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For jewelry, the old no-no of mixing metals has lost its power
For jewelry, the old no-no of mixing metals has lost its power

Just as women once paired their bags with their shoes and toenail color matched what was on the fingertips, jewelry-wearing required choosing either all gold or all silver. No more. The hottest trend in summer jewelry is metal-mixing — pairing burnished gunmetal with bright yellow gold, pale rose gold with oxidized silver, rhodium with copper. The look can be seen stacked as bangles, layered as neck chains, dangling from ears — often with multiple metals appearing on the same piece. "I started noticing my clients wanting to mix gold and silver together for cocktail attire," said Los Angeles jewelry designer Sara Horne. "People are becoming more experimental...

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