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Top 100 Jewelry Trends in 2016

From Rotating Mechanism Cufflinks to Powerful Self-Defense Rings

— January 29, 2017 — Fashion
Throughout these 2016 jewelry trends, products from both brands and celebrities have revolutionized the look of traditional accessories -- using new methods like 3D printing, drawing from specific inspirations for a highly unique look or even infusing them with scents.

The unisex bracelets from Solaris are a great example of the latter, with the brand covering its products with its own fragrance to ensure its longevity. By infusing it into the beads, the brand extends the scent by up to seven times. The essential oil necklaces from Tin Lizzie Apothecary are similar, saturating wooden pendants with relaxing natural oils.

More innovative products like these can be found within our 2017 Trend Reports as well. For those looking to dress up their pets, there's a variety of products available from the House of Amity, a brand that aims to connect owners and pets through its lavish accessories.
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Activity
Freshness
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Sophisticated Dish-Shaped Rings
Sophisticated Dish-Shaped Rings
These Large Wooden Rings Were Designed to Work as Dessert Plates
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99
Connected Messaging Lockets
Connected Messaging Lockets
The 'Purple' Necklace Wirelessly Links to Friends Via Social Networks
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98
Celestial Composite Jewelry
Celestial Composite Jewelry
Constance Guisset's Nebula Accessory Collection Recreates Space Rocks
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97
Modular Solar Earrings
Modular Solar Earrings
The Two Hills Studded Jewelry Experiment with Negative and Positive Space
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96
Love Ballad Jewelry
Love Ballad Jewelry
John Mayer's Celebrity Jewelry Line was Made with George Frost's Help
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95
Charitable Jewelry Collections
Charitable Jewelry Collections
These Louis Vuitton and Unicef Accessories Aim to Make a Difference
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94
Arcade Game-Inspired Rings
Arcade Game-Inspired Rings
These 3D-Printed Rings are Inspired by an Old Video Game
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93
Feminine Connected Jewelry
Feminine Connected Jewelry
The Misfit Ray Health Tracker is Unveiled in Time for CES 2016
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92
Prehistoric Jewelry Collections
Prehistoric Jewelry Collections
The Saint Laurent Spring/Summer Jewelry Line Boasts Jurassic Style
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91
Wooden Fairy Tale Jewelry
Wooden Fairy Tale Jewelry
Gemma Arnal Jerico Creates Wearable Whimsical Scenes
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90
Upcycled Key Bracelets
Upcycled Key Bracelets
'Unlocked Unity' Creates Empowering Key Jewelry
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89
Minimalist 2D Jewelry
Minimalist 2D Jewelry
These Non-Traditional Pieces of Black Jewelry Take After Geometric Shapes
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88
Educational Necklace Designs
Educational Necklace Designs
These Necklaces Feature Translations of Words in Different Languages
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87
Socially Conscious Diamonds
Socially Conscious Diamonds
This Company Offers Artifically Grown and Conflict-Free Diamonds
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86
Playful Geometric Jewelry
Playful Geometric Jewelry
Tom Pigeon and Durat Creates the Stylishly Artistic Totem Collection
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85
Romantic Mermaid Rings
Romantic Mermaid Rings
'The Little Mermaid' Engagement Ring Features Fishtails in the Band Design
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84
Luxurious Millennial Rings
Luxurious Millennial Rings
These New Karl Lagerfeld Engagement Rings Appeal to Millennials
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83
Projected Jewelry Installations
Projected Jewelry Installations
Tiffany's In-Store Installation is Engagingly Interactive
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82
Child Artwork Jewelry
Child Artwork Jewelry
Turkish Jeweler Tasarim Takarim Creates Bespoke Jewelry From Kid Drawings
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81
Personalized Light Bracelets
Personalized Light Bracelets
This Bracelet Can Be Set Up to Perform Many Visual Functions
