How Do You Know If You Should Wear Gold or Silver Jewelry?

How Do You Know If You Should Wear Gold or Silver Jewelry?

Should you wear gold or silver jewelry? Let's find out how to tell which metal tone is right for you!

One of the most common questions we get asked by customers when it comes to jewelry, is weather or not they should wear gold or silver. Both metals have their unique allure and can complement different skin tones and outfits, but we have a clear answer to this question - wear whatever you like! However, we can help you decide which metal tone is right for you (maybe it's both)!

Personally I love to mix and match metals. Two-tone jewelry gives you the best of both worlds and lets you create a statement that's totally your own. - Mel

Gold and Silver Jewelry

Consider Your Skin Tone: Warm or Cool? 

The first step in deciding between gold and silver jewelry is to consider your skin tone. Skin tones generally fall into two categories: warm and cool.

  • Warm Skin Tone: If you have warm undertones, your skin may have hints of yellow, peach, or golden hues. Gold jewelry tends to complement warm skin tones beautifully. It can enhance your natural warmth and give your complexion a radiant glow. When layering necklaces, we love odd numbers and try to wear three necklaces at a time. 

Gold layered necklaces on model with cream sweater
Tennis Chain Necklace / Herringbone Necklace / Hallie Heart Necklace / Paperclip 14k S Necklace
  • Cool Skin Tone: Cool undertones are characterized by pink, blue, or purple hints in your skin. Silver jewelry is an excellent choice for cool skin tones as it can complement the cool undertones and create a harmonious contrast. We love the way diamonds sparkle in white gold. 

White gold and diamond necklaces on neck

    Graduated Tennis Chain Necklace / Diamond Initial Necklace / Diamond Cross Necklace


    What's Your Personal Style?


    Your personal style plays a significant role in choosing between gold and silver jewelry. Consider the following factors:

      • Classic: If you prefer a classic and timeless look, gold jewelry is an excellent choice. It exudes sophistication and can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. And when you're buying 14k gold jewelry, it's considered an investment piece that will withhold its value and can be passed on to future generations. 

      • Contemporary and Chic: Silver jewelry is often associated with a modern and chic style. It pairs well with minimalist and trendy outfits, making it a great choice for those who like to stay on-trend. You can never go wrong with a pair of chunky silver hoop earrings

      • Mixing and Matching: Don't feel limited to just one metal. Mixing gold and silver jewelry can create a unique and eclectic style statement.  We always encourage customers to mix metals! Whether you're mixing metals with necklaces, bracelets or earrings - it all looks good. Everything at LeMel is made to mix and match. We love to encourage customers to go through their jewelry box and pull out old pieces they don't wear anymore and find a way to mix them with some more current pieces.  Need helping figuring out where to start with mixing metals? Start with our Silver + Gold Stretch Bracelet Set.

      Gold and Silver LeMel Jewelry

      Think About Your Wardrobe 

      Consider the colors of the clothing you wear most frequently. Your wardrobe can influence your choice of jewelry metal.

      • Earth Tones and Neutrals: Gold jewelry pairs beautifully with earthy tones, such as browns, greens, and warm neutrals. It can add a touch of luxury to your everyday outfits. Remember that personal preference plays a significant role in fashion, so feel free to experiment with different color combinations to find what makes you feel confident and stylish. Gold jewelry's versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of outfit choices.

      gold bracelets on green sweater and layered gold necklaces
      Marquise Diamond Tennis Bracelet / Fluted Bangle / Kennedy Bangle / Lizzy Diamond Paperclip Necklace / Round Diamond Necklace / Sunny Diamond Pendant 
      • Cool Tones and Pastels: Silver jewelry complements cool tones, including blues, purples, and pastel shades. It can add a refreshing and crisp touch to your wardrobe.

      layered silver bracelets on pink and purple shirts

      Ultimate Stretch Bracelet Set / Mixed Chain Diamond Bracelet / Hallie Heart Bracelet / Jen Claw Bracelet

      What's The Occasion

      Different occasions call for different jewelry choices.

      • Formal Events: Gold jewelry, especially in the form of elegant necklaces, bracelets, or earrings, is perfect for formal occasions like weddings and galas.

      • Everyday Wear: For everyday wear, you can choose either gold or silver, depending on your personal style and preferences. We have everyday sets in both gold and silver. We love a chunky hoop and 3mm, 4mm + 5mm bracelet set for everyday wear. 

      • Casual and Bohemian: Silver jewelry can be an ideal choice for casual and bohemian-inspired outfits. 

      Silver stretch bracelet silver chunky hoops and silver paperclip bracelet

      Choosing between gold and silver jewelry ultimately comes down to your personal preferences, skin tone, style, and the occasion. Remember that there are no hard and fast rules, and experimenting with both metals is always fun. So, whether you opt for the warm allure of gold or the cool elegance of silver, let your jewelry reflect your unique personality and enhance your overall style. After all, the most important thing is to wear what makes you feel confident and beautiful, and you can always mix and match


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