I'm a silver kind of girl. I can't seem to help myself. I know when I am making jewelry to sell it isn't about personal preference, but I can't help but see beads paired up with silver. Then I saw these beads. I knew immediately that there was no way that they would work with silver. I paired them with gold and amber to bring out the swirls in the stone. Maybe now when I see beads I can start to see gold too.