A beautiful piece of jewellery is the finishing touch to a perfect outfit. But which is best: silver or gold? Find out which metal will make your skin glow.
The same piece of jewellery can look completely different on two different people and knowing which metal best suits your skin tone will help you choose jewellery with confidence.
DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TONE
There is no hard and fast rule to determine what skin tone you have, but there are some clues to help you figure it out.
You have a warm skin tone if:
You have green veins on your wrist.Your skin tans easily and rarely burns.You have brown, green or hazel eyes and brown, red or black hair.
You have a cool skin tone if:
You have blue veins on your wrist.You struggle to tan and your skin burns easily.You have blue or green eyes and blonde, brown or black hair.
WHICH METAL IS BEST FOR YOU?
Yellow gold is particularly striking on warmer skin tones and pairs well with earthy stones in brown, green, orange, yellow and turquoise.
Silver and white gold complement cooler skin tones and pair well with vibrant stones in pink, purple, deep blue and red.
MIX AND MATCH
Good news! Two-tone jewellery is making a comeback. If you love both metals and can’t bear to limit yourself to just one then break those outdated rules and wear your gold and silver jewellery together.
Strap on a two-tone watch or pair your white gold wedding band with a simple gold bangle. In fact, it’s almost a fashion faux pas not to.
CONSIDER ROSE GOLD
Rose gold is the new cool kid, with its versatility making it an increasingly popular choice.
The soft pink tone complements both warm and cool skin tones and it’s the perfect choice for a vintage or especially feminine piece of jewellery.
Luckily, diamonds still look good with everything.
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