19th Sep 2013


Mixing Metals in Jewelry


Hammered, smooth and various metal finishes from the Rock of Eden modern collection

Hammered, smooth and various metal finishes from the Rock of Eden modern collection

The verdict is in!  In a recent survey we conducted with clients and non-clients of different ages and styles, the majority of women mix silver and gold pieces, without hesitation.

This may also explain why silver jewelry is on the rise as a sales trend with national retailers. At the Los Vegas trade show this summer there were huge brand name retailers such as Ghurhan, who is known for high carat gold, moving into silver. It will be interesting to see what they come up with. Personally, I loved their gold pieces.

Mixed metal comes in many forms(this vintage steel and gold watch coming soon)

Mixed metal comes in many forms (this vintage steel and gold watch coming soon)

Our Rock of Eden modern collection began with hammered silver over three years ago. It is beautiful mixed with say. one rose gold cuff and some of the beaded bracelet pieces that are popular today.

We hand hammer our pieces then use dark gray or black rhodium finishes to give them a deeper, richer look. And of course, we throw in a vintage piece or two for interest.

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These hammered cuffs have great price points and come in a variety of widths.

Diamonds and silver is also a newer trend. In this case we caution our buyers to be careful – silver wears out faster than say, platinum. So if it is a piece that will be worn every day particularly on the hand, stick with platinum or gold. If it is a secondary ring then it should not be a problem.

Antique Sapphire and Diamond Platinum and Gold Classic Edwardian Ring





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