Despite what your mother or grandmother may have told you, it’s perfectly tasteful to rock mixed metal jewelry. This can mean wearing a few different pieces that are each of a different metal, or wearing a single piece that beautifully blends various metals together as one. No matter how you choose to mingle your metals, you can be confident that your look will be right on trend. With jewelers dreaming and creating new mixed metal designs every day, we anticipate you’ll be seeing a lot more of this style as we approach Spring, especially when it comes to engagement rings. If a two-tone engagement ring piques your interest, then you’ll definitely want to check out these tips for incorporating different metals into your dream ring design.
What is a Mixed Metal Engagement Ring?
Mixed metal engagement rings have certain elements made from one type of metal, and others that are created from another type of metal. This generally consists of joining a bright, white metal like white gold, palladium, or platinum with a warmer metal like yellow gold or rose gold. Some mixed metal designs even feature an unusual, rare green gold. Although you’ll sometimes hear mixed metal rings referred to as two-tone rings, there’s no limit to the types of metal you use. Pair two of your favorites, or even three for a unique look that’s entirely your own.
How to Mix Your Metals
For decades, it was deemed unacceptable for women to mix and match their jewelry metals. If you were seen wearing a platinum pair of earrings, it was only proper that your other accessories were platinum as well. But not anymore! Nowadays, brides-to-be seem to appreciate when things are a tad mismatched. It’s even become ordinary practice to see brides allowing their bridesmaids to choose their own dresses. It’s no wonder mixed metal engagement rings are having a moment in the spotlight. There are plenty of beautiful mixed metal pairings, but a few stand out as particularly stunning. The following are just a few of our favorites:
Looking for an engagement ring that gorgeously highlights the contrast between two different precious metals? No design does this better than two intertwining metal strands that are combined to create a ring’s band. Rose and white gold, for example, complement each other beautifully when weaved together in this delicate formation. If you like the idea of a mixed metal band, but aren’t too fond of the twisted look, try incorporating a thin strip of richly colored gold into a white metal band. This works great if your ring band is wide, as this ensures that the narrow ribbon of yellow or rose gold doesn’t look out of place compared to the rest of your ring.
Halos are an engagement ring’s secret weapon for enhancing a center diamond and making it really stand out. They can even help make a modest diamond look larger than it actually is. Another popular mixed metal design features a halo of diamonds set in one type of metal, fixed to a band of a different metal. This elevates your diamond to center stage for everyone to admire, while also creating the illusion that the diamond is delicately floating above the band.
Mixed Metal Wedding Bands
Like the look of a mixed metal ring, but aren’t quite sure if you want to make it your focal point? Opting for a mixed metal wedding band is one way of pulling off this style with a bit more subtlety. Choosing a mixed metal wedding band ensures that you can enjoy this trend, but also have the option to wear your engagement ring solo when you’re feeling more traditional. A wedding band is understated enough to make a statement without taking away from your main focal point. Plus, there are plenty of options to choose from whether you prefer a simple design or something more intricate and detailed.
Discover Magnificent Mixed Metal Engagement Rings at Leo’s
Wondering where you can find beautiful mixed metal engagement rings for any budget? Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry & Engagement Rings Store in San Diego is your one stop shop for all of your jewelry needs. Our spacious showroom offers no shortage of incredible engagement rings to choose from, including one-of-a-kind antique and vintage styles that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Explore our selection of mixed metal designs, or opt for something classic and timeless. No matter your personal style, you’re sure to find something you love here at Leo’s!