Mixing Metals in Jewelry | A Shopping Guide

Jun 13th 2023

How to Mix Metal Jewelry

When it comes to purchasing jewelry there is a timeless sense of personal style that is tied in with your choices. The big question used to be “do you prefer silver or gold jewelry?” but in recent years, we have seen many people start to prefer a combination of different metal jewelry styles. Whether you are looking for a two-tone wedding band, two-tone engagement ring, or recommendations on how to pair white gold and yellow gold earrings, we’ve got it all laid out for you. We have rounded up some of our favorite mixed metal jewelry pieces as well as some stunning pairing combinations to make a statement for every style.

The Best Ways to Mix Metals in Your Jewelry

Mixed Metal Diamond Ring Stacks

Here at Icing on the Ring, we love handcrafting the ring of her dreams and choosing the perfect metal tone for your forever-ring is one of the hardest decisions. One of our favorite ways to display this is by stacking rings. Recreate this gorgeous ring stack yourself that features white gold, yellow gold, and diamonds galore. From top to bottom:

Men's Mixed Metal Wedding Bands


A modern design with an eye-catching twist, this Artcarved men’s two-toned wedding band will endlessly impress you with its remarkable attention to detail. Stylish 14k white gold with double milgrain edges flow effortlessly around a handsome brushed 14k yellow gold center. This men's ring beholds a modern touch with elegant style.


For the Tacori Man in your life who loves to reflect his personal style in his jewelry, he can make a bold move by showcasing his uniqueness and modern style by mixing metals! This two tone wedding band featuring a white gold crisscross brushed finish in the center is complemented with warm, rose gold polished beveled edges and rose gold vented interior for maximum comfort and everyday wear.


This signature two-tone men’s wedding band represents the duality of strength and romance in your shared love. A charming brushed 14k rose gold center blends effortlessly with the sleek high-polished 14k white gold edges that surround it. A warm and inviting design, this men's ring will be a source of comfort crafted from the depths of your affection.

Mixed Metal Earring Pairings

One of our favorite ways to mix metals casually is through earrings! Earrings are a great way to let your unique style show on the daily. For a classic look, we love pairing a yellow gold hoop earring with a white gold moissanite stud earring if you have multiple ear piercings. This combination has been a best seller for years while still fully embracing the new, but here to stay, trend of mixing metals in jewelry.

Mixed Metal Engagement Rings

From white gold and yellow gold, to platinum and rose gold, we have many two tone custom engagement ring options that can be designed to your preference. If you are going for a classic yet elevated look, we love to pair white gold and yellow gold… this allows your center diamond to shine on its own! If you are going for a modern look, we love the warm contrast of white gold and rose gold. Choosing an engagement ring design which features multiple metals is also a great way to ensure that you have plenty of wedding band options. You aren’t limited to a certain metal type and can use the wedding band to really accentuate the two-tone color combination in your engagement ring. We also love a combination of mixed metal engagement rings and wedding bands.


This stunning two tone solitaire engagement ring is what mixed metal jewelry dreams are made of. An elegant look that will stand the test of time. With a cool mix of a yellow gold polished body featuring white gold basket and prongs highlights your center diamond on this ring and is sure to stop anyone in their tracks.


If you are looking for a unique engagement ring you have found it. For all of our mixed metal engagement ring lovers this is the ideal ring because you can choose your dream combination of 14k white gold, 14k yellow gold, 14k rose gold, or platinum as the other opposite choice of metal is woven into this ring. The polished metals intertwine in a beautiful symphony in this distinctive engagement ring. To add to the grandeur, the strands are studded with shimmering diamonds. As the band reaches the dazzling center diamond, the two tone strands seem to intertwine around it creating a lively effect.

Mixed Metal Bracelet Stacks

Mixing metals when it comes to your bracelet stack offers a unique twist on traditional jewelry. Your bracelets are one of the most visible pieces of jewelry on your body - especially during the summer - and can be a great way to really show off your style and highlight other pieces of jewelry you may be wearing or bring an outfit together. We love to mix white gold bracelets with yellow gold bracelets and think it’s the perfect way to stay on trend by mixing metals in a subtle yet stylish way.


You can find beauty in the simplicity of this 14k Yellow gold polished bangle bracelet as it will age gracefully and will never go out of style. A statement piece in your collection that could be worn alone or rested against a white gold bracelet, adding an elevated look to your wrist and leaning into the mixed metal bracelet trend.


0.75 ct of round diamonds are small but instantly add that WOW factor to your jewelry collection. This dainty tennis bracelet is the perfect pair to stack with a yellow gold bangle. This style continues to be classic, elegant and beautiful where you can wear alone or complete your bracelet stack.

As always, if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for please reach out or set up an appointment to visit our Downtown Los Angeles showroom as we have more pieces available in store or could discuss creating a custom piece to bring your mixed metal jewelry dreams to life. 

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