How to Choose a Gemstone that Flatters Your Colouring

February 21, 2018 Allison Bray

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Choosing a gemstone that is right for you can be a multi-faceted decision. Different gems have very different myths and strengths associated with them, and these can play a part in how drawn to  individual pieces we feel. 
There’s also the issue of colour. Bold hues are one of our favourite things about gemstones, and different people respond to very different colours.
It’s also well worth considering how different colours work with your skin tone and colouring. Some gems will really bring out the shade of your eyes or the tones of your hair, while others won’t.
If you’re looking for a piece of jewellery that will really be the perfect fit for you, it’s wise to take your colouring into account.

What are warm and cool undertones?

Whether you have a warm or cool skin tone will impact on which colours look best on you. Remember here that when we talk about warm or cool, we’re not talking about how pale or dark skinned you are. 
Instead, we’re referring to the undertones of your skin and whether they are generally warm or generally cool. 

Does your skin have cool tones?

People with cooler skin tones generally have pink, red or bluish undertones to their skin. They usually look their best in bolder colours such as green, blue, pink, purple and red. 

Flattering gemstones include:

Emeralds, sapphires, amethyst, rose quartz, topaz, red coral, tourmaline and labradorite. 

Does your skin have warm tones?

On the other end of the scale, people with warmer skin tones have yellow or gold undertones. They tend to look best in earthier colours such as yellow, orange, brown and turquoise

Flattering gemstones include:

Carnelian, amber, peridot, aquamarine, citrine, turquoise and amazonite.
Not sure whether you have warm or cool tones? You might find this piece from Stylecaster really helpful if so.

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