One of the most difficult questions when shopping for some bling is in the decision of choosing what type of metal you should go with. Whether you're buying jewellery as a Christmas present for your beloved, or maybe for yourself it can be tough to determine exactly what will best suit a complexion.
That said, we thought we'd prep you for your next jewellery hunt by clarifying what type of sparkle works for different skin tones.
Fire, ice, or maybe in between?
Possibly the biggest challenge to conquer before you get into any other details, is the tone of your skin. These can be broken down into a few broad categories: warm, cold and neutral.
One of the best ways to go about determining which on you are, is to go somewhere with natural light, turn your wrists up and have a peek at your veins. If they have a blue or purple hues, you're part of the cool kids. Green veins on the other hand are for the warmsters among us. Don't fret if you've got a combination of blue and green-looking wrists though, this most likely simply means that your skin tone is neutral.
Now, it's also rather important to point out that skin tone and skin colour are two different things. This means that it is indeed possible to have really olive skin with cool undertones, or be very fair with a peachy sparkle.
In a lot of cases, blondes, red-heads, mahogany or golden haired beauties – combined with hazel, green or warm blue eyes – have warmer tones. Contrasting to this, colder skin tones are most often found in white-blondes, ashen brunettes or female silver foxes with violet, gray, emerald green or dark brown eyes. Of course, when there's no obvious dominant undertone, you are in the neutral bracket.
Workin' what you've got
So, now that you know what your skin tone is, let's get to the fun part: choosing the bling!
Matching your skin with jewellery not only helps make your complexion look ravishing, but ensures that the metal doesn't distract from the sparkle of the gemstone itself. So, if you're on the cooler side, you should go with the silver, platinum and white gold options. Yellow gold, copper or brass metals on the other hand will flatter the warmer toned jewellery hunters.
Obsessed with rose gold? This particular sparkle works best if you're either neutral or on the extreme ends of either warm or cold.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
When it comes to choosing gemstones to go with the actual setting of the jewellery, you want to make sure everything works together cohesively. The bright blues, reds, purples and greens of the gems go perfectly with cool skin tones. Warmer undertones, however, will be better complemented by earthy tones such as orange, yellow, brown and turquoise.
One statement that has held true throughout time though, is that diamonds really are a girl's best friend. In fact, they are so versatile that no matter the undertones in your skin, diamonds are guaranteed to make you sparkle and shine.
What are you waiting for?
So now that you know what to look for in the perfect piece of jewellery, go forth and enjoy the experience of getting new jewellery even more than before!
Already have your perfect bling piece but aren't quite sure if your certification is right? Pas-de problem! At Showcase Jewellers we not only have some of the most stunning jewels around, but we can also do a GIA certification check for you.
Simply get in touch via email, phone or stroll on into one of our locations across Australia.
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