The first thing I learned as a kid when I started to wear jewelry was to never mix the metals. I kicked off my love for jewelry at the age of around 7, when my mom – who worked at a jeweler at that time – took home that crazy scary pistol to pierce my ears. Tiny little gold hoops it was for years and years and two super thin golden rings to match. That was until I was old enough to go shopping on my own and found out there was much bigger jewelry available. The bigger the better!

After experimenting with all kinds of colors and sizes of things to accessorize my fingers, wrists, ears and neck with, I came to the conclusion that less is kind of more. And also that it is ok – even cool – to mix the colors up. I now have a few things that I never take off (my earrings, two silver rings and a watch that changes from time to time) and add whatever I am in the mood for in the morning, regardless its color.

Rings from Senesense (3D printed!), Cooee and Tiffany & Co, watch from Juicy Couture and bracelets I designed for Maison de Bonneterie.

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  1. Oh ik ken dat zo goed! Het gevoel dat goud en zilver kan vloeken.
    Ik heb mij er ook overheen kunnen zetten alleen ben ik er nog steeds van overtuigd dat het
    een bewuste combinatie moet zijn van die twee. Anders failed het nog steeds haha.

    Mooi frame met de print van je top op de achtergrond!

  2. I think it’s what everybody is taught when they’re younger. But a little rebellion now and then is a good thing. I think you have to try out different things to find out what suits you and what doesn’t. Yes, you’ll end up with crazy combinations, there are no rules to me. I always wear little golden hearts and a tiny silver piercing in my ears, and that’s how I like it, eventhough there’s a rule that tells me not to. ♥-Axelle

  3. I’ve spent my entire life believing the same thing, and reading this post has been quite enlightening. Maybe I’ll finally start experimenting with mixing metals and break my (and your) mother’s rules!