Q&A | Can you wear gold and silver jewellery together?

Hello everyone!

As a previous blog post explained, some of my readers and social media followers ask me fashion and beauty-related questions.  

In this post, I'm bringing back the Q&A series. Check out my previous Q&A post: Face oils vs serums: What's the difference?

The question I'll be answering today also comes from a Facebook follower who sent me this message:

"Can you wear gold and silver jewellery together?"

silver necklace and gold earrings

For centuries, gold and silver have been cherished for their beauty and worth. Both metals possess unique characteristics that make them highly sought after in the world of jewellery. Gold is known for its warm, rich hue, while silver exudes a cool, sleek elegance. Typically, gold jewellery tends to compliment warm undertones better whereas, white metals such as silver, platinum and white gold flatter lighter skin with a cool undertone. Rose gold looks equally as good on those with warm or cool undertones.

Individually, they can make a stunning statement, but what happens when we combine them?

The idea of wearing gold and silver together was once considered a fashion faux pas. However, fashion rules have evolved over time, and today, mixing metals has become a popular trend. It allows for endless possibilities in creating unique and personalised looks.

When done right, the combination of gold and silver can create a harmonious and eye-catching effect. The key lies in understanding the compatibility between the two metals and how to balance them effectively. By following a few simple guidelines, you can effortlessly achieve a stylish and cohesive look.

Gone are the days of sticking rigorously to one metal type for your accessories. Now fashionistas and jewellery enthusiasts alike, are embracing the idea of combining gold and silver pieces to create unique and eye-catching looks. But before you start layering on your favourite gold and silver necklaces or stacking rings, it's important to understand the compatibility of these two metals.

The compatibility of gold and silver jewellery depends on personal preference and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. Some people prefer a cohesive look by sticking to one metal type, while others embrace the contrast and visual interest that mixing metals can bring. Mixing gold and silver can create a stylish and eclectic look, adding depth and dimension to your outfit.

One way to successfully mix gold and silver jewellery is by using a unifying element, such as gemstones or a specific design motif. This helps tie the pieces together and creates a harmonious balance. For example, wearing a gold pendant necklace with silver earrings featuring a similar gemstone can create a cohesive look.

Another approach is to layer or stack gold and silver pieces deliberately and intentionally. This allows you to showcase the individual beauty of each metal while still creating a unified overall look. For instance, you could wear a stack of silver rings on one hand and a gold bangle on the other, creating an interesting contrast.

Try to keep in mind that within gold and silver, there are different finishes and tones, and this can change the look further. It is a good idea to head to the best jewelry shops in NYC or your local city and ask to try some pieces on. If you already have some necklace and ring stacks you are looking to add to, make sure you are wearing them so when you try on any new addition, you’ll be able to get a feel for the overall look straight away. 

It's worth noting that personal style and fashion trends play a significant role in determining what is considered compatible when it comes to mixing metals. What may be considered a fashion faux pas in one era might be embraced as a bold statement in another. Ultimately, the compatibility of gold and silver jewellery is subjective and depends on your own sense of style and confidence.

In conclusion, mixing gold and silver jewellery can create stunning and unique looks. Understanding the properties of these metals and experimenting with different combinations will help you find a style that suits your taste and personality. Whether you choose to go for a cohesive look or embrace the contrast, remember that fashion rules are meant to be broken, and self-expression is key when it comes to accessorising with gold and silver.

Do you like mixing metals? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Talk soon,



I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.

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