When it comes to your jewelry, does your collection look like a rainbow? Or does it favor a more neutral palette? Many women wear only basic, neutral jewelry, avoiding bright gemstones. Why? Sometimes color can be intimidating, confusing, and takes more thought than putting on the same silver hoops or diamond studs every day. However, adding color to your jewelry choices can bring your fashion to a whole new level. And once you know how to properly incorporate new hues, you’ll realize just how easy it is. From there, it will be goodbye boring and hello style!
The jewelry that you wear around or near your face should be planned according to not only your face shape, but also your personal coloring. Eye color, hair color, and skin undertones play a part in how colored gems will look on an individual person. For instance, if you are more of a warm-colored person (red or golden hair, warm undertones, dark eyes with golden flecks) you’ll want to choose gems that are also in the warm family. Examples of this would be amber, jade, turquoise, and yellow topaz. Look for earrings that will contrast your eye color. For instance, yellow gemstones balance women with blue eyes, and emeralds look amazing against brown eyes.
Individuals who are in one of the cool color families should choose jewelry that mimics that cool hue. Look for “icy” or “royal” shades, or any other color that has cool undertones. Women with fair skin and dark hair and eyes look great with deep and vibrant colored stones, such as rubies and deep sapphires. Whereas summer palettes pair well with light, pastel gems like opals, amethyst, and peridot.
In addition to considering your own personal coloring, it’s also important to think about the psychological associations that certain colors hold. Colors hold special meaning to people, whether it’s a conscious or unconscious thought. For example, blue is considered a calming and relaxing color that promotes peace and tranquility. It’s also thought of as a universal color that looks good on most people. On the other hand, red symbolizes passion, love, romance, and drama. It’s a color that is attention getting and bold. What does this say about the woman who wears it?
Perhaps you’re a feminine, girly girl. You may like to incorporate pink into your jewelry pieces. Maybe you’re a nature lover who values sustainability and the environment. In that case, green colors might be one of your favorites. Finally, yellow is a happy, positive color—for an instant mood boost, try wearing this cheerful hue in your next jewelry purchase.
There’s nothing wrong with wearing classic or simple pieces of jewelry, or even preferring a particular metal (such as yellow or white gold). However, changing up your jewelry can be a fun way to add a new twist to your look in an unexpected way. When you’re in a fashion rut, mixing up your jewelry is a quick and easy way to experiment with new styles. So ditch those diamonds (only temporarily!), and grab your favorite color that will go perfectly with your personal coloring and style.