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Silver or Gold? Match Jewelry to Your Skin Tone Using Color Theory

Gold Hoop Earring Stack with Yellow Gold, Pearl, Diamond Huggies

Most of us choose a metal color; gold or silver, at a young age and stick to it into adulthood. But have you ever wondered if you made the right choice? Maybe you want to be able to switch between the two or even style mixed metals. Just as you carefully select clothing to complement your skin tone, choosing the right jewelry can

enhance your natural beauty and add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Understanding color theory and how it relates to your skin tone is key to selecting jewelry that will make you shine. In this guide, we'll explore how to match jewelry to your skin tone using the principles of color theory.


Understanding Skin Undertones: Before delving into color theory, it's essential to determine your skin's undertone. Skin undertones fall into three main categories: cool, warm, and neutral.

  1. Cool Undertones: Skin with cool undertones typically has hints of pink, red, or blue. Veins on the inner wrist may appear bluish, and silver jewelry often complements cool undertones beautifully.

14K Yellow Gold .08 CTW Natural Diamond Interlocking Circle 18" Necklace
Gold Diamond Interlocking Circle Necklace

  1. Warm Undertones: Skin with warm undertones tends to have hints of yellow, peach, or gold. Veins may appear greenish on the inner wrist, and gold jewelry often enhances warm undertones.


  1. Neutral Undertones: Neutral undertones have a balance of both cool and warm tones, making it versatile to wear both silver and gold jewelry.

Color Theory and Jewelry Selection: Once you've identified your skin's undertone, you can apply color theory principles to select jewelry that complements your complexion.

1.10 Ct Diamond 1.75 Ct Blue Sapphire Open Flexi Bangle 14K White Gold
Diamond Blue Sapphire Flexi Bangle
  1. Cool Undertones:

  • Jewelry Metals: Silver, platinum, and white gold jewelry tend to complement cool undertones best. Their cool hues harmonize with the pink or blue undertones in the skin, creating an elegant contrast.

  • Gemstone Colors: Opt for gemstones with cool undertones such as sapphires, diamonds, amethysts, and emeralds. These stones enhance the coolness of the skin and add a pop of color without overpowering the complexion.

  1. Warm Undertones:

  • Jewelry Metals: Gold, rose gold, and brass jewelry complement warm undertones beautifully. Their rich, golden hues complement the peachy or golden undertones in the skin, creating a warm and radiant look.

  • Gemstone Colors: Choose gemstones with warm undertones like citrine, amber, topaz, and coral. These hues harmonize with warm skin tones, adding a natural glow to your overall appearance.


Emerald Cut Rainbow Sapphire Eternity Band Asher and Emerald Collection
Emerald Cut Rainbow Sapphire Eternity Band
  1. Neutral Undertones:

  • Lucky You! With neutral undertones, you have the flexibility to wear both silver and gold jewelry effortlessly. Mix and match metals for a unique and personalized look.

  • Gemstone Colors: Experiment with a variety of gemstone colors, from cool blues and greens to warm yellows and oranges. Neutral undertones provide the perfect canvas to showcase a diverse range of gemstone hues. J&M Jewelry's Asher and Emerald Collection is perfect for neutral undertones.


Matching jewelry to your skin tone based on color theory is a simple yet effective way to elevate your style and enhance your natural beauty. By understanding your skin's undertone and applying color theory principles, you can select jewelry that complements your complexion and adds a touch of glamour to any ensemble. Whether you have cool, warm, or neutral undertones, J&M Jewelry has a perfect piece of jewelry out there waiting to adorn you and make you shine. So, embrace your unique beauty, experiment with different hues, and let your jewelry reflect the radiant glow of your skin. Shop J&M Jewelry and find your next jewelry staple:






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