Just like clothing, jewelry can either match or clash with the wearer’s underlying skin tone. So before choosing a colored gem (or even degrees of diamond white), it’s critical to define your particular skin tone.
Warm and Cool
Undoubtedly you’ve heard of skin tones being either “warm” or “cool.” But what does that mean exactly? How can you find out what category you fall under?
Simply put, skin with a warm hue has a yellow undertone whereas those with a cool hue have a blue undertone.
Here’s an easy test to find out your color, courtesy of the Daily Mail:
Look in the mirror and hold the white fabric under your chin – then repeat with the cream fabric. Look at the clarity of your eyes and see if you can see them light up.
If you are warm, the cream fabric should give you a warm glow, while the white will make you look drawn. If you are cool, the white fabric should give you a glow, while the cream colour will make you look drawn.
Simple enough, right? Of course, its easy enough to draw a logical conclusion when applying this rule to jewelry and skin tone. Those with a warm skin tone tend to work better with gold jewelry whereas those with a cool skin tone are better suited to silver jewelry.
Of course, these are loose guidelines. If you’re a warm toned gal who simply loves silver jewelry, don’t let these “rules” stop you. Only you know what truly looks and feels best on you…and that’s what matters the most.