mixing metals? is it a no-no?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    pick one metal and go with it, you can get her stuff re-set in platnium : (3 votes)
    4 %
    its not tacky to mix metals : (40 votes)
    48 %
    mixing metals is tacky period : (3 votes)
    4 %
    i mix metals all the time, i think even famous people do like kate middleton so its not tacky : (37 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    There are plenty of threads on the Bee about mixing metals, and most show pictures of lovely rings. 

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    I mix metals all the time.  Right now I’m wearing a yellow gold engagement ring with a yellow and white gold upgrade ring on my right hand, a white gold ring on my left hand, and white and yellow gold earrings.  I think you should wear what you love.

     

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love mixing metals. My favorite is white and rose gold!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee

    If you like it, wear it! That’s a “rule” that doesn’t need to followed. Plenty of people mix metals and it looks great. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I mix metals all the time. I feel like mixing metals (as well as mixing patterns) lends to a more stylish look than being all matchy matchy.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    I love the look of mixed metals and lately the Bee has been filled with pictures showing off how great it can look. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee

    I wear a rose gold bracelet and gold earrings while my jewelry is predominately silver toned (I have a few white gold pieces mixed, along with stainless steel).

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    glamachica45:  I think most trying not to mix but you can make it look good. Besides a wedding band is different than any other piece of jewelry, noone expects you to take it off because it doesn’t match. It will be fine. My engagement ring has yellow gold and platinum.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Metallics are neutrals.  That’s awesome you’re inheriting fabulous family jewelry.  Mix your metals- it looks gorgeous.  Honestly it’s a personal preference.  I wear my yellow gold love knots with my grandmother’s platinum rings and a yellow gold band.  Or something along those lines.  You can always melt down the metal you don’t want (same color) and make it into a charm or something.  I had some of my family pieces melted into charms that my grandmother had already started.  

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think it’s fine to mix metals but then again I don’t think I would change what my jewellery is made of in anticipation of someones demise. *shrugs*

    Post # 14
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    Newbee

    glamachica45:  This has been tricky for me too. I think in the past it was one way or another, but now alot of people mix metals. My ring is white gold and most of my jewelry is yellow gold or rose gold including my watches. It bothered me a for a while and then I got over it. In the beginning I drove myself crazy trying to make everything match. I love gold but for weddings there is alot of silver for example my cake stand and serving set and flutes are silver. My chairs are gold my vases for flowers are mercury, which worked well for me because they kind of look silver or gold. I ended up getting over my jewelry not matching perfect. If you want platinum I’d do that and if you don’t want to change your moms ring I think thats fine and it’s sentimental I think it’s fine to match. These boards help alot I have seen rose gold diamond bands against plain white gold solitare engagement rings (which I would have never thought to do and it looks fine. Look at pictures of mixed bands next to your e ring and see how you feel. You can always dip your moms into white gold 🙂 just updating a little. Just remember it’s not black and white ive learned that you can get creative and theirs no rules you can do whatever you want :))  good luck and send us some pictures!

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