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by SARBANI NYC November 20, 2019 3 min read

Silver and gold and rose gold jewelry, oh my! How do you know when to wear which metal? Can you mix and match?

Fear not, fashionistas! We are about to tell you exactly how to style each color along with how to wear increasingly popular rose gold jewelry. And no, mixing metal jewelry is no longer a fashion faux pas! So keep calm and scroll on.

How to Style Rose Gold Jewelry

Rose Gold Midi Rings by Outhouse JewelleryThis blush-colored metal has gone through waves of popularity over the decades but has been on an incline for the last few years. After all, attractive rose gold jewelry is warm, elegant, and versatile. The chic metal can be paired with both casual looks and formal wear. It also creates a unique look when worn with other gold, silver, platinum, or gunmetal jewelry—but more on mixing metals later!

Rose gold jewelry looks best paired with nude and neutral-colored outfits. A few of our favorite complementary colors are beige, blush, sandy pink, black, white, gray, cream, navy. One of the best perks of the rosy metal is that it looks good on anyone, as it brings out the blush hues in any skin tone and gives the wearer a warm glow.

Did you know?

Rose gold gets its pinkish hue from the infusion of copper into the gold. The metal first debuted in Russia when renowned jeweler Carl Fabergé began using it in his designs.

How to Style Gold Jewelry

Gardenia Necklace by EurummeClassic gold jewelry, as everyone knows, can be worn with countless shades and ensembles. If you’re looking for a few different types of pairings, however, try sporting your yellow gold pieces with unexpected hues like black, emerald green, silver, gold, or red. We especially love seeing gold jewelry matched with metallic silver or gold threads for holiday parties and special events!

How to Style Silver Jewelry

Diwan Hand Harness in Silver by Astha JagwaniWhile silver jewelry can be extremely versatile, it does not necessarily match every color. A few colors that stand out well against the cool-toned metal are black (it really does go with everything), deep blues (like royal or navy), white/cream, red, and burgundy.

Pro tip: Stay away from styling very light pastels or very bright colors with silver, as they tend to drown out the metal.

Mixing Metal Jewelry

Now, the question that is on so many minds: Can you wear gold and silver together? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Mixing metals is allowed! Gone are the days of strict jewelry style rules. There is no reason to be afraid to diversify your metals. And we have a few tips to help you perfect your mixed jewelry look.

The best way to mix your metals is by layering necklaces or stacking bracelets or rings. You can even wear multiple colors on your ears if you have multiple piercings. The key is to choose one focus area (i.e., ears, neck, wrists, fingers) so as not to create an overwhelming appearance with your accessories.

Evil Eye Necklace by ValliyanWe suggest wearing up to three colors together, like gold, rose gold, and silver. If you’re looking for a bolder statement with more contrast, go edgy by pairing gold or rose gold jewelry with gunmetal or black. But if you’re more conservative, keep it simple with gold and silver.

Choose an anchor piece in one of your chosen metals to tie all your jewelry together. For example, if you’re going with rose gold and silver, choose either a rose gold or silver necklace as your focal piece.

Pro tip: If your jewelry contains gems, stones, or beads, ensure there is a unifying accent color in each piece (same colored stone) to tie them all together.

And the final tip for successfully mixing metal jewelry: Keep the same aesthetic for all pieces, as well as similarly textured metals. This will give you a cohesive and stylish look from head to toe!

One of our favorite parts of the mixed metals trend? It allows us to find classic, timeless pieces that can be worn together for years to come. Shop Sarbani NYC’s handcrafted statement jewelry in a variety of colors and styles to stock up your own collection today.


Stephanie Chabot, Style Editor
Sarbani NYC

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