PUBLISHED: March 22, 2024

There are so many factors to consider when picking out the perfect jewellery to add to your collection, from formality to materials to taste. But one consideration that might slip your mind is whether the jewellery’s colour and design properly compliments your skin tone.

While there are no hard and fast rules of who is ‘supposed’ to wear what (and you can certainly wear jewellery that’s ‘unsuitable’ for your skin tone!), picking jewellery based on skin tone can help elevate your look and enhance your natural beauty so you’ll always look and feel your best.

Understanding Your Skin Tone

Skin tone (sometimes referred to as an undertone) refers to the underlying colour of your skin, and it usually won’t change over time. The easiest way to determine your skin tone is to look at the colour of the veins on your wrist:

  • If your veins look blue or purple, you have a cool skin tone.
  • If your veins look green or greenish, you have a warm skin tone.
  • If you’re not sure about the colour of your veins, you might have a neutral skin tone.

This is different from your complexion, which can range between light/fair to medium to dark depending on your skin’s melanin levels. Complexions can also change over time due to seasonal changes, pigmentation, and other factors – but skin tones or undertones are generally understood to stay the same.

So, now that you know you have a cool, warm, or neutral skin tone, how does that affect your choice of jewellery? 

Well, cool tones are typically flattered by whiteish colours, such as white gold or silver, while warm tones are flattered by yellowish colours, such as yellow gold or copper. Neutral tones are flattered by both colour palettes (lucky you!) but of course, each individual piece of jewellery is totally unique – and your personal style and preference should always take centre stage!

That being said, if you’re looking for jewellery to compliment your skin tone, keep on reading for our suggestions and recommendations:

Choosing Jewellery for Cool Skin Tones

Jewellery in lighter colours is seen as more flattering from cool skin tones, be it white gold, silver, pearl, titanium, or platinum. Go for everyday ease with the LVC Charmes Fine Chain Bracelet, embrace simplicity with the LVC 10K Box Chain, or shine bright like the night sky with the LVC Charmes Binary Star Diamond Earrings.

Diamonds are another timeless and elegant choice for cool skin tone jewellery thanks to their brilliant, icy sparkle. Whether you prefer lab grown diamonds vs natural, Love & Co.’s collections offer a variety of diamond jewellery options to suit your personal style and preferences. Add a touch of romance with the LVC Charmes Heart Diamond Earrings, aim for coquette-ish chic with the LVC Noeud Joie Diamond Ring, or make an unmistakably modern statement of love with the LVC Precieux Classic Duet Diamond Ring.

Choosing Jewellery for Warm Skin Tones

If you have a warm skin tone, you’ll want to select jewellery that enhances your natural glow. 999 yellow gold and rose gold jewellery are ideal for warmer skin tones, adding a touch of radiance to your look.

Frame your face with the LVC 9IN Carissa Knot 999 Gold Earrings and LVC 9IN Cubique 999 Gold Necklace – perfect for a modern, geometric take on minimalist styling. Or embrace the dramatic details of the LVC 9IN Golden Lily 999 Gold Ring, adding rich yet subtle textures to your ensemble.

For a romantic, feminine choice, opt for the soft, pinkish hues of rose gold. Echo Art Deco-esque details in the LVC Mod Rylee Classic Earrings, embrace the beauty of nature with the LVC Mod Vine Chain Bracelet, or appreciate the versatility of the LVC Mod Elia Double Chain Bracelet.

Discover Jewellery for All Occasions at Love & Co.

Choosing jewellery that complements your skin tone can help create a cohesive and stylish jewellery set that suits a wide range of occasions and formalities. From white gold to yellow gold to rose gold and more, discover your perfect jewellery skin tone match here at Love & Co. Explore our collections online or visit any Love & Co. store near you to see and try on our selections in person.