Ultra-Modern Mixed-Metal Jewelry Pieces
Are you someone who likes to pair silver jewels with gold? Or generally just mix metals when you accessorize?
Perhaps you’ve been curbing the combo due to the old-fashioned belief that one should avoid pairing silver jewelry with gold. That’s a myth, by the way.
Jewelry is self-expression. You get to decide what you do with it and how you wear it. So, if you like the blend of gold and silver when you accessorize, by all means go for it! There are plenty of ultra-modern mixed-metal jewelry pieces out there from which to choose.
Designers like Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, and Bottega Veneta all boast a variety of mixed-metal pieces you’ll simply love.
Here are a few of my top picks.
Tiffany & Co. Ladybug Flower Bangle
This sterling silver and 18k bangle blends contemporary with playful to deliver something unexpected and unique.
With an elegant blend of flora and fauna, this mixed metal flower chain bracelet will look super chic with a dress or layered over your turtleneck sweater sleeves. It would also look just as stunning paired with elbow-length blouse sleeves for an extra touch of elegance.
Bottega Veneta Chain Necklace
You could wear a gold chain and a silver chain to add some funk to your outfit. Better yet, why not wear one made from two?
This 18-karat gold-plated silver and silver chain necklace is a stylish daily essential for perking up a black sweater or grey shirt. It would also look fabulous paired with a chic LBD. Go even further by clipping in some mixed metal earrings to create even more blended metal magic.
Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori Watch
Gleaming with the sheen of stainless steel, 18k rose gold, and silver, this stunning Serpenti Seduttori watch casts a spell of seduction, lending sensual vibes to almost any outfit.
It’s the kind of watch that emphasizes an elegant forearm. Wear it with a silk blouse with rolled up sleeves for added glamor and sophistication. Telling the time has never been chicer.
David Yurman Origami Crossover Shrimp Earrings
Made with blackened sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold, these stunning Crossover Shrimp Earrings are the essence of sophistication. They’d look gorgeous worn with a white or beige satin dress.
With regular wear, the blackened finish is said to lighten, allowing the sterling silver to shine through.
I love these unique, contemporary earrings. They’re a great way to refresh your look and enhance your evening dress.
Tiffany & Co. Wave Five-Row Ring
What an unusual and intriguing piece!
Inspired by Elsa Peretti’s love of the natural world, this sterling silver and 18k rose gold ring mimics the fluidity of the sea and other parts of nature.
With its elegant, alternating rows of mixed metals, this ring makes a modern style statement while enrapturing the movement of nature.
Worn with a sweater, suit, or dress, this ring is extremely versatile. It can infuse just as much casual elegance into a look as it can supreme sophistication.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.