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80
Hunger-Combating Jewelry
Hunger-Combating Jewelry
This Charitable Initiative Trades Jewelry for Food
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79
Neoclassical Statement Necklaces
Neoclassical Statement Necklaces
This Tatty Devine Necklace Mimics Vintage Architectural Details
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78
Childlike Jewelry Designs
Childlike Jewelry Designs
These Jewelry Pieces Were Inspired by Children's Doodles
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77
3D-Printed Crystal Jewelry
3D-Printed Crystal Jewelry
STONEDALONE Jewelry Pieces are Created with Additive Manufacturing
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76
Modular Jewelry Boxes
Modular Jewelry Boxes
This Box Allows For Simple Organization and Safekeeping of Accessories
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75
Major City Jewelry
Major City Jewelry
This Jewelry Reveals Maps from Around the World
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74
Cityscape-Inspired Rings
Cityscape-Inspired Rings
Ola Shekhtman Pays Tribute to Cities Around the World Through Jewelry
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73
Monochrome Diamond Packaging
Monochrome Diamond Packaging
This Packaging Forgoes the Need for Stuffing and Wasted Materials
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72
Wheat-Inspired Jewelry
Wheat-Inspired Jewelry
This Chanel Jewelry Collection Takes Inspiration from a Simple Grain
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71
Luxe Friendship Bracelets
Luxe Friendship Bracelets
These Monic Vinader Accessories Promote Understated Elegance
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70
Folded Geometric Rings
Folded Geometric Rings
The Lynn Ring Designs are Made from Wrapped Single Sheets of Metal
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69
Life-Like Butterfly Jewelry
Life-Like Butterfly Jewelry
This Line of Imitation Butterfly Jewelry is Made from Organza and Silk
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68
Celestial Orbit Earrings
Celestial Orbit Earrings
These Silver Studs Showcase the Moon's Gravitational Pull to the Earth
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67
Artful Accessory Portraits
Artful Accessory Portraits
This Fine Jewelry Photography by Piotr Stoklosa Embodies Opulence
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66
Timeworn Jewelry Boutiques
Timeworn Jewelry Boutiques
This Aarhus Store Boasts an Mix of Naturally Corroded Materials
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65
Upcycled Dinosaur Earrings
Upcycled Dinosaur Earrings
OOO Workshop's Earrings are Made from Retro Dinosaur Toys
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64
Weaponry Bullet Bracelets
Weaponry Bullet Bracelets
The Range Master Wristlet Features Two Caliber Ammo Embellishments
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63
Ornate Skeletal Jewelry Stands
Ornate Skeletal Jewelry Stands
The 'Go to Extremities' Jewelry Stand is Functional and Stylish
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62
Illusory Jewelry Stores
Illusory Jewelry Stores
This Luxury Jewelry Store Forgoes Traditional Designs
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61
Fashion-Forward Smart Bracelets
Fashion-Forward Smart Bracelets
The Aries Smart Bracelets is Made for Style-Conscious Consumers
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60
Rotating Mechanism Cufflinks
Rotating Mechanism Cufflinks
The Encelade Luxury Cufflinks Spin and Move Freely When Worn
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59
3D-Printed Gothic Necklaces
3D-Printed Gothic Necklaces
This Jewelry is Made by 3D Printing and Bronze Casting
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58
Geometric Resin Rings
Geometric Resin Rings
These Transparent Jewellery Pieces are Made with Polymer Chemicals
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57
Safety Alarm Bracelets
Safety Alarm Bracelets
Wisewear is a Personal Security Device That Resembles a Gold Bangle
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56
Bespoke Jewelry Services
Bespoke Jewelry Services
'Julbox' Helps You Design Your Own Jewelry Online at a Fixed Cost
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55
Playful Smart Jewelry
Playful Smart Jewelry
The Mira Vivid Wellness Bracelet was Released at CES 2016
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54
Flower-Preserving Necklaces
Flower-Preserving Necklaces
Paula Schiau Creates Jewelry Collection that Celebrates Blooms
