Which is better for jewelry, gold or silver? If the fashion world is any indication, we know silver is about to jump back into the jewelry game so maybe neither is better, we love them both.
If you are concerned about what color is more popular right now, well, earlier today I was procrastinating researching some of my favorite jewelry blogs. I saw gold and silver coin pendants layered with stone and metal charm pendants, beaded necklaces, and chunky chains with wide variety of link construction. Jewelry bloggers of note shared images of gold on gold combinations and silver on gold combinations too. Multi-layered looks are here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. None of this was really surprising, we shared these “new” jewelry wearing ideas at the beginning of last season. What surprised me, and only appeared on a few of the jewelry blogs was the use of
a. silver pendants on gold chains,
b. gold charms on silver chains, and the use of
c. many charms, stones, beads, and coin pendants on a single necklace.
The last of these three trends is the most exciting. Through fall and winter we no longer have to decide on just one focal pendant! We can wear five or even six pendants or charms on one chain, thus eliminating a little bit of the choice paralysis that dogs our generation like a shadow. Wear that ribbed turtleneck and indulge in baroque display of your favorite pendants.
Baroque is big this season. An identifying aspect of Baroque style is use of color: there is no such thing as too much, and the same goes for gold, silver, pearls, and diamonds. The baroque period lasted for about 150 years, from 1600 to 1750 and traces of that styling is all over this season’s runways and shows. Brooches got a big push from popular celebrities and now they are on the jewelry blogs too. One clever adaptation of the brooch included pining a mini-brooch to a choker. It was really cute! Although I’m not a big fan of chokers, I like the idea for that ribbed turtleneck we were just talking about…
So which is better? Is it gold? Is it silver? This season and for a few seasons after it looks like anything goes, so the real question is which looks better with your skin tone? Silver is a cool color and gold is a warm color. If you can see blue or rosy undertones in your skin – go with silver. If you can see olive or peach undertones in your skin – go with gold. If you can see rosy hues in places and yellow hues in other places, or see no hues at all you may be blessed with neutral undertones – wear gold and silver!
That being said, there are no hard and fast rules about skin tone and jewelry. Wear what you love, wear what is meaningful to you. You look your best when you feel your best. What makes you feel your best?