Some of us have been mixing silver and gold jewelry from the get-go, but if you're new to this practice then here's a quick rundown on how to make a statement with mixed metal jewelry.
1. CHOOSE A DOMINANT COLOR
When asked how they mix gold and silver, 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 is completely wrong! You can't simply put equal parts of each
color together, because the colors are so different in hue. When you mix golds with silvers - one must be more dominant than the other
to get the best results.
2. LAYER TO CREATE VISUAL INTEREST
When combining metals, place a variety of jewelry items one on top of the other or very near to each other—for example, several necklaces around your neck or a few rings on your fingers. Experiment with different combinations to determine the most stylish look. Choose necklaces of different lengths to avoid tangling and pair rings of varying thicknesses to create visual interest.
3. THINK ABOUT SKINTONE
Choose metals that complement your undertone. A wonderful way to get started with mixed metals is to combine pieces that complement your skin tone. Yellow gold and rose gold flatter warmer skin undertones, while silver and white gold look best with cool tones.
4. FIND A MIXED METAL PIECE
When wearing both gold and silver jewelry, having at least one combination piece is one of the greatest methods to ensure a cohesive, put-together look. It will serve as the focal point, allowing you to wear both metals individually in any combination you wish without seeming sloppy.
5. USE COMPLEMENTARY STYLES
Find several pieces that have the same or similar design elements but in different colors and textures. This way it will be easier to achieve an interesting result rather than mixing pieces with a hodgepodge of patterns. The pieces should be complementary to each other.
6. CREATE A FOCAL POINT
Create a focal point instead of mixing silver and gold jewelry all around. Allow one part of your body — your 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 jewelry to create a focal point is also a terrific method to draw attention to your best features.
In conclusion, wearing both silver and gold jewelry is a fantastic way to add some style and panache to your look, so long as you know what you’re doing. The trick is in the mix and making sure your designs complement each other. If you follow these simple steps we guarantee that mixing silver and gold jewelry will become second nature to you.