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The Easy Way to Work Out Whether Gold or Silver Jewellery Suits Your Skin Tone

Which one suits you?

Should you wear gold or silver jewellery?

It goes without saying that whichever you prefer should be your accessory of choice. I’ve always been a firm believer that if you like it, wear it!

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However I do understand the desire to pick the hue that works for you. Luckily, it’s actually relatively easy to work out.

Woman wears gold chanel jewellery at fashion week

It helps to look at your skin tone, but your choice of make up and clothes can play a part too. Some skin tones really suit any jewellery, but I recently discovered that gold doesn’t actually suit me – despite being the only jewellery I ever wear – so I started researching which works.

Here’s how to work out which metal suits you better.

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model wears silver jewellery at blumarine ss22 show
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Should I wear gold or silver jewellery?

The first thing you should do is to consider your skin tone when working out which suits you better.

Those with cooler skin tones should opt for silver jewellery, while warmer skin tones usually suit gold jewellery best.

If you’re still confused, you can work out your skin tone quite easily. Take a look at the veins on your wrist. If you can see blue or purple veins with pink undertones, you have a cool skin tone.

If however you can see green veins with yellow undertones, it’s a safe bet that you have a warm skin tone.

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woman wears sequin dress in silver

Match your make up or outfit to your jewellery

If you’ve just discovered your jewellery of choice doesn’t actually work with your complexion, fear not.

A good way to make it work for you is to match your outfit or make up to your accessories. So for example if you have a cool skin tone, wearing warm tones in the form of eye shadow, lip colours or a dress in a warm tone will make the jewellery work regardless and vice versa.

Warm colours include pink, orange or red, and cooler colours are blues, lilacs or nudes.

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