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5 Tips for Choosing Jewelry Based on Your Skin Tone

When people buy jewelry they focus on their preferences. You might choose a rose gold necklace you like the color of buying a topaz necklace because you saw your friend wearing it and you liked it.

Although, why not? If you feel comfortable and confident in the way you look, it doesn’t matter. But there are certain times where you buy a piece of jewelry that looked great, but it did not give you the same feeling when you wore it.

This makes shopping for jewelry difficult, and you could end up with so many pieces of jewelry that you don’t use or wear. Keep reading this because this article contains information that will help you when you are buying the right jewelry for your skin.

choosing jewelry
Choosing Jewelry

Determine the Skin

It is important to note that the skin tone is not the same as the skin color. The skin color is affected by the environment and is the surface layer of the skin.

For instance, when you get sunburnt, your skin changes to a deeper shade. The skin tone remains the same irrespective of the environment. There are three primary skin tones – warm, neutral, and cool – and lots of ways to determine your particular tone. 

The first is to look at the color of your veins. The second is to look at your skin color and consider its behavior carefully.

  • You have a cool skin tone if your veins are blue. Your hair is probably blonde, dark brown, or black. Your eyes are most likely light blue or brown. You also fit into this category if you burn easily or if your skin is a pale shade or shows signs of redness.
  • You have a warm skin tone if your veins are greener. Your hair is probably red or light blonde. Your eyes are most likely bright blue, green, or hazel. You can also tell you have a warm tone if you tan easily or your skin is ebony or espresso colored.
  • 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.

Find Your Matching Metal

As mentioned above, certain metals look better, depending on your skin tone. White gold, silver, and platinum flatter those with cool tones. For those with warm tones, classic gold rose gold, and copper-toned metals work the best.

If you have a neutral tone, then you’re in luck! Both white and yellow metals will suit you perfectly!

matched jewelry
Matched Jewelry

Finding Your Compatible Gemstone

By now, you will have an idea of what sort of colors will complement your tone. As we know, while selecting the right metal is important, most times, it is the gemstone in the jewelry that steals the limelight.

Selecting a gem that matches your skin tone will create a more flattering and lively look and stand out on you! Conversely, an unmatching stone can cause your skin to look dull and drained.

  • Cool skin tone looks best with red, purple, and blue gemstones. Red stones include the ruby, garnet, and tourmaline. Purple stones include amethyst, fluorite, and sapphire. Bluestones include the blue sapphire, topaz, and aquamarine.
  • Cool skin tone also matches best with white metals. Examples of this would be silver or white gold.
  • Warm 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 peridot.
  • Warm skin tone also matches best with yellow metals. Examples of this would be yellow gold or copper.
  • Diamonds look good with any skin tone.

Match Your Skin Tone with the Right Pearls 

Pearls generally come in three shades. Most people are familiar with the traditional white pearls, but there are also 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.

What Season are You?

Knowing your season type will help you to delve a little further into the colors that match your best, which can be used when selecting clothes, accessories, and jewelry.

  • If you have a cool skin tone – you are either a summer or a winter type.
  • If you have a dark skin tone – you are either a spring or autumn type.


Clear colors work best for this complexion. Neutral colors like black, white, gray, navy, red, shocking pink, and icy tones suit winter types. When selecting jewelry, it’s best to keep it simple. Silver looks best for this type.


For this type of complexion, pastels, neutrals, and flowery colors like baby blue and pink suit well. Summer types can pull off statement jewelry, and rock it when they wear lots of jewelry, especially silver.


For these complexions, golden hues like orange, beige, browns, and gold fit perfectly. Avoid dark colors like navy or black. Autumn types look great in gold and can be daring with their jewelry choices, as they can pull it off!


Warm colors such as peach, greens, beiges, and colors with gold undertones are ideal for spring types. Spring types don’t need to wear a lot of jewelry, but when they do, gold complements them the best.

In Conclusion

While it is important to master the color theory, you should remember that this is only tips. Many people fall into the neutral section, but it is easy to mix the colors to your preferences.

Additionally, the skin tone is not the only factor to consider the choice of jewelry. You should also consider your hair color and face shape. It could also help you to avoid impulsive buying and take a lot of the guesswork out of a job.

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  • Diana

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