Post # 1
- Wedding: The castle at stagecoach
ok so im having my rings made in platinum or that is the current plan…
HOWEVER…. i stand to inherit from my mother a ton of jewelery set in yellow gold because that was her preference and with a recient death scare due to a stroke my greedy little sister that lives a block away from my parents someone slid into the conversation that she should get anything in platinum and white gold (except for my grandmothers platinum engagement ring and wedding band which my mom even in her bad state insisted would go to me).
so …. the thing is yes i could go and buy alot of platinum jewlery to match my rings but the fact is anything my mother leaves me i would want to use because its my mothers (shes also got some really really nice jewelery, emerald tenis bracelets, ruby (high quality ruby) necklaces diamonds, saphires, tsanzanites (which i love) galore etc etc etc… and like i said its all in 18k gold the majority of it…..
so is it tacky to mix metals to have a huge rock set in platinum on ur finger but then wear it with yellow gold assesories….its starting to make me think maybe i should just get the rings in yellow gold but i actually like how engagement rings and bands look better in platinum…
and thoughts about mixing metals? appropriate, tacky, ? etc. i always grew up hearing that its good to stick to one metal that mixing looks tacky and i guess thats what worries me, what are you opinions my fellow bees?
Post # 2
There are plenty of threads on the Bee about mixing metals, and most show pictures of lovely rings.
Post # 3
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
I love mixing metals. My favorite is white and rose gold!
Post # 5
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
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
- 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 # 8
- Wedding: The castle at stagecoach
i guess it depends on how you mix them then if your going to mix…
Post # 9
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
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
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.
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Post # 13
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
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!
Post # 15
- Wedding: The castle at stagecoach
womanofsubstance: i didnt mean it to come off bad, i just….idk i guess i was always brought up to have everything match.perfectly. even males that arent gay, have commented to me that i always match and always look well put together (well i guess its good atleas someones noticing the effort it takes to match things etc. etc.) but i mean i just alway match everything clothes jewlry etc. so im not like hoping shes going to die or anything….i hope that wont be for many many many years but with the recent stroke my mother had (which was not bad one) i could already see my little sister trying to call dibbs on all white metals. once i found out i then talk to my mom and my sister and i came to the agreement that she could have majority white metals and all diamonds but that i will get all rubies, emeralds, sapphires and tanzanites regarless of the metal type and that she could keep any other stones my mother has since im not really interested in pink stones and idk, in order to make it a fair deal since i grabbed up most of the vauable stuff i said she could have everything else (also shes getting all diamonds so thats a + for her, except the e-rrng and wedding rind). and since i know all the things i asked for are in yellow gold she agreed….. i would never have even asked my mother about it i think she should have left to me what she wanted to and to my sister what she wanted to… but my little sister tried to inch herself in which bugsy me because she lives close and i live on another contienent. she even still tried to get my grandmothers HEAVY platinum 4 carat tcw e ring and diamond platinum wedding band. and when my mother told her that shes not getting that my grandfather bought it and since i was his favorite graunddaughter out of the 8 of us hed want me to have it…..she got annoyed and stormed out of the room… how mature for a 24 year old huh?
but any bak to point i do like to match and generally do perfer yellow gold i only like diamonds in platinum and i dont like white gold because i really feel like it looks like silver….
but i mean like someone said earlier idk if anyone would even notice the difference if your wearing all yellow gold and platinum ering and band because they are something you never take off…