Shopping for jewelry can be tricky. Sure, there will always be trends that come in and out of fashion — such as the type of metal your pieces are made of. But when you’re looking to bring a new addition into your jewelry box, chances are you’re investing in pieces that you plan to wear for years. As a result, you’ve probably accumulated a treasure trove of baubles in gold, silver, rose gold, and any other type of metal. Like any trend in fashion, you’re more likely to sport one over the other. And those that aren’t en vogue, per se, are left untouched until their next resurgence arrives. However, once you know how to wear silver and gold jewelry together, you’ll be able to get just an equal amount of wear out of all of your pieces.
Mixing metals is nothing new to the jewelry world. But thanks to the return of everyday gold jewelry, the classic metal has been seen almost exclusively across the market. Of course, it wasn’t too long ago that the same could be said about white gold or silver. But regardless of when you first started putting together a collection of pieces — or whether you’re a gold or silver type of person — at this point, you probably own at least a few pieces in each metal. So, why not wear the two together?
At first mention of the idea, you might think that sporting both gold and silver jewelry is simple — all you need to do is wear them at the same time. However, when you start experimenting with your pieces, you’ll quickly find that it’s a little more complicated than you initially thought. Luckily, once you get the hang of it — without each piece clashing with the other, of course — wearing a combination of gold and silver will feel like second nature.
For those that are just getting comfortable with mixing metals, opt to wear daintier pieces, such as these $154 Mondo Mondo Cosmopolitan Hoops with this $259 Engravable Necklace from Mejuri. You could also stack your gold and silver rings on top of each other for a cool, layered look. Start with Aurate’s Thick Stackable Twist Ring, $120, and the Bing Bang’s Pearl Illusion Ring, $70.
If you want to go for a bolder look, layer on necklaces at different lengths, like Ready Made’s $17 Thick Rolo Chain along with F+H’s $134 Dylan Gemstone Chain Necklace and any other necklaces in your rotation. You can also do the same with your bracelets. Start with Bagatiba’s $120 Silver Orb Cuff as the focus of the look, and then add smaller pieces such as Sophie Ratner’s $350 Oval Chain Bracelet.
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