Are you going to a special event and are not sure what jewelry to wear? Or maybe you just love to adorn yourself on weekdays too, but do not know what to choose?
There are several things to keep in mind when choosing your perfect piece of jewelry, but there is one particular thing in particular that you may have underestimated, or you may simply find it too complicated to understand. These are the jewelry that best suits you in terms of your skin tone. Jewelry is an accessory that is worn directly on the skin or close by, and therefore they have the power to highlight your natural beauty, a bit like make-up.
The contrast of different metals and stones against the skin, can illuminate your skin tone, emphasize your eye color, and compliment your hair color. And since we are all different and enter this world with an infinite number of tones and shades – a very beautiful thing – it is important to consider whether the jewelry you like does something for your particular skin tone.
Here you will find a detailed step-by-step guide to help you choose the right jewelry, no matter where you are on the scale. Then your jewelry box will always be filled with items that you truly love and feel like wearing again and again!
The first thing you need to know is that skin tone is not the same as skin color. Your skin tone (overtone) is the color you were born with. It can be affected by the environment as it is the surface layer of the skin. Just like when we get sunburned in the summer.
Your skin tone (undertone), on the other hand, never changes, basically it always stays the same. Why? Because it is related to your ethnicity, biological makeup and genetics, as well as pigmentation and the amount of melanin. Your skin tone falls into one of these three broad categories; cold, hot or neutral.
And there are basically two methods that can help you figure out your own personal skin tone:
a. The easiest way is to look at the color of the veins on the inside of your arm while standing in a natural light. If they look greenish, it means you have a warm skin tone. If they are either blue or purple, then you probably have a cold tone. And if you can not really determine if they are one or the other, then you probably have a neutral skin tone.
b. Another method is to examine how your skin reacts to the sun. If you very easily get sunburned without your skin getting scalded, then you probably have a warm skin tone.
If your skin instead becomes red and scalded when exposed to the sun, then you have a cold skin tone. If it varies, then you have a neutral tone.
Now that you know what skin tone you have, it will be much easier to find the jewelry that suits you best! If you have one …
Cold skin tone: Choose light metals such as silver, platinum and white gold.
Warm skin tone: Gold, rose gold, copper and brass are your best choices.
Neutral skin tone: You can use it all! You have the best of both worlds.
Sometimes the jewelry focuses on the stones. Therefore, you may also want to know which stones are right for your skin tone.
If you have one …
Cold skin tone: Bright colors look amazing because they add more brightness. When it comes to gemstones, you should consider Pearls, Blue Sapphire, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Ruby, Emerald, Opal, Tanzanite and Zircon.
Warm skin tone: Earth colors like red, yellow, orange, brown, peach, green and turquoise you will never go wrong if you have that skin tone. Gemstones like Alexandrite, Morganite, Peridot, Mandarin Garnet, Citrine and Yellow Diamonds are always a dressy choice.
Neutral skin tone: You can choose to wear any gemstone you care about as they will all compliment your skin tone.
Whatever the reason, the jewelry should be meaningful to you, or to the person you are buying it for.
Hopefully, this guide has given you the tools to create your own style, based on what best suits your skin tone.
Whether it is a ring, a pendant or a pair of earrings, all the special jewelry that you acquire should radiate your unique light.
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