Hair, Skin Tone & Jewelry

HOW TO CHOOSE JEWELRY COLORS THAT COMPLEMENT HER

Buying a piece of jewelry for a woman - or even yourself - is hard enough, but flying blind without any idea of what would look best on her is even more daunting. While experts can help narrow down options for you, starting with an innate idea of what suits her will help you navigate jewelry counters or Heirlume’s growing collection with ease.

 

Here are tips (that literally stare you in the face everyday) for choosing a piece of jewelry that will, at the very least complement her features.While these suggestions won’t speak to her specific personal style (check out this survey for help with that…) They will give you a foundation to filter the endless options and ultimately find that one unique piece. Take in this knowledge combined with a little insight on pieces that are current jewelry trends and you will be armed for holiday gift-shopping.

SKIN TONE

 

Skin tone is a key factor to determining what kind of gold will look best on her. You can determine the skin tone by looking at the underside of her wrist. Depending on the color of the vein and underlying tones, the skin color will fall into one of two tones - cool and warm.

COOL SKIN TONE

  • Easily identifiable by the bluish colored veins and possible pinkish or rosy-red color undertones in skin

  • Favor metals such as silver, platinum and white gold

  • Stones which work best are pearls and diamonds

  • If you want to add a pop of color, consider jewel-tone colored stones such as pinks, purples, sapphires, garnets and rubies

WARM SKIN TONE

  • Identifiable by greenish colored veins and possible yellow or golden-apricot color undertones in skin

  • Favor metals such as yellow gold, pewter, brass and copper

  • Stones such as coral or golden toned pearls work beautifully

  • If you want to add some color, earth colored stones are preferred such as browns, oranges, mossy greens, yellows, peaches and turquoises

HAIR COLOR

 

The color of her hair can help determine earrings and necklace colors that will be a beautiful compliment. Although all hair types have specific color accents that tend to work best, we found that the rich green in emeralds is the universal color that enhances all of them.

BLACK 

  • Vivid colored precious stones like pink quartz, garnet, white topaz, black onyx, amethyst & iolite will pop against her dark-do

  • Jewelry with muddy or flat colors such as soft browns, olives or some soft pastel stones might not be as striking as a bold turquoise choice

BRUNETTE

  • Bold jewel-tone colored stones that will make her eyes stand out, such as sapphires and blue topaz

  • Autumn colors like smoky quartz and deep ruby will also pair well with the subtle tone colors in her hair

RED

  • Natural, earth colored tones work well in stones like emerald, chrysocolla, lemon topaz and smoky quartz

  • Colors with grey undertones, purple, pink, bright reds and black colors will blend with her hair color and won't pop as much as the contrasting colors above 

BLONDE

  • One of the most versatile hair colors, she’ll look great in most colored stones

  • Some choices are blues (sapphire, turquoise and blue topaz), greens (chrysocolla) and oranges (orange calcite)

WARDROBE COLOR

 

Her closet may be as foreign to you as the south pole, but taking note of what colors she wears often can significantly help narrow down the search for jewelry. It gives indication into what types of stones, colors, and pieces she’ll most likely be drawn to (keep in mind to reference back up to skin tone / hair color for what will look best when using this guide).

 

NEUTRAL (WEARS MOSTLY GREYS, TANS, WHITES & BLACK, YOU RARELY SEE HER IN COLORS)

  • Stick with simple metal designs that have interesting details or pendants 

  • Shop for pieces that are basic metals (the gold family = yellow, white or rose gold, or silver) so that they compliment, not overwhelm her outfits

 

 

COMBINES NEUTRALS WITH A POP OF COLOR (SHE’LL MOST LIKELY HAVE A MIX OF NEUTRALS AND COLORS)

  • She’ll love statement necklaces and pieces that have pops of color in them to mix with her clothing

  • A lot of women fall into this category so pay attention to the specific colors she's most drawn to and select pieces that incorporate & compliment these colors 

 

 

LOVES COLOR

  • With her wardrobe full of color and dynamic patterns, she’ll favor distinctive pieces that stand out (or hold their own) against her clothing

  • Pick jewelry that incorporates brilliant shades of color and/or has an interesting shape (probably safe to select larger, statement pieces)

BOTTOM LINE

Buying the right piece of colorful fine jewelry is a way to add individuality to your gift for her. You’re selecting a piece that will truly compliment her - from her skin tone to hair color, and even incorporating some basic knowledge about her style. With a few of these pointers in mind, you may end up being able to pick out jewelry for her better than she can…