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53
Zodiac Necklace Collections
Zodiac Necklace Collections
These Luxurious Necklaces by Satya Can Be Worn on Both Sides
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52
Expanding Custom Fit Rings
Expanding Custom Fit Rings
The McWhinney TG-5 Wedding Ring for Men Provides a Tight Fit
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51
Circular 3D-Printed Jewelry
Circular 3D-Printed Jewelry
The Kalikon Collection by Maison 203 Blends Different Aesthetics
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50
Minimalist Spherical Jewelry
Minimalist Spherical Jewelry
Illusions Jewelry Collection by Constance Guisset Boast Fun Details
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49
Minimalist Pocket Timepieces
Minimalist Pocket Timepieces
The Modern Pocket Watch Updates a Forgotten Classic
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48
Charitable Wildlife Jewelry
Charitable Wildlife Jewelry
Profits from aoku 3D's Unique 3D-Printed Jewelry Goes Towards Charity
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47
Tropical Lucite Accessories
Tropical Lucite Accessories
Tatty Devine's Exaggerated Floral Necklace is Vacation-Ready
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46
Relaxing Essential Oil Jewelry
Relaxing Essential Oil Jewelry
These Wooden Necklaces are Infused with Fragrance to Calm the Body
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45
Traveling Jewelry Shops
Traveling Jewelry Shops
The Kendra Scott Airstream Shop Brings Customizable Jewelry to Consumers
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44
Solar Orbit Jewelry
Solar Orbit Jewelry
This Necklace Features All the Planets in Our Solar System
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43
Futuristic Curvaceous Jewelry
Futuristic Curvaceous Jewelry
Georg Jensen and Zaha Hadid Designed the 'Lamellae' Collection
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42
3D-Printed Constellation Jewelry
3D-Printed Constellation Jewelry
The SpaceTime Coordinates Memento is Personalized with NASA Data
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41
Recycled Circuit Board Jewelry
Recycled Circuit Board Jewelry
These Jewelry Pieces are Created to Reduce Tech Waste
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40
Printed Heartbeat Rings
Printed Heartbeat Rings
The 'Crafted by My Heart' App Helps People Make Unique Jewelry Pieces
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39
Boyfriend-Made Engagement Rings
Boyfriend-Made Engagement Rings
Imgur User Jarvicious Creates His Own Custom Ring to Propose With
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38
Floral 3D-Printed Jewelry
Floral 3D-Printed Jewelry
Collected Edition Makes Metallic Wearables Shaped as Flowers and Plants
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37
AR Jewelry Apps
AR Jewelry Apps
The GRANI Jewelry App Lets Users Try on Jewelry Pieces in a Virtual Fitting Room
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36
Artisanal Friendship Bracelets
Artisanal Friendship Bracelets
Together Tied Offers Handcrafted Leather Woven Bracelets
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35
Toy-Inspired Jewelry
Toy-Inspired Jewelry
Mariko Kusumoto Designs Accessories Based on Playful Childhood Memories
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34
Whimsical Terrarium Rings
Whimsical Terrarium Rings
HoKiou Creates 3D Fairytale Scenes Inside Bulbous Rings
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33
Luxuriously Personalized Pet Jewelry
Luxuriously Personalized Pet Jewelry
This Jewelry Can Be Worn by Owners to Memorialize Their Pets
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32
Botanical Jewelry Collections
Botanical Jewelry Collections
Etsy's Passionflowermade Shop Offers Living Accessory Pieces
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31
Mythology-Inspired Jewelry
Mythology-Inspired Jewelry
Designer Aelia Petro Creates Dragon Jewelry
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30
Tandem Choker Designs
Tandem Choker Designs
This Choker is the Perfect Combination of Elegant and Edgy Styles
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29
Minimalist Copper Jewelry
Minimalist Copper Jewelry
The Purchase of These Jewelry Pieces Helps to Fund a Charity
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28
Fragrance-Infusing Jewelry
Fragrance-Infusing Jewelry
The 'Solaris' Unisex Bracelets Emit Your Fragrance Throughout the Day
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27
Biologically-Inspired Wedding Bands
