How many times have you tried searching for jewelry and ended up buying something that looked lovely on the model but utterly opposite on you? It happens more than you think, and there is a solution to it- finding the right jewelry according to your skin tone. It happened many times with me, and every time, I ended up gifting the jewel to someone else. After this happened a couple of times, I did some research so you will not have to go through the same because you deserve every penny’s worth you spend, right?
It may never have crossed your mind, or it must’ve been confusing as to how one should select the right color in jewelry that matched their skin tone. This blog will clear all your confusions. It will give you the required knowledge to look for correct jewelry items according to your skin tone. This will help you buy jewelry that will complement your skin color and make you look fantastic.
What Is My Skin Tone: Warm, Or Cool?
Skin tone is heredity, and it never changes, what changes is your skin color due to external factors like tanning, sunburn, pollution, etc. Whether you have dark skin color or a light one, you can fall in any one of the categories- warm, cool, or neutral. Finding out the skin tone will be very easy using this chart and the instructions below it.
If you have a warm skin tone, you can look at the above chart and determine it. If you think it is difficult, there is another method. Just look at the veins on your wrist, if they appear greenish in color, then you have warm skin tone.
Cool skin tone is the opposite of warm skin tone, and you can find that out using the chart above or looking at your veins again to see if they appear blue, violet, or purple. These colors indicate that you have a cool skin tone.
Neutral Skin Tone
If you think it is tough to determine where you fall in the two skin tones above, there is a high probability that you have a neutral skin tone. People with neutral skin tone will have veins with a color that falls between green and blue. They are the luckiest lot, and you will soon find out why.
Jewelry And Skin Tone: End Of Confusion
I have had many people ask me if gold jewelry would be suitable for black skin or if Asians with olive skin color should wear silver or gold jewelry. Once you are clear about your skin tone, you can select the right metal and gemstone color for you by reading further and leave all confusions behind.
Jewelry For Warm Skin Tone
If you have determined that you have a warm skin tone, you must be wondering that jewelry of contrasting color will look good on you because it will complement your skin tone. But, this is a myth because yellow gold and rose gold look the best on such skin. When selecting jewelry, go for gold or copper-colored metals if you want your jewelry to suit your skin aesthetically. If you pair these metals with gemstones of earthy tones like orange, brown, or yellow, they will go with your skin tone and complement your overall look as well. Some examples of gems for warm skin tones are Alexandrite, Morganite, Citrine, etc.
The earthy yellow tones of these gemstones will go really well with your skin, which also has a yellow undertone. One gemstone that will provide a colorful array of beauty to your look is Ethiopian Opal. Opals are known as the colorful gemstones but Ethiopian opal, in particular, is also known for its underlying yellowish tone. If you have a warm skin tone and you want to something colorful, Ethiopian opal is the one to go for.
Jewelry For Cool Skin Tone
Now that your myth is busted about contrasting skin and jewelry colors, you must have already guessed which colors will suit your cool skin tone. The best color of jewelry for your skin tone will be silver and light shades of rose gold/yellow gold. You can look for sterling silver, white gold, platinum, or golden metals that have a very light shade of yellow or pink. You can combine these metals with gemstones of cooler tones like peridot, turquoise, emerald, tanzanite, etc. They all have the qualities to blend with your skin tone and make you look more beautiful than ever. If you are looking for something mystical for your cool skin tone, you will love Moonstone Jewelry. It is a gem that has a white-colorless base, and when it is held under light at different angles, it showcases various shades of cool colors like blue, violet, indigo, purple, etc. Sometimes, it will exhibit hues of yellow and orange, too. Moonstone also has many healing powers that make it one of the best gemstones to wear.
Neutral Skin Tone
If you could not determine the skin tone category you fall under, you probably have a neutral skin tone. Don’t worry, it is a good thing to be in this class because you can wear whatever you want. Think of it like coloring a blank white canvas, if you mix and match well, you can pull off anything to come out looking like an angel. All the gemstones and metals are in your favor, which means you are in for a treat while buying jewelry. If it looks good on the model, it will definitely look good on you because you have a skin tone that complements them all. You can also try black colored gemstones because you have an opportunity to experiment, but do it only if you are bold enough. Go for gemstones like black onyx, black diamonds, obsidian, Mexican black opal, black star Sapphire, etc. These gems have earned a lot of fame recently because people are always trying something different, and we suggest that you should, too.
Diamond is a gemstone that can be worn by everyone regardless of the skin tone. For this reason, it has been traditionally used in engagement rings & wedding rings. You can wear diamond jewelry, and it will usually make every other jewelry item look bleak. But that is your choice to make, not ours.
Please let us know how much this blog helped you find out the perfect jewel to complement your skin tone. If you have any questions or suggestions, or you want to share something related to jewelry and skin tone, please let us know in the comments section.