Why You Should be Wearing Mixed Metal Jewelry

If I were to ask you to think of the biggest fashion faux pa’s or fashion “rules”, what would immediately come to your mind? A few that pop up in my brain are: wearing white after Labor Day, not wearing black and brown together, and wearing mixed metal jewelry.

And I think the time has come to nix these rules.

Come on, ladies, rally with me! It’s the 21st century. We have self driving cars, a woman running for president and phones that are smarter than most of the human population. I would even dare to say that fashion “rules” themselves are on the verge of being nonexistent.

Plus, fashion rules are meant to be broken anyway, aren’t they?

If you are unfamiliar with the rule of mixing metals, it claims that you should always wear the same colored jewelry when it comes to the metal. Meaning that you should wear all silver, or all gold – no silver necklace with a gold bracelet or any other combination of the sort. If this was still the case, I would be limited to wearing silver tones all the time since my engagement ring and band are white gold. And that would leave me so sad because I love jewelry of all colors!

Mixing Metals

Assuming that you are like me, you may have grown up being told to always match your jewelry. If you want to wear a rose gold bracelet, you should also wear a rose gold necklace, so on and so forth. My grandmother or mother would never have left the house without all of their jewelry completely matching.

(Update: my grandmother is still set in her ways but my mom is now a metal mixing queen!)

This is an old school rule (that I’m not sure how it started) but fashion has made progressive strides since fashion no-nos like this were relevant. Fashion these days are more about not following the rules, and wearing what makes you happy and feel confident. I’m not saying you should be wearing similar outfits to Ugly Betty, but if you like wearing gold yet you have a cool skin tone, wear it anyways! If you like the way it looks on you, then wear it. Wear it with confidence and no one will question it.

Crazy mixed pattern outfits from Ugly Betty

Some of my favorite mixed metal pieces from Nelle and Lizzy are listed below. All of these items have a subtle mix of metals. Whether you are interested in incorporating mixed metals into your wardrobe or want to add more of these type pieces into your collection, these items are the perfect options!

Family Necklace

The Family Necklace is one of the newest pieces to the Nelle and Lizzy collection. You have the option to mix the charms to create a necklace with gold and silver, or get a more classic look with all gold or all silver. I love the mixture of metals and textures in this necklace, along with the uniqueness of it. I really do love everything about it – the chain, the length, the nameplate on the side, and the charms. It just is the perfect combination for an amazing necklace!

family necklace with blessed nameplate

mixed metal necklace

Personalized Bangle Bracelet (Beloved Bangle)

Personally, I like this one a lot because of obvious reasons (they’re adorable) but also because they have different bangle options – small and large. I like this myself because I have really small wrists (most bangles don’t fit me, actually) so I like that there are some size options. Bangles can tend to be a difficult gift to give or even buy for yourself because sizing does matter, even though bangles are typically a “one size fits all” kind of product. I’m also fond of the nameplate and the personalization options; you can get your children’s names, your sibling’s names, or even just some inspirational words that you can look down upon and will bring a smile to your face when you see them.

personalized bangle bracelets with custom nameplate

bangle bracelet in mixed metals

Trinity Ring

I would dare say that the Trinity Ring is the ultimate mixed metal piece. Nelle and Lizzy took one of their most popular triple rings and put a modern twist on it. The Trinity Ring combines 14kt gold, white gold and rose gold and would be a perfect heirloom piece to be passed down through your family. You are able to customize the text to be stamped on it and choose from two different fonts!

mixed metal mothers ring with childrens names

mixed metal ring with custom stamping

What Fashion Means to Me

To me personally, fashion is a way to express yourself and there are no rules that every single person should adhere to. Fashion is what you make of it. It’s all about what you like wearing, what flatters your body and what makes you feel great about yourself!

