Jewelry is taking a cue from the broader fashion world.

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Plaisir ChampĂȘtre Saphir. Dior

That notion that earrings should come in a matching set? 

Forget it.

Mismatched jewelry, and earrings in particular, is hot, The New York Times reports. The look stems from a trend in the broader fashion world of mismatched prints and colors.

For jewelry, the asymmetry can mean different sizes and shapes, as well as non-matching gemstones.

The Plaisir ChampĂȘtre Saphir earrings by Dior, for example, feature one piece that is "square, dangling from a stem of tsavorite garnets," the Times notes. Its counterpart is "a bouquet bursting with pink sapphires, emeralds, turquoise, yellow diamonds, Paraiba tourmalines and lacquer blooms."

A wide variety of designers and brands have taken to the trend, and in some cases, consumers can mix and match single earrings to create their own pairings.

Read more at The New York Times

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