A stunning expensive gold necklace ended up looking cheap on you? That’s because the jewelry does not match your skin undertone.
Now, I must let you in on a secret…One key to achieving the best look in your favorite outfit is to match the jewelry you wear with your skin undertone. And that’s not all, even the shape of your face and the color of your eyes should match the jewelry you want to wear for a better overall appearance.
But your next question might be, how can I determine my skin undertone and the shape of my face? And how do I know what kind of jewelry matches them? That’s precisely what this blog will show you so make sure to finish it by the end.
DETERMINE YOUR SKIN UNDERTONE
As I said earlier, the jewelry shouldn’t just go with your outfit or occasion. Matching your jewelry to your skin undertone will ensure that you will find pieces that look great on you. But first, you must know what are the different types of skin tone and how can you determine your skin tone.
The simplest way to know your skin tone is to look at your hand’s veins.
Cool skin undertone -If your veins look blue or purple, you likely have a cool skin tone.
Warm skin undertone -If your veins appear green or greenish-blue, you have a warm skin tone. (But hey warm girls, your veins aren’t green, they look like it because you’re seeing them through yellow-toned, yellow + blue=green).
Neutral skin undertone (a mix of warm and cool undertones) If you can’t tell whether or not your veins are blue or green (like me), you mostly have a neutral skin tone. Neutral skin tones tend to fit in with the cool skin tone category.
Now that you already know what your skin undertone is, it’s time that you match your tone to the right gemstone and jewelry metal colors that will look best on you.
Matching jewelry to your skin undertone
Cool skin tone looks better in silver and platinum metals.
Also, white gold is an excellent choice of metal for cooler skin tones. Cooler skin tones also go well with gems that are red, purple and blue.
Warm skin tone looks better in yellow metals. Examples of this would be traditional yellow gold or copper. Yellow/gold stones also include the yellow sapphire, citrine, and zircon. Warmer skin tones also pair nicely with orange and green gemstones in addition to yellow metals. Gold goes especially well with darker hair and matte skin.
A neutral skin undertone tends to look good in both silver and gold. So if you have a neutral undertone, both silver and gold may appear flattering on your skin. Diamonds look good with any skin tone.
THE JEWELRY SHOULD MATCH THE SHAPE OF YOUR FACE
Another way to appear great with your jewelry on is by matching your face shape with the right jewelry. Your face shape could be probably round, oval, square, heart and diamond shape.
Round faces are like square-shaped face. Your chin is rounded and your cheekbones are the widest part of your face. If the shape of your face is round, then wear jewelry with opposite shapes to counterbalance the round shape of your face. Examples of these are long necklaces that hang low on your chest and long, angled earrings to complement your round face. Earrings shapes like rectangles and trapezoids are also good choices for you.
Round faces are close to a perfect circle. The face is symmetrical across all quadrants; it is not longer than it is wider, nor wider than it is longer. A celebrity example of someone with a round face is Penelope Cruz.
Oval faces are one and a half times longer than they are wide or defined by an oblong form–with a narrow forehead and a rounded chin and jaw.
If you have an oval face, then your shape is adaptable to many kinds and shapes of jewelry. This means you can wear almost any style of necklace or earrings.
Square faces have the same width of jawline and hairline. Square face shapes are similar in appearance to a round face but have a more pronounced, wide jawline.
If you belong to this category, you should wear necklaces with pendants at the bottom of them to draw attention away from your angular jawline. Pendants with curved shapes are good options. Large hoop or chandelier earrings will also complement the face shape.
Heart-shaped faces are somewhat similar to round faces but have wider foreheads. You also have a wider cheekbone and have a narrow jawline.
If your face is heart-shaped, you must look best with a choker or short necklaces to add roundness to the narrow chin. Triangle or heart-shaped dangled earrings will be amazing for this face shape.
Diamond-shaped faces are the rarest of face shapes and are defined by a narrow forehead, wide dramatic cheekbones and a narrow chin.
If you belong to diamond-shaped faces, you should opt for choker necklaces and short hoops. They add length to the narrow chin.
THE JEWELRY SHOULD MATCH TO YOUR EYE COLOR
Let’s face it, we have different eye colors, and as you already know, the jewelry you wear especially earrings and necklaces should match the color of your eye to achieve a greater look. Here are the best pieces of jewelry that match your eye color:
· Blue eyes look best with blue gemstones like blue topaz and sapphire, also with red-orange and gray gemstones. Regarding metals, blue eyes show up best with silver.
· Brown eyes match best with red gemstones like garnet and ruby. For all shades of brown, warm metals like yellow are a great option.
· Hazel eyes go well with green gemstones like emerald and peridot.
· Green eyes look gorgeous when complemented by metal jewelry of any color. It also looks great with green gemstones like jade and emerald.
THE JEWELRY SHOULD COMPLIMENT OR MATCH YOUR BODY FRAME
You should choose jewelry that matches the size of your frame and enhances or offsets your body type, depending on your goal. You can draw attention to, or away from, certain body parts, or balance proportions using strategically placed pieces.
· To draw attention to body parts you are proud of, wear jewelry with bold colors on or near those body parts.
· If you are a tall person, you should wear large-scale jewelry because your height is in line with the scale of the jewelry. Similarly, if you are a larger person, wear larger jewelry. On the other hand, if you are a small-boned person, then you should buy smaller, daintier pieces or small-scale jewelry as this does work for smaller people like you. Scale your jewelry to your body’s size.
Now, take a paper and pen then list what’s your skin undertone, face shape, eye color and body frame. If you’re done, list also the kind and color of jewelry that matches them best. In this way, you have a clearer idea of what kind of jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets you should invest in. You will soon discover that you are wiser in investing your money in the kinds of jewelry that best suit you.
May Joy is a writer and editor with extensive background in journalism and academic writing. She also writes for blog post contents with knowledge in SEO. She graduated as Cum Laude at the University of the Cordilleras.
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