I am a fashion lover and advocate and over the years I have developed my own opinions about fashion and some of these opinions come from my rebellious personality. I’ve always been the rule breaking type and this trait doesn’t stray much when it comes to fashion, either. I won’t lie, I love to mimic outfits I find on Pinterest but I also love to put my own spin on them and wear items that fit my own personal style. I love wearing white after Labor Day and absolutely love how brown and black pair together to form the perfect outfit!

I also don’t believe that anyone should follow trends just to follow trends. Just because flared jeans are back in style, doesn’t mean you have to wear them. Just because you see everyone wearing outfits with pattern mixing doesn’t mean that you have to wear the same outfits. If you want to match all your jewelry, match all your jewelry! If you want to wear gold and silver jewelry, wear it. I think everyone should do what makes them feel confident and feel good about themselves because that is what fashion is all about.

Comment below and tell us what fashion means to you or what fashion rules you like to break! You can also reach out to us on Twitter at @nelleandlizzy or on Instagram at @nelleandlizzy – we would love to see how you style your favorite Nelle and Lizzy pieces!

How to Dress For Your Skin Tone Infographic

Have you ever been stumped while trying to buy a present for a friend or for your wife? Or can you just not figure out why “green isn’t your color?” Well, the simple answer might be that green actually isn’t your color.

Picking the right color of clothing or type of jewelry can be tricky, but did you know that certain colors typically look better on certain skin tones? The “guideline” is that warm skin tones should typically wear gold, and cool skin tones should learn towards wearing silver. This isn’t always a rule that needs to be followed, but it is a good start pointing if you are buying a gift, or even just interesting knowledge that can be applied to your own wardrobe. Knowing how to dress for your skin tone can help brighten up your complexion and make you feel more comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing!

find out how to dress for your skin tone

Finding the Perfect Gift for Your Wife

This one is a post for the husband’s out there. Buying your wife the perfect gift is sometimes challenging but we’ve come up with a few points to help you get started on the venture!

Being a wife myself, I think it’s safe to say I have a pretty good sense of what wives want when it comes to receiving presents. All we want is to be pampered and loved and gifted with sentimental items every once in a while. What we don’t want is a pair of socks with chihuahuas on them for our anniversary (my husband and I have two chihuahuas so it isn’t as random as it sounds), but nonetheless. No offense guys, but sometimes you need a little help in the gifting department. Buying us a sports t-shirt for our birthday isn’t going to get you brownie points, but you know what is? Jewelry. Jewelry is the perfect gift for your wife.

The Perfect Gifts Of Love

In all the hustle and bustle of our lives, sometimes we begin to feel overwhelmed, as though the world may swallow us. Whether it’s the frantic search of back to school season, the anxious excitement of beginning a new job, or maybe even buying our first house, it is hard to see all the things that make life so wonderful. The love notes left on the breakfast table, or that new pair of earrings that we absolutely adore, this can all be lost if we don’t hold onto them. Even little things showcase how much we are loved, like asking if our seat belt is buckled, or making sure we made it home safely. These things, though small, are expressions of how deeply we care for one another. They help us remember that these are the happiest days of our lives, and that not only should we appreciate what we have, but that we all deserve to be happy.

What Is The Perfect Gift For Your Wife?

Anyone can buy a ring from a department store, and anyone can pick up a bouquet from the grocer. When deciding on the perfect, unique gift for a wife, you want something personal. Something that that tells her that she means the world to you, and that she is your everything. That special someone deserves a special gift after all. Personalized name rings are very popular items, as they are literally a one-of-a-kind item that would be a unique gift for your wife.

There are obvious occasions set aside for gift giving and those are for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, birthdays and maybe even Mother’s Day! Let’s be honest, women almost expect jewelry on these occasions but do you know what’s one of the best gifts to give your wife? A “just because I love you” gift! A gift that you can surprise her with on a random day of the week, for absolutely no reason, will speak volumes to her! Imagine her waking up on a normal Tuesday morning, only expecting another average day, but on her nightstand is a little brown box and a note from her husband! She will be belated at how thoughtful you are and how absolutely amazing her husband is.

The Perfect Gift For Your Wife?

Loving Our Moms

It’s the hardest job in the world to raise a family, and always has been. The late nights spent cooing to our loved ones softly, and the hectic search for the perfect outfit for class, sometimes it also feels like the most thankless job in the world. But then there are those moments, when we look into their eyes after a fit of laughter, and it is as if the whole world is lit up. We realize then, that it is all worth it. We all deserve to be happy, and that also means that we all deserve to be spoiled now and again.

Should I Get Her Gold Or Silver Jewelry?

You might be a little unsure of what to buy. While one could outright ask plainly, where is the romance in that? What you need to do is ask yourself a few questions: Gold does not tarnish, but silver does, will they want to follow with the upkeep of their jewelry? What kind of colors do they have in their wardrobe. Silver goes well with dark colors like navy and black, but if they prefer bright, vibrant colors that pop, then gold might be more her style. At the very least, you can try to observe what jewelry she normally wears, and you might find your answer. If they are looking to try something different, then the opposite is your best bet. If they prefer classy and original, then go with their usual taste. Whatever you do, don’t panic! No matter what you buy, she will love the fact that it came from the heart, regardless of what you choose.

What’s Her Ring Size?

Do you have any idea what her ring size is? Don’t worry, as there are numerous resources available to you, such as this handy video below.

Nelle and Lizzy is passionate about making unique gifts for wives and spouses. Whether you want to surprise her with a “just because” present on any give day or if you want to gift her with a personalized ring for her birthday, we would be happy to create the perfect gift for your wife. If you’re having some trouble coming up with ideas, please take a look at our Mother’s Jewelry and Anniversary Jewelry collections.


Your Life

Whether a quiet night in, or a lovely dinner for two at your favorite restaurant, it is precious moments and experiences that make the sweetness of our lives compound. Life is beautiful, terrible, calm, frightening, and amazing all at the same time. And it is also precious. So never waste it on the false promise of tomorrow, spend time with the ones you love today to appreciate all the goodness of our collective pasts.

~NEW~ Heirloom Necklace

heirloom-necklace-for-email-blastThis weeks email is featuring our NEW Heirloom Necklace inspired by a vintage piece Lizzy’s Grandma Bertie use to own (she’s the lovely lady in the photo below). Very classic and sentimental. It’s something special you’ll wear everyday and want to pass down to your kids. Check out the necklace here: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/777.htm ‪#‎mothersnecklace‬  ‪#‎family‬ ‪#‎blessings‬ ‪#‎nelleandlizzy‬ ‪#‎personalizedjewelry‬ ‪#‎mothersjewelry‬ ‪#‎heirloom‬ ‪#‎classic‬

Family Rings in Gold for Mom!

Gold-Family-RingsShop our Mom Family Rings in Gold! Use the coupon code to receive free birthstones: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/name-rings.htm

Our one-of-a-kind name rings are featured on Oprah.com and was chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in the O Magazine! “Here’s a gift for mothers—or grandmothers—that’s perfect whether the kids are in diapers or in college.” — Oprah

Blessed Family Bracelet

117028“My friend’s daughter had her first baby, after years of infertility. Josie was born with a severe heart defect and will be undergoing surgery. I chose the 3 hearts to symbolize their family…and the heart itself…love, strength, faith, hope…blessed was the word chosen because God had chosen them to be the parents of this beautiful little girl.” – Mary Ann B.

Shop our Linked in Love Bracelet: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/love-link-bracelet-323.htm

To Celebrate a Life

116849“My Dad passed away this March. His birth date is 9/17/40. I am purchasing the Circle of Life personalized necklaces for my Mom and I. I will be giving Mom her necklace on Dad’s birthday so we can start celebrating his life rather than mourning our loss.” – Leticia M.

Circle of Life Necklace: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/220.htm