Choosing The Right Jewelry According To Your Skin Tone
Finding the right jewellery to complement the whole look can be tricky if there's no rule to base on. Generally, the jewellery should complement well with your outfit and makeup, even if the piece is meant to be the focal point of your whole look. And you can start by finding the right jewellery that matches with your skin tone, as this will either accentuate the pieces, or the jewellery will fade into the background.
How To Know Your Skin Tone To Match The Jewelry
In determining the right skin tone, have a look at your wrist under natural light, and look where the veins are the most noticeable. If your veins appear bluish and/or purplish, you have a cool skin tone, while greenish hue means you have warm skin tone.
If you have both, that means you have a neutral skin tone. And that means you can pretty much wear any type of jewellery pieces as it will complement your skin tone beautifully (with the right technique, of course!).
Matching Your Skin Tone To Metals
Now you know your true skin tone, the next step is finding the right metal that matches well with your skin. Generally, cool skin tones pair well with white metals such as platinum, silver, or white gold while warmer skin tones will have warmer-looking metals such as gold pieces, rose gold, and copper.
Of course, this does not mean that if you have cool skin tone you have to banish warm-looking jewellery pieces entirely; as long as the major part of the particular piece consists of metals that match with your skin tone, you still look good.
Matching Skin Tone And Eye Color To Gemstone Colors
Apart from matching metals with your skin tone, you also need to consider the gems in the pieces for it to pair well with your whole look. Cool skin tones look fabulous with bright, bold colours (think ruby, sapphire, amethyst, dark jade) as it brings out the cool tone of your skin. While on the other hand for warm skin tone, warm gems colours such as orange, brown, honey-tones melts and blend well with the skin.
For diamonds, the stone matches well with every skin tone. But the special rule for pearls is the opposite with warm or rose-tinted pearls matches well with cool skin tone, while ivory white pearls look good with warm skin tone.
Another easiest tip that you can consider, is to match or complement the gems with your eye colour. For example, blue eyes pair well with aquamarine and green eyes with emerald or jade stones, while hazel eyes look good with either red or green gemstones.
Keep in mind that these guidelines are mere, well guidelines. The rules right here serves as a base that you can refer to when choosing pieces that complement with your skin as well as the look and style you're looking for. But of course, when the heart wants it, choose the piece that you fall in love with and rock it.