Use Your Skin Undertone to Choose Jewelry Metal

Finding the right jewelry to complement your skin tone is essential to enhance your overall look. While some jewelry looks good on any skin tone, there are specific shades and metals that flatter different undertones or even bring out contrasts on the jewelry itself. 

Apart from the shade of your skin, (e.g. fair, dark, or olive), that tells what jewelry looks good on you, another way is knowing your skin undertone.

This article will guide you on how to identify your skin undertone and suggest suitable jewelry for each undertone with 3 different tests.

How to find your skin undertone

Skin undertone refers to the subtle hue underneath your skin's surface, which can either be warm, cool, or neutral. Identifying your skin undertone is relatively simple, and you can use one of the following methods to determine it:

1. The Vein Test: Check the color of your veins on the inside of your wrist. If they appear greenish, then you have warm undertones. If they appear bluish, then you have cool undertones. If it's challenging to distinguish between the two colors, you might have a neutral undertone.

2. The Jewelry Test: Wear a piece of yellow gold and white gold jewelry, one at a time. If yellow gold seems to blend into your skin better, then you have warm undertones. If white gold does the same, then you have cool undertones. If both metals suit you, then you have a neutral undertone.
3. The Sun Test: If you tend to tan easily and rarely burn, then you have warm undertones. If you tend to burn quickly and find it challenging to tan, then you have cool undertones. If you experience both, then you have a neutral undertone.

Once you have determined your skin undertone, you can start choosing jewelry that complements your skin tone.

For warm undertones, warm metals like yellow and rose gold complement the skin, while cooler metals like white gold make jewelry eye-catching.

For cool undertones, cooler metals like platinum complement the skin and warm metals contrast.

Ultimately, the best metal color is the one that makes you feel confident and beautiful. We offer white, yellow, and rose gold in 14k and 18k, and 950 Platinum to provide you options according to your personal preferences and needs. Learn more about jewelry metal color in depth here.

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