Mixing metals in wedding ring sets is a growing trend that frees up a modern bride or groom's style. If you want to join the mixed metals craze, though, read on for a few valuable do's and don'ts for ensuring a great outcome no matter what you decide.
Do Create a Unified Look
The primary concern for many people who are hesitant to mix metals is that it may not look cohesive and complementary. You can take steps to avoid this problem, though. For instance, design one ring to incorporate both metals, thereby drawing in the other ring with just one contrasting metal. Or feel free to mix and match metals in the same family for a more subtle look.
Don't Mismatch Practicalities
Before you start choosing metals, talk with your jeweler about practical considerations. The biggest of these is the hardness and durability of each metal. By pairing two or more separate metals, you have a combination where some may be stronger than others. Palladium, for example, scratches more easily than platinum — so a stacked ring could damage the other. You may also need to care for them in different ways.
Do Follow Your Own Style
There is no one way to style mixed metals, so don't feel you must do it the way others have done it. If you want a bright and striking contrast, have fun pairing gold and platinum. But if that's too much variation for you, perhaps rose gold and yellow gold will make a more understated effect. It's okay to mix the way that makes you happy regardless of trends or popularity.
Don't Forget Your Partner
Many couples opt to complement each other's wedding and/or engagement rings. If this matters to you, you have many choices. The partner could design rings with just one of the other's chosen metals or they could both mix and match similar metals in their individual sets. Talk about this before you choose metals so you can create a palette as a couple — and avoid any metals the other dislikes.
Do Embrace It on the Big Day
Finally, embrace your use of mixed metals during your nuptials. Accessorize with other mixed metals in your jewelry, hair accents, and dress embellishments. Let your attendants choose their own metals as well. And if you plan to use any metallic accent decor, you might even have fun with the mixed metals theme on a larger scale.
Where to Start
Ready to start learning how you can successfully mix metals in your own wedding and engagement rings? Start by meeting with a qualified jeweler in your area for their own tips and tricks.
For more information, contact a company like Trinity Jewelers.