

These literal movers and shakers are so much more than they initially appear. We’re talking hidden compartments, secret hinges, unexpected dimensions and transformative powers. They shimmy and shake. Who could resist?

Syna

18K yellow gold flip ring with enamel and diamonds.

$3,650

(646) 321-0088, synajewels.com

Heavenly Vices

14K yellow gold spinner pendant with diamonds and two Victorian era coin love tokens.

$2,700

(404) 307-1639,heavenlyvices.com

Santo by Zani

14K yellow poison gold ring with opal, enamel and diamond.

$2,350

santobyzani.com

Dale Hernsdorf

18K yellow gold locket set with diamonds and rubies and containing loose diamonds.

$11,500

(310) 382-4387,dalehernsdorf.com

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Marie Mas

18K pink gold earrings with diamonds (5.10 TCW).

$31,500

+33 (0)6 76 41 95 52,mariemas.com

Lafonn

Platinum-bonded sterling silver earrings with simulated diamonds.

$195

(855) 2-LAFONN,lafonn.com

Royal Chain

14K yellow gold ear climbers.

$415

(800) 622-0960,royalchain.com

Facet Barcelona

14K white gold ring with diamonds (0.25 TCW).

$929

(212) 302-8200,facetbarcelona.com

William Llewellyn Griffiths

18K yellow gold poison ring with citrine and diamonds and 18K yellow gold key pendant necklace.

$4,280

+61 3 94192547,metalcouture.com

Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.

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