What colour jewellery suits me?

Most people, when picking out jewellery, tend to decide which pieces to purchase based on their preferences. Often people are also inspired by jewellery they have seen on other people. While this is a good way to choose jewellery, you may find that some of these pieces look better on others than they do on you. This is due to a number of different factors of which will be explored in the following article. 

Skin tone

Jewellery tends to rest against your skin and therefore, matching the colour of the jewellery to your skin tone is an important factor in ensuring the pieces you choose are flattering on you. 

Certain skin tones look better with certain metals and gemstones. Identifying your skin tone can help you find the perfect jewellery to suit you!

Cool skin tones
For more classic jewellery, people who have cooler skin tones look good in light or white metals such as white gold, platinum or silver. When you want to add a pop of colour -bright blues, emeralds, and deep purples will look fabulous on cool skin undertones. Frosty shades of pink, ice blue and lavender also will look amazing! 

Warm skin tones
For those who have warm skin tones, yellows, rose golds, coppers or brass jewellery will look good. If you are wanting something a little extra for a special occasion, you can turn to ruby, bright rosy red, or super pale yellows. 

Neutral skin tones
If you have a neutral skin tone, you can wear the best of both. You can be rest assured that both white metals and yellow metals will compliment your skin tone. For people with neutral tones, you can also rock cool grey, bright white, and navy coloured jewellery. 


Match your skin tone with pearls

Most people assume pearls just come in one colour. Infact, there are many different shades of pearls. As well as the traditional white pearls, there are rose tinted pearls and silver tinted pearls. Knowing there is a variety of coloured pearls will help you pick the perfect pearl for your skin tone. 

Here at Cuttings we have many beautiful pearl jewellery pieces which will compliment your skin tone. You can shop them here


Determine the shape of your face

Round shaped faces
People who have round faces tend to have a very symmetrical face. Jewellery that offsets a round face will compliment it best. Long necklaces, dangling earrings or rectangular shaped jewellery also flatters people with round faces. 

Heart shaped faces
Heart shaped faces are widest at the cheekbones and have a narrow forehead and jawline. It’s for this reason that heart shaped faces look best with a choker or a short necklace. These style necklaces add roundness to the narrow chin. Triangle or heart shaped dangle earrings will be flattering for this face shape

Oval shaped faces
Oval faces are the closest to a vertical circle shape. It is because of this that they are so versatile when it comes to finding flattering jewellery. While almost any shaped jewellery will compliment this face shape, hoops and chandelier earrings are particularly complimentary. 

Square shaped faces
Square faces show their shape in the jawline. Wearing necklaces with pendants or trinkets at the bottom of them to draw attention away from the angular jawline and thus, flatters your face shape. Pendants with curved shapes are also good options, as well as large hoop or chandelier earrings.

In Summary

Here at Cuttings, we have a wide range of stunning jewellery pieces. With necklaces, rings and earrings in all different cuts, sizes and colours, there is something for everyone! 

We are a family run, independent jewellers that has been going for many years. You can visit us in our two stores or shop online here

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