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Mixed Metals And Two-Tone Jewelry

  • March 26, 2023

One of the strongest trends to emerge from the jewelry showrooms taking over Haussmanian apartments and plush hotels suites in Paris last week, was mixed metals, with several prominent independent designers showing two-tone pieces created using both gold and silver-toned precious metals. Mixed metal chains were particularly strong, with yellow gold feature links on chunky silver chain and even complex two-tone links.

Long a style no-no in some quarters, gold and silver metals worn together was back at the forefront in Paris, as a fresh way to express style and creativity through jewelry. Mixed metal jewelry is rooted in Middle Eastern design, and a diverse roster of contemporary designers like Istanbul-based Kloto, Copenhagen’s Kinraden and Paris-based Rainbow K are looking to the past to inspire contemporary jewels.

Why choose between silver and gold when you don’t have to? Look to the seven designers who did mixed metals best, at this season’s Paris Fashion Week.

Kloto

Blending ancient hand-making techniques with modern design, Kloto Creative Director Senem Gençoğlu, creates, fluid, easy jewelry that stands alone for its fresh, minimalist aesthetic. Her latest collection has a chunkier look, inspired by stone structures and a temple in her grandmother’s home town. As a trained industrial designer, Gençoğlu intends the Raya earrings, with their hint of Eighties nostalgia, to be as long-lasting as their inspiration.

Eéra

Heading up Milan-based Eéra are designer duo Chiara Capitanu and Romy Blanga, who started their brand in 2019 with a collection based on a carabiner hook they found at a vintage store in Japan. Four years later and their jewelry look has developed into

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