Consider the four central jewelry regions. There are four regions on a person’s body where jewelry is typically worn and most visible: your neck, ears, wrists, and fingers. You don’t need to wear jewelry in each of these spots. However, when you want to mix color palettes in jewelry, consider the placement. Mixing precious metals with similar themes, sizes, and textures throughout these regions can create a chic look.
Layer to create visual interest. When mixing metals, you should layer different jewelry pieces on top of each other or very close by—for instance, multiple necklaces around your neck or a few rings on your fingers. Try different combinations to determine the most stylish look. Opt for necklaces of different lengths to avoid tangling, and pair rings of varying thicknesses to create visual interest.
Opt for balance. When mixing different styles of metals, a good rule of thumb is to aim for balance in the number of metal pieces you wear. Wearing a gold necklace with predominantly silver pieces can be jarring. If you like bracelets, wear one or two bracelets of each metal you prefer, rather than four gold bracelets with a silver ring. Try to mix metals evenly throughout the look, like a mix of rose gold and silver necklaces with gold and silver bracelets, for a cohesive look.
Think about the tone of each piece. Different jewelry communicates different tones. An umbrella pendant necklace will feel young and whimsical, while a delicate gemstone necklace signals refinement and femininity. Determine the tone of your favorite pieces so that you can pair them with pieces of similar tones.
Choose metals that complement your undertone. A great entry point into mixed metals is to mix pieces that complement your skin tone. Yellow gold and rose gold complement warmer skin undertones, while silver and white gold pair well with cooler undertones. Learn how to identify your skin’s undertone here.
Find a mixed metal piece. Consider buying a single piece that naturally incorporates two (or more) metals, such as a copper-and-silver watch or a yellow gold necklace with white gold accent colors. A mixed metal ring can naturally serve as a “bridging piece” between the two metals, allowing you to wear both metals in other necklaces, bracelets, rings, or earrings.
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Balance is essential. The trick is to mix your metals in all different locations. For example, it might look odd if you wear all gold earrings and necklaces, but all your rings are silver. We’d recommend wearing a mix of silver and gold rings, earrings and necklaces to balance out your look.
Stick to similar styles
If you’re new to mixing metals, we’d recommend opting for consistency with style – stick to mixing platings, rather than mixing dainty and chunky jewelry styles. For example, if you normally wear dainty gold necklaces, maybe begin with adding a dainty silver pendant, rather than going for a chunky silver chain.
Pair your everyday jewelry with something special
If you have special jewelry that you wear everyday, keep the platings of those consistent and then mix in different colors for more of a going-out look. The more experienced you get, the more you’ll want to mix metals everyday (trust us).
Don’t be afraid to experiment
we’re all about experimenting with different pieces and curating your own personal style. Like with ear stacking or necklace layering, it’s all about finding a style that suits you!
Wearing different colored rings
Rings often have a sentimental value, so it’s understandable that you want to be able to wear all of them at once. You can either go for an equal amount of each plating for a more balanced look, or you can add an accent ring of a different color to make it stand out in your stack. The key is to experiment with different combinations to find your signature ring stack.
Layering gold and silver necklaces
There are so many amazing ways of layering mixed metal necklaces. A good way to start would just be to layer two necklaces (one gold, one silver) for a sleek and simple look. Or, if you are already a necklace layering pro, adding one accent pendant necklace in a different plating can be really effective and chic!
Creating a mixed metal earring stack
Mixing metals with your earrings is the easiest place to experiment, as the pieces are super dainty – it’s a small risk with maximum benefit. For an everyday look, try out mixing huggies & studs of different platings. Or for a more statement look, add the jewelries in a different color as an eye-catching accent. the jewelled pieces, like the Crystal Ear Cuff & Stud Earrings, act as a bridge between different platings to tie the look together.
So, now you’re an expert at mixing metals, now it’s time for the tricky part – silver, gold or rose gold? Whether you’re wearing only one plating or you’re mixing them up, there’s a lot to consider when choosing a plating. You might have always been a gold person, but adding silver into the mix might really suit your skin tone or hair color! It’s time to experiment with our tips on how to choose a plating depending on your outfit, complexion & occasion.
The first place to start when choosing jewelry for your outfit would be the color. Do you want the jewelry to stand out, or to coordinate with the tones of your clothes? For example, if you’re wearing a basic white tee – wearing silver jewelry will blend in with the white for an understated, sophisticated vibe, or yellow gold jewelry will stand out as a statement.
You should also consider your neckline & how necklaces look against skin, or against high-neck tops. If you’re wearing a V-neck top, picking a plating depending on your skin tone is super important. Or, if you’re wearing a high-neck top, you want to make sure that the necklaces stand out against the colors.
With earrings, you can experiment with platings and your makeup looks. If you’re wearing a warm-toned eyeshadow and bronzed skin, gold chunky earrings look great. Or, if you’re going for more of a cool-toned look with silver-champagne eyeshadow and a pink blush, silver hoops would be a better choice!
And last but not least, sunglasses. It looks great to incorporate the hardware color of your sunglasses to your jewelry look to make the whole look flow. Why not try one of Multi-Use Chains, which can be attached to sunglass arms?
Ever wondered what jewelry tone suits your skin best? You may have not thought about it, but switching up the plating of your jewelry to accentuate your skin tone can make a huge difference!
Whether you’re cool toned or warm toned, fair skinned or dark skinned, there are jewelry platings to avoid and platings to gravitate towards:
Jewelry for fair skin: If you are fair skinned with red undertones, you should steer clear of rose gold as it accentuates the pink undertone of your skin. Silver would be a great option as it makes fair skin look more radiant and fresh.
Jewelry for tanned or olive skin: You can pick whatever plating you feel – everything will look good on you! Rose gold & silver is very striking on your skin tone, whilst golden undertones are accentuated with gold jewelry (lucky you).
Jewelry for dark skin: Gold, rose gold & silver jewelry all look amazing on dark skin tones. But if in doubt go for gold, which really highlights the warm undertones of dark skin. Silver can get a tiny bit lost against dark skin, but looks striking either way!
For fancy events, it may be best to stick with silver or gold which is sometimes seen as more sophisticated than rose gold. But, with the right styling and outfit rose gold can totally work!
For those post-lockdown summer events, a mixture of metals look great! Your skin is more bronzed, you’re wearing your favourite outfit, so all jewelry will look amazing on you.
Looking for jewelry for a going-out look? Go for gold. Paired with a heels, gold chunky jewelry looks great on anyone.