Finding the perfect gold for your skin tone
Certain colours will always look better on you than others. Fact. And if you are looking for an engagement ring to suit your toning for now and always, a little guidance can go a long way to finding the right ring for you.
Warm or Cool Tone?
The first step is to work out whether you have a cool skin tone or a warm skin tone.
Cool skins tend to have blue veins, their hair is probably blonde, dark brown, or black. Your eyes are most likely light blue or brown. White metals such as silver and white gold are the "go-to" for the base of your engagement ring.
If you have a warm skin tone your veins will be greener. Your hair is probably red or light blonde with eyes of blue, green or hazel. Warm skin tone matches best with yellow metals such as yellow gold.
The most common forms of coloured gold are white and rose, but it can also be crafted as green, blue, purple and black and this is where one of Walker and Hall’s skilled jeweller’s show their talent at making a truly original piece.
The Right Gemstone for Your Tone
- Cool skin tone looks best with red, purple, and blue. Look at garnets, amethysts, or blue sapphires if you want to break away from the traditional diamond engagement ring.
- Warm skin tone looks best with yellow, orange, and green. Yellow diamonds are very popular with new brides or perhaps include a topaz or emerald for a real show stopper.
- Diamonds look good on all skin tones. Perhaps that is why they are a girl’s best friend.
What Else Should You Consider?
There is a little point buying a ring you cannot wear so it is worth asking about the elements within the metal when choosing your ring colour.
Nickel can be found in white gold to make it more durable and less prone to damage. However, those with a severe nickel allergy can have it removed from the mix. Rose gold includes copper which gives it’s rose colour and this may prove irritable on certain skins as well. In both cases, it depends on the quantity of these metals and the depth of sensitivity from jewellery worn in the past.
Your ring also has to fit with your lifestyle. The more active the lifestyle the more damage which is likely to happen. White gold and rose gold are more durable choice than yellow gold.
Once you have a clear idea of what colour suits you best, their elements and your lifestyle – then the “definitely not” colours and metals are eliminated and the choice is made so much easier.
For more inspiration and information about Walker & Hall’s different coloured gold jewellery, find out where your nearest Walker & Hall store is, or refer to our website for lots of helpful advice when buying a wedding or engagement ring.