No piece of jewellery is going to look the same on everyone. The same jewellery looks different on some people because of their skin tone. Skin tones can be widely classified as warm and cool tones. While the skin of most people in India is warm, there are quite a few people who fall under the neutral category and very few under cool tone. This is why certain metals and gemstones look better on others than on you. If all this is confusing you, fret not. Let’s see how to find your skin tone first.
When trying to determine your skin tone, stand under natural light and find a vein on your body, usually your arm. If the vein looks greenish, you have a warm tone skin. If your vein looks bluish, your skin tone is cool. When the colour of your vein is indeterminable, then you have a neutral skin tone. There are all combinations of colour and tone possible: darker skin with cool skin tone, darker skin with warm skin tone, lighter skin with cool skin tone, lighter skin with warm skin tone etc.,
Now you are ready to find out what metals look good on your skin tone. People with cool skin tones look good in light or white metals such as white gold, platinum, and silver. People with warm skin tones look good in yellow and rose gold, copper, and brass. If you have a neutral skin tone, any metal looks good on you. Gemstones like Blue Sapphire, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Ruby, and Emerald bring liveliness to cool skin tones and thus look good. Whereas, Alexandrite, Citrine, Garnet, Morganite, Peridot, and Ruby make warm skin stone glow more. Since the majority of Indians have a warm tone, yellow gold looks great on almost everybody, and hence the craze. This is why 22K gold is considered better looking in India.
Now that we have determined what goes with your skin tone, look for your options. Cooler skin tone people can opt for white gold, platinum or silver jewellery. Warmer skin tone people can opt for gold rose gold or copper that makes them glow more. If you are of warmer skin tone, you can find the latest gold chain designs here.
If you are unsure of what works for you, go for diamonds. They look on all skin tones and colours.
Now, skin tones and colours are just guidelines from which you have options to choose. But these are not rules that should be strictly adhered to. If you are of cooler skin tone and you have been looking at these wonderful gold earring designs under 4grams and your budget allows it, just get them. If your skin tone is warm and you’ve been vying at these silver anklets, buy them and wear them for all you love. Your personality and style are more important factors to consider than anything else. Just get whatever you want and buy however you want as long as you are comfortable wearing it. Good luck!