Jul 192013
 

You can wear it with anything.

Really! A nice two-tone ring is a staple every woman should have in their jewelry collection. Even if all your other accessories are white or yellow, a two-tone piece doesn’t clash. It’s always there, drawing attention – but not too much.

Two Tone Half Bezel Engagement Ring

It doesn’t look fake.

Some people like to separate their “costume” jewelry from their precious metals. They might wear sterling silver for going out and their yellow gold jewelry for special occasions. With all the sterling silver jewelry in fashion right now it’s hard for average person to tell if that solid white gold ring is really gold. Two-tone is never confusing.

Ashi 14K White and Yellow Gold Two Tone Wedding Set

Contrasting colors highlight the design.

It’s amazing how the combination of white and yellow gold or white and rose gold can highlight the shape and design of your ring. Have you ever seen the all white gold rings with lots of small diamonds down the shank, in the halo, around the accent stones and on the side – you start to lose track of all the shapes. Two-tone can be used to distinguish two separate parts of the ring, or simply accent curves and halos.

White and Rose Gold Wide Diamond Band

It will never go out of style.

Two-tone jewelry is NOT just trendy. It’s always in fashion, and it’s not going away any time soon. Though white gold is the preferred color right now, you can already see yellow gold coming back in full force, especially with celebrities.

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┬áThe difference between “real” two-tone and plated two-tone.

Not all two-tone jewelry is created equal. A “real” two-tone piece is consisted of both white gold and yellow gold castings that are fused together. This requires more work, and can also up the price of the piece.

Plated two-tone includes rings that are solid yellow gold (or solid white gold) and part of the piece is plated with a different color. Two-tone rings made from all yellow gold are commonly plated with rhodium, the same plating used on white gold to give it that bright, white look.

  2 Responses to “Why You Should Own Two-Tone Jewelry”

  1. I do have a couple of items in two tone hues… the problem with two-tone jewelry is finding a plating house that will keep their colors to like new when the rhodium and gold fades off and leaves the natural gold color… most i know plate them in one color and that’s it and the most they can do is clean them which makes it look clean but not new looking…

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