A Case for Mixing Metals in Jewelry

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Chances are you grew up hearing the “rule” that you should never mix metals when wearing jewelry. “Either wear all gold jewelry or all silver,” they say. Maybe you’ve found this rule a little limiting. Well, if that’s the case, you’re in the right place, because we’re here to tell you that mixing metals is actually A-okay and you should totally do it if you want to. Why?

Well, first of all, it’s just hard not to. If you have any earrings or facial jewelry that you wear all the time, you don’t want to have to switch out your nose ring or cartilage piercing every time you feel like wearing jewelry of the other metal color type.


Beyond that, not all gold jewelry has the same tone and shade, anyway. Even if you stick to all gold, the chances of you wearing the exact literal same metal color are pretty low. It’s a hard standard to live up to!

And, anyway, we’re in 2021, aren’t we? What’s the use of fashion rules anymore in our day and age? A mixed metal look can be eclectic, freeing, and cool. Especially if you do it deliberately, you can totally make mixed metals look purposeful and fashionable. So why limit yourself any longer? Mix those metal if you want to. You certainly have our support to do so.