If you have found yourself in the situation where you like a certain jewelry piece and when you try it on the results don’t match your expectations, then this guide is for you. The reason this happens is because different metals and gemstones look good only on certain skin tones. In case the jewelry you picked out does not match your skin tone, it will not look flattering on you. And therefore you shouldn’t buy it.
Getting to know your skin tone will help a lot when jewelry shopping, regardless if you shop online or in a physical store.
How to determine your skin tone?
In order to determine your skin tone you need to look at the color of your veins.
Cool skin tone
You have a cool skin tone if your veins are blue. Your hair is probably blonde, dark brown, or black and your eyes are most likely light blue or brown.
Warm skin tone
If your veins are greener you have a warm skin tone. Your hair is probably red or light blonde. Your eyes are most likely bright blue, green, or hazel.
Neutral skin tone
You have a neutral skin tone if your skin has no obvious espresso, olive, or redness in color. Neutral skin tones tend to fit in with the cool skin tone category.
How to match your skin tone with the right jewelry?
Now that you know what your skin tone is, you can match your tone to the right gemstone and jewelry metal colors for perfect personal fine jewelry items that will look best on you.
Cool skin tone
This skin tone looks best with red, purple, and blue gemstones. Red stones include the ruby, garnet, and tourmaline. Purple stones include the amethyst, fluorite, and sapphire. Blue stones include the blue sapphire, topaz, and aquamarine.Cool skin tone also matches best with white metals. Examples of this would be platinum, white gold or silver.
On the other hand, this skin tone looks best with yellow, orange, and green. Yellow/gold stones include the yellow sapphire, citrine, and zircon. Orange stones include the spessartite garnet, imperial topaz, and moonstone. Green stones include the emerald, jade, and period. Warm skin tones match best with yellow metals, such as yellow gold or copper.Remember though, diamonds look good with any skin tone.
How to match your skin tone with the right pearls?
Pearls generally come in three shades: the traditional white pearls, rose tinted pearls and silver tinted pearls. Knowing this, you can match your skin tone to the proper tint of pearls.Cool skin tone looks best with the traditional white pearls and rose tinted pearls.Warm skin tone matches best with silver tinted pearls, but can also pull off white pearls.
Now that you know all these details, simply opt for the jewelry piece that would best flatter you and make you feel beautiful and unique.