There are many things to consider when selecting jewelry, from how it matches your personal style to how well it matches your wardrobe. But another important factor in selecting flattering jewelry is how well it complements your skin tone.
The first step in finding jewelry that complements your skin tone is to determine whether your skin tone is warm or cool. You can do this by looking at the color of your veins. The wrist is a good place to view your veins. If you have bluish-colored vein, your skin tone is cool. If you have greenish-colored veins, your skin tone is warm.
Cool skin tones
Those with cool skin tones also tend to have pinkish or rosy-red undertones to their skin. More people have cool tones than warm tones. Even those with darker skin or tanned skin can be cool toned.
Cool toned skin is best complemented by silver, platinum, and white gold jewelry. Good colors for cool skin tones include pinks, purples, blues, reds, and magentas. Some great gemstones include blue sapphire, amethyst, aquamarine, ruby, emerald, opal, tanzanite, and zircon.
Warm skin tones
Those with warm skin tones may have yellow or golden-apricot undertones to their skin. Individuals with natural red, orange, or strawberry blonde hair almost always have warm skin tones. Very few people with darker skin are warm toned.
Warm skin tones are best complemented by yellow gold or rose gold. Good colors for warm skin tones include earthy tones, browns, oranges, greens, yellows, peaches, corals, and turquoises. Gems that look great with warm skin tones include alexandrite, citrine, garnet, peridot, ruby, mandarin garnet, and yellow diamonds
The most important factor in selecting jewelry is to pick something that you love and that you’re comfortable wearing, regardless of which skin tone you have.