Most people naturally have a preference for gold or silver–often for life. But certain skin tones are better suited for one metal over the other.
First you need to identify whether you possess a warm or cool tone. This can be done easily enough by looking at the veins on the inside of your arm. If they are blue, you are probably tend toward a cooler skin tone. If the veins are predominantly green, you have a warm skin tone.
So what metal and stone goes with your particular type? According to one source:
Cool skin tones favor silver, platinum, and white gold. Stone colors for cool skin tones are pink, blue, purple, red, and magenta. Warm skin tones favor gold, pewter, brass, and copper. Compliment colors for warm tones are brown, green, orange, yellow, coral, and turquoise.
Of course, fashion rules are occasionally meant to be broken. If you prefer gold and you’re of the cool skin tone variety, don’t let us stop you! What looks best on you is often what you like best.