Mixing Metals With Jewellery

Mixing Metals With Jewellery

There are a lot of fashion rules and mixing metals is one of the oldest debates. What was once a major fashion faux pas to be frowned upon is now an acceptable style choice. If the pieces are minimal and the design aesthetic clean, mixing gold and silver jewellery can look effortlessly beautiful.  If you want to adopt a more modern outlook on pairing your jewellery, here are some tips for mixing metals.

1 | Ignore Hardware

Don't attempt to match your jewellery to your hardware. The hardware on your clothing and accessories (zippers, buckles, and hinges) will all vary; forget about trying to match it to your jewellery. When you're mixing your metals, none of it has to match or if it really bothers you avoid visible hardware altogether. Forget about your engagement ring or wedding band when choosing other jewellery to wear; don't feel you have to match the style or metals to those two pieces.

2 | Be Purposeful

If you're going to mix metals with your jewellery, make sure it looks purposeful. Avoid the haphazard appearance of badly chosen styles that clash. Keep things minimal and streamlined by opting for pieces that aesthetically belong together; the style of your jewellery must work together in combination to make mixed metals look intentional and not accidental. Experiment with size and shape, mismatching gold jewellery with silver jewellery; find what looks good and works with your personal style.

3 | Layer and Stack

You don't need to wear bold jewellery to make a statement but if you want to try layering or stacking your jewellery. If you wear several bracelets, swap one or two out for a different metal; stack your fingers with both gold rings and silver rings.  Wearing studs?  Try mix and match earrings in various shapes, colours, and styles.  When it comes to necklaces, layering them is effortless with a multi-strand clasp; choose a combination of drop charm pendants and bar charm jewellery to style different looks. Layering jewellery is all about length, shape, and attention to detail; here's a guide to layering your jewellery.

Mixing Metals With Jewellery

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Written by Sophie Davies

Sophie is a freelance writer and full-time jeweller. She has been writing about simple living and sustainability for over ten years; exploring simple living, sustainable style, and slow travel. She writes for a variety of brands and publications as well as her personal blog, A Considered Life.

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