A Beginner's Guide To Mixed-Metal Jewelry

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Wearing yellow gold with white gold with silver with oxidized silver with platinum has been a contentious jewelry topic for decades. Is metal-mixing a fashion faux pas, or is it just plain fashionable? Some shun the mere idea, but the many-metals aesthetic — which first gained popularity between 1935 and 1950 — has persevered, despite the haters. Today, it's more present than ever — in rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings alike. 

We're not talking about simply stacking your yellow-gold midi rings with your platinum ones. The new stars of the trend include two-toned baubles like those in TARA 4779's percentages collection, which blends yellow and white metals in 10-90, 50-50, and 25-75 ratios. And, let's not forget Digby & Iona's rose-gold and sterling silver signet ring.

Finally ready to give the style a try? We're showing you 12 edgy, simple ways to nail it.

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