How To Mix Metal Finishes
Ready to change things up a bit in your jewelry routine? I've got a simple solution - mix up your metal finishes!
I've been making pieces of jewelry with two or three different metal finishes for a long time, and it seems like it has become more and more popular every year. Although I'm a big fan of our simple Minimal Hoops, I'm also a big fan of mixing black and gold, black and silver, silver and gold... or sometimes silver, black and gold. Whoa, slow down, I know. 🙃 Here are some quick and easy tips to mix up your metals:
Pick your favorite color combo!
To start, just pick two metal finishes to work with. Here are a handful of pairings that work great!
◇ Black Oxidized Silver & Gold Filled
◇ Sterling Silver & Black Oxidized Silver
◇ Gold Filled & Sterling Silver
◇ Sterling Silver & Rose Gold
Choose A Common Thread
Pick one of the metal finishes and make it a common thread in your earrings and necklaces. If I'm sporting the Black & Gold combo - I'll wear a gold pair of earrings with a gold and black necklace. As long as your jewelry shares even one metal finish, you're good to go.
But my rings!
Are all of your rings silver and you think wearing gold jewelry would clash? Don't sweat it! Wear a gold and silver necklace with gold or silver earrings to tie it all together! I can't tell you how many times I've heard my customers say "I can't wear silver jewelry because I have a gold wedding ring." Hang those old fashion rules out to dry!
Currently I have on silver rings, a watch with a rose gold face, and Balance Earrings in black, gold, and silver. I did have on a 24" Silver Honey Petals Necklace as well but it's a little fancy to wear around the house so I took it off when I got home from church. A veritable hodgepodge of metal finishes I tell you!
Unless you're going to walk around with jazz hands next to your face all day, no one will notice that your rings are a different metal than the rest of your jewelry.
Don't be afraid to try new things... or not
Pick your favorite jewelry pieces and even if they have no metals in common, wear them both! Today's fashion rules are pretty much "you do you". This also means you can stick with all one metal if that is your jam - no judgement.
If you just want to dip your toe in the mixed metal genre, I would suggest starting with a pair of mixed metal earrings that will easily go with your favorite necklaces. Check ours out here: https://freshieandzero.com/collections/earrings-mixed-metals
Tell me! What metal finishes would you mix up? Or would you like to see mixed up?