HOW TO MIX SILVER AND GOLD JEWELRY


Multi-Strand Crystak Necklace
Louise 3 Piece stackable ring set
How to mix silver and gold jewelry? It's a question we always get, and it's one with no easy answer. There's no right or wrong way to mix metals in your jewelry collection - it's all about what looks best to you! That said, we can share a few tips and tricks to help you create a chic and cohesive mixed metal look. Read on for our top tips on how to mix silver and gold jewelry like a pro.



FIRST, CAN YOU WEAR SILVER AND GOLD JEWELRY TOGETHER


The answer is absolutely! In fact, mixing and matching jewelry metals can create a really unique and stylish look. Follow these tips, and you'll be a pro in no time.



1. CHOOSE A DOMINANT COLOR


When asked how they go about mixing and matching jewelry, most people will tell you to do it the same way you would if you were mixing red and blue paint. That is, they would place equal parts of red and blue together. This notion is entirely wrong! You can't simply put equal amounts of each color together because the colors are so different in hue. So when you mix silver and gold accessories - one must be more dominant than the other to get the best results, or your silver and gold mix will look like a giant mess.


A dominant color helps to ground the overall look and makes sure that the mix doesn't appear too busy. It will also help you edit your jewelry choices more easily as you'll be less tempted to add in every silver and gold piece you own. So our advice is to start with one metal as your dominant color and then add complementary pieces from the other metal. So, for example, if you choose to make gold your dominant color, mix in some silver jewelry as accent pieces.



A. PICK A BASE METAL


The first step in mixing jewelry is to choose a base metal. This base metal will often be the metal you use most and anchors your jewelry collection. Gold, silver, and copper are all popular choices for base metals. A base metal does not need to be a precious metal like gold or silver but can also be something more unique and unexpected like copper.


This base metal can be in the form of a necklace, bracelet, or a pair of earrings; it can also be something as simple as a chain.



B. ADD ACCENT METALS


Once you've chosen a base metal, you can start to add in accent metals for your silver and gold mix. These accent metals add color or contrast to your jewelry collection. When wearing silver and gold together, romantic rose gold is a popular choice for an accent metal. Because the pinkish hue of rose gold goes beautifully with the cool, pale tones of silver, or if you want to add a little warmth to your jewelry collection, consider using accent metals like yellow gold or copper.


Other great accent metals to consider using with silver and gold include brass and bronze. These two metals have a beautiful warm color that can really add depth to your jewelry pieces. If you want to add a touch of glamour to your silver and gold mix, try using diamonds or other precious stones as an accent.



2. LAYER TO CREATE VISUAL INTEREST


One way to create visual interest when mixing jewelry is to layer different metals together. For example, you can combine different necklace chains, wear multiple rings on one hand, or stack bracelets in different colors.


When you don't layer your mixed jewelry, it can often look like you just grabbed whatever was lying around. But when you take the time to create some contrast and depth by layering, it looks much more intentional (and stylish).


The key to successful jewelry layering is experimenting until you find a combination you love. And don't be afraid to add in mixed jewelry with different metals, textures, and shapes together for an exotic look.



3. THINK ABOUT YOUR SKINTONE


Think about skin tone when mixing metal jewelry: Gold and rose gold will look great on you if you have a warm skin tone. Silver and platinum can work, but they may give your skin a bit of a cooling effect. Silver and platinum will be your best bet if you have a cool skin tone. Mixing metal jewelry like gold and rose gold can still work, but they may give your skin a bit of a warming effect.



4. FIND A MIXED METAL PIECE


When wearing silver and gold together, you can alternate different metals in a single piece of jewelry. We love the look of a mixed metal ring in a ring stack. Using a multi-tone piece like a mixed metal ring creates cohesiveness and helps tell a story with your jewelry.



5. USE COMPLEMENTARY STYLES


When mixing jewelry metals, try to find several pieces with the same or similar design elements but with different colors and textures. This way, it will be easier to achieve an interesting result rather than mixing pieces with a hodgepodge of patterns.


When mixing jewelry metals, the pieces should be complementary to each other. Complementary means they should have either the same color or similar design features. If you mix silver and gold accessories with completely different designs, creating a cohesive look won't be easy.

 


6. CREATE A FOCAL POINT


Create a focal point instead of mixing silver and gold jewelry all around. Allow one part of your body — neck, ears, wrist, or fingers – to serve as your mixing station. Wear minimal, delicate jewelry elsewhere, and be bold and imaginative when decorating that area with both metals. Using silver and gold mixed jewelry to create a focal point is a terrific method to draw attention to your best features.



7. WHAT METAL SHOULD NOT BE COMBINED


When it comes to mixed metal jewelry, there aren't really any hard and fast rules. However, there are a few combinations that you might want to avoid. For example, mixing metals similar in colors, such as silver and platinum, can look a bit too matchy-matchy. And if you combine two very different metals, like silver and copper, it can be a bit jarring.



POINTERS:



A.MIXING METAL RINGS


There are a few key things to keep in mind when mixing ring metals. The first is to choose a base metal that will anchor your collection. Gold, silver, and copper are all popular choices for base metals. Once you've selected a base metal, you can start adding accent metals. These accent metals add color or contrast to your jewelry collection. When mixing ring metals, popular choices for accent metals include rose gold and gunmetal.


You can also alternate different metals in a single piece of jewelry. We love the look of a mixed metal ring in a ring stack. When mixing metal rings, use a multi-tone piece like a mixed metal ring to create cohesiveness, and it also helps to tell a story with your jewelry.



B. LAYERING SILVER AND GOLD NECKLACES


Yes, you can layer silver and gold necklaces to create visual interest. When layering different metals together, try to find several pieces with the same or similar design elements but different colors and textures. This way, it will be easier to achieve an interesting result.


Mixing gold and silver chains together is an easy way to add dimension to your necklace collection because the colors contrast with each other so well! So if you want to take it a step further when wearing gold and silver chains together, try layering different textures and lengths for an even more eye-catching result.



C. MIXING GOLD AND SILVER EARRINGS


When it comes to mixing gold and silver earrings, the key is to choose one metal as your base and then add in accent metals. If you're going for a more subtle look, stick to similar metals, like gold and rose gold. If you want a more dramatic look, mix different metals together, like silver and copper.



WRAPPING UP


Now that you know all about mixing silver and gold jewelry, it's time to put your knowledge to the test. Gather up all of the silver and gold mixed jewelry you own and start combing and layering. With a little practice, you'll be a pro in no time!