There was a time when mixing metals was a total no-no. But as engagement rings defy tradition more and more, we’re all about breaking the rules. These days, picking a mixed-metal engagement ring feels super fresh—as it should be! Eye-catching and unexpected, it is a bold way to showcase your (equally bold) personality and style. Plus, it affords the opportunity to switch things up more often if you’re looking to mix up your wedding band and engagement ring combo as well as with your everyday jewelry—let’s hear it for versatility. If you’re a fan of ring stacks, incorporating a mixed-metal engagement ring or wedding ring into the mix feels incredibly modern, too.
We consulted with industry experts, Amanda Trevizo and Nicole Wegman, to learn everything you should know about selecting your very own mixed-metal engagement ring. Trevizo serves as the buyer for Shane Co. Jewelry and Wegman has blurred the line between jeweler and influencer as the founder of Ring Concierge. The two shared insights on everything from trending metals to how to care for your mixed-metal ring to how to make your engagement ring uniquely yours. But, Wegman and Trevizo aren't the only ones with their eyes on this unconventional look. More and more brides are opting for a ring that feels special and sets them apart from the sea of rings that saturate their feed—and mixing metals does just that! Celebs like Nicole Richie's unforgettable stack and Amy Adam's own spin on mixed metals remind us why stepping outside of the box has never looked so good.
Mixed-metal rings run the gamut from subtle to majorly contrasted. With an array of stunning looks to choose from, start by assessing your own personal style and the kind of statement you want to make with your bridal bling. Combined yellow gold and white gold designs are pretty and a bit more traditional in feel, especially if you go for a timeless cut stone like a pear, oval, round, or marquise. Selin Kent, Single Stone, and Kian Design have impressive takes. Rose gold mixed into a design with yellow gold, white gold, or platinum has more of a fashion-forward look—not to mention the warm hue adds an incredibly romantic touch. If you're seeking a more understated contrast, a halo, prongs, stone setting, or band makes for a subtle accent in rose gold while still appearing totally eye-catching. Love Adorned and Hearts On Fire have gorgeous options that you're bound to fall in love with.
Ready to mix things up? Keep reading to see all 15 of our favorite mixed-metal engagement ring styles, ahead.
Truly Zac Posen Doris Pear-Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
This diamond center stone features a double-diamond halo and an intertwined band. Set in 14k white and yellow gold, this piece is pure shimmering magic.
Spinelli Kilcollin Anath Ring
It's hard not to stare at this diamond solitaire engagement ring. With four linked rings of various 18k golds, the intertwining pavé-set bands are just the cherry on top.
Ken & Dana Design Devon Ring
This charming vintage-inspired piece incorporates a captivating diamond center stone. Set in 14k white and yellow gold, the intricate detail of the band demands all of the attention.
Kay Jewelers Diamond Bridal Ring 1/2 ct T.W.
The pavé halo and accented band add a gorgeous modern flair to this diamond engagement ring. Set in 10k white and rose gold, this piece reminds us why oval-cut rings are a fan favorite!
Kataoka Japanese Apricot Ring Supreme
The stunning luster of a demi-pavé band frames this perfect diamond solitaire. Timeless and minimalistic, the 18k rose gold and platinum create an unexpected twist.
Hearts On Fire Integrity HOF Three Stone Engagement Ring
Three striking round diamonds are framed by halos and a pavé-set diamond band. Set in 18k rose and white gold, this ring exudes glamour to the max.
Devotion Diamonds Bianca Solitaire Engagement Ring
An effortlessly elegant diamond solitaire is set in 18k yellow and white gold. The standard four-prong setting complements the understated split-shank band in the best possible way.
Kian Design Bianca & Oro Vintage Ring
This piece is sleek, bold, and unexpected all rolled into one. Featuring platinum and 18k yellow gold, this diamond center stone is accentuated by a cupped setting with pink accent diamonds.
Tiffany & Co. Soleste Round Brilliant Double Halo Engagement Ring
We're picking our jaws up off the floor after catching a glimpse of this round diamond engagement ring. Featuring a double halo and pavé band, the flash of pink diamonds in addition to the platinum and rose gold setting make this piece a statement.
Angara Solitaire Diamond Split Bypass Two Tone Ring
We're obsessed with how whimsical and romantic this classic solitaire engagement ring is. With an array of metal combinations to choose from, there's certainly no wrong choice.
Single Stone Savannah Rose Cut Diamond Ring
A vintage-inspired ring doesn't get any more stunning than this. A light yellow diamond center stone is framed by a diamond halo and accent stones all set in platinum and rose gold.
Shane Co. Swirl Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White and Rose Gold
This swirling diamond engagement ring proves that more is more! Set in 14k white and rose gold, a stack of unadorned and pavé-set bands cluster together to frame a classic round diamond solitaire.
ILA Farley Ring
The dainty allure of this trillion-cut diamond solitaire is practically magnetic. Set in 18k yellow and white gold, a piece like this makes a statement without even having to try.
Allurez Diamond Antique Style Engagement Ring
This round diamond solitaire is the epitome of classic with a twist. Available in a variety of metals, the intricate detail of the band is complemented by the show-stopping setting that frames the center stone.
Shane Co. Diamond Ring in Sterling Silver and 14k Rose Gold
The gorgeous movement of this mixed-metal band elegantly cascades across the finger. Sterling silver and rose gold frame this beautiful round diamond solitaire.