Breaking the Rules: Mixing Metals - Kim Bloomberg Jewelry
June 20, 2015


Breaking the Rules: Mixing Metals

To mix or not to mix, that is no longer the question.  Mixing metals used to be a fashion faux pas, but today it’s encouraged.

Just like wearing white after Labor Day - the question is not whether or not it is acceptable to wear white, but how to wear winter white all year long.  The same holds true with wearing mixed metals.  As the LA Times reports, “for jewelry, the old no-no of mixing metals has lost its power.”

Everyone is mixing and matching gold and silver jewelry in all its forms: rings, two tone bracelets, watches, earrings and layered necklaces.  Yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, silver, platinum - you name it – are all key elements in the mix. In fact, we are in love with our fringe earrings - made from sterling, oxidized sterling, gold filled and rose gold filled chain and wire. Check them out here:


Gold and silver are all over the place with interior design trends as well. Silver and gold frames can cohabitate on the same wall - chrome door knobs with gold fixtures are allowed. Yes, with today’s fashion, breaking the rules is a MUST. Here is a favorite example of mixing metal at home.


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This month, I challenge you to work some two-tone jewelry into your wardrobe.  And then let me know your favorite combinations.  Post a comment, share your advice, or send me a picture.


 I’d love to hear from you!


 Oh, and don’t forget to instagram it with the hashtag #KBD

Kim Bloomberg
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