Best Jewellery Colour for Skin Tones: 6 Tips

Best Jewellery Colour for Skin Tones: 6 Tips

Silver, Rose Gold and Gold. These are the three most common metal colours you’ll find when it comes to jewellery. Whilst they are all gorgeous and unique in their own special way, it can be difficult to determine what the best jewellery colour for your skin tones is. That’s why we have compiled this guide to help you figure out what best compliments your skin!

Which Jewellery Colour Suits Your Skin Tone Best?

To know which is the best jewellery colour for your skin tones, we initially need to determine what undertone your skin has. Whilst there is no one size fits all guide to figuring out which undertone you match best, here are some general rules to help you figure out wether you are cool, neutral or warm toned.



  • People with warm undertones typically have green or olive veins on their wrists and skin that tans easily.
  • Those who possess a cooler undertone tend to have blue or purple veins on their wrists and are more inclined to get sun burnt easily.
  • If you have a mix of qualities pertaining to both cool and warm toned people, then you are likely to have a neutral undertone

For those with neutral undertones any metal or gemstone looks great!

Jewellery: Colours & Skin Tones

As a general rule of thumb, the best jewellery colour for skin tones are as follows:

People who are on the cooler side look good in light metals like Sterling Silver. They also suit cooler stones such as a deep blue Lapis Lazuli or cool grey Labradorite!

People with warm undertones on the other hand look better in brighter metals like gold. Gemstones like Red Garnet or a deep yellow Citrine are also complimentary to their skin.

People with neutral undertones look great in all options!

So you may be thinking what undertone best suits rose gold? Rose gold is truly a versatile metal as it’s soft pink tone looke amazing on both cool and warm skin tones!

Intertwined necklace

Rose Gold – a universally complimentary tone!

How to Choose the Right Jewellery Colour for Your Skin Tones?

1 . Refer back to your undertones as a guide when picking out new jewellery. However, remember that it is purely a guide and sometimes a contrasting metal looks even better!

2 . Don’t be afraid to mix and match metals! If you find wearing just one colour to be too restrictive, have a go at stacking together different metals to create a unique look!


3 . Keep in mind that gemstones & birthstones are just as important as metals when it comes to complimenting your skin tone and pick stones that will illuminate your undertone.


4 . If in doubt go for a neutral metal like Rose Gold which complements everybody.

5 . If possible be sure to try items on before purchasing to gauge which colour looks best against your skin tone. You can try our items on at the Merci Maman pop up on the Lower Ground floor of Selfridges, Oxford Street.


Our Selfridges pop has some of our bestsellers in 925 Sterling Silver and 18K Gold and Rose Gold Plating!

6 . Don’t be afraid to ask a friend or store colleague for their opinion of what suits you best!

Remember, when it comes to jewellery there are truly no rules. As long as you feel good in what you’re wearing, then it’s the right piece for you!