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At Shiva’s Gold and Gems, we often encounter questions about combining different types of gold in jewelry. One common query is, “Can you mix yellow and white gold jewelry?” The answer is a resounding yes! Mixing yellow and white gold is not only acceptable but can also create a sophisticated and stylish look. Let’s delve into the art of blending these two beautiful metals.

Understanding Yellow and White Gold

Before we explore how to mix these metals, let’s briefly understand their characteristics:

  • Yellow Gold- Yellow gold is the classic gold that has been used in jewelry for centuries. It’s known for its warm, rich hue and is often associated with tradition and luxury.
  • White Gold- White gold is an alloy of gold and white metals like palladium or nickel. It’s plated with rhodium to give it a bright, silvery appearance. White gold is popular for its modern and sleek look.

Tips for Mixing Yellow and White Gold Jewelry

1. Start with a Focal Piece

Begin your ensemble with a focal piece that combines both yellow and white gold. This could be a two-tone watch, a ring with intertwined bands of both metals, or a pendant featuring both colors. This piece will serve as a unifying element in your look.

2. Balance the Metals

When mixing yellow and white gold, aim for a balanced look. If you’re wearing a white gold necklace, consider pairing it with yellow gold earrings or a bracelet. This helps distribute the metals evenly throughout your outfit.

3. Play with Texture and Design

Mixing metals is an opportunity to experiment with different textures and designs. Pair a smooth yellow gold bangle with a textured white gold ring, or combine a simple white gold chain with a detailed yellow gold pendant.

4. Consider Your Skin Tone

Both yellow and white gold complement different skin tones. If you have a warmer skin tone, yellow gold might stand out more prominently, adding a radiant glow to your complexion. On the other hand, if you have a cooler skin tone, white gold can provide a sleek and elegant contrast that enhances your natural undertones.

5. Use Gemstones as a Bridge

Incorporating gemstones into your jewelry can help bridge the gap between yellow and white gold. Choose stones that complement both metals, such as diamonds, sapphires, or pearls, to create a cohesive look.

6. Layer with Confidence

Don’t be afraid to layer yellow and white gold pieces. Stack rings or bracelets of both metals, or layer necklaces of varying lengths and styles. This adds depth and interest to your ensemble.

7. Keep It Simple

When mixing metals, it’s essential to keep the overall look simple and elegant. Avoid overcrowding your outfit with too many pieces, as this can detract from the sophisticated blend of yellow and white gold.


Mixing yellow and white gold jewelry is a stylish way to add dimension and interest to your look. By following these tips and embracing the blend of these two metals, you can create a sophisticated and cohesive ensemble. 

At Shiva’s Gold and Gems, we take pride in our vast collection of diamonds, precious stones, and fine timepieces, including a selection of exquisite yellow and white gold jewelry. As a member of the Leading Jewelers of the World, we are committed to offering only the highest quality pieces that reflect our prestigious history and reputation.

Why Choose Us?

Award-Winning Designs: Discover our award-winning designer jewelry that seamlessly blends yellow and white gold, perfect for those looking to mix metals with elegance.

Expert Guidance: Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you find the perfect combination of white and yellow gold jewelry to suit your style and occasion.

Luxurious Experience: Visit our boutique locations in Aruba and St. Maarten to experience the luxury and sophistication that Shiva’s Gold and Gems is known for.