Mixing Metals in Jewelry
Wearing gold and silver together was formerly considered a fashion faux pas—much like wearing white after Labor Day. Today, though, not only can silver and gold be worn together, but they are often combined in the same piece of jewelry!
The decision to wear silver or gold together should be based on the colors of the outfit the jewelry is accessorizing. Warm color tones go with gold, while cool tones accent silver. But what happens when a dress or shirt carries both warm and cool tones? This is when mixing gold and silver jewelry can easily break those staid old fashion rules. Gold and silver can be worn together to create a unique and trendy look.
When it comes to mixing metals, wearing silver and gold on the same piece can go a long way. Also known as “two-toned” pieces, these can be worn singly to stand out, or accentuated with other silver or gold jewelry. A silver ring with gold accents, for example, can be worn with gold hoop earrings and a sterling silver necklace. It allows all your jewelry to become more versatile.
Many watches today combine both silver and gold accents. This creates a foundation piece which allows silver and gold pieces worn at the same time. Two-toned wedding bands are another foundation piece. Whether the ring combines yellow gold with white gold, platinum or silver—your wedding ring should never come off! Therefore, you always have a foundation piece which invited mixed metal jewelry.
Double the Fashion
Charm necklaces and bracelets are always in fashion and a gorgeous way to mix and match silver and gold in a personal way. Add or change charms depending on your outfit, situation, season or mood! Cirque Jewels has a wide variety of pendants in sterling silver, 14K or 18K yellow or white gold, as well as two-tone silver and gold.
Earrings, bracelets and necklaces can also be mixed, despite the metal color. Sterling silver pendants can complement gold earrings if they share a gemstone color or design aspect, such as braiding or shape.
Cirque Jewels also offers several collections of fine jewelry to complement any style, budget or occasion, including many two-tone pieces that work with any outfit. They use only sterling, or 925 silver, and 14- or 18-karat gold. Their wide selection also offers many pieces with precious or semi-precious gemstones. Go to www.cirquejewels.com to see the full array of unique hand crafted jewelry.