When it comes to jewelry, most people have a preference when deciding between gold or silver. However, many are unaware how certain metals can either compliment or wash out your skin tone, so it is important to choose a metal that works best for you. The easiest way to determine what metal best suits your skin tone is by understanding your skin's undertone. Your undertone is the color beneath your skin that produces a hue. There are three skin tones: warm, cool, and neutral. In this blog post I will tell you how to determine your undertone and how to choose jewelry that suits your skin the best.
How to Determine Your Undertone:
The easiest way to determine your skin’s undertone is done by checking the veins on your wrist. In good lighting, take a look. If your veins appear to be green or yellow, you have a warm undertone. Veins that are blue or purple mean that you have a cool undertone. A mixture of both is a neutral undertone.
What metal works best for your undertone
For those with warm undertones, Gold jewelry will typically work best on your skin. Silver may have a tendency to wash you out if you have a warmer undertone.
For those with cool undertones, silver jewelry often look best on you. The cool tones in the jewelry are enhanced when worn against your skin.
If you have neutral undertones, it is likely that both gold and silver jewelry work well on your skin tone. However, trying on both metals and seeing which enhances your appearance is advisable. Best case scenario you can wear both at the same time. We love that mixed metal look.
It’s important to remember that you should wear what makes you feel good no matter what. These are all just suggestions, so if your favorite kind of jewelry doesn’t line up with what is supposed to match your undertone, just go for it anyway! There are no rules when it comes to style and personal taste in jewelry.