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10 Two-Tone Styles That Prove Mixing Metals Is So Right Now


Yellow gold’s hegemony over the fashion jewelry scene may be waning. The gilded metal continues to dominate the designer jewelry category, but more and more designers are experimenting with mixed metal styles that not only add a fresh spin to traditional gold chain links and hoops, but also offer price point breaks at a time when rising costs are causing some shoppers to pull back on spending.

At the jewelry shows in Las Vegas in June, the two-tone looks mostly featured yellow and white gold, though the growing appeal of silver jewelry is not to be dismissed. Unlike past two-tone revivals, however, the prevailing style does not lean heavily on blackened metal. Instead, the pieces that feel most au courant pair shiny yellow gold styles with lustrous silvery tones that give consumers a liberating sense of choice when it comes to their jewelry wardrobes. If they’ve invested heavily in yellow gold fashion pieces but treasure their white gold or platinum engagement ring, no problem—pile everything on!

Here, we’ve highlighted 10 new mixed metal designs that were shown in Vegas. In most cases, diamonds served as a key embellishment, maintaining the starkness and purity of the color palette: white and yellow with a hint (or sometimes, a healthy dose) of sparkle to keep things interesting.

Fred Leighton chain bracelet
18k yellow gold and silver four-row chain and diamond bracelet, $43,000; Fred Leighton
Gemella Intertwin ring
Intertwin ring in 18k yellow and white gold, $4,480; Gemella 
Uniform Object Mini Tusk earrings
Mini Tusk studs in 18k yellow and white gold with diamonds, $3,950; Uniform Object
Sorellina crown hoop earrings
Crown Hoop earrings in 18k gold, $3,500; Sorellina


Ana Katarina Attitude ring
Attitude diamond spike ring in 18k gold, $6,640; Ana Katarina
Walters Faith chain choker
Sterling silver and 18k rose gold choker necklace, $3,300; Walters Faith
Kwiat two tone earrings
18k yellow and white gold and diamond hoops, $8,650; Kwiat
Walters Faith earrings
Diamond earrings in 18k rose gold and 18k white gold, $11,500; Walters Faith
Chris Ploof ring
Precious Damascus ring in hand-forged Kona oxidized stainless steel and 18k gold, $2,545; Chris Ploof

Top: 18k yellow and white gold and diamond ring, $4,600; Kwiat

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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