Why choose one metal when you can have two? Blend setting tones for a unique look.

There are certain things you may assume are true about fashion: Black doesn't go with brown, white shouldn't be worn after Labor Day, and metals do not mix. But like all things in life, rules are meant to be broken, and mixing metals is more popular than ever — especially when it comes to engagement rings.

You may think platinum and rose gold, or white and yellow gold, shouldn't go together, but mixed-metal engagement rings are a hot trend in the jewelry world, and for good reason! Mixed-metal rings afford you many more styling possibilities: it eliminates the stress of having to match all of your jewelry from the day of your proposal on to your most precious piece of jewelry, and it also opens up the options when it comes to mixing your engagement ring with a wedding band. Plus, what's cooler than a ring stack with different alloys?

There are plenty of unique ways to mix metals, from more obvious, eye-catching designs to subtle hints of color. Whether you want to highlight your halo with a rose-gold or oxidized ring, or choose to go for an intertwined setting with two-tone gold, combining two different color settings makes for a statement-making, one-of-a-kind finish. Of course, if you're not fully sold on the mixed-metal look, you can always go for a subtle touch such as setting your diamond in yellow gold prongs while the rest of the ring is platinum and visa versa.

Ready to mix things up? Click through to see all of our favorite multi-metal engagement ring styles.

Illustration: Christina Park

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