Biologically-Inspired Wedding Bands
These DNA Custom Wedding Rings from Takayas Intertwine Helixes
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26
Artistic Fountain Jewelry Rings
Artistic Fountain Jewelry Rings
The Fountain Ring by Yuki Sugihara Creates Creates with Water
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25
Elegant Animal Rings
Elegant Animal Rings
Michael Tatom Creates Unisex Jewelry That Makes Use of a Minimalist Aesthetic
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24
Tablet Loom Toys
Tablet Loom Toys
Wooky Entertainment's 'iLoom' Uses Tablet Technology for Bracelet-Making
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23
Bohemian Bridal Collections
Bohemian Bridal Collections
The Green Wedding Shoes x Mejuri Collaboration Boasts a Boho Look
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22
Refashioned Ancient Jewelry
Refashioned Ancient Jewelry
Arsaeus Creates Intricate Handmade Accessories Inspired by Antiquity
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21
Combat Cat Rings
Combat Cat Rings
These Cat Rings are a Cute Self-Defense Tool and Fashion Accessory
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20
Illuminating Carbon Fiber Rings
Illuminating Carbon Fiber Rings
The Lumus Ring Uses Laser Luminance Technology to Glow in the Dark
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19
3D Soundwave Jewelry
3D Soundwave Jewelry
These 3D-Printed Ring Jewelry Pieces are Generated by Voice
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18
Kid Art Jewelry
Kid Art Jewelry
Etsy Shop CaitlynMinimalist Turns Children's Drawings into Pendents
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17
Foraged Forest Jewelry
Foraged Forest Jewelry
Erin LaRocque Creates Delicate Eco-Friendly Pendants
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16
Recycled Wire Jewelry
Recycled Wire Jewelry
These Eco-Friendly Pendants are Partially Made from Discarded TVs
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15
Naturalistic Statement Jewelry
Naturalistic Statement Jewelry
Faris' Onda Collection Features Nature-Inspired Twists
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14
Landscape-Inspired Ring Collections
Landscape-Inspired Ring Collections
These 'Secret Wood' Accessories Draw Inspiration from Nature
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13
Bespoke Printed Jewelry
Bespoke Printed Jewelry
Boltenstern and Cooksongold are Teaming Up for Direct Jewelry 3D Printing
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12
Fantastical Ring Creations
Fantastical Ring Creations
This Wooden Ring Collection Contains a Variety of Different Wonderlands
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11
Sculptural Minimalist Jewelry
Sculptural Minimalist Jewelry
'Minimal Futurism' Embraces Modern Jewelery Design
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10
Galactic Jewelry Collections
Galactic Jewelry Collections
Etsy's BeautySpot Shop Specializes in Space-Inspired Accessories
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9
Self-Defense Rings
Self-Defense Rings
This Ring Was Designed for Women to Wear to Protect Themselves
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8
Customizable 3D Printed Jewels
Customizable 3D Printed Jewels
This Jewelry Line is Created with Wind from Geographic Locations
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7
Prismatic Jewelry Packaging
Prismatic Jewelry Packaging
Edinas Paper Installations Embraces the Edginess of Karman Jewelry
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6
Heartbeat-Sensing Rings
Heartbeat-Sensing Rings
The 'HB Ring' Allows Wearers to Feel the Pulse of Their Loved Ones
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5
Fairy-Like Illuminated Jewelry
Fairy-Like Illuminated Jewelry
Manon Richard Creates Jewelry That Appears to Be Lit from Within
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4
Nature-Inspired Jewelry Lines
Nature-Inspired Jewelry Lines
These Delicate Pieces of Jewelry are Infused with Natural Elements
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3
Minimal Matching Wedding Bands
Minimal Matching Wedding Bands
These Rings Connect to Form Various Shapes
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2
Topless Jewelry Lookbooks
Topless Jewelry Lookbooks
The Jacquie Aiche Spring Collection Shows Off Designs Seductively
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1
Thigh Gap Glamor
Thigh Gap Glamor
A Gold Jewelry Collection Guides the Eye to the Space Between Women's Legs
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