You Can’t Wear Gold and Silver Together
This myth seems to be one of the most prevalent! All the time I hear “You can’t mix gold and silver” or “I can only wear gold/silver.” Well my experience is that one can generally wear either, and I have bought beautiful jewelry mixing both.
Women often come into my store and for no apparent reason will say “I won’t/can’t wear gold!” or “I won’t/can’t wear silver!”. So I usually ask them, what do they mean by that? Because, obviously if they put on a gold earring, it won’t fall off – so physically they can wear gold. Which is why I am usually so surprised by the rigidity of feelings that surface when the topic is gold or silver. Often times, women in my store just won’t put them on! Even if it will look fabulous on them! What really is being meant is “I like gold/silver and I am not open to trying the other.” While everyone is entitled to their own looks (and after all it is their money), I believe that the room to play with the two metals is much larger than most believe it to be.
What is so wonderful about gold is that gold comes in shades. The question should not be “gold or silver?” but rather “which shade of gold and which shade of silver?” Gold has many different shades beginning with bright yellow going all the way down to white gold. So, although generally I would not put a bright yellow gold against white hair, a whiter or more subtle form of yellow gold would look great! Silver also comes in many different shades ranging from a high polished silver to an almost antique black effect.
There really is so many options. Recently, what I have noticed is that gold has a warming tone which looks great on women with darker skin tones. But silver with its cooler reflective tons can also look fabulous. Personally, I think what is more important is the design and does it compliment you and the whole effect. Both silver and gold translate well in modern vintage designs, and can really create fabulous looks.
Hair color does seem to be important, so silver can be very complimentary to women with white or grey hair color. But, surely these same women can wear yellow gold bracelets, rings, brooches and so on – which all can create a wonderful effect.
So there you have it – I look forward to your take on this old fashioned myth!