The Right Jewellery For Your Skin Tone
What are the main things you think about when choosing jewellery? The first thing is probably the occasion and if you’re picking an outfit for a more formal evening, you’re likely to choose something understated and classy. The other main thing you should think about is the rest of the outfit. Your jewellery needs to accent your clothing choices without overpowering them or clashing with them. But even if you get these two elements spot on, you might find that your jewellery still doesn’t sit right. In most cases, this is because you haven’t considered ‘the right jewellery for your skin tone’.
Many people don’t realise how much difference their skin tone makes when picking jewellery but it’s vital that you take it into account. Here’s how to pick jewellery that matches with your skin tone.
Determine Your Skin Tone
Knowing what your skin tone is can help with a lot of fashion choices, not just jewellery, so it’s worth considering. For example, when choosing shades of makeup, knowing your skin tone is essential. You might be thinking that you already know your skin tone because it’s fairly simple. You just look in the mirror and see whether you have dark skin, light skin, or very pale skin. However, that is only one aspect of it and you also need to think about whether you have a warm or cool skin tone.
It’s your skin undertone that you are really looking for here, and the way that your veins appear on your skin can give a good indication of whether it is warm or cool. People with a warm undertone tend to have greenish veins, while people with a cool undertone have bluish veins.
Once you have determined your skin tone, you can start thinking about what types of jewellery will work best for you. In most cases, gold jewellery looks best on people with a warm skin tone, especially yellow gold. When set with earthy, stone coloured gems, it’s particularly attractive on people with warm skin tones. People with cooler skin tones are likely to look washed out and pale if they wear too much gold.
The cool bluish tones of silver are a much better fit for somebody with a cool skin tone. However, you can add a burst of colour with some beautiful vibrant stones in pinks and reds if you want to elevate your jewellery.
Rose gold is such a popular choice right now because it’s very versatile. In terms of tone, it falls somewhere between gold and silver, which means that it works well on people with any skin tone. It’s particularly effective if you are trying to create a vintage look, but regardless of your style, you will be able to find rose gold jewellery that works for you.
Next time you are buying jewellery, remember that your skin tone is the most important thing to consider. Even though matching it to the occasion and the outfit is a concern, you should always start by thinking about your skin.
Article Photos by Joeyy Lee | Feature Photo by Caique Silva