Which Metal Is Best Suited For Your Skin Tone? : A Jewellery Metal Types Guide

Which Metal Is Best Suited For Your Skin Tone? : A Jewellery Metal Types Guide

Emily Schinella Emily Schinella
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The colours that we wear are often decided based on what flatters you the most, particularly, your skin tone. But what about jewellery? How does one determine which metal is best suited for your skin tone? While we’re all about experimenting with jewellery, it’s undeniable that skin colour and skin tone can have a massive impact on how a piece of jewellery looks on you.

You might already be doing it unintentionally as you gravitate towards, say, yellow gold jewellery instead of white gold or silver jewellery, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? Well, it actually has a lot to do with skin colour and skin tone and how the metal presents itself against these factors.

Read on as we unpack all of the different jewellery metals out there and help you ultimately determine which metal could flatter your skin tone the most, if that is, in fact, something you are conscious of when buying your accessories

Overview

Overview:

Fair Skin

Which Metal Is Best Suited For Your Skin Tone | Fair Skin

White gold or silver jewellery is an excellent choice for those who have pinkish or alabaster skin. Silver has a cooler tone and therefore creates a fresh feel against lighter skin. Those who have blonde hair will also benefit a lot from the cooler tones of silver as it creates a great contrast between their golden tresses and this sleek metal. The great thing about silver is that it is incredibly hard-wearing and versatile, and there are a number of similar metals you can pair with it including platinum and white gold jewellery. 

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Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia 18mm Hoop Earrings

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9ct White Gold Diamond Double Crossover Ring with 20 Brilliant Diamonds

9ct White Gold Diamond Double Crossover Ring with 20 Brilliant Diamonds

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This 9ct White Gold Diamond Double Crossover Ring with 20 Brilliant Diamonds is the perfect combination of extravagance and subtlety. Nothing makes you feel more special than wearing 20 brilliant diamonds, but the swirls and colour of the band add… read more

Olive Skin

Which Metal Is Best Suited For Your Skin Tone? | Olive Skin

Those with olive skin often have yellow or greenish undertones, which can be a great contrast with many metals, namely gold jewellery. So, it really comes down to preference and the outfit choices you are making. If you’re dressing up for a girl's night out in a bold red dress, you should go for a statement gold necklace paired with stacked gold rings - especially in Summer or after a trip overseas when you're rocking a fresh golden-brown tan. If you’re dressing down, leave the stacked rings on and maybe go for some silver hoop earrings or a simple white gold pendant instead.

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9ct Yellow Gold Plain Heart Pendant

9ct Yellow Gold Plain Heart Pendant

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9ct Yellow Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings with 14 Brilliant Cut Diamonds

9ct Yellow Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings with 14 Brilliant Cut Diamonds

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This 9ct Yellow Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings with 14 Brilliant Cut Diamonds is the perfect way to express yourself. The design of the hoops is simply classic and lets you stand out whenever or wherever you wear them. These are… read more

Dark Skin

Dark Skin

Similar to olive or Mediterranean skin, darker skin tones can work with a variety of metals including sterling silver, white gold, platinum, yellow gold and rose gold jewellery. Because of the contrast between the metal and the complexion, jewellery tends to stand out well and can create a very striking effect on those with darker skin. Whether it is a pair of white gold stud earrings or some elegant gold bangles, a bit of jewellery can really liven up your look-especially if you are someone who tends to stick with neutral colours. 

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Luminesce Lab Grown Pink and White diamond studs set in 9ct Rose Gold

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9ct Yellow Gold Silver Filled 3mm By 65mm Bangle

9ct Yellow Gold Silver Filled 3mm By 65mm Bangle

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Are You A Warm Tone Or Cool Tone? 

Which Metal Is Best Suited For Your Skin Tone | Skin Tone

Apart from skin colour, skin tone can play an incredibly big part in how jewellery looks on your skin as well. Skin tone is best explained as the undertone that comes through your skin. You either have warmer or cooler undertones, which might ultimately affect how a metal will appear next to your skin. It is after all what differentiates foundation shades, which you might have noticed will slightly change to best combat whatever undertone comes through. People with warmer skin tones are anyone with slight yellow to peach-coloured undertones, people with warm tone skin may find that yellow gold and copper tones such as rose gold and bronze suit them the most. Those with cooler tones will often have a fairer more pinkish undertone and may find that silver, white gold and platinum jewellery will suit them the best. There are also people with neutral tone skin who will generally have no undertone. People with no undertone may find that they have a bit of wriggle room when choosing a jewellery metal or may even wish to get experimental with metal tones.

Learn More: How To Match Your Jewellery & Outfits: A Guide To Metal Tones

At the end of the day, this is just a guide on colour theory when it comes to jewellery. And whether you have a cool, warm or neutral skin tone, we recommend experimenting with different metals and colours until you find the one you like the most. 

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