Gold jewellery is dead. Here's the best silver pieces we're shopping.

Gold jewellery is dead.

There, I said it. As a lover of all things gold, it was painful for me to come to terms with it, but it's done. It's out in the open and I can't take it back now.

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I'm sure gold jewellery fans are going to send me hate mail and tell me to hand in my resignation, but I will not back down because 2024 is all about silver jewellery - trust me, you'll be thanking me in a few months.

Take a look around, because chances are your favourite jewellery brand is releasing silver collections. 

And frankly, it's about time silver had its moment. 

A silver cuff can polish up a basic blouse, or a pair of silver hoops help elevate a day dress. It's reliable without being boring and it's the perfect finishing touch to a low-key outfit.

Does that mean I'm going to throw out all my gold jewellery, never to be seen again? Hell no. I don't think I could ever part ways with it, but in 2024, I'm going to be incorporating more silver - whether that's by mixing metals or replacing some of my everyday gold pieces with the more understated metal.


If like me, you're also looking to add silver to your jewellery collection then keep reading, because I'm about to walk you through exactly how to wear it - and the best pieces to shop. 

Pair it with the right colours.

Silver jewellery stands out more when paired with richer shades. Image: Instagram @armsofeve.


As someone who wears a lot of beige and neutral shades, I always thought silver washed me out. But I came to the realisation that silver just looks best against a richer backdrop.

Think royal blue, burgundy, chocolate brown and even emerald green. These shades will help add some light back into the skin, and the silver won't compete with the striking undertones.

Create a focal point.

The last thing you want is to look busy. Image: Instagram @mejuri.


It can be easy to go overboard when wearing jewellery - I get it, everything looks so pretty, how can you not want to wear it all? But it's important to create a focal point and hero one item. 

If your dress or blouse has a lot going on, then statement earrings are your best bet. But if you're wearing something more toned down and simple, then layer a few necklaces and wear one or two rings on each hand to help make things interesting.

Choose silver jewellery with coloured stones.

Stones help add a pop of colour to any outfit. Image: Instagram @hlsk.


I get it, sometimes we just need a bit of colour, and this is where stones come in. If you're wearing a monochrome outfit or just want to create visual interest, then accessorise with silver jewellery with stones like ruby, sapphire and emerald.

It doesn't have to be the real deal by the way - so many brands are doing fantastic imitations so no need to spend thousands!

Mix metals.

When mixing metals, it's important for everything to look cohesive. Image: Instagram @monicavinader.


I know I said gold jewellery is dead, but if you're not willing to part ways with it just yet, then mix up your metals. The main thing to keep in mind when mixing metals is to aim for balance. For example, if you're wearing a silver cuff that's smooth and minimal, then pick a gold bangle that gives off the same vibe.

It's all about creating a cohesive look to avoid appearing mismatched and as if you just threw something together last minute. 

Choose the right shade of silver.

Yes, silver comes in more than one shade. Image: Instagram @missomalondon.


Yes, silver comes in many different shades. There's bright silver, highly polished silver, antique silver and oxidised silver, and the one that suits you is entirely dependent on your undertone. If you're unsure of your undertone, take a look at the veins on your wrist. Here's a quick guide:

  • Blue/purple veins = cool undertone.
  • Green veins = warm undertone.
  • Both = neutral undertone.

Polished silver is universally flattering, while antique silver suits people with a warmer undertone. If you're cool, then go for an oxidised piece.

Now that you know what to look for, it's time to add some silver jewellery to your collection. Check out our recommendations below.

Silver jewellery to shop.

Arms Of Eve Madison Silver Cuff Bracelet, $95.

Image: Arms Of Eve.


Mejuri Pearl Sculptural Drop Earrings, $148.

Image: Mejuri.


Argent Silversmith Holy Daisy Studs in Silver, $110.

Image: Argent Silversmith.

Alana Maria Jewellery Amalie Bracelet in Sterling Silver, $119.

Image: Alana Maria Jewellery.


Monica Vinader Siren Stacking Ring, $150.

Image: Monica Vinader.


The Silver Collective Vivian Drop Necklace, $89.

Image: The Silver Collective.


NAJO Jewellery Cloudland Silver Hoop Earrings, $119.

Image: Pandora.


Colette Silver Diamante Row Band Bracelet, $22.99.

Image: Colette.


Lovisa Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Basic Huggie Earrings, $37.99.

Image: Lovisa.


HLSK Livia, $170.

Image: HLSK.

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