Multi-Tone Jewels Are In Vogue

In the last few years, dual, triple, or quadruple tone jewellery is riding a fashion high! More and more consumers are stocking up on these essential wardrobe staples.

Recently, Lady Gaga made heads turn with a statement The Flowers and Leaves Necklace from Tiffany & Co. to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in February 2022. The piece was originally designed by Jean Schlumberger way back in 1958 but made its way to the brand’s Blue Book collection for 2022. A case in point that dual tone and mixed metal jewellery has a timeless element to it.

Using more than one metal or metal tone in jewellery has been around for ages. Cartier’s first Trinity ring featuring interwoven white, yellow, and rose gold rings was designed in 1924 and continues to be a popular design today – as we all know that fashion is cyclical.

The contrast in tones could just be an amalgamation of two or more metal tones or a fusion of two metals like platinum and gold or gold and silver. The multiplicity of colour tones makes the jewellery a versatile piece for every treasure box.

A white and rose gold diamond-studded ring. By ORRA

Dual, triple, quadruple and quintuple tones

We have all had those moments we can’t decide whether white, pink or yellow gold looks better with an outfit. That’s when dual and triple tone jewellery comes to your rescue.

“I have been creating jewellery with dual, triple, quadruple, and quintuple gold tones for the last 20 to 25 years. In the last three years, stackable jewellery has become very popular which has intensified the demand for multi-tone jewellery. People want to mix and match gold tones. Rings and bracelets that can be stacked are the most popular,” shares bespoke jewellery designer Harshad Ajoomal of H. Ajoomal Fine Jewellery.

Triple tone gold and diamond earrings. By H. Ajoomal Fine Jewellery

“As a designer, I feel that sometimes a certain gold tone may not pair well with a particular skin tone or that a gemstone may not complement a particular gold tone, but when you pile it all up, it always looks good,” adds the Mumbai-based designer.

The combination of two or more metal shades adds character and a new dimension to a jewellery piece. It also effortlessly pairs well with more outfits.

Rupesh Jain, Founder and CEO of Candere by Kalyan Jewellers notes that the trend picked up during the early 2000s and has risen immensely. The rise of colour blocking gave it further impetus. Talking about the most popular tone combination, Jain noted, “Rose gold and white gold pieces are more in demand. The popularity of multi-tone and mixed metal jewellery comes from the advantage of adaptability, styling, and versatility that they offer and that’s here to stay,” shares Jain.

Ryan Diamond Wedding Ring For Him. By Candere by Kalyan Jewellers

He elaborated that rings, bangles and earrings in dual and triple tones are popular on the e-commerce website. They have rings for men, too, in dual and triple gold tones.

Multi-faceted Jewels

Multi-tone jewellery ticks all the right boxes when it comes to catering to the demands of consumers today. It can be worn day and night, teams well with several outfits and is not restricted to a particular gender. The options are plenty when it comes to combining tones and metals.

At H. Ajoomal, they combine the standard tones – white, yellow, and rose gold with green and black gold to create striking jewels. Other design houses also juxtapose various gold tones with white or black rhodium and silver for a distinct look.

“Jewellery that blends gold and silver tones has a wider appeal – people who have reservations about wearing only silver or only gold jewellery have an option to test out jewellery crafted with two metals,” shares Abhineet Boochra, Co-founder and Director of Sangeeta Boochra.

Silver and gold earrings. Sangeeta x Santoshi for Sangeeta Boochra

“Half gold and half silver jewellery lends a trendy to a piece even if it has a traditional motif,” adds Boochra whose family has been in the silver jewellery business for several years.

Multi-tone jewellery gives you the freedom to break the norm of sticking to one shade or metal tone. It allows you to express yourself better by stacking up your favourite pieces, even if they are not all of the same metal. Silver meets diamonds meets gold on the same wrist. It is all about individual expression and that is the true objective of wearing jewellery.

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