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Choose Your Jewellery Keeping Your Skin Tone in Mind


By Neha Suradkar : A Makeup & Nail Artist and Trainer, a Style Coach™, an Etiquette Trainer, a Corporate Coach and a Fashion Educator
Buying Diamond Jewellery is not an easy task. A lot of factors come into consideration when you are out looking for your best jewels. If we keep the budget aside, we have the design preference, preference for a particular cut or style, the overall look of the piece, the choice of metal or stone and so on. More often than not , we usually go with a pre-set preference for the metal and the stones and often come back with the pieces that fits the colour preference in our mind.

What we often miss to consider is what colours actually look good on us. This depends a lot on our personal colouring, which includes our eye colour, hair colour, skin colour and most importantly, our skin tone.

Skin tone is often used interchangeably with skin colour by laymen. While your skin colour could be fair, light, medium, wheatish or dark; you skin tone is often warm, cool or neutral with any skin colour. While your skin colour may change with time, the undertone usually remains the same. This leads to the most significant question or how to identify your skin tone?

While the skin colour is evident, understanding skin tone could be a bit tricky. One can identify the skin tone in following ways-
  • Check the colour of veins in your wrist. Blue veins are for cool tone and green veins for warm tone.
  • Keep a piece of golden paper and silver paper near your face, check which one brighten up your face. If it is gold, then warm tone and silver would mean cool tone. If both look good, it would be neutral tone.
Once you know your skin tone, it is easy to look for jewellery. Some tips for jewellery selection as per your skin tone are given below-

1. Warm Skin Tone

Warm skin tone refers to yellow, gold or olive undertones. Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez,  Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha fall in this category.
Tips for Jewellery Selection.
  • Go for warm metals like Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, Copper and Bronze.
  • Warm hued gemstones such as Alexandrite, Citrine, Garnet, Morganite, Peridot, Ruby, Mandarin Garnet, and fancy yellow diamonds are a flattering choice.
  • For Fashion Jewellery, warm, earthy colours like brown, yellow, orange would be appropriate for warm skin tones.

2. Cool Skin Tone

Cool skin tone refers to pink or red undertones. Celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Anniston, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor are cool toned.
Tips for Jewellery Selection
  • Cool skin tones look flattering in white metals like white gold, silver, platinum.
  • For gems consider pearls, Blue Sapphire, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Ruby, Emerald, Opal, Pariaba Tourmaline, Tanzanite and Zircon.
  • Fashion jewellery in tones of pink, violet, blue, red will look flattering on cool tones.

3. Neutral Skin Tone

Neutral skin tone refers too neither cool nor warm tone. Angelina Jolie, Rachel Mc Adams, Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra have neutral skin tones. 
Tips for Jewellery Selection
  • Neutral tones look fabulous in both white and yellow metals.
  • Almost all the gem stones could be worn by neutral tones.

Versatile Jewellery

Like Neutral Skin tones can wear all colours, there are certain pieces of jewellery which look flattering on all. Metals like rose gold and diamonds flatter all skin tones and all skin colours.
With all the tips and by understanding your skin tone, you can select appropriate and flattering jewellery for yourself! Happy Shopping!

Neha Suradkar
A Makeup & Nail Artist and Trainer, a Style Coach™, an Etiquette Trainer, a Corporate Coach and a Fashion Educator and Blogger with an experience of almost 10 years in the fields of Fashion Design Teaching and Research, Personal Style Consulting, Makeup, Styling and Trainings.
She is the Founder and Creative Director of Mirror Image & Style Pvt. Ltd. In July 2016, Neha launched her makeup & nail studio and academy STYLE-N-FILE at Powai. Apart from providing complete service portfolio in Makeup and Nails, the students are trained as Nail Technicians and Makeup Artists with certification from International brands.

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