The Cambridge Dictionary describes jewelry as ‘decorative objects worn on your clothes or body that are usually made from valuable metals, such as gold and silver, and precious stones’.
Jewelry can include a variety of objects, such as:
When it comes to jewelry, there is certainly plenty of choice. Furthermore, it is not always easy to find a piece that will suit your skin tone or what you are wearing. What is it then that you need to think about when buying jewelry for yourself?
What is Your Skin Tone?
This is something that many of us find hard to figure out, but there are a couple of ways of doing it. First, take a look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If they look more blue than green, you have a cool skin tone. If your veins appear more green than blue, then you have a warm skin tone. If you find it hard to tell, or if your veins are blueish-green, then you have a neutral skin tone.
You can also use a white piece of paper and hold it up to your face. Make sure your face is completely clean and free of makeup before you do this. If your skin looks pink against the paper, then you have a cool skin tone, but if it appears yellowish, your skin tone is warm. A grey or green appearance indicates a neutral tone.
In general, platinum, silver and white gold jewelry look better on those with cool skin tones, while rose gold and classic yellow gold compliment those with warm skin tones. Those lucky people with neutral skin tone tend to look good in everything.
Consider What You are Wearing
It is not just about matching your jewelry with your skin tone. You also need to consider your choice of clothing and find appropriate pieces to match. For example, if you are wearing an evening gown with a plunging neckline, you can draw attention away from a large bust and make it appear smaller by wearing a large necklace.
If you are dressed in bold colors and prints, then go for subtle jewelry. However, if your clothing choice is simplistic, then you can add chunky jewelry with bold gemstones to transform the outfit.
Jewelry does not have to be something worn for nights out only. Everyday jewelry can add a unique sense of style to daytime outfits, whether that be for work or for a social get together with friends. Something simple like a bee necklace by Project Honey Bees not only look greats, but it also helps with bee conservation.
Think About the Occasion
The occasion is also important. For instance, you can wear bold, chunky jewelry to a dinner date or a nightclub, but it may not be appropriate for a funeral. Nighttime jewelry tends to be bigger and louder than choices worn during the day, but really all depends on the person.
Personality is an Important Factor
Jewelry is a personal choice at the end of the day, and some people will wear what they like regardless of what others think. So someone with a bold personality might like to wear outrageous jewelry to reflect that personality. Another person who might be more introverted will wear small subtle pieces so as not to draw attention to themselves. Those who love to play sports might forego jewelry altogether to prevent it getting snagged or caught on things when they are working out.
To find jewelry that looks good on you, consider your skin tone and then match your choices to your clothing, the occasion, and your personality.