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!

August Birthstone Gift Ideas

Birthstone mementos are ones that will never go out of style. The color for August, peridot, is a lovely lime green color and symbolizes loyalty, success and good fortune. It also holds a special spot in our heart because it represents the month that one of our very own from the Nelle and Lizzy duo was brought into the world – Happy Birthday month, Lizzy!

Our August Birthstone Pick of the Month is the Mother’s Stamped Tag Charm Necklace.


Whether you’re considering giving a gift to someone special or ordering an item just for yourself, Nelle and Lizzy has what you are looking for. Here are a few meaningful August birthstone gift ideas that are perfect for any month:

  • Stackable rings to represent a mother’s children
  • Multi-charm bracelet for a grandmother to show off all of her grandbabies
  • Charm necklace as a gift to a sibling
  • Personalized birthstone ring to represent someone special who has deceased

Runners Jewelry

runners charm jewelryCustomer gift to his wife: “My wife is about to run and finish a marathon…4 months after having our baby girl”

Shop Stamped Charms: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/customized-charms.htm

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Customer Family Story

mothers family charm necklaceCustomer Family Story: “I have an 8 year old son (the heart with the “S”) who was born at 31 weeks and was in the NICU for 6 1/2 weeks and was my “first love”. I have a 7 year son (“Con” cross charm) who became acutely ill at 3 1/2 years of age and now is severely handicapped, wheelchair bound and totally dependent for all care, including g-tube feeds. His journey has strengthened my faith in ways I cannot describe and I rejoice that he is here with me today! I have a 5 year old son (“Van” large heart) who is an absolute love bug and has stolen my heart. He “married” me last week, having used his 2 year old brother as the minister! My 2 year old son (“Enzo” key) is a true gift from Heaven and holds the key to my heart, as I was not even supposed to have conceived him due to a medical condition I have. The blue crystal in the middle symbolizes my birthday month of September and the fact that I will always provide a safe, secure center point for them as they grow.”

Charm Necklace: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/201.htm


~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

NEW! Our BYOBF Collection

byob email blastWe would like to announce the launch of our Be Your Own Best Friend™ jewelry line. Both Nelle and Lizzy’s oldest children are going off to college this year. With that in mind they created a line of jewelry for girls (or women!) to wear while they are out in the world on their own. The only person who will always be there for you, is you. So, treat yourself well! Receive free shipping on this collection with the code BYOBF. Check out the whole line here: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/Be-Your-Own-Best-Friend-Collection.html

Adoption Day Necklace

116600“I bought it for myself to celebrate our adoption day!  The names/initials
include our two older children as well as the three that we are adopting
after loving them for two years already as their foster parents.  I’m
especially excited to wear it on our special day as well as when we have our
new family pictures taken.” – Delora S.

FREE Shipping on Our NEW Runner’s Collection!

unnamedCalling all runners! Celebrate your achievements and keep yourself motivated with our new Runner’s Collection. Free domestic shipping on any runner’s item with the code RunBikeSwim. Expires 6/29/14. Start shopping here: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/runners-jewelry-collection.htm