Mixing Silver and Gold

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Your 4-1-1 on mixing silver and gold jewelry. 


Myth: never mix silver and gold!  


We’ve all heard the tale of one “major fashion faux pas”, yet 2023 has been a year of throwing old playbooks out the window and experimenting with defiant, contemporary design – from jewelry to interiors to architecture.  


Perhaps while searching for ways to reinvent the aesthetic wheel, we’ve stumbled upon a two-toned look that brings a timeless edge with effortless appeal. Read on for all you need to know about styling your silver and gold pieces – together. 



One and the Same  


Mixing silver and gold creates a juxtaposition for the senses. Balance the boldness of this mix and match approach by opting for pieces with similar textures, shapes and dimensions. There’s also a good chance your favourite stacker is available in both metals, à la the Woven Chain or Leoni Hoops.  


Make it Intentional


Consider aggregating your silver and gold pieces into one type of jewelry. Whether you’re layering your ring assortment, or switching up the tone in your chain stack, pique visual interest and create intentionality by donning your mixed metals either on your hands, lobes, wrists, or décolleté.  

For example, we love the look of a sterling silver Herringbone Bracelet with the glowy, warm feel of the Daisy or Solera bracelets.  

Seeking Balance


To achieve the ultimate, two-toned collection a great rule of thumb is to create equilibrium. Start with one gold and one silver piece each and grow your dream stack from there! In the mood for a luxe ringscape? The Palladio Ring in gold vermeil will pair perfectly with the Serra Ring’s silver sparkle. 


Pavé the Way


Not sold on silver? Add a multi-toned touch to your collection with stand-out pavé pieces and tennis styles instead. Diamonds and gemstones add dimension and coolness to any stack of gold, without needing to invest in something silver. Try pairing the Cushion Cut Tennis Necklace with the solid gold Pave Stadium Diamond Necklace for ultimate effect. 

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