What is Your Skin Tone?
Look at the underside of your arm in natural daylight. If your skin has a pink or rosy undertones and your veins appear blue, you have a cool skin tone. If your skin has golden or apricot undertones and your veins appear green, you have a warm skin tone. If your veins appear both blue and green, you may have a neutral skin tone – this means that you can wear jewellery that flatters both skin tones (lucky!).
Why Match Jewellery to Skin Tone
Whether it’s clothes, hats or makeup, people want to wear items that complement their features. The same is true for jewellery – certain metals and gemstones look better with different skin tones. If you want your jewellery to be as flattering as possible, it is important that you take your skin tone into consideration.
Types of Jewellery for Cool Skin Tones
Brightly coloured gemstones look great with cool skin tones – colours like red, green, blue, purple and pink stones tend to look the best. Examples of flattering gemstones for cool skins tones include rubies, emeralds, sapphires, garnets, tanzanite, topaz and amethyst.
In terms of metals, cool skin tones suit metals on the white or silver side. Some of the best metals for cool skin tones include white gold, silver, platinum, stainless steel and titanium. You should avoid metal that has yellow undertones, as this can make cool toned skin appear pale and unhealthy.
Types of Jewellery for Warm Skin Tones
Gemstones with an earthy and natural colour (like orange, yellow, turquoise, tan and brown) look beautiful with warm skin tones. Gemstones that will flatter your complexion include fire opal, golden pearl, citrine, aquamarine and peridot.
Metals with brown or yellow hues look best on warm-toned skin. The best metals include brass, copper, pewter and yellow gold. White and silver metals can make warm skin appear ruddy.
If you have any questions about which types of jewellery will be the most complimentary for your appearance, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit us at our Westfield Garden City location. We will make sure that you find the perfect and most flattering piece of jewellery.
Finding it hard to settle on a gemstone? Diamonds flatter all skin tones!