It’s an entirely understandable question and many people often wonder: Can you wear gold and silver together? Mixing metals such as gold and silver can be confusing since it can be done, but is best approached with attention to certain details. Contemporary fashion is now very open to creativity: much less black and white than it has been traditionally, and many of our current fashion trends are actually purposeful deviations from historical norms!
Discover the right way to combine gold and silver jewels with Donj Jewellery!
As an outlet for self-expression, we at Donj Jewellery say you should not be limited in the way you accessorize and wear your jewelry. Wearing both gold and silver, or gold together with silver are both fine! If you are unsure on how to wear gold and silver, here are some jewelry tips that will keep you looking sharp as ever!
Tip #1: When working with different precious metals, go for symmetry
The number one reason people tend to avoid mixing gold and silver jewelry is because the combination can potentially clash quite hectically. Avoid doing too much by keeping it simple in your early experiments, and trying to keep the theme uniform. The key is to mix gold and silver, not to mix styles!
Start with two different metals such as yellow gold and silver, then select pieces of gold jewelry as well as pieces of silver jewelry that both have a similar design, shape, or thickness. It doesn’t matter if you are selecting rings, bracelets, necklaces or earrings, the same rules apply to all of your gold and silver jewelry! You can even wear the exact same piece in silver and in gold side by side to underline that perfect match.
Why is symmetry important for jewelry?
We are not saying you should start counting your silver and gold jewels and compare their sizes to have a perfect match: we are simply looking for a combination that allows them to blend together. The human brain craves symmetry and our eyes tend to respond to it with equal enthusiasm. Stick to classy gold and silver pieces that complement each other to avoid an overwhelming feeling of cluttering your metals.
Tip #2: Make sure you wear gold and silver jewels to highlight a centerpiece!
A main accessory, such as a necklace or earrings, with a special pendant or your favorite timepiece could serve as a foundation for a seriously snazzy jewelry set. Remember tip number one and maintain a similar theme or style throughout.
- If you start with a gold chain link necklace, you can continue to stack it with several thin chain links of white gold or silver.
- Chain links of a smaller thickness but very similar craftsmanship would look great alongside a thicker, standout centerpiece.
- As for the wrist, it’s so easy to use a timepiece as the focus of your combination. A stylish silver watch never looks out of place next to a couple of thin yellow-gold Cuban links.
Regardless of what you are wearing, the main tip stays in place: if you have a piece of jewelry you wish to use as a centerpiece, highlight it! Show off your gold and silver jewelry together, and let the metals complement each other. However, be careful not to add too much, as clutter starts taking away from your main gold or silver centerpiece.
Tip # 3: Get a Combined Gold and Silver Piece
This strategy combines both previous tips, maintaining symmetry within a centerpiece to also create a bridge between two metals, which is why we also call it a “bridge piece”. A combined silver and gold watch turns out to be perfect in situations like this. You can wear your beloved watch daily, switching between silver or gold rings and bracelets. With a classy timepiece at the heart of each ensemble, your choice of accessories will contribute to achieving a distinct look each day.
Can a bridge piece be anything?
This tip works for any form of jewelry, depending on your tastes! Jewels such as a silver and gold necklace could be the piece you end up liking more than wrist jewelry. Pick your own style and rock it!
Combining gold and silver the right way will make you look good – and feel good!
The bottom line here is to take liberty in combining your white gold, silver jewelry, or yellow-gold jewelry and create a look that is tasteful. Just use your judgment to take care in selecting gold and silver jewelry items that pair well together: keep things classy, simple, and symmetrical. You can do yourself a favor and throw the rule book out the window! Have fun playing with the contrast of both metals while creating a unique look that represents your style. Your gold, your silver, your jewelry, your style!