Have you wondered about which colour of metal you should wear based on your skin or eye colouring? Have you heard about 'rules' to follow when choosing jewellery colours but you're not sure how to use them? What do you think about wearing different coloured metals together?
Gold vs silver coloured jewellery has been a long-debated topic and there's plenty of confusion around different 'rules' for which to choose. So we're here to help you figure out which metal colours will work for you with the quick tips below.
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Gold or silver jewellery?
- Which colour of metal to wear has been traditionally been determined by people's skin colouring: warmer colours meant gold metal, cooler colours meant silver metal.
- These days that's not considered to be so important and you can break such 'style rules' as you please, but you might like to use it as a guide to get started.
- People with blue veins on their wrists and who burn easily are usually considered to have cool skin colouring. People with green veins, olive or darker skin tones and who tan well are considered to have warm colouring.
- Rose gold or copper colours tend to look good on most people and can add some unexpected colouring to your jewellery collection.
- Another old style rule was that gold and silver should never be worn together. That's definitely no longer the case: you can mix your metals with enthusiasm!
- We recommend taking the time to do some experimenting and work out what looks good when mixing metals.
- As a starting point, pick a dominant colour and add highlights with another. You can try combining different colours of stacking and cocktail rings, layered necklaces and bangle stacks to see how they look.
Ultimately which colour of metal/s you choose to wear should be entirely up to personal preference and your sense of aesthetics. We're all about being yourself rather than being like everyone else, so our top tip is: go with what makes you feel happy!
Learn more about precious metals
Once you've got an idea of the colourings you like, you can find out more about the qualities, pros and cons of different types of precious metals to help you choose more carefully: