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15 Single Earrings, Endless Mix-and-Match Combos

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First came arm parties, then stacking rings, and now the next chapter in jewelry layering is upon us—earring clusters. The look works best when it's slightly asymmetrical—a cuff here, a stud there—which is why designers have started selling their earrings as singles. Resurrect those second and third holes from eighth grade with whisper-thin chain threads and delicate gold discs, or go bold with one sparkly front-to-back design (and a strategic deep side part). Check out our picks from Love Adorned, J. Crew, Broken English and more—all shoppable in NYC now—in the gallery.

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