Do you match your jewelry to your bag's hardware?

Haute Couturess

Black CDC Kelly pls!
Feb 26, 2007
once in a while i do check my own outfit to make sure i match, but that is only me and my OCD too....cowbelle you can always turn the bag towards you so the hardware does not show when you wear your gold...but if i were you i might hold out for the right bag with the GH, they do actually pop up when you least expect it :smile:


Apr 28, 2006
^^I agree with Kellybag...I once thought that the metals had to "go", but you should purchase each piece whether handbags, jewelry to buttons on a coat by whether the piece looks good with the chosen color of the metal. For example, I love the stainless steel Rolex since it is more understated than gold and also I love the Cartier Tank watch in gold because it's so classic in gold. My H bags that I really love and use have gold hardware and I know that works for me whether I wear platinum jewelry or not.
Matching can look boring and look like you really tried hard to make things "go"...if you know what I mean.
Feb 17, 2007
It's just personal preferance. I'm not a "matchy" person. I don't ever wear the earring-bracelet of course, I couldn't care less if the hardware matches whatever jewelry I have on. But, if it bothers's too big of an investment. Hold out for what you really want.

Anna Bella

Dec 26, 2006
I have been told by Hermes staff that although PHW has been the fashion for a long time now, GHW is slowly coming back in. I saw a 35cm Birkin in Epson with GHW last weekend at the Gold Coast (Australia) and am still thinking about it ... they do exist!

Eventually the one you want will come your way. If it's Hermes you shouldn't really compromise.

I have been told very strongly by a staff member at Fauborg St Honore that Etoupe does NOT come EVER with GHW, only PHW, because gold looks "ugly" with Etoupe. This is sad because IMO it's a divine combination - my mother had a gold hermes watch that I made her put an etoupe band on, and she feels bad now wearing it because of the "ugly' remark from the SA.

There was the most beautiful Kelly 35cm in Etoupe CHEVRE(!!!) - in short my abosulute dream bag - but the PHW was not to my taste even though the rest of the bag was perfection - especially the spine. couldn't buy it because it would annoy me too much that is wasn't what I wanted.

Ergo, I think they should match your jewellery. I have a lot of silver hardware bags that annoy me. So tragic that LV have gone over to silver on their epi line making it more casual looking - now I have to collect vintage pieces with GHW!


Nov 23, 2006
I Personally would like the hardware to match I am a silver fan I only wear one ring not a jewellery fan

But my kellys are gold hardware so I just try not to think about it

I mean brown goes so well with black and it shouldnt really but it does


Mar 2, 2007
I have been told very strongly by a staff member at Fauborg St Honore that Etoupe does NOT come EVER with GHW, only PHW, because gold looks "ugly" with Etoupe.
Interesting. I am a bit surprised that an SA would be so...blunt, for lack of a better word. I can see how in some bags Etoupe could work with GHW.


Sep 16, 2006
I really think it depends on the size and style of the jewelry as well. If it's big chunks of gold, especially 22k or 24k gold since they are much yellower, it'd be more of an issue.

That being said, I'm like RC too. Really prefer not to mix. I have all white gold jewelry and I have refused to buy shoes with gold-toned hardware for years, some of them beautiful beautiful shoes. I could cry.


Feb 28, 2007
THANK YOU all so much for helping me! You guys are so generous with your time and talents. It makes me feel better about the world knowing that there are still helpful, gracious people in it. I am going to hold out for gold hardware because I am a yellow gold type of girl!!


Still Abby Fabby!!
Oct 21, 2006
I only wear white metals.Except for a watch band with both white and yellow metal that ties the gold in, so as long as I throw that on I feel like I can wear either hardware on bags!

Although after actually typing that, it kinda feels a little silly, but